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Motown sound put Detroit on the map as a music mecca, but we've got much more than that. Blues, techno, gospel, hip-hop and rock 'n' roll ring out from venues all over town, all the time.

Detroit Opera House
michiganopera.org
Opera, dance and more in a gorgeous setting. (Downtown Detroit District)

DTE Energy Music Theatre
palacenet.com
Pick lawn or pavilion to see A-listers perform at this outdoor venue. (Oakland District)

Hamtramck music scene
Small bars, including one aptly named Small's, showcase underground talent.(Downtown Detroit District)

Hart Plaza
detroitriverfront.org/east/hartplaza
Riverfront concerts range from Movement paxahau.com to the Downtown Hoedown. wycd.radio.com/shows/wycd-downtown-hoedown (Downtown Detroit District)

Magic Stick
majesticdetroit.com/magicstick
The city's best bet for a live show. Billiards, dancing, and bowling, too. (Downtown Detroit District)

Motown Museum
motownmuseum.com
"Hear's" where it all started. (Downtown Detroit District)

Travel Tip

Buy a hat at Henry the Hatter in Detroit and join a wildly eclectic customer base that once included President Dwight D. Eisenhower and still includes celebrity rocker Kid Rock.

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