Charivari Takes Belle Isle
Detroit House-heads celebrated the city’s techno roots at Charivari last weekend.
The festival was located on the scenic eastern peninsula of Belle Isle, near the lighthouse. It was a picture perfect affair that had the eclectic diversity of the Jazz Fest; Detroiters of all ages and backgrounds gathered to enjoy the beautiful day and smooth beats. I had the pleasure of watching a dance battle between a family of five that could have been on America’s Got Talent.
Vendors lined the shore overlooking Canada and sold Detroit made goods.
Three stages rotated local DJs playing electrifying house it was impossible not to catch a groove. My personal favorite set was Golf Clap, a Detroit based house and techno group. Bryan Jones and Hugh Cleal turned up the funk and closed Saturday night with a bang!
Charivari represents everything to love about Detroit; diversity, community, and techno. Belle Isle was the perfect setting the river’s breeze cooled the crowd and a breathtaking sunset was the cherry on top of a wonderful summer day. Charivari was an occasion to appreciate the city’s vibrant culture and exceptional state park.