CultureShift: Good Moves, Good Grooves taking over Detroit Riverfront this weekend

The festival takes place Aug. 11-13 and admission is free.

Merry go round at the Detroit Riverfront.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is hosting Good Moves, Good Grooves, presented by the William Davidson Foundation.

According to organizers, the three-day festival will be a celebration of the city of Detroit.

Good Moves, Good Grooves — which is happening Aug. 11-13 at Milliken State Park along Detroit’s riverfront — will feature so many activities and guest performers that it’s quickly turning into the perfect summer sendoff before the new school year starts.

Listen: Good Moves, Good Grooves festival organizers share what attendees should expect

Events include a family-friendly one-mile run and a sports sampling showcase featuring a basketball tournament, street hockey, lacrosse, horseback riding and more.

Saturday evening also features live music with performances from jazz vocalist Kimmie Horne and Grammy Award winner Deniece Williams.

The Detroit Parks Coalition and the Pistons Neighbors Program are partners for this free festival.

Darin McKeever, president and CEO of the William Davidson Foundation, and Mark Wallace, the president and CEO of the Riverfront Conservancy, spoke to CultureShift about Good Moves, Good Grooves.

Listen to the interview using the media player above.

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  • Tia Graham
    Tia Graham is a reporter and Weekend Edition Host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.