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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
http://www.michiganopera.org
Opera, dance and more in a gorgeous setting. (Downtown Detroit District)

DTE Energy Music Theatre
http://www.palacenet.com/>venue_info.asp?venue=2
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
http://www.detroitriverfront.org/east/hartplaza/
Riverfront concerts range from Movement http://paxahau.com/ to the Downtown Hoedown. http://wycd.radio.com/shows/wycd-downtown-hoedown/ (Downtown Detroit District)

Magic Stick
http://www.majesticdetroit.com/magic-stick-detroit/
The city's best bet for a live show. Billiards, dancing, and bowling, too. (Downtown Detroit District)

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

Travel Tip

When walking the exhibit halls in Henry Ford Museum, don’t miss the bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, the chair in which Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and a camp bed slept on by George Washington.

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