Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Charivari plots Detroit return with new August dates

Posted By on Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:05 PM

click to enlarge DJ Delano Smith performing at Charivari 2017. - PHOTO VIA CHARIVARI DETROIT FACEBOOK PAGE
  • Photo via Charivari Detroit Facebook page
  • DJ Delano Smith performing at Charivari 2017.

Grassroots music festival Charivari is making moves to return to West Riverfront Park this summer with brand new dates.

The event, which historically has been held during the first weekend in August, is pushing things back a bit with a new date of Aug. 17-19.

Charivari (pronounced "Shahr-uh-vahr-ee") is a term that dates back to the middle ages, and refers to a "loud and elaborate musical celebration." It is also the name of the Detroit party crew from the early days of Detroit's electronic music dance scene.

The hyper-local music festival focuses on Detroit-born and bred producers and DJs and is making its return after rattling fans by asking for donations via GoFundMe. Initially, it was unclear whether the family-friendly music festival would be returning at all this year, but with the help of donations, Charivari is making its way home again.

click to enlarge COURTESY PHOTO
  • Courtesy photo

This year's Charivari will offer free admission to fans that wish to celebrate the culture and community of Detroit's homegrown dance music scene.

Charivari will take place August 17-19 at West Riverfront Park, Detroit; facebook.com/charivaridetroit; Admission is free.
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