© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 91.3 Port Huron 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Arts & Life
On this page you'll find all of our stories on the city of Detroit.Suggest a story here and follow our podcast here.

Hundreds of Brits expected to invade Detroit for “once-in-a-lifetime” homage to soul music

800px-Detroit_St_regis_Hotel_New_center_area.jpg
Wikimedia Commons
/
The British invade the St. Regis Hotel this weekend at the Detroit A Go Go event.

A British invasion is coming to Detroit. 

This week a five-day music festival called Detroit a Go Go kicks off in the city.  Phil Dick organized that festival and he joined Stateside today to explain why the music appeals so much to British listeners.

"When Motown first broke in the UK in the early 60's, and some of the Motown artists did a tour, it just kind of struck a chord with us here in the UK," he said. "We liked the sound, we liked the rhythm, we liked the beat, and we just kept on liking that kind of music ever since."

Listen above for Stateside's conversation about the inaugural Motown event.

(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, or with this RSS link)

Related Content