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  • Monday: Closed
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  • Friday: 10AM - 6PM
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  • Sunday: 10AM - 6PM

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Motown Museum is the beating heart of the extraordinary Motown legacy—a destination that brings together people and ideas from different generations, and celebrates the past while simultaneously building a bridge to the future.

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To ensure our vast collection maintains public visibility, and to keep things fresh for our guests, Motown Museum changes its main gallery exhibit 1-2 times per year. Here is what’s currently showing at our museum.

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Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the second you walk through the door, you’ll be greeted with the voices of Motown and a profound sense of history and significance.

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Hitsville NEXT Programs

Our uniquely curated community programs emphasize education, entrepreneurship and equity—with experiences, mentoring and exposure that nurtures and elevates tomorrow’s history makers. Museum programs cultivate creativity and entrepreneurship in budding talent, allowing great art, big ideas and innovation to flourish.

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Amplify: The Sound of Detroit Singing Competition


Ages 16+ | September - January

An open to the public, family-oriented event, AMPLIFY seeks to build on the rich legacy of Motown, celebrate the unique voices of Detroit....

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Spark Summer Camp
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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 9 Grade | August 2 - 13

Motown SPARK is a day camp that provides a safe space for middle school aged participants to explore career opportunities available in the music industry and find their artistic talent....

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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


10 - 12 Grade | August 2 - 13

Ignite offers a day program for high school aged singers that will take them on a journey of artistic visioning through collaborative performance opportunities, group lessons and workshops catered to the foundation of artist development....

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Hitsville NEXT Events

From memorable galas and concert performances, to community celebrations and educational programs, we host a range of special events throughout the year.

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Lyric Project: Songwriter Showcase


July 16, 2021 @ 7PM EST

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Motown MIC: The Spoken Word Grand Finale


April 29, 2021 @ 7pm

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Motown Legacy

As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, the legendary Motown portfolio made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a signature Motown Sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.

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Like many other African Americans in the early 20th century, Berry Gordy, Sr. and his wife, Bertha Fuller Gordy, came North from Georgia to find a better life for themselves and their family.

Gordy Family

Motown is an extended family of some of the most iconic and influential artists, musicians and songwriters of our time. Brought together by destiny through their love for making music, they found themselves making history.

Motown Artists

The culmination of years of planning, hard work and generous contributions from dedicated donors, the highly anticipated, $50 million Motown Museum expansion project will grow the museum campus to a 50,000-square-foot world-class entertainment and education tourist destination.

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When you contribute to the Motown Museum, you become part of a rich musical and cultural legacy. We are a 501(c)(3) not for profit, tax-exempt organization in Detroit.

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  • Monday: Closed
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  • Thursday: 10AM - 6PM
  • Friday: 10AM - 6PM
  • Saturday: 10AM - 6PM
  • Sunday: 10AM - 6PM
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The Jackson 5

Signed in 1968

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Michael Jackson

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Jermaine Jackson

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Marlon Jackson

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Jackie Jackson

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Tito Jackson

The Jackson 5

In 1968, Bobby Taylor (of Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers) discovered a group of five talented young brothers from Gary, Indiana and brought them to Motown’s attention. Their audition impressed president Berry Gordy, who signed The Jackson 5 almost immediately. The Jackson 5 soon exploded onto the pop and R&B charts in 1969 with “I Want You Back.” Like many of the group’s earliest hits, the song was co-written by “The Corporation,” a group of Motown writers and producers that included Berry Gordy, Alphonso “Fonce” Mizell, Freddie Perren and Deke Richards. 

Diana Ross played a major role in The Jackson 5’s debut, presenting the group to music industry insiders in Los Angeles, California in August 1969. As the opening act for a Diana Ross & the Supremes concert at Los Angeles Forum a few days later, the boys were on their way to stardom. Four chart-topping releases followed over the next eleven months: “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “The Love You Save,” and “I’ll Be There,” making The Jackson 5 the only group to have its first four records reach Number 1 on the charts. 

Years later, Berry Gordy would recall the boys’ determination to succeed in his autobiography. He wrote, “(t)heir hard work was unconditional, and they were willing to sweat to perfection.” Versatile, dynamic performers, the Jackson brothers soaked up all the training and advice the Motown hit-making machine offered. With an unmatched crossover appeal, the group’s singles hit the pop and R&B charts without fail. 

The brothers, who ranged in age from ten to seventeen in 1969, captured the hearts of youngsters and music fans of all ages with their charm and talent. 

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Three Jackson 5 singles have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame: “I’ll Be There” (1999), “I Want You Back” (1999), and “ABC” (2017). 

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The Jackson 5 perform “Medley: Stand!, Who’s Loving You, I Want You Back” on The Ed Sullivan Show, December 19, 1969.

The Jackson 5 perform “I Want You Back” on their Goin’ Back to Indiana TV Special, 1971.

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The Jackson 5 recorded an astounding 17 singles that reached the R&B Top 10 during their six-and-a-half years with Motown Records.


The Supremes

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The Miracles

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Stevie Wonder

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The Contours

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