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Michigan is home to music.

Detroit is the birthplace of Motown, the site of 8 Mile, and a city with musical roots and influence that few can rival. From Madonna and Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder and Eminem, countless Michigan natives are known the world over for having an outsized impact on their respective musical genres. Michigan's contributions to our national musical heritage are innumerable and invaluable, and it continues to foster a vibrant and diverse music scene for fans of all genres.


  • Alice Cooper
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Bob Seger
  • Diana Ross
  • Eminem
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • Kid Rock
  • Madonna
  • Martha Reeves and the Vandellas
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • The Commodores
  • The Miracles

Music Venues & Festivals

  • 20 Front Street
  • Baker's Keyboard Lounge
  • Callahan's Music Hall
  • Detroit Masonic Temple
  • El Club
  • Electric Forest Festival
  • Fox Theatre
  • Harpos Concert Theatre
  • Hoxeyville Festival
  • Little Caesars Arena
  • Magic Bag
  • Movement Detroit Festival
  • Park Theatre
  • PJ's Lager House
  • Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Saint Andrew's Hall
  • The Ark
  • The Fillmore
  • The Intersection
  • The Old Miami

Music Schools

  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Grand Valley State University Department of Music and Dance
  • University of Michigan School of Music
  • Michigan State University College of Music
  • Western Michigan University

Notable Music Facts

  • Michigan Music Conference
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