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  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm

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.

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Motown Museum transports you into an era of musical magic. From the moment you step on the plaza, you’ll be immersed in the Motown sound and will experience a profound sense of history.

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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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Ignite Summer Camp
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Ignite Summer Camp


9 - 12 Grade | July 9 - 19

Ignite is a two-week program designed for high school-aged singers who want to take their musical talents to the next level...

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Spark Summer Camp


6 – 8 Grade | August 6 - 16

For middle-school students passionate about music, we offer Spark, a day camp that helps students write and perform music together...

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Lyric Project


Ages 14-18 | June 18 – 28

Lyric Project is a two-week workshop that helps students learn about songwriting, music production, and communicating powerful and authentic emotions through music...

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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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Rocket Plaza at Motown Museum

Events are Free and Open to the Public

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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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  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 10am-6pm
  • Thursday: 10am-6pm
  • Friday: 10am-6pm
  • Saturday: 10am-8pm
  • Sunday: 10am-6pm
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Amplify: The Sound of Detroit

Ages 16+ | January 2024 - March 2024

Program Dates

November 2023 - March 2024

Applications Open

November 10

Application Deadline

CLOSED

Live Auditions

December 9

Age Range

16+

Location

Hitsville NEXT 2648 W Grand Blvd. Detroit MI, 48208

Program Details

Amplify: The Sound of Detroit seeks to build on the rich legacy of  Classic Motown by celebrating the unique voices of Detroit and the creative synergy of artists past and present in order to curate authentic experiences for artists to grow and connect.   

 AMPLIFY invites aspiring Detroit talent to take part in three (3) months of artist development comprised of master classes, vocal coaching, performance coaching, professional styling, and more. All of this to perform on stage and compete for the chance to be awarded Amplify Artist of the Year, $5,000 cash, performance opportunities, studio time in our recording studio, a national media tour, professional coaching, and more. 

The Amplify Grand Finale event is an open-to-the-public, family-oriented event celebrates the unique voices of Detroit and the creative synergy of artists past, present, and emerging.  


How to Apply

This year we’re going LIVE for Amplify auditions! Hopeful contestants are encouraged to pre-register following the link below to secure your spot, as spots will fill up fast! You will receive an email confirming your audition. Participants should be prepared to sing two (2) songs that best showcase their vocal ability, 60-90 seconds in length containing no profanity or vulgarity.

Registration Deadline: December 7, 2023

Live Auditions: December 9, 2023

Eligibility

  • Contestants must be residents of SE Michigan 
  • Contestants must be 16 years or older. Contestants under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian & sign a Minor Release Form upon arrival
  • Should a contestant be selected as a finalist, they must be present in Detroit, MI for all artist development sessions and any other mandatory events.

The following persons are ineligible to apply

  • Employees of Motown Museum
  • Immediate family of anyone on the judges’ panel
  • Any artist(s) who are currently signed to a major label
  • Any individual that participated in the 2023 competition as a Top 10 finalist

Prizes

The Grand Prize-Winning Act will receive:

  • The title of 2023 Motown AMPLIFY the Sound of Detroit Artist of the Year
  • $5,000 Cash Prize
  • Two (2) hour mentorship session with world-renowned Musical Director, Kern Brantley
  • Opportunity to engage with Music Industry Professionals from Detroit and Los Angeles
  • Opportunity to record up to 8 hours of studio time in the Hitsville NEXT Recording Studio 
  • Be featured in a nationally released Press Release for the Grand Finale, and be taken on a Media Tour in order to promote your single, as well as continued promotion of the winners’ achievements through our social channels, website and e-Newsletter
  • Your finale performance featured on our website and YouTube Channel
  • Opportunity to perform at various events throughout the year for Hitsville NEXT and its affiliates

The Second Place Act will receive:

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • Opportunity to record in the Hitsville NEXT Recording Studio
  • Be featured in a nationally released Press Release for the Grand Finale, and be mentioned on Motown Museum’s website and social media channels
  • Opportunity to perform at various events throughout the year for Hitsville NEXT and its affiliates.

The Third Place Act will receive:

  • $1,500 cash prize
  • Opportunity to record in the Hitsville NEXT Recording Studio
  • Be featured in a nationally released Press Release for the Grand Finale, and be mentioned on Motown Museum’s website and social media channels
  • Opportunity to perform at various events throughout the year for Hitsville NEXT and its affiliates.

 


 

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I’m having issues pre-registering, what should I do?

Contact programs@motownmuseum.org for support.

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