Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Raise The Flag for Detroit's 314th Birthday

This week the wonderful City of Detroit is turning the big 314 and in honor of the its birthday, bars and groups across the city are holding events, all leading up to the big Raise The Flag Festival this weekend.

This Saturday, July 25th Raise The Flag will be taking over Bert's Warehouse in Eastern Market. This is the second edition of the festival, that started last year for Detroit's "313" birthday. The event will feature music, yoga, and more music. The main stage will feature acts like Deadly Vipers, Timmy's Organism and Guilty Simpson. There will also be Yoga and Meditation Sessions mixed in throughout the day. In addition to the main stage, there will also be a stage featuring music booked by Party Store Productions, the BEATLOVAZ stage Presented by Dharma Den, and other musicians sponsored by Detroit Roots, Fsdym & My Baby.

In addition to all of the great music on Saturday, there are Raise The Flag events going on all week long. Earlier this week there was a special Raise The Flag edition of Slow Jams and a Pre-Party at Populux on Tuesday. Wednesday night you can head to Exodus for a rooftop party, Thursday TV Bar will have a bunch of DJs all night long, and Friday Beatlovaz and Dharma Den will be taking over The Old Miami, with music inside and outside. The list of musicians playing at The Old Miami is super long and full of a ton of great acts, you can check it out here.

Admission to most events during Raise The Flag is either free or pretty cheap. The Old Miami is charging $5 for their party that runs from 3 p.m. 'til 2 a.m. and TV Lounge is charging $5 for girls and $10 for guys. The best place to get all of the details on Saturday's events and all of the pre-parties is the Raise The Flag Facebook event page here.

Bert's Warehouse is located in Eastern Market at 2739 Russell St. in Detroit. Raise The Flag kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday and the last event is set to start at 11 p.m.



  1. So where are Timmy's Organism and Color Wheel playing - at Bert's Warehouse (as Steve Nawara says), or at Michigan Central Station "main stage", as you write above? This is a very confusing article.

    1. Sorry, the location changed and apparently when we revised it in this article, we didn't revise it enough. To be honest, we were a bit confused too. But we will look into it now and make sure all of the details are correct. Or you can just go hang out at the train station and see if anyone shows up.