Welcome

to Music Hall Detroit

The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts is a 1,731-seat theatre located in the city's entertainment district at 350 Madison Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It was built in 1928 as the Wilson Theatre, designated a Michigan State Historic Site in 1976, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The Music Hall Center is also home to the 100 seat Jazz Cafe and the 3 Fifty Terrace on the rooftop.

From the desk of Vince PauL:

Welcome to Spring in Downtown Detroit!

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It’s going to be a great warm weather season -- 3Fifty Terrace re-opens this month, the Madison Ave. streetscape project adds trees and landscaping, our own historic canopy gets a gracious renovation that will recall the original but use the latest and greatest in high-tech building materials, and …. SHOWS!

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Lots of highlights around the middle of the month: Cinerama Holiday on Sunday the 12th – a 21st century version of the 1950s wraparound film sensation. It’s a big part of our history, as Music Hall was THE best-selling Cinerama theatre in the country and hosted many a glamorous premiere. A panel of experts will bring us all up to speed on the form and its features, completing a really fun and informative afternoon.

April 17 & 18 are jam-packed, starting with Jessica Lang Dance on Friday night. JLD is an emerging star in the contemporary dance world, staging work that incorporates visual and design elements for a really striking look. Great for those who already love dance and want to introduce new people to it.

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The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley takes the Main Stage on Sunday afternoon…can you believe this story is 50 years old??! Officially a classic, and a perfect fit for our Family Series, full of “teachable moments that don’t feel like lessons”.

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Later that evening, Billy Cobham and his band take over the Jazz Café at 8pm & 10pm, and we do mean TAKE OVER - the 8PM show is already sold out, as Billy has a long and excellent relationship with Detroit.

Omar Sosa keeps it flowing with a return appearance in the Café on the 22nd , embodying our global focus with his incredible sound that yokes together Africa with jazz, Latin America, and hip hop. His skills are just off the hook.

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Lots of incredible local talent, some emerging and some established kicks off the month, and our own Scott Gwinnell (Director of our Jazz Vocal Education Program) wraps it up with his own orchestra and special guest, the University-Liggett Jazz Band, on the 30th .

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There’s an abundance of great things to do, so…

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As always, "I'll see you downtown"