Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Hamtramck Music Fest - Summer 2021 Edition

Before Covid-19 took over and the world shut down, one of the last events we attended was the Hamtramck Music Fest. If we weren't going to be able to see live music for over a year, at least we got to see a ton of great acts all in one weekend! The fest usually happens in late winter and features some of the best local music that Detroit has to offer, at bars throughout Hamtramck. This year, the fest didn't happen in the winter like usual, so instead the organizers are holding a summer edition of the Hamtramck Music Fest! 

August 5th - 8th, over 150 bands will play at over a dozen venues throughout Hamtramck. There will be both indoor and outdoor performance spaces, so there should be something to fit everyone's comfort level. The fest will kick off on Thursday night at P.L.A.V. Post 10 with The Whiskey Charmers, Milk Bath, Jemmi Hazeman & The Honey Riders, Weirdoz Gang, and The My Ways. This is also your first chance to pick up your wristband for the weekend. Wristbands are $15, which will get you into all of the participating venues over the weekend. You can either purchase your wristband at the P.L.A.V. or you can buy it online and pick it up there any day over the weekend. Since this is the headquarters for the fest this year, you can also stop by all weekend long to pick up a map or schedule to help you plan out your weekend. 

There are a ton of great acts performing throughout the weekend. Some of the highlights in our book are:

Century Babes @ the Moose Lodge - Friday
St. Thomas Boys Academy @ The Sanctuary - Friday
Jackson & The Poolsharks and Summer Like the Season @ Whiskey in the Jar - Friday
Extra Arms @ Small's - Friday
John Salvage and James Linck @ The Painted Lady - Saturday
Vulgars, Tart, and Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor @ the Polish Sea League - Saturday
Vazum @ Bar/ter - Saturday
The Cult of Spaceskull @ Small's - Saturday
Sara Marie Barron @ Detroit Zen - Sunday
Zilched and The Bruised Reed @ The Film Lab - Sunday

These are just some of the bands that are on our list, but there are so many great bands to see throughout the weekend, so it's hard to pick just a handful! Plus, there are quite a few performers that are new to the fest this year, as well as new venues participating. So, this is a great time to check out your favorites and find something new! You can check out the full schedule of who is performing here

For a full list of everyone that is performing at this year's Hamtramck Music Fest and all of the details that you need to know, head to HamtramckMusicFest.com


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