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Our Annual Music Showcase

Every year the AMC showcases performing artists working at the intersection of art and social change. “AMC @ Night,” is a four-day musical showcase featuring an exciting range of both national acts and representatives of Detroit’s legendary music scene. Every night of the conference, Thursday - Sunday, we are bringing you concerts, karaoke, an open mic, bowling, and dance parties!

Download the AMC2018 Sched Mobile App, visit amc2018.sched.com, or stop by an info desk for the most up-to-date details: dates, time, locations, and descriptions.

Watch our AMC @ Night video playlist below.

THURSDAY - JUNE 14, 2018

Firehouse Music Series
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at Detroit Institute of Arts (North Lawn)
Hear about how cross-disciplinary creative communities are collaborating to re-establish a Culture and Arts Council in the city, meet the folks moving the work forward, and do it while partying with "the Mothership"! Featuring sounds by Jay Daniel and Spin INC., with an interactive fashion show by Detroit Clothing Circle.

Dream Cafe Kick-off Party with djs Whodat + LadyMonix
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at The "Dream Café" at the Cass Cafe (4620 Cass Ave)
A kick-off dance party as the AMC transforms the Cass Cafe into the “Dream Cafe.”

FRIDAY - JUNE 15, 2018

The Original AMC Karaoke + Bowling Party
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at The Garden Bowl (4120 Woodward Ave)
An AMC classic and our longest running party. Join for karaoke and unlimited bowling in the Garden Bowl, the oldest active bowling center in the U.S. All the lanes, all night long. Karaoke is hosted by Jennyoke. Free for registered AMC participants.

GET TO WERK
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at The Marble Bar (1501 Holden St)
You just got through your first full day of conference sessions. We’ll see you on the dance floor. Featuring two stages with dj sets by Stacye J and the Anthology of Booty. Live performance by TT The Artist. Hosted by Miz Korona.

Comedy Night
10:00 p.m. - midnight at The “Dream Café” at the Cass Cafe (4620 Cass Ave)
If I can't laugh it's not my revolution! How else are we supposed to survive this never ending political circus? Join comedians from Detroit and around the country for a special AMC night of stand up comedy and much-deserved laughter. Featuring Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+ Newsbroke), T. Wise (That Blue Boy), Luna Malbroux (How to Be a White Man), Joe Aasim (Neopolitan Ice Cream), and Kai Quix (Quix, Women + Queers).

Cumbia Kids Sci-Fi Party
6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at New Center Park (2998 W Grand Blvd)
The AMC believes that creating dynamic content for kids is critical to a more just, creative and collaborative world. They also love a great party. The House of Cyborg presents a dazzling event for kids, caregivers, and community of all ages. Featuring DJs Mother Cyborg and Kristy La rAt, face painting, coloring stations, food trucks, bubbles and more. The film "Ratchet & Clank" will also be shown at sunset. Based on the popular video game, a spunky Lombax and a defective robot join forces to try and save the world.


Mother Cyborg singing onstage, wearing a large beaded necklace and mono-lens sunglasses.
Photo by Ara Howrani

SATURDAY - JUNE 16, 2018

DANCE DANCE (R)EVOLUTION
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at MOCAD (4454 Woodward Ave)
Join us for the signature music event of the Allied Media Conference! Two stages: inside the museum and outside in Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead. Performances and sets by: Le1f, Oshun, Los Hermanos, Miz Korona and the Korona Effect, Vespre, K-HAND, Stacey HOTTWAXX Hale, DJ Pia, and Beige. Hosted by Miz Korona. Entry is free for registered AMC participants.

The Gathering: An AMC Youth Party!
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at Cass Commons (4605 Cass Ave)
Join us as we network, share media, design, and dance together. Detroit's Motor City Street Dance Academy will be hosting a Bboy/Bgirl session. Performances from local artists.

Portage Garage Sounds
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at The “Dream Café” at the Cass Cafe (4620 Cass Ave)
Portage Garage Sounds resident dee-jays Charles Trees, Benjamin Kenjiro Saginaw, Zachary Shigeto Saginaw and Vinnie Massimino play an eclectic mix of music for dancing from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Cass Café. Portage Garage Sounds (PGS) is a record label from Hamtramck, MI, formed in early MMXVII. PGS's mission is to Fight Hate, Promote Love, Fight Racism, Promote Unity, Fight Bigotry, and Promote Music. PGS is a proud sponsor of the 20th annual Allied Media Conference.

Black Music
7:00 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. at The Baltimore Gallery (314 E Baltimore Ave)
Starts with a gallery event hosted and curated by Brian Oscar, with visual art by Detroit-based Black artists who seek to “define themselves for themselves.” Featuring live performances, by Sterling Toles and Rafael Statin, showing that Detroit Black music is alive and present in ways that cannot be defined, or contained by the mainstream. Continues all night long with sets by Detroit-based Black DJs who pull music from across time, genre, and culture, with sets by Terri “Whodat” McQueen, Deon Jamar, and Nicole Misha.


View of the audience and the back of a performer onstage.
Photo by Ara Howrani

SUNDAY - JUNE 17, 2018

Black Independence Celebration
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Baltimore Gallery
It ain’t easy being black in America, when it ain’t real freedom. What does freedom look like? What does your blackness look and feel like? What does black liberation look like in conversation with music, poetry, art, dance and convening? Come get free with AMFM and commemorate Juneteenth with Chicago curators, Detroit artists and more. Hosted by AMFM.

Allied Ever After
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at Cass Cafe
The AMC is over! Come get down with your AMC friends. DJs: Beige, Nandi, and Mike Medow