what is crash?

Crash Detroit is a two-day street band festival that invites bands from around the country to perform in underused spaces and businesses throughout the city of 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


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


A family-friendly day of live street bands, DIY instrument creations, food trucks and so much more at Lincoln Street Art Park.

Join us in the evening at Marble Bar for a ticketed showcase of our bands.

Tickets will be available to purchase soon!


Youth Crash Corps is a music initiative aimed at providing young people with free and alternative music experiences in public spaces.

This year Youth Crash Corps will host DIY instrument parades during the main festival event on Saturday. Future initiatives of Youth Crash Corps includes a new radical brass band for kids. Young Detroit musicians interested in performing please click here to send us a message!