Detroit Center to Host Wolverine-Spartan Outdoor Stage for 2013 Concert of Colors

by | Jun 3, 2013

In celebration of the 21st Annual Concert of Colors, the University of Michigan Detroit Center in partnership with Michigan State University, have teamed up to co-host the Wolverine-Spartan Outdoor Stage on July 6-7 from 1-10 p.m.

In its third year, The Wolverine-Spartan Outdoor Stage will host 18 acts in just two days, covering a multitude of music and performance genres. This year’s headliners include internationally renowned DJ, Terrence Parker and the amazing Motown sounds of Motor City Soul. Featuring an exciting blend of new and returning performers, as well as comedian Horace H.B. Sanders as this year’s MC, this year’s outdoor stage lineup is anticipated to be one of the most dynamic to date.

Back by popular demand, the powerful vocals of L’Renee, the Tim Ellerbe Project, jazz sensation Ben Sharkey, and the Chris Canas Band have all returned for the second year in a row. In addition to these fan favorites, the Wolverine-Spartan Outdoor Stage has added some hometown flair with popular Detroit jazz musician Sean Dobbins and performances by the Detroit School of Arts Male Vision Ensemble and Dance Department.

With music like Jazz, Rock, R&B and vocals and instrumentals, this year’s diverse lineup is a must see for any music lover.

To learn more about the complete lineup, artist and more, visit: Schedule and Artist Information

The Wolverine-Spartan Outdoor Stage is located behind Orchestra Place, between Parsons and Martin Luther King Blvd. The event includes complimentary admission for all attendees.

The Concert of Colors was established by New Detroit and ACCESS in 1993 as a one-day event Chene Park on Detroit’s riverfront. By 1999, more than 10,000 people attended annually. The festival expanded to three days in 2001 and drew more than 100,000 people while celebrating Detroit’s 300th birthday.

In 2005, the festival’s opening night performance was relocated to Orchestra Hall at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra became a permanent partner in 2006 as the entire festival relocated to the Max M. Fisher Music Center, with two indoor and one outdoor stage. In 2007, the festival grew to a four event.

In 2010, the Detroit Institute of Arts joined this collaborative effort, becoming the second venue for Concert of Colors. In 2011, the U-M and MSU Detroit Center’s began co-sponsoring an outdoor stage for the event.

For more information on the 21st annual Concert of Colors, please visit: