These Detroit-Inspired Playlists Will Brighten Your DayModified: July 11, 2022 | Story by Katie Susko | Photos by Royal Oak Music Theatre by Mark Nader
One of the side effects of COVID-19 has been canceling or postponing large events, including concerts and music festivals that everyone looks forward to. But there’s good news! Our musical friends here in Detroit have created playlists to keep spirits high during these trying times. Inspired by your favorite Detroit music venues and music festivals, of course.
Playlists for Detroiters, by Detroiters
Movement Electronic Music Festival
Movement has been postponed until September, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start preparing now. This techno music fest takes place every year in Hart Plaza, in heart of the city where techno started.
Movement 2020 playlist on Spotify
Movement 2019 Rewind playlist on SoundCloud
The Majestic Theatre in Midtown features alternative and indie bands of all genres. They plan to put out a playlist of Majestic Theatre alums every week to keep Detroit’s musical spirit alive.
Majestic Alum playlist on Spotify
Majestic Alum – Indie on Spotify
Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House
The Detroit Opera House showcases some of the most impressive opera talent in the country every year. If you’ve never seen a live opera performance, it’s truly something to put on your bucket list. But for now, you can listen to some of the best opera tunes, selected by Arthur White of Michigan Opera Theatre.
Download the Michigan Opera Theatre playlist
Sound Board at MotorCity Casino
Royal Oak Music Theatre
Over in Royal Oak, the Royal Oak Music Theatre hosts some of the best upcoming acts as they tour the country. They’ve created a fun, alternative playlist for the month of March, plus a playlist to get you in the mood for Mo Pop 2020 this summer.
1Movement Electronic Music FestivalHart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226248-584-1646
2Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre1526 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-3500
3MotorCity Casino-Hotel2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201866-782-9622
4Royal Oak Music Theatre318 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067248-399-2980