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We are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Easter Sunday, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve

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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.

About Motown Museum

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.

Current Exhibit

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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Private Events

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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.

Expansion

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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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Due to the unforeseen flood and the highly anticipated expansion, we will be closed for tours until Summer of 2022. Please read our full statement.

Get Ready: The Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

This virtual workshop is designed to stimulate young artist entrepreneurs by introducing them to the successful business practices that Berry Gordy, Jr. modeled.

Program Date

May 15 2021

Program Time

10:30 am - 2:00 pm EST

Registration Deadline

May 10 2021

Eligibility

Middle to High School Students

Program Location

Virtual

Registration Fee

No Cost to Register

Program Details

Motown Record Corporation founded by Berry Gordy, Jr., in Detroit, Michigan, in January 1959 became one of the most successful Black-owned businesses and one of the most influential independent record companies in American history. ThGet Ready Entrepreneurial Bootcamp virtual workshop is designed to stimulate young artist entrepreneurs by introducing them to the successful business practices that trailblazers like Berry Gordy, Jr. modeled. This workshop will kickstart their entrepreneurial journey through opportunities to network and learn from peers, engage in breakout room sessions designed to model life in a start-up, and spend time learning from a master entrepreneur.

Workshop Schedule

10:30 AM Introduction

10:45 AM Session Topic: Exploring Your Idea & Leveraging Opportunities

11:15 AM Breakout Room

11:45 AM Session Topic: Finding Resources and Establishing Relationships

12:00 PM Breakout Room

12:30 PM Featuring special guest, Tina Farris

1:00 PM Q&A with Tina Farris

2:00 PM Conclusion

Registration Process

Eligibility

Middle to high school students.

Program Requirements

  • Access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer with a webcam
  • Speakers or headphones
  • An external or internal microphone
  • Broadband internet connection

Registration Deadline: May 7, 2021

  • Space is limited.
  • Complete the online registration form and include a most recent school report card.
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Featuring

Tina Farris

Our Keynote Speaker this year is legendary tour manager, and granddaughter of Motown Producer Harvey Fuqua – Tina Farris.

Our special guest this year is legendary tour manager, and granddaughter of Motown Producer Harvey Fuqua – Tina Farris.

Since being invited to join the touring family of the Legendary Roots Crew back in 1999, Tina hasn’t looked back, amassing a client list that has included some of music’s hottest acts including Chris Rock, Lil Wayne, Queen Latifah,  Jill Scott, Maxwell, Nicki Minaj, Solange, Ella Mai and Anderson Paak just to name a few. A quick look at some of the most successful tours in the past six years would reveal that Farris was at the helm of many of them.  The force that is Tina Farris managed the highest grossing tour in the history of Hip Hop, Lil’ Wayne’s AMERICA’S MOST WANTED TOUR. The following year, she hit the road with The Black Eyed Peas, guiding the group through 15 countries, 76 cities and 99 sold out shows before 1.3 million attendees, grossing more than $86 million dollars along the way. She rejoined Lil’ Wayne when he and Nicki Minaj headed out on the I AM STILL MUSIC TOUR – then broke from Wayne to build Nicki Minaj’s solo touring career. Following this success, she used her masterful skills to guide the elusive D’Angelo during his critically-acclaimed comeback run in Europe and the United States. In 2018 she led the Chris Rock Total Black Out tour selling 500,000 tickets worldwide.  She is also a producer of Queensfest, ESPN Live Nation Women’s, Global Citizen South Africa, and The Roots’ annual GRAMMY Jam (which has amassed a cult-following.) This is a night of who’s who clamoring for a single show ticket and has been heralded as the must-attend event during Grammy week! From Steve Lacy to Solange…Tina leaves no talent untouched. There is none other like Farris. Dave Chappelle’s “Artist Whisperer” is a tour de force and was recently, rightly chosen…as one of  Pollstar’s Top Tour Managers of 2019. “I build performances.  That’s what I do.”

What’s next?  Tina has pivoted into a full-time producer since the onset of Covid-19.  Producing for Movement for Black Lives, Blackstar Film Festival, The Roots properties – Blackstream Live! The Roots Picnic, The Road to Roots Picnic, and creative director of Planet Afropunk.  She has also recently been excepted to USC’s Peter Stark producing MFA program.

 


 

FAQs

What technology is needed for me to attend?

For the best experience, we recommend access to a computer, smartphone or tablet with a webcam, speakers or headphones, an external or internal microphone and broadband internet connection or cellular data.

What is the cost to participate?

This online program is available at no cost to participate thanks to the generous support of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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