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

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 creations, food trucks and so much more!

Join us in the evening 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!

 

2017 Lineup

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


2017 Day Schedule

Daytime Festival / Lincoln Street art Park / 2-8pm
Free / All ages

YARD

2:00 / Detroit Party Marching Band
2:30 / Environmental Encroachment
3:15 / Jefferson Street Parade Band
4:30 / Drumadics
5:15 / Bitch, Thunder!
5:45 / March Madness Marching Band
6:15 / James Cornish Trio
6:45 / Black Sheep Ensemble
7:15 / Bitch, Thunder!
7:30 / Kavazabava

STAGE

2:00 / March Madness Marching Band
2:30 / Rhyta Musik
3:15 / Black Sheep Ensemble
4:00 / Detroit Youth Volume
4:30 / Gabriel Brass Band
5:15 / Kavazabava
6:00 / Environmental Encroachment
6:30 / Detroit Pleasure Society
7:15 / Drumadics
7:45 / Jefferson Street Parade Band
 

Detroit folk Workshop:
ROving strings

2:30 / Pleasure Belle (Nick Schillace and Tom Gilchrist)
3:00 / James Anthony
3:45 / Kennedy Greenrod
4:15 / Lac La Belle
5:15 / Zac Fortin
6:00 / Nick Sternberg
6:30 / Mikol Kjälleb Guérison

 


Nighttime festival / Marble Bar

Outside

9:30 / Detroit Pleasure Society
10:15 / Environmental Encroachment
10:45 / Bitch, Thunder!
11:30 / Black Sheep Ensemble

Inside

9:00 / Rhyta Musik
9:30 / Gabriel Brass Band
10:00 / March Madness Marching Band
10:30 / Jefferson Street Parade Band
11:00 / Detroit Party Marching Band
11:30 / Kavazabava
12:00 / Drumadics