Detroit Center to Host Wolverine Outdoor Stage for 22nd Annual Concert of Colors

by | Jun 10, 2014

The highly anticipated Concert of Colors returns to Detroit for its 22nd year, July 5, and 10-13 with five days of great music and entertainment.

For the fourth consecutive year as an official partner, the University of Michigan Detroit Center will host the Wolverine Outdoor Stage.

Presenting 16 acts over two days, the Wolverine Outdoor Stage includes local R&B sensation HotSauce and the funk/rock sounds of Lola Valley.

Formed in 2001, Detroit R&B band HotSauce was built around the concept of pushing the boundaries of today’s Top 40 sound. Influenced by the legendary band, Earth Wind & Fire and pop superstar Prince, HotSauce serves up inspirational vocals and memorable melodies at shows across the country.

Lola Valley is a super-charged blend of rock, funk, pop and psychedelic stomp. The band’s high energy and interactive shows create a live experience unlike any other in Detroit.

In addition to these great headliners, back by popular demand are jazz sensations Rayse Biggs and the Sean Dobbins Organ Group, rock band 5th Wall Concept, and Denise Davis and the Motor City Sensations. Along with these favorites, the Wolverine Stage has injected some hometown flair with popular groups such as the Howling Diablos and Diviniti.

With great performances covering jazz, rock, R&B, and dance music, this year’s diverse lineup is a must see for any music lover.

The Wolverine Outdoor Stage is located behind Orchestra Place, between Parsons and Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is free and people of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Michigan State University and the University of Michigan Offices of the Provost and Government Relations have provided additional funding for this year’s Outdoor Stage.

The Concert of Colors was established by New Detroit and ACCESS in 1993 as a one-day event in 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-day event.

In 2010, the Detroit Institute of Arts joined this collaborative effort, becoming a second venue for Concert of Colors. In 2011, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University Detroit Centers began co-sponsoring an outdoor stage for the event.

To learn more about the complete lineup, artist and more, visit: Wolverine Stage Lineup

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