Memorial Day weekend is without a doubt one of my favorite times to be in Detroit!
The festival celebrates Detroit as the birth place of techno and vibrates beats through the city from May 25th-May 29th.
Although I love the festival, it’s the parties throughout the city that really kick off summer in Detroit with a BANG.
MOST ANTICIPATED PARTIES:
· The weekend jumpstarts on Friday, May 25th with the movement pre-party at Marble Bar. Matthew Dear will be amongst the list of headliners who will kick-start the weekend full of techno.
· One of Detroit’s favorite party host, Freakish Pleasures, will return to get weird on May 28th. The party has a long line-up of artists including Detroit resident DJ, Ryan Spencer. This party starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. the next day, leaving lots of time for the dance party get down.
· This is a weekend not to be missed at TV Lounge, who is known for its year-round techno and summer patio parties. The party starts on Friday the 25th with a free BBQ and an outdoor DJ set all night. The dancing continues on Saturday when Egyptian Lover and Stacey Pullen play amongst a killer line up of DJs.
Detroit Shipping Co.: Don't miss the inaugural party "Techno & House: They Go On and On," at the Detroit Shipping Co. Jesse Saunders, originator of house music joins Chip E, John Collins and Mike Agent X Clark to tear down the house (or shipping container.) Come at 7pm for free entry and a rare panel discussion. The DJ's will discuss their perspective on the comping up of techno in Detroit and Chicago, but more importantly where the future of techno is going.
SMPLFD: On May 26th, our Eastern Market neighbors over at SMPLFD are partnering with Haute to Death to throw a tropical party, with a real back yard theme. The free party, FEELIN' REAL GOOD will be lined with local DJs runs from 12-8 p.m. They will be serving up a taco bar, BBQ, and refreshments. There will also be giveaways, raffles, and party games to give even out-of-towners a neighborhood party feel. Check out the party vibes from last year below.
Haute to Death will also be having a Haute 2 Death Swim Club pool party on Memorial Day for the ultimate weekend party and cool-down. The social club party tickets must be purchased in advance, when the location will be released.
Diamond Belle Boat Parties: Techno takes to the Detroit River with boat parties such as Shipfaced and Just Add Water happening over the weekend. Since there will be limited seating, I recommend buying tickets in advance.
PUT YOUR HANDS UP FOR DETROIT!
XoXo- Lately with Lo