Friday, September 6, 2013

Dally in the Alley - Turnin' Average Street Walkers into Alley Cats for 36 Years

This Saturday (September 7th) head down to the alleys of the Cass Corridor for the 36th Annual Dally in the Alley. This festival featuring music, food, and art is held every year on the Saturday following Labor Day. Not only is it the unofficial homecoming of Wayne State students and alumni, but this event also brings together those living and working in the Cass Corridor as well as visitors to the area.

If you've never been to Dally before it is one of the coolest events Detroit has to offer. There are numerous vendor and artist booths throughout the maze of alleyways, offering everything from clothing to paintings. However, this isn't just an ordinary art fair. It's more like a party in the streets. On top of the unique items for show and for sale, there are also 5 stages featuring music from every end of the spectrum as well as puppet and fashion shows. Here's a list of some of the acts that stood out to us:

2:30 pm. Blaire Alise & The Bombshells
5:30 pm: James Linck
6:30 pm: Of Mice and Musicians
7:30 pm: The Beggars
4:15 pm: Little Animal
4:45 pm: T&A

Noon: Rogue Satellites
2pm: George Morris
5pm: Violets
7pm: Doc Waffles & Eddie Logix
8pm: Reverend

***This new stage located at 2nd and Hancock will host all sorts of fun shows all day, such as puppet and fashion shows! Just stop by and see what's happenin'!***

We want to point out that the new Ann Kennedy stage is not all fun and games as there is one very important event happening there. From Noon 'til 3 p.m. there will be a Mayoral & City Council Candidate Soap Box that numerous vote seekers will be attending. If you are a Detroit resident and registered to vote, you're not going to want to miss what these candidates have to say! 

So as you can see, Dally in the Alley has a little something for everyone. Art, culture, music, and one thing we didn't mention yet... food! In the past, there were already so many great options for eats at Dally. This year the selection will prove to be even better with Slows To Go, Amicci's Pizza, Majestic Cafe, Treat Dreams and a bunch more. With good food in the same place as all of these other fun activities you will have no excuse to not spend your entire Saturday at Dally in the Alley. 

Entry to Dally is free and all ages are welcome. There are plenty of kid friendly attractions too! So be sure to bring the little ones! You may want to drop them off with a sitter in the evening though so you can enjoy some live music and some of the great beer selections too. Dally in the Alley will show you the Cass Corridor in a way you've never seen it before. There is so much life at this event and it all takes place on the roads and in the alleys that are a little less traveled.


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