Detroit Music Tour Since 2012

Over the last five years, the Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) has developed a Detroit music heritage tour.

Tours are by appointment only.

If you are interested in booking a tour please contact our Director at

To stay up on upcoming tours please sign up for our email list on our main page.

Potential Itinerary

Paradise Valley

Beatrice Buck’s Paradise Valley Park
Cafe Mahogany
Virgil Carr Center
Hastings Street


St. Andrew’s Hall
Music Hall
Gem Theatre
Michigan Opera Theatre
1515 Broadway
Music Institute
National Theatre

Woodward Corridor

Fox Theatre
Serengeti Ballroom
Bankle Building
Orchestra Hall
Gotham Hotel
Garden Theater
Majestic Theatre
Graystone Ballroom

Cass Corridor and Midtown

Gold Dollar
Detroit Public Library
Walter Reuther Archive
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

New Center

United Sound Systems
Motown Museum
Exhibit 3000 at Submerge
Woodward Bar
Underground Nation

West Side

Blue Bird Inn
Grande Ballroom
Son House Grave
Hip Hop Shop
Detroit Music Center
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

East Side

Club Heaven
Simpson’s Records
Conant Gardens
Archer Records
Raven Lounge


Detroit Threads
Lo & Behold

North End

Ruth Ellis Home
Phelp’s Lounge
Apex Bar
One Mile

Special Thanks

On June 30, 2012 the Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) with Pont Productions put together a music tour of Detroit for the Allied Media Conference. On this guided off-site driving tour of legendary Detroit music places, conference attendees explored the landscape of Detroit’s music history through the stories of some of the city’s music griots. That tour was led by Jocelyne Ninneman and Carleton Gholz with a set of griots that included Cornelius Harris (Alter Ego Management), Michelle McKinney (Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History), SupaEmcee and Adriel Thornton (Fresh Corp). You can see images from the 2012 Allied Media Conference tour here.

Updated Fall 2017

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