Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The 7th annual Sidewalk Festival shines a spotlight on peace, power, and utopia

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:05 PM

click to enlarge TRILOGY BEATS
  • Trilogy Beats

Dancing in the streets? Yes, please.

Hosted by Artist Village Detroit, the Sidewalk Festival delivers more than just dancing — and for its seventh iteration, it is returning with three days’ worth of discovery. This year, the free festival will once again transform the streets of historic Old Redford into a sprawling, inclusive, and interactive celebration of community and culture with artists, performers, and workshops. All of this year’s performers and creators have prepared works that fall under the umbrella of this year’s theme of “Peace, Power, and Utopia.” The Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style festival will include hip-hop and jazz, storytelling, theater, poetry workshops, meditative music experiences, interactive art installations, murals, dance battles, West African dance performances, Detroit Jit demonstrations, and more.

Event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3; Grand River and Lahser roads, Detroit. 313-409-8128; sidewalkfestival.com. Event is free and open to the public.




Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 9, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation