In our five year history, Detroit Sound Conservancy has remained dedicated to partnerships and programs that preserve Detroit’s musical legacies.

VISION


Support our City’s sonic heritage through outreach, preservation, education, storytelling, curation, and innovation.

MISSION


Our programming, both on and offline, emerges from our commitment to careful archiving and creative placemaking. Our collections include the Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame, The Blue Bird Inn Stage, and Club Heaven Sound System, as well as hundreds of other artifacts, recordings, and oral histories. Our partners work with us to implement innovative projects.

Goals

OUTREACH

Create the audiences that will join us in our journey.

Preservation

Activate the archival process to protect Detroit’s musical assets.

Education

Teach and mentor both old and new lovers of Detroit music.

Storytelling

Tell new tales that question and expand what we mean by Detroit.

Curation

Bring our assets and stories to new audiences.

Innovation

Produce and prepare the next generation of sound activists.

Updated April 2018