AMC @ Night

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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!!

*PLEASE NOTE: The following information is about last year's AMC @ Night. The updated 2018 information is coming soon.

Read on for the full line-up of AMC @ Night events! See the full schedule of AMC workshops and events here.

THURSDAY - JUNE 15, 2017

Detroit Culture Council x ONE Mile Party
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at One Mile.
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.

Seraphine Collective Presents the Collective Knowledge Showcase
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at Third Man Records
Featuring performances by Pancho Villa (Detroit), Free Bleeders (Detroit), Friendship Commanders (Nashville), Deekah (Detroit), and Sacramento Knoxx (Detroit). $5 admission supports the Collective Knowledge Network Gathering at AMC2017.

FRIDAY - JUNE 16, 2017

AMC Kids Party
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at New Center Park
Hosted by Detroit's Cumbia Poder, this dazzling event for kids and caregivers of all ages will feature Cumbia DJs, face-painting, bubble making, exciting lights and coloring stations, live silkscreening and more. Join the AMC community as we celebrate kids with the hottest party of the summer. This community event is free and open to the public followed by a screening of the animated classic “Ferngully” hosted by the New Center Park summer series.

Thundercunts: Boom Concepts Party
9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. at Baltimore Gallery
Hosted by the coordinators of the BOOM Concepts Practice Space. Join us for music, art, and elevation hosted by Pittsburgh-based AMCers. Trap! Twerk! House! Move! With special guests featuring Detroit based DJs.

Karaoke + Bowling
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at The Garden Bowl
Karaoke and unlimited bowling in the Garden Bowl, all the lanes, all night long. Karaoke is hosted by Breezee. Free for registered AMC participants.

Get Down, Stay Ready
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at The Marble Bar
A night of music collaboratively co-presented by the Seraphine Collective & Sterling Toles. The Seraphine Collective is an inclusive, supportive, and active community of feminists fostering creative expression and camaraderie among marginalized musicians and artists in Detroit. Sterling Toles is an east-side-bred, Cass-Corridor-educated Detroiter who views himself as a healer using sound.

Seraphine and Sterling have come together to curate a fabulous line-up on two stages featuring performances and sets by Malik Alston & The Linwood Ensemble, Mahogany Jones, Supercoolwicked, Satomi The Red Fox, Anthology of Booty DJ Crew (D.C., NOLA), Mel Wonder, and Misha.

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

SATURDAY - JUNE 17, 2017

The Gathering: An AMC Youth Party!
7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at Grace in Action
Join The Power of Youth and the Youth Activism in Hip Hop track coordinators as they co-host a party for AMCers 25 and under! Join us as we network, share media, design and dance together. Motor City Street Dance Academy from Detroit will be hosting a Bboy/Bgirl session. Members of the Youth Fighting For Justice Mixtape project will be releasing their mixtape created in the Midwest. This will also be an opportunity to tour The Alley Project and Grace In Action Detroit. Youth from all over are welcome to this party!

Gender Blender
8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at Circa 1890 Saloon
Presented by FtM Detroit, Gender Blender brings transmasculine identified people in the metro Detroit area together. This is a space where everyone, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation, can feel safe, have fun, and build new connections. The Gender Blender is one of the biggest regular gatherings of trans and queer people and their allies in the metro Detroit area, and each one is bigger and better than the last. 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 UnDcided, and win awesome prizes in our raffle! No cover.

8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. at the 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: Tunde Olaniran, Rimarkable, Danni Cassette, Latasha Alcindor, Mic Write, Whodat, Ladymonix, Rick Wilhite. Hosted by Mother Cyborg. Visuals by l05. Entry is free for registered AMC participants.

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

SUNDAY - JUNE 18, 2017

Black Independence Celebration
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 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 art, film, music, dance and storytelling. This program will engage storytellers, visual artists, filmmakers and musicians from Detroit, Chicago and more. Hosted by AMFM, Black Eutopia and Party Noire.

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. Sets by: the Anthology of Booty DJ Crew (DC, NOLA), DJ Mike Meow, BEIGE, and (____) STACKS.

Watch our AMC @ Night video playlist below.