There is no hall of fame for Detroit’s passed musical legends let alone the living legends that continue to inspire Detroiters and the world. The Detroit Sound Hall of Fame presented by Detroit Sound Conservancy uses mobility, projection, archival footage, photography, oral history, and historic preservation, to tell the stories of living and passed musical legends from across numerous genres and aspects of Detroit’s rich music culture. The Detroit Sound Hall will debut in June at the Music Hall downtown as part of Detroit Music Weekend. Utilizing windows salvaged from the Graystone Ballroom formerly on Woodward Avenue by the Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame, Detroit Sound Hall of Fame can be installed in multiple spaces and configurations to tell a variety of Detroit musical stories.

Our first inductee will be John Lee Hooker.

Photo by Lawrence Shustak (Used with permission.)

We are currently planning an induction ceremony for John Lee Hooker for later this year.

If you have any questions please contact our director via email at or call direct at 313-444-8242

Please use the hashtags #DetroitSoundHall and #JohnLeeHooker100

Updated 8 June 2017

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