Y Arts' Rockin' Art Bash
Each year, Y Arts - the arts and humanities branch of the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit - hosts a fundraiser event highlighting the work of talented local artists. The 2016 event, Y Arts' Rockin' Art Bash features the greatest untold story in Rock & Roll history as revealed by the musicians, artists, and people that lived it.
Y Arts board member and Kresge Fellow Tony D'Annunzio's Emmy Award Winning rock documentary Louder Than Love - The Grande Ballroom Story will screen alongside an exhibit of poster artwork by the legendary Gary Grimshaw.
The Grande Ballroom stood as the epicenter of the Detroit rock music scene in the late 60s. Serving as the starting point for bands such as MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, Ted Nugent & The Amboy Dukes, The Grande Ballroom not only influenced local Detroit musicians but inspired bands from all over the U.S. and Great Britain. Legendary acts like Led Zeppelin, Cream, B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, and The Who graced The Grande Ballroom main stage on a regular basis. This is the story of the hallowed halls that started it all, told by the artists who helped create The Grandes legend.
This rockin' event is a great opportunity to enjoy live music, psychedelic artwork, and an amazing film on a legendary Detroit rock incubator, all while supporting an organization that provides area youth and families with high quality arts classes and events.
(VIP reception includes food and drink, as well as rock-themed gifts and auction opportunities)
MARLENE BOLL THE ATER - Downtown Y (View)
Detroit, MI 48226
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|