Motown & More: Detroit's African American Music History Tour

January 14 2017 | 10:00am to 11:30am

The Detroit Historical Museum is thrilled to present a series of tours focused on the history, experiences and enduring influence of African Americans in Detroit. Jamon Jordan, founder of the Black Scroll Network, is the tour guide for this series. 

Tickets are $15 per person, per tour. Register early! There are only 25 tickets available for each tour. 

From the spirituals sung by freedom seekers escaping from slavery to the post-industrial sound of techno, Detroit has been on the forefront of the music scene. In gospel, we have Aretha Franklin, Mattie Moss-Clark and the Winans. In jazz, we have Harold McKinney, Ron Carter or Regina Carter in jazz. In the blues, we have John Lee Hooker, T- Bone Walker and Dinah Washington. And with the music from the clubs in Paradise Valley, and the Motown Sound, Detroit has helped to create the music of American and the world. This tour will take us to the church choirs, to Hastings Street, to the Grande Ballroom, the Paradise Theater, the Flame Show Bar, the 20 Grand Club and the Music Institute. If you love music, then you’re going to love this tour and you’re going to love Detroit.

Each 90-minute tour takes place entirely within the Detroit Historical Museum.

Ticket Prices
General admission