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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.

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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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MOTOWN MIC: The Spoken Word Competition

Ages 16+ | January 2022 - April 2022

Motown Mic: The Spoken Word was created to pay homage to Motown Records’ Black Forum Label— a Motown spoken word label created by Berry Gordy and the Motown Corporation in the ‘70s....

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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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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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AMPLIFY the Sound of Detroit

January 27, 2022

Motown Museum YouTube & Comcast Channel 900

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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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Spark Summer Camp

6 – 9 Grade | August 2 - 13

Spark Summer Camp

Program Date

August 2 - 13 2021

Age Range

6 - 9 Grade

Program Location


Registration Deadline

July 23 2021

Program Details

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. This career exposure program is designed to foster self-esteem, self-expression and self-efficacy by engaging in vocal performance, songwriting, production/beat making, and dancing. This summer camp aims to help students build self-confidence, enhance their personal expression and articulation, develop performance skill and comfort on stage, teamwork, and artistic craft while learning about the history of one of Detroit’s iconic contributions to pop culture and the lessons to be learned from the legacy of Motown Records.

Example of Workshops during Camp:

  • Presentation Confidence
  • Music Technology
  • Artistic Collaboration
  • Visiting Artist Presentations
  • Demystifying Songwriting
  • Group Singing Lessons


Open to Junior High School Students completing grades 5-8 in the year prior to the summer workshop.

Registration Process

Registration Deadline: July 23, 2021

Registration Checklist

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Include your most recent school report card

Admission Notification

This program is a non-audition-based program. It is limited to 30 participants, and are admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.




What is the cost to participate?

Admitted participants will be selected by audition, and provided a full scholarship to attend this program thanks to the generous support of the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Do I have to audition?

No. While there is not an audition for this program, all completed application materials must be received by the deadline. We encourage students that are interested in exploring their creative potential to apply online by the application deadline.

I am not a 6-9 grade student, can I still participate in the program?

The curriculum framework for the Spark Summer Camp is research-based and developmentally appropriate and is therefore only open to youth that are completing grades 5-8 in the year prior to the summer workshop. Older students should explore our other summer opportunities.

What does an online workshop look like?

A virtual summer workshop is an all-online opportunity to work on challenging projects together with peers from all over the nation during the course of two weeks. A physical meeting place is replaced with an online learning platform where you can check the materials and progress on the project. Communication will be facilitated with tools such as email and the Zoom platform.

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