The Search for Heaven:
Restoring an Historic Club System
“To have a home base like that. It sounds like a cliché now, but it really was magic. Heaven was special.”
Alvin Hill, DJ, producer, and Club Heaven attendee
Club Heaven was Detroit’s center. In the tradition of Chicago’s Warehouse and New York’s Paradise Garage, Club Heaven gave life.
Detroit Sound Conservancy seeks your partnership to bring the Club Heaven Sound System back to life.
With your support over the next year we plan to restore an assemblage of wires, horns, and cabinets that collectively represent a legendary era in Detroit cultural history.
The speakers inside the Club Heaven inspired a primarily gay, black, youth crowd to express themselves through dance during the early 1990s. Now Club Heaven is gone — torn down to make way for a restaurant.
It’s a history that is too often forgotten and marginalized.
We are now the keepers of this legacy.
And we plan to do it proud.
LGBT DETROIT COMMUNITY & PROGRAMMING PARTNER
Lead community partner. Their mission is is to increase awareness of the intricacies of LGBT culture through education and advocacy.
AUDIO RESCUE TEAM RESTORATION PARTNER
Led by Michael Fotias production manager for Movement Festival and Detroit Jazz Fest.
- Gather community
- Bridge generations
- Bring attention to HIV/AIDs
GET INVOLVED TODAY!
To see a full proposal, pledge your financial support, or to become a programming partner please contact us at email@example.com or call direct at 313-444-8242
To donate directly please click here. THANK YOU!
To follow our progress online see #thesearchforheaven.
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Renderings by Peter Lusch
Photo of dancer Robert Mitchell and Club Heaven Sound System in 1993 by Christopher Cushman. Learn more about him and his work at EPIPHANYNoir
Updated 24 May 2018