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Detroit's Music Legacy

Detroit's music legacy is as diverse as it is compelling, always sonically reflective of the city's soul. Through economic boom or bust one thing the Motor City has never lacked is the creative driving thrust of its sound. This adventure will take you down the main thoroughfares and dusty backroads of Detroit's musical history. From Motown to Techno, local legend to world famous. Madonna, Diana Ross, Eminem, Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin, Kid Rock, Marvin Gaye, The White Stripes all emerged out of this legendary music scene. You will love what you hear.

  • 1.

    United Sound Systems & The MAHS Museum

    United Sound Systems & The MAHS Museum

    Historic studio that has produced some the greatest music in the city.

  • 2.

    Detroit Historical Museum

    Detroit Historical Museum

    Museum that highlights Detroit's amazing history from Automobiles to Motown.

  • 3.

    Introduction to Detroit Music

    Introduction to Detroit Music

    Get the cliffs notes on Detroit's deep and vibrant musical heritage and future.

  • 4.

    Submerge Records + Exhibit 3000

    Submerge Records + Exhibit 3000

    An iconic record store with a hidden museum illuminating Detroit's deep Techno history

  • 5.

    Motown Museum

    Motown Museum

    The Motown Museum celebrates the time when the Motown sound burst on the American musical scene.

  • 6.

    Baker's Keyboard Lounge

    Baker's Keyboard Lounge

    Classic Jazz and Blues club that hosted all of Detroit's musical luminaries.

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