2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

The Robert and Mary Ann Bury Community Gallery is a changing exhibition space made available to local historical societies, museums, non-profit organizations and educational institutions, selected for their contributions to the metro Detroit community. Organizations are featured in order to share their stories and provide new perspectives on the issues, ideas and individuals that have shaped our region’s rich history.

It was officially renamed as a tribute to retiring long-time Executive Director Bob Bury and dedicated in a ceremony on November 1, 2018.   

Our Community Gallery program recently received the 2020 Leadership in History Award from the American Association for State and Local History! Learn more


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2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

For 20 years, electronic music fans from around the world have flocked to Detroit at the end of May for one of the biggest urban parties on the planet. What began as a loose and free celebration put on with the help of grassroots volunteers has evolved into a professionally produced, internationally known event. Even though the in-person festival paused this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are recognizing its two-decade milestone anniversary with a photography exhibition highlighting each year of the festival, curated by Detroit electronic music community insiders Rita Sayegh and Tim Price. 

The photography on display will capture all the joy of Detroit’s famous festivals by focusing on the people who make the events so special. In addition to framed photographs featuring all aspects of the festival experience, the exhibit will include a living wall of fan photos from the festival’s 20 years with the names of fans who contributed them. 


Be a part of the exhibition:

The Detroit Historical Society invites you to share your photographs and memories of festivals past! Send a high-resolution digital image of you and your friends enjoying one of the 20 years of electronic music festivals in Detroit, and we will consider it for inclusion in the exhibit.

Send images to casieb@detroithistorical.org and tracyi@detroithistorical.org for review. Please include the following:

  • Digital photograph (300 dpi TIF or Jpeg file)
  • Full name and the names of anyone else in the photo.
  • The year the photo was taken

The Society reserves the right to retain all photographs submitted; not all submissions will be used. If you’d like your photograph/s to be considered for the Society’s permanent collection, please let us know.


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