Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Win Tickets to See Melvins & Boris at St. Andrew's Hall

Who: Melvins & Boris

What: Performing at St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday September 13th, 2023.

Tickets are $35 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Melvins.

The winner will be drawn on September 12th, 2023.


~S


Win Tickets to See The Breeders at The Fillmore

Who: The Breeders

What: Performing at The Fillmore Detroit on Saturday, September 9th, 2023.

Tickets are $37-$75 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Breeders.

The winner will be drawn on September 8th, 2023.


~S


Win Tickets to See The Nude Party at The Shelter

Who: The Nude Party

What: Performing at The Shelter on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023.

Tickets are $18 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Nude.

The winner will be drawn on September 1st, 2023.


~S

Friday, August 25, 2023

Get Ready to Turn Up the Heat at Haute to Death with Tammy Lakkis!

 

For those who are already feeling the end-of-summer blues, we've got news that's sure to light up your calendar. Prepare to keep the temperature soaring because Tammy Lakkis is set to take the stage as the featured guest at this month's electrifying Haute to Death event on Saturday, August 26th at Marble Bar in Detroit!

But that's not all – the August edition of Haute to Death carries an extra special flair. It's the welcoming of Virgo Season, and both Tammy and Ash, the event's talents, share this astrological distinction. If you too fall under the Virgo sign, consider this your official invitation to the celebration. Bring your best birthday glow, your favorite highlighter, and your warmest wishes to share on the dance floor.

When it comes to musical genres, Haute to Death has got everyone covered. From the infectious rhythms of Post Punk to the nostalgic vibes of New Wave and the pulsating energy of Italo and Electro, there's no shortage of auditory pleasures. And if you're a fan of the infectious beats of Diva House or the timeless allure of Regular House, you won't be disappointed. The best part? The eclectic mix means there's a little something for everyone, no matter what kind of groove gets your feet tapping.

Tickets are available now and can be snagged for as little as $5. This means you can indulge in a night of unbridled revelry without breaking the bank – a rare and wonderful treat.

Don't let the summer slip away just yet – extend the season's warmth and energy on the dancefloor of Haute to Death!


~S

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

New Sponsor Alert: Rev Up Your Support for Lopez Tires!

We've got some exciting news to share with you all. Say hello to our awesome new sponsor, Lopez Tires! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

For over 30 years, Lopez Tires has been a cornerstone of Southwest Detroit, serving the community with top-notch tire, rim, exhaust services, and more. What makes them stand out? They're not just a business; they're a family-owned gem with multiple generations working their magic under one roof.

Are your tires looking a little weary? Thinking about upgrading your rims for that slick new look? Or perhaps your car could use a bit of an exhaust makeover? Well, look no further! By choosing Lopez Tires, you're not only getting quality services but also supporting a local, homegrown business that's been keeping our wheels turning smoothly.

Located at 6677 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209, Lopez Tires is ready to give your vehicle the TLC it deserves. Give them a ring at (313) 849-1845 and experience their expertise firsthand.

And guess what? The awesomeness doesn't stop there. Lopez Tires isn't just about tires and rims – they're also the proud owners of one of our favorite tequilas, Tequila Cabresto! 🍹πŸ₯‚ So, if you're in the mood for some quality spirits, they've got you covered! Check out where you can find Cabresto near you by visiting tequilacabresto.com/find-us/.

Let's show our support for Lopez Tires by giving them a warm welcome into our community of local businesses. From tires to tequila, they've got us covered. Let's keep our city's engines running strong and our glasses raised high!

Remember, supporting local never goes out of style. 


~S

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: August 18-20

We already told you about The Ferndale Flea Market! Here are some other fun things happening this weekend. 


Saturday, August 19th - SW Fest @ The Senate Theater: SW Fest returns to the Senate Theater this Saturday to celebrate art, music, food and everything that makes Southwest Detroit great. The event starts at 2 p.m. and there will be music across three stages throughout the day. Check out the full lineup here. There will be 45 performers and over 100 vendors. Admission is free! 


Saturday, August 19th - Sorted! Dance Party @ Bowlero: If you sort of hate the Dream Cruise, but you also sort of feel like you're missing out if you don't go, we have the event for you! Head to Bowlero this Saturday night for Sorted!, a '60s dance party! DJ Mike Trombley and DJ ALR!GHT will be spinning your favorite tunes from the 60's all night, from R&B to garage to psych. Plus, for this special Dream Cruise edition, they are encouraging scooter owners to come through and park out front. Cover is free, 18+ are welcome, and the fun starts at 9 p.m.


Saturday, August 19th - Eck! Release Party @ Outer Limits Lounge: Eck! has a new album out! This Saturday night they will be celebrating the release at Outer Limits along with their friends New Twenty Saints and Dirty Copper. Give the new album Flatland a listen here


Sunday, August 20th - Sunday Swell @ Mutiny Bar: Escape the Sunday Scaries this weekend at Mutiny Bar! Every Sunday, Mutiny has guest DJs come spin their favorite records for Sunday Swell. This week, the DJs include Robby D. and Angela W. from Coup D'Γ©tat. There will also be food available from Chutney Cat. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 10. 


~C


Friday, August 18, 2023

Win Tickets to See Kari Faux at The Shelter


What: Performing Live at The Shelter on Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

Tickets are $20 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Kari


~C

Win Tickets to See Hockey Dad at The Shelter


What: Performing Live at The Shelter on Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

Tickets are $20 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Dad


~C

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Unearth Hidden Treasures at The Ferndale Flea Market at Vogue Vintage


Hey there, vintage aficionados and treasure hunters of Detroit! We've got some exciting news to share that's bound to make your weekend even more thrilling. This Saturday, August 19th, 2023, Vogue Vintage is hosting the final Ferndale Flea Market of the summer, and trust us, you won't want to miss out on this incredible event.

Nestled at 2141 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, The Ferndale Flea Market promises an unforgettable experience from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picture this: a picturesque vintage haven where you can lose yourself amidst a curated selection of vintage dealers displaying their finest finds. It's the perfect opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane and uncover hidden gems that have been waiting for just the right moment to be discovered.

Imagine the thrill of exploring a treasure trove filled with pieces from different eras, each with a unique story to tell. From classic fashion pieces that channel the glamour of bygone decades to rare collectibles that spark conversations, there's something for everyone at this one-of-a-kind market.

But that's not all – while you're busy hunting for your next favorite find, don't forget to treat yourself to a scoop (or two!) of ice cream. That's right, there's an ice cream truck on-site to keep you refreshed and energized as you navigate through the wonders of the flea market.

And here's the best part: by attending The Ferndale Flea Market, you're not just immersing yourself in a world of vintage treasures, you're also supporting local vintage dealers and artisans. Your purchases help these passionate individuals continue their mission of preserving history and sharing their love for all things vintage.

So, whether you're a seasoned collector, a vintage fashion enthusiast, or just someone who loves to explore unique pieces from the past, mark your calendar for August 19th and head over to Vogue Vintage. The Ferndale Flea Market is your gateway to a world of forgotten stories, hidden gems, and endless possibilities. Get ready to make some amazing discoveries!


~S

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Win Tickets to See the SOLD OUT Billy Talent Show at The Loving Touch

Who: Billy Talent

What: Playing a SOLD-OUT show at The Loving Touch Tuesday, September 26th, 2023. 

Tickets are GONE so this is your last chance to get in to see the show!

ENTER NOW!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Billy.

The winner will be drawn on September 25th, 2023.


~S



Win Tickets to Landon Conrath at The Shelter


What: Performing Live at The Shelter on Sunday, August 20th, 2023

Tickets are $16 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Landon.


~C

Monday, August 14, 2023

Win Tickets to Gimme Gimme Disco @ St. Andrew's Hall


Tickets are $15 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #disco.

This event is for those age 18+. 


~C

Aratham Gourmet To Go: Elevating Healthy Dining for Detroit's On-the-Go Lifestyle

 

When it comes to satisfying our taste buds, supporting our well-being, and accommodating our fast-paced routines, Aratham Gourmet To Go has emerged as one of our favorite places to eat. With a diverse menu catering to both health-conscious and vegan palates, Aratham Gourmet To Go is our go-to for fantastic food on the move.

Aratham's commitment to using locally-sourced, fresh ingredients ensures that every dish bursts with flavor and nutritional goodness. And for those of us with a penchant for comfort food, Aratham's Mac & Cheese is an irresistible treat.

But what truly sets Aratham Gourmet To Go apart is its understanding of our modern, fast-paced lives. For those days when the thought of cooking is a distant dream or time is scarce, Aratham's offerings come to the rescue. Aratham Gourmet To Go offers a solution that's both wholesome and convenient, catering to your taste and schedule.

With four conveniently located outlets – Troy, Detroit, Orchard Lake, and Westland – Aratham Gourmet To Go ensures that a satisfying meal is never out of reach. And for times when you'd rather stay in, their user-friendly online ordering system brings the gourmet experience to your doorstep, complete with free home delivery.

Rediscover the joy of food that nourishes your body and delights your taste buds, all while seamlessly fitting into your busy schedule. Your taste buds will be delighted, and your routine will thank you.


~S

Friday, August 11, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: August 11 - 13

We already told you about Showdown in Chuckletown! Here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 


Friday, August 11th - Red Bull Unlocked Detroit @ The Russell Industrial Center: We all know by now that when Red Bull comes to town, they do some cool shit. Well this Friday night, Red Bull is doing something out of the ordinary that we are sure will be a blast. It's called Red Bull Unlocked Detroit and it's bringing together some of Detroit's best nightlife to one spot. First, the team behind the event will be creating make shift versions of some of your favorite bars, like Deluxx Fluxx, Apartment Disco, Second Best, and The Old Miami inside The Russell. Then, there will be DJ sets from Haute to Death, The Knocks, Andre Power, Sky Jetta, Chase B & HouseParty, and more. There will also be a barber shop, tattoos, and even Leo's Coney Island will be there. Tickets are just $15 and can be purchased in advance here. The fun starts at 8 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.


Friday, August 11th - Sounds Like Detroit @ New Center Park: This Friday night, WDET will bring together the top 5 musicians from Detroit's Tiny Desk Contest for a concert at New Center Park. The lineup includes winner Jahz along with runners up Carmel Liburdi, KingFisher, Pregnant Teenage Hospital, and Cesar Aquino. Over 110 musicians entered this contest, so if these are the top 5, you know they must be good! Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 7 p.m. Get your tickets here


Saturday, August 12th - Vazum @ Bowlero: Vazum plays the Lounge at  Bowlero this Saturday night along with PPalm Ghosts from Nashville. Cover is free and the music starts at 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Give Vazum's latest album V a listen here.


Saturday, August 12th - Boston Edison Attic Sale: Over 36 blocks of some of the most beautiful homes in Detroit will participate in the Annual Boston Edison Attic Sale this Saturday! Attic Sale is basically just a fancy term for garage sale or yard sale, but it is Boston Edison afterall, so it is fancier! The sale will take place from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and admission is free. Get directions and more details here


Saturday, August 12th - No Scrubs @ New Way Bar: Time travel to the 90s this Saturday night at New Way for No Scrubs! DJ Steven Robert (Tour Detroit) will be spinning all of your favorite 90's Hip Hop and R&B. Cover is free.


~C

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Win Tickets to See The Warning: Error Tour at St. Andrew's Hall


Who: The Warning: Error Tour 2023 

What: Performing at St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday, August 11th, 2023.

Tickets are $26 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Warning.


~S

Discover an Intimate Coming of Age Story at Planet Ant Theatre! (Ticket Giveaway)

Are you a fan of local theater and crave a captivating performance that touches your heart? Look no further! Planet Ant Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of 'round midnight // i got it bad (and that ain't good), a spellbinding production written by and starring the talented Will Street, known for his outstanding work at Detroit Repertory Theatre. This must-see show is being directed by Planet Ant's very own executive director, Darren Shelton.

Set in the original Black Box Theater at Planet Ant, the show follows 22-year-old Elijah Eddleman as he navigates the bittersweet terrain of past romantic encounters while facing the fresh wounds of a recent breakup. This is the first show to take place in the black box theatre since before the pandemic so it is a big deal!

πŸ“… Performance Schedule:

August 11 - 26

Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Sundays at 2 p.m.

Thursday, 8/24, at 8 p.m.

Preview performance on Thursday, 8/10, at 8 p.m.

Location: Planet Ant Black Box (2357 Caniff St., Hamtramck)

Price: $22 online | $25 at the door

Experience the raw emotions, timeless truths, and the power of love in this beautifully crafted coming-of-age tale. With outstanding performances from Will Street and the talented Logan Monson, 'round midnight // i got it bad (and that ain't good) promises an unforgettable evening that speaks to the heart of every theater enthusiast.

Do you want to go but are not able to come up with the cash to do so? Thats okay! We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway to three lucky theatre lovers.  If you win you will get a ticket code and be able to attend which performance you want to see at Planet Ant this weekend! To enter please email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject #theatreindetroit. We will email 3 lucky people back this upcoming Thursday and they will be able to see the show with a friend for FREE!

To learn more about Planet Ant and this show visit the website here.


~S

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Win Tickets to The Taylor Swift Party at The Fillmore


Who: THE TAYLOR PARTY: TAYLOR SWIFT NIGHT - (18+ Welcome)

What: Coming to The Fillmore on Friday, August 11th, 2023.

Tickets are $20-$30 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #TAYLOR.


~S

Theatre Bizarre Orchestra to Perform Free Concert at Ferndale Library

The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra will be performing a free concert at the Ferndale Library on Tuesday, August 22nd at 6:30 p.m. This is the third and final installment of the library's annual Summer Concert Series. The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra is a versatile and eclectic jazz ensemble that has served as the "house band" for the world-famous Theatre Bizarre attraction. However, Theatre Bizarre will be taking the year off for the 2023 season, making this upcoming library appearance by their “Orchestra” much more exclusive.

The concert will be held in the library's program room and is open to all ages. No registration is required. The Theatre Bizarre Orchestra is sure to put on a great show, so be sure to mark your calendars!

Here are some more details about the concert:

  • Date: Tuesday, August 22nd
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Ferndale Library Program Room
  • Admission: Free
  • All ages
  • No registration is required

~S

Win Tickets to See Extreme with special guest Living Colour

Who: Extreme with special guest Living Colour

What: Performing at The Fillmore Detroit on Monday, August 11th, 2023.

Tickets are $45-$75 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Extreme.


~S

Monday, August 7, 2023

Win Tickets to EMO NIGHT at St. Andrew's Hall

 

What: Coming to St. Andrew's Hall on Friday, August 11th, 2023.

Tickets are $15-$20 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #EMO.


~S

Win Tickets to See The Dandy Warhols wsg Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

Who: The Dandy Warhols wsg Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor

What: Playing St..Andrew's Hall on August 10th, 2023. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Dandy. 


~S

Showdown in Chuckletown: A Punk Rock, Comedy, and Wrestling Extravaganza

 

Are you ready for an electrifying night of punk music, wrestling, and comedy? Brace yourself for the ultimate Showdown in Chuckletown, an event that will blow your mind and rock your world like never before!

Picture this - three of Detroit's most savage bands, Hayley & the Crushers, BURN mARALAGO, and SUCC, stepping into the ring to pummel your eardrums and unleash a torrent of rock & roll madness! These musicians are ready to give you a piledriver of raw energy that'll leave you breathless!

And that's not all, folks! After the epic band battle, get ready for the main event, a matchup made in the fiery depths of hell! They've got "The Important One" from BURN mARALAGO taking on the daring duo of Sleazy & Psycho from Hot Talent Buffet! It's gonna be a no-holds-barred, no-DQ showdown that'll make your head spin! 

This spectacular punk rock, comedy, and pro wrestling extravaganza, aptly named "Showdown In Chuckletown," is set to ignite the stage at the Tangent Gallery on August 13th. It's a night you won't want to miss!

So, mark your calendars, tell your friends, and grab your tickets before they're gone! You don't want to be the one hearing about all the epic fun afterward. 


~S

Friday, August 4, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: August 4-6

We already told you about Royal Oak Pride Fest! Here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 

Friday, August 4th - Life Long Garbage Album Release @ Small's: There are some amazing female fronted acts in Detroit and there's a new album coming out that features a whole bunch of them! Life Long Garbage is a Detroit Femal Fronted Punk Compilation Album that features bands like Rough Patch, The Lowcocks, Girl Fight, Carmel Liburdi, and more. The album features 15 bands total and you can give it a listen here. This Friday night, many of the bands included on the album will be performing at the release show at Small's, check out the full lineup here. All ages are welcome and doors open at 7 p.m.


Friday, August 4th - The Muggs @ Outer Limits Lounge: The Muggs take over Outer Limits Lounge this Friday night! This is the band's first show in almost a year, so don't miss it! They will be joined be Sugar Tradition and Clear Fields. Cover is $12 and 18+ are welcome. Doors open at 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 5th - Night of the Living Dead @ Senate Theatre: Get spooky at The Senate Theater this Saturday night! The theater will be showing Night of the Living Dead outdoors in the Senate Coney Lot. The screening is free to attend. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk. Don't forget to bring your own chair! 



Saturday, August 5th - Thirst Wave & Industrial Is Not Dead @ Small's: Dance your troubles away this Saturday night at Small's for Thirst Wave/Industrial Is Not Dead! Resident DJs Aaron Hingst, Jon Noble and Pinknoise spin New Wave + Retro Alternative, Post-Punk, Dark 80's + 90's, Goth, and Dark Wave all night. The party goes from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. and 18+ are welcome. Cover is $5 for 21+ and $10 for 18-20.


Saturday, August 5th & Sunday, August 6th - Belle Isle Art Fair: The Belle Isle Art Fair returns to the island this Saturday and Sunday. This juried art fair will feature over 100 local artists, as well as food trucks, and other fun activities. The fair takes place near the James Scott Memorial Fountain and is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. Get a sneak peek of art that will be at the fair here


~C



Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Discover Royal Oak's Hidden Gem: Cacao Tree - One of Our Favorite Vegan Restaurants in Metro Detroit

Photos from Cacao Tree's Social Media

If you're on the hunt for a hidden gem that combines mouthwatering vegan delights with a unique and healthy twist, look no further than Cacao Tree in Royal Oak! This OG spot has been serving up delectable vegan goodness for quite some time, yet it remains a well-kept secret for many. 

So, what sets Cacao Tree apart from the rest? Well, first things first, it's all vegan! Yep, you heard that right – every item on their menu is 100% plant-based. Whether you're a die-hard vegan or just curious about exploring plant-based options, this spot has something for everyone.

What's truly special about Cacao Tree is its knack for creating great nut meats and cheeses. Trust us, you won't even miss the meat or dairy because their nut-based alternatives are incredibly satisfying and bursting with flavor. Prepare to be amazed at how they turn simple ingredients into culinary masterpieces that leave your taste buds dancing with joy!

Cacao Tree is tucked away next to the train tracks, across from Noir Leather in Downtown Royal Oak. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that feels like home. The friendly staff will gladly guide you through their menu and help you find the perfect vegan treat to satisfy your cravings.

Make sure to plan your visit accordingly, as Cacao Tree operates on specific hours to keep you fueled throughout the week:

Monday to Friday: 9 AM - 7 PM

Saturday: 8 AM - 3 PM

Sunday: Closed

We highly recommend paying a visit to Cacao Tree sooner rather than later. Trust us; you won't regret it! Their culinary creativity, dedication to all things vegan, and commitment to delivering outstanding flavors make them a must-try spot in metro Detroit.


~S

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Detroit's Next Big Shot: Unleash Your Talent and Shine!


 

Are you an aspiring artist, performer, or entertainer looking to make your mark on the vibrant city of Detroit? Do you dream of standing in the spotlight, captivating audiences, and claiming the title of "Detroit's Big Shot"? Well, your moment has arrived! This fall, Detroit's Big Shot embarks on an exhilarating journey to discover the city's next breakthrough talent. From musicians to magicians, dancers to comics, all are welcome to showcase their skills in front of our esteemed panel of local celebrity judges. Get ready to leave a lasting impression, hosted by none other than the hilarious comedian Tam White!

Detroit's Next Big Shot is not just another talent show; it's an opportunity to make your dreams come true. With multiple rounds of competition, each step brings you closer to greatness. The event takes place at the renowned Planet Ant's Ant Hall, located at 2320 Caniff St. in Hamtramck. 

As if the chance to become Detroit's next sensation wasn't enticing enough, they have an array of fantastic prizes that will take your career to new heights.

Take a look at what awaits the winners:

  • AED Logo: Two hours of consulting with an audio engineer or two hours of studio recording time.
  • Batch Brewing: A limited-edition beer from Batch Brewing Company named in your honor.
  • Boswell Studios: Headshots from Boswell Studio.
  • Brain Candy: A performance slot at the monthly Brain Candy showcase at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn.
  • Catalyst Media Factory: Two hours of public relations consulting.
  • Detroit History Club: A performance opportunity at the Detroit History Club's event, plus a Detroit History Club prize pack featuring a $150 gift certificate, a t-shirt, a hoodie, and a tote bag.
  • Detroit Repertory Theatre: Gold Membership Subscription to the Detroit Repertory Theatre.
  • Detroit Writing Room: 2 hours of writing consulting for bios, electronic press kits, website copy, liner notes, etc.
  • One Night Stans Logo: Promotional video for the winner shown before comedy shows at One Night Stan's comedy club.
  • Planet Ant: A performance opportunity on the Ant Hall stage and one free class in the Planet Ant Training Center.
  • Signal Return: 100 (10 in x 12 in) two-color, text-based, letterpress printed posters from Signal Return.
  • Valentine Distilling: A limited edition cocktail named in your honor at Valentine Distilling Company in Ferndale.
  • Community Marketing Revolution: "How to Host Virtual Events" Masterclass from Community Marketing Revolution.

Your extraordinary talent will be judged by some of Detroit's most influential and respected figures in the arts and entertainment industry. 

Their expertise and insight will undoubtedly help shape the next big star. 

Here are the esteemed judges for 2023:

  • Bill Bushart - Comedian/Promoter
  • Piper Carter - Founder, We Found Hip Hop
  • Ann Delisi - Host of Ann Delisi's Essential Music, 101.9 WDET
  • Anne Duke - Partner, Sam Rose Entertainment
  • Ederique Goudia - Founder, In The Business of Food
  • Lyndsay Green - Dining and Restaurant Critic, The Detroit Free Press
  • Mike Green - Co-Owner, One Night Stan's Comedy Club
  • Keith Fields - Owner, The Magic Soiree
  • Daniel Jackson - President, Board of Directors, Planet Ant
  • Robin Kinnie - President, Audio Engineers of Detroit
  • Mark Kurlyandchik - Founder, Curly Handshake Media
  • Nina Payne - Founder & CEO, Foundation Management, LLC
  • Brandy Joe Plambeck - Co-Founder, The Ringwald Theatre
  • Sadie Quagliotto - Co-Owner, Hip in Detroit
  • Mike Ransom - Owner / Operator, Ima Noodles
  • Rochelle Riley - Director of Arts and Culture, City of Detroit
  • Greg Russell - Celebrity Interviewer / Movie Reviewer, Movie Show Plus
  • Rebecca Salminen-Witt - Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Detroit Historical Society
  • Becky Scarcello - Cultural Curator
  • Dave Serio - Curator of Education & Curator of the Arab Film Festival, The Arab American National Museum
  • Satori Shakoor - Artistic Director, The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
  • Bailey Sisoy-Moore - Executive Director / Tour Guide, Detroit History Tours
  • Stephanie Steinberg - Founder and CEO, The Detroit Writing Room
  • Adriel Thornton - Executive Director, MoGo
  • Jaime Wilkins - Production Manager and Music Director, Arts, Beats & Eats and Winter Blast (Jon Witz & Associates)

The search for Detroit's Next Big Shot is about to kick off, and we want you to be part of it! Whether you're a seasoned performer or a rising star, this is your chance to shine and make your mark on the city's vibrant entertainment scene. With a diverse panel of celebrity judges and an impressive lineup of prizes, the opportunities are endless. So don't miss out on this incredible chance to showcase your talent, meet industry professionals, and take your career to new heights.

Click here to apply, it's FREE!


~S

Win Tickets to The Taylor Party at GLC Live at 20 Monroe


What: At GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids on Friday, August 4th, 2023. 

Tickets are $20 - $45 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Taylor


~C

Win Tickets to See Hail The Sun at The Shelter

Who: Hail The Sun - The Divine Inner Tension Tour

What: Live at The Shelter on Friday, August 4th, 2023

Tickets are $25 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to hipindetroit@gmail.com with the subject line #Hail


~C