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Detroit Center to Host Wolverine Outdoor Stage at the 24th Annual Concert of Colors

Concert of Colors festival returns to Midtown July 14-17.

From jazz riffs to Latin rock, experience Detroit’s 24th annual Concert of Colors festival as it returns to Midtown for four days of world music, July 14-17.

This annual diversity festival kicks off with a musical performance at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn on Thursday, July 14, followed by performances at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Max M. Fischer Music Center, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Scarab Club, and Detroit Institute of Arts, July 15-17.

Photo courtesy John Froelich, Detroit Free Press.

Photo courtesy John Froelich, Detroit Free Press.

For the sixth consecutive year, the U-M Detroit Center returns as host of the Wolverine Outdoor Stage, located in the Sosnick Courtyard at Orchestra Place.

This year’s headlining acts for the Wolverine Outdoor Stage include percussionist Sean Dobbins, leading his high-energy jazz band, and hip-hop, neo-soul sensation, ManaSol and the Nuts Trio.

The Concert of Colors is a free event, created for music lovers of all ages. In addition to the concert, visitors of the festival can purchase food and vendor merchandise.To learn more about the 24th annual concert of colors, visit:

Wolverine Outdoor Stage (Sosnick Court, behind U-M Detroit Center)

Saturday, July 16

7:30 p.m. | MamaSol & The NUTS (hip hop/neo-soul)
6 p.m. | Britney Stoney (neo-soul)
4:30 p.m. | Tahnz and The Filthy Animals (jazz/rock/blues)
3 p.m. | Casual Sweetheart (indie pop)
1:30 p.m. | The Sun Drummers (African drums)
12 p.m. | Roots Vibrations (reggae)

Sunday, July 17
7:30 p.m. | Sean Dobbins (jazz)
6 p.m. | Kevin Christian (R&B)
4:30 p.m. | Tristen Brooke (acoustic rock)
3 p.m. | Blue Black Hours (heavy psychedelic)
1:30 p.m. | Buya (Puerto Rican drums)
12 p.m. | Iyawo Dance Theatre + Folkloric Women’s Vocal Ensemble (dance)

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