Thursday, June 20, 2024

A Spreadsheet Of All Of The Movement Acts This Weekend.

If you’re in Detroit for Movement, also known as the Detroit Electronic Music Festival or DEMF, we hope you will check out all of the many things that our city has to offer– well outside of the post-Soviet masterpiece of Hart Plaza, where the event itself is held. Yea, tho’ there be much going on downtown, Movement is arguably just as famous for its adjacent parties, afterparties, and after-afterparties.

Detroit is, after all, a late night town with a legacy of insanely good electronic music. Also, as Violet Ikonomova posted, someone has apparently created a comprehensive schedule of all of the relevant events happening this weekend. If you’re looking for other stuff to do outside downtown or the festival, check out this article I wrote for the NFL draft.

The list is jarringly illegible (listed alphabetically by artist– as opposed to something that might be more useful like, say, listed chronologically by location, for example), but it appears to be quite extensive, with more than 860 listed sets. Tickets to the event are a couple hundred bucks for a day pass, which is steep.

If you’re not attending the festival and don’t want to pay a cover at a local venue, it’s inevitable that you’ll be able to hear the bass from Hart Plaza from a pretty broad radius. Tragically, we will not be able to party at the legendary Temple Bar, because it appears that a portion of the building collapsed this morning. These are the kinds of things that happen in a city that lacks the ability to take care of its built environment.

Please dance safe.

Nat M. Zorach

Nat M. Zorach, AICP, MBA, is a city planner and energy professional based in Detroit, where he writes about infrastructure, sustainability, tech, and more. A native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he attended Grinnell College in Iowa, the Kogod School of Business at American University, the POCACITO transatlantic program, the SISE program at the University of Illinois Chicago, and he is also a StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellow. He enjoys long walks through historic, disinvested Rust Belt neighborhoods at sunset. (Nat's views and opinions are his own and do not represent those of his employer).

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