Colors of Detroit: A Benefit for WDET & Concert of Colors
December 1 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm$275
Join us on December 1, for the first ever COLORS OF DETROIT, a celebration of the rich diversity and multiculturalism of Detroit to benefit WDET, Detroit Non-Profit Public Radio and Concert of Colors.
Colors of Detroit will be held at the Motown Mansion in the Historic Boston-Edison neighborhood – former home of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, now owned by renowned arts consultant Alan Brown. This event will feature an on-site broadcast of The Don Was Motor City Playlist with WDET’s Ann Delisi, a live performance by Bomba group Rican Struction, DJ sets by WDET music hosts Ismael Ahmed and Nick Austin, a silent auction, and strolling heavy appetizers by some of Detroit’s most celebrated Chefs:
- Mamba Hamissi (Baobab Fare)
- Amado Lopez (Casa Amado)
- Max Hardy (Coop Detroit)
- James Rigato (Mabel Gray)
- Warda Bouguettaya (Warda Patisserie)
Concert of Colors is Detroit’s only free annual diversity-themed music festival featuring global music at its finest. Over its rich 31-year history, the festival has blossomed into a celebrated, beloved highlight of metro Detroit’s summer festival season- one of the few remaining large scale, free-admission music festivals in the area. WDET (101.9FM) is Detroit’s listener-supported public radio station, dedicated to providing the community with accurate news and diverse cultural and music programming. WDET is housed on the campus of Wayne State University in the heart of the Cass Corridor.
Additional event information below.
Doors open at 6:30PM.
Tickets are $275 + EventBrite’s Fees and will directly support WDET and Concert of Colors.
Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate dietary restrictions.
The Motown Mansion is located at 918 W Boston Blvd in the Boston Edison Neighborhood. Valet and street parking will be available.
What to wear: Celebrate Detroit’s diversity by wearing colorful and creative attire!
Please note that the venue will contain stairs between rooms. This is a private residence; there will be no elevator on site.
Open bar available, cash tips for staff encouraged.
The Don Was Motor City Playlist broadcast will begin promptly at 8PM and end at 10PM. Additional entertainment will be enjoyed throughout the mansion.
The event will conclude at 11PM. We ask that you please respect the neighborhood residents upon arrival and departure.
COLORS OF DETROIT is supported by:
- ARN & NANCY TELLEM + THE DETROIT PISTONS
- JENNIFER & DAN GILBERT
- TOM GORES
- GRETCHEN GONZALES DAVIDSON
- CINDY NICHOLSON
- THIRD MAN RECORDS
- DOEREN MAYHEW
- MARX LAYNE
- COREY HARRIS
- CRAIN HOMES
- UNITED JEWISH FOUNDATION
- THE CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM
- DON MANVEL
- AHMAD CHEBBANI
- CHRISTINE & DAVID COLMAN
- THOMAS SEBOLD & ASSOCIATES
- COUP D’ETAT
- HOLLY & MATT ROSSETTI
- DAMIEN CRUTCHER
- NJIA KAI
- CBI INTERIORS
- MARY ZATINA & KEVIN PRIHOD
- KEN & PENNY FISCHER
- MARIAM NOLAND & JIM KELLY