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We will tell the story…

There was no cross-genre hall of fame for Detroit’s passed musical legends, let alone the living legends that continue to inspire Detroiters and the world, until we began the Detroit Sound Hall of Fame in 2017. That summer in Detroit’s North End neighborhood, on the occasion of his 100th birthday and with the blessing of his family, we inducted Detroit-made blues legend John Lee Hooker. Our Detroit Sound Hall 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. Utilizing windows salvaged from the Graystone Ballroom formerly on Woodward Avenue by the Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame, the Detroit Sound Hall of Fame can be installed in multiple spaces and configurations to tell a variety of Detroit musical stories.

We look forward to selecting and inducting our first full class of inductees in the near future.

Our first inductee: John Lee Hooker

Photo by Lawrence Shustak (Used with permission.)

We inducted John Lee Hooker on August 22nd at the ONE Mile Garage. Here is a link to the original Facebook event page.

If you have any questions please contact our director via email at or call direct at 313-757-5082

Please use the hashtags #DetroitSoundHall and #JohnLeeHooker100

Updated 28 January 2019

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