2000/2020 Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

LOCATION
Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI, USA
DATE
Sep 26, 2020 - May 31, 2021
2020-09-26 00:00:002021-05-31 00:00:00America/Detroit2000/2020 Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in DetroitFor 20 years, electronic music fans from around the world have flocked to Detroit at the end of May for one of the biggest urban parties on the planet. What began as a loose and free celebration put on with the help of grassroots volunteers has evolved into a professionally produced, internationally known event. Even though the in-person festival paused this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are recognizing its two-decade milestone anniversary with a photography exhibition highlighting each year of the festival, curated by Detroit electronic music community insiders Rita Sayegh and Tim Price. The photography on display will capture all the joy of Detroit’s famous festivals by focusing on the people who make the events so special. In addition to framed photographs featuring all aspects of the festival experience, the exhibit will include a living wall of fan photos from the festival’s 20 years with the names of fans who contributed them.  The Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery is a changing exhibition space made available to local historical societies, museums, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, selected for their contributions to the metro Detroit community. Organizations are featured in order to share their stories and provide new perspectives on the issues, ideas and individuals that have shaped our region’s rich history. It was officially renamed as a tribute to retiring long-time Executive Director Bob Bury and dedicated in a ceremony on November 1, 2018.Detroit Historical Museum
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For 20 years, electronic music fans from around the world have flocked to Detroit at the end of May for one of the biggest urban parties on the planet. What began as a loose and free celebration put on with the help of grassroots volunteers has evolved into a professionally produced, internationally known event. Even though the in-person festival paused this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are recognizing its two-decade milestone anniversary with a photography exhibition highlighting each year of the festival, curated by Detroit electronic music community insiders Rita Sayegh and Tim Price.

The photography on display will capture all the joy of Detroit’s famous festivals by focusing on the people who make the events so special. In addition to framed photographs featuring all aspects of the festival experience, the exhibit will include a living wall of fan photos from the festival’s 20 years with the names of fans who contributed them. 

The Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery is a changing exhibition space made available to local historical societies, museums, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, selected for their contributions to the metro Detroit community. Organizations are featured in order to share their stories and provide new perspectives on the issues, ideas and individuals that have shaped our region’s rich history.

It was officially renamed as a tribute to retiring long-time Executive Director Bob Bury and dedicated in a ceremony on November 1, 2018.

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