Concert of Colors

The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. It is produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners including the University of Michigan Detroit Center, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, ACCESS and Midtown Detroit Inc.

The goal of this five-day festival is uniting metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups by presenting musical acts from around the world. Over its 23-year history, the festival has become a beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season, and one of the few free-admission music festivals remaining locally.

Beginning in 2011, the University of Michigan Detroit Center began hosting the outdoor portion of the festival, now know as the Wolverine Outdoor Stage (WOS). In the spirit of the festival, the WOS offer a diverse collection of music that continues to draw larger crowds with each passing year.

The 2016 lineup for the outdoor stage is complete. To be considered as a performer for 2017, please fill out the application form.


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