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Our Annual Music Showcase

Every year the Allied Media Conference presents musical acts and performances exploring the intersection of art and social change. AMC @ Night is a music showcase featuring an exciting range of both local and national music acts, DJs, an open mic, karaoke and bowling, and more nighttime events.

AMC @ Night takes place at various venues within Detroit's "Midtown" area, near the Wayne State University, the location of the Allied Media Conference. We strive to select venues which are fun and sound great, are all ages, ADA compliant, and respectful of the AMC community and the Detroit arts community in general. We book artists that represent the kind of music culture and community that we want to see in the world. We'll see you on the dance floor!!

Read on for the full line-up of AMC @ Night events!


“Welcome to the AMC” Party
8:00PM - 2:00AM at Marble Bar
Presented by DJ Stacey HOTWAXX Hale. With sets by DJs: Lena, Thornstryker, Dj Remarkable, Jen Xerri, Mother Cyborg, Stacey HOTWAXX Hale, Ghita Sisters, and Milan Ariel

THURSDAY - JUNE 16, 2016

RockCity Lookbook Art House
6:00PM - midnight at Detroit Clothing Circle.
Features a community happy hour and magazine release, including original Detroit fashion and art posters. The event will engage local independent media makers and artists in conversation around the necessity of visibility and representation for economic growth. Creative cocktails and bar bites will be served, along with a soundtrack by local guest DJs. RSVP required.

Network & Chill
6:00PM - midnight at Northern Lights
A night of food, music, and connections. Presentation by the AMC2016 Advisory Board at 7:00 p.m. and featuring performances by One Freq, Skeeto Valdez Experience, and DJs Terri Whodat, Sara Aldridge, and Nicole Campbell.

FRIDAY - JUNE 17, 2016

The Osato Sister's Cabaret Night
9:00PM - 11:00PM at Cinema Detroit
Una Aya and Michi Ilona Osato are sisters, performers, writers and educators who utilize burlesque to explore their identities as queer women of color. The Osato Sister's Cabaret Night presents local and traveling performers who explore art and politics in fun, funny and exciting new ways.

Women in Hip Hop Concert
7:00PM - midnight at Garden Theater
Featuring Rapsody, Mama Sol & The N.U.T.Z., Mahogany Jones, and Venus Fly. Presented as part of the Contemporary Interactive Women in hip Hop Conference. Tickets are offered for $10 when you present your AMC name badge.

Youth Social Space & Open Mic
7:30PM - 11:00PM at Cass Corridor Commons
An opportunity for young participants of the AMC to socialize, build community and connect. Entertainment for the evening will be DJ Stacy'e J, featuring awesome Detroit based artists with open mic slots available hosted by Miz Korona. Feature performances by Yakuza Moon and Rockett. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. This space will be open to all young people who want to be indulged in good vibes and good music!

Karaoke + Bowling
8:00PM - 2:00AM at The Majestic. All the lanes, all night long. Karaoke is hosted by Millionaire with a feature sign-along performance by Tim Schumack. Free for registered AMC participants.

AMC @ Night. Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani

SATURDAY - JUNE 18, 2016

Women in Hip Hop Ice Cream Social
5:30PM - 7:30PM at The Baltimore Gallery
Come and unwind with the Women in Hip Hop. Following a day full of sessions and information, come hang out with us, vibe out to some music from a local woman DJ, enjoy a treat of ice cream sundaes and de-stress with a coloring sheet themed for the occasion! RSVP requested

BILAFIYA: A Community Feast
6:00PM - 9:00PM at Cass Corridor Commons
AMP and the Iraqi Transnational Collective invite you to gather and feast together. This is a dinner to celebrate the connections we’re cultivating, to eat delicious, fresh food prepared by AMC participants with recipes from Iraq and ingredients from Earthworks Urban Farm and other Detroit sources. The cost is $15 but is flexible for groups on a limited budget. Contact RSVP requested.

Films at Cinema Detroit
7:00PM - 11:00PM at Cinema Detroit
Cinema Detroit is a non-profit promoting media literacy, arts education, and providing a community gathering place for watching films and for the dialogue that they spark. Tickets are offered at a discounted rate for AMCers.

Gender Blender
8:00PM - 2:00AM at Circa 1890 Saloon
The Gender Blender is one of the biggest regular gatherings of trans and queer people and their allies in the metro Detroit area, and our fourth one will be the biggest and best yet! What is quickly becoming one of the hottest parties in Detroit, the Gender Blender is the perfect way to meet new people, listen to great music brought to you by DJ Black Mamba, and win awesome prizes in our raffle!

8:00PM - 2:00AM at MOCAD
Join us for our 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: DJ Minx, Scott Grooves Overdubs, Juliana Huxtable, Video7, Nnenja Red Foxx, Britney Stoney, RV Mendoza, DJ Cent, DJ RiMarkable, Loren, Pilar Cote. Hosted by Miz Korona. Visuals by Mobius Loop. Free for registered AMC participants.

AMC After Party. Photo by Ara Howrani
Photo by Ara Howrani

SUNDAY - JUNE 19, 2016

DittoDitto Reading
6:00PM - 9:00PM at Third Man Records
A reading presented by DittoDitto. DittoDitto is a small bookshop and publishing house in Detroit that focuses on literary and visual arts. In addition to our publications, they regularly host book and art related events in the Detroit area, including the Detroit Art Book Fair.

Black Independence Day Celebration
6:00PM - 9:00PM at Baltimore Gallery
What does freedom look like? What stories will and should be told about black history? Chicago space cultivators will commemorate Juneteenth through an evening of film, music, dance and storytelling with Marsha Music (Detroit), visual documenter Bree Gant (Detroit), Jay Katelansky (New Jersey), filmmaker Selam Bekele (Brooklyn), and more. Hosted by AMFM Magazine, Black Eutopia and Party Noire in conjunction with the Black Survival Mixtape Track.

Allied Ever After
8:00PM - 2:00AM at Cass Cafe
The AMC is over! Come get down with your AMC friends. DJs: DJ Rimarkable, (Terri) WhoDat, Ash Nowak, Mike Medow

Watch our AMC @ Night video playlist from AMC2015 below