what is crash?

CRASH DETROIT CONNECTS COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE JOY OF MUSIC BY MOBILIZING STREET BAND PERFORMANCES IN PUBLIC SPACES AND LOCAL BUSINESSES. WE ALSO PROVIDE MUSIC EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DETROIT YOUTH.

Choque Detroit conecta la comunidad con la alegría de la música, usando presentaciones de bandas de músicos callejeros en lugares públicos y negocios locales. Tambien proveemos educación musical y oportunidades de presentarse para jóvenes en Detroit.

Street bands are unamplified musicians who have the power to surprise and inspire their audiences, bringing life to the spaces where they perform. Crash Detroit brings this power to the city, encouraging the community to revel in the joyous sounds and movements found in street band culture and music.

 

Day One

Crash night: SPONTANEOUS BAND PERFORMANCES

The street bands performing at Crash will be spontaneously performing at businesses in Detroit. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for day-of updates of where to find us, or allow yourself to be surprised!

Day Two

FESTIVAL DAY + Showcase

A family-friendly day of live street bands, DIY instrument creation station with pop up parades for the kids and so much more at Clark Park from 2-8 pm.

Clark Park is wheelchair accessible. For additional questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact info@crashdetroit.org.

Check out the Festival Day Facebook event page.

Join us in the evening for a ticketed showcase of our bands on indoor & outdoor stages at The Old Miami from 9 pm - close.

Check out the Showcase Facebook event page.

Day Three

CRASH IN THE CUT

Crash Detroit continues for day 3 with two stages in the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard from 2 - 6 PM.

Food and beverages available for purchase in the Freight Yard!

The Dequindre Cut is wheelchair accessible. For additional questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact info@crashdetroit.org.

Check out the Crash in the Cut Facebook event page.

 
 

Youth Crash Corps (YCC) brings the excitement of street band music to young adults in Southwest Detroit through a unique after school program.

Led by certified instrumental music educator, Nichole Hartrick, YCC is proud to partner with the Detroit Public Schools Community District to provide this extra-curricular program at Clippert Academy in Southwest Detroit. YCC provides students with a band instrument, all supplies and music free of charge. In addition to learning how to read and perform music, students get to experience the excitement of “crashing” around their neighborhoods just like the street bands at the Crash festival do. Students also learn the art of improvisation and YCC songs frequently feature student soloists.

Studies have shown that students who study music perform better in their core classes and on standardized tests. Additionally, band kids have more self-confidence, a sense of community and an outlet for creativity and expression. Music education is a critical component of a well-rounded education and we are excited to provide this opportunity for students in Detroit.

YCC is always on the look out for quality used band instruments. If you have one lying around the house collecting dust, consider donating it for a student to use in the YCC band. Email info@crashdetroit.org to coordinate drop-off logistics. Monetary donations are also needed to pay for instrument repairs, accessories (reeds, drum sticks, valve oil, etc.) and instruction materials. You can make a donation HERE.



CrashInstrumentCreationStation

detroit party
marching band

Bitch, Thunder!
 

Kavazabava
 

jefferson street
parade band

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DETROIT YOUTH VOLUME

Detroit Pleasure Society

CORNISH TRIO
 

Drumadics
 

rhyta
 

Detroit Folk Workshop: Roving Strings

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gabriel brass band
 

March Madness Marching Band

Black Sheep ensemble
 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT

detroit party
marching band

Bitch, Thunder!
 

the party band

Hungry march
band

Filthy femcorps

Drumadics
 

gabriel
brass band

Chaotic NOise
Marching corps

JEFFERSON ST.
PARADE BAND

BIG BLITZ

YOUTH CRASH CORPS

SATORI CIRCUS
& LUSHES LAMOAN

2019 Lineup

DETROIT PARTY
MARCHING BAND

JEFFERSON ST.
PARADE BAND

BOMBICI

klezundheit

BITCH, THUNDER!

emperor norton's stationary marching band

POST IMPERIAL JAZZ BAND

Motor City Soul
Street Band 

THE PARTY BAND

SECOND LINE SOCIAL AID AND PLEASURE SOCIETY BRASS BAND

BLACK SHEEP ENSEMBLE


2019 Location Details

Friday night Crash locations
JULY 19 / 7-9 PM

The street bands performing at Crash will be spontaneously performing at businesses in Detroit. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for day-of updates of where to find us, or allow yourself to be surprised!

Saturday Festival / CLARK PARK, SOUTHWEST DET.
JULY 20 / 2-8PM

Check out the Festival Day Facebook event page.

 

Saturday Showcase / THE OLD MIAMI
9pm-12am

Check out the Showcase Facebook event page.

 

CRASH IN THE CUT / DEQUINDRE CUT FREIGHT YARD
JULY 21 / 2-6 PM

Check out the Crash in the Cut Facebook event page.