Near the corner of I-94 and I-75 on Detroit’s eastside, in the middle of an empty grass lot, sits a stage. In the warmer months this stage and the area around it spring to life as part of a regular outdoor music jam called John’s Carpet House. WDET’s Laura Herberg spent the summer there talking to folks and getting a sense of the place.
This story is a part of Framed By WDET: Sundays at the Carpet House, an audio-visual storytelling experience of Detroit blues culture featuring photography by Amy Sacka and audio by Laura Herberg. Experience the voices and stories from Carpet House attendees as they reflect on Detroit’s southern roots and blues history at this photography and audio gallery exhibit.
Opening Night: Thursday, Nov. 19 // 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This free event will include a photography exhibit along with audio stories, performances by the John’s Carpet House band and soul food appetizers. All are welcome. RSVP here.
On Display: Until Dec. 1
Baltimore Gallery is open every week on Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed on Thanksgiving.
Framed by WDET is supported by individual contributions, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, and our series sponsors.