July 5, 2017 -[DETROIT] -The Dequindre Cut will be filled with the sounds of some of Metro Detroit’s most talented entertainers this summer and fall as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy kicks off its Campbell Terrace Performance Series with regularly scheduled programming beginning Friday, July 7.

The Campbell Terrace is a small-scale outdoor performance venue that features a covered stage, tiered concrete walls for seating and lush landscaping.  It is located at the base of the Lafayette Street ramp to the Dequindre Cut between Orleans and St. Aubin Streets.  The Terrace was commissioned by a $1 million gift from the McGregor Fund to honor the legacy of David Campbell, its former president who passed away in 2014.  Campbell was also a founding member of the Conservancy’s board, as well as an avid supporter of arts and culture.

This past spring, the Conservancy reached out to local individuals and organizations interested in performing at the Campbell Terrace.  Eight artists out of nearly 90 applicants were selected to be a part of the inaugural season of the performance series.  The first group to perform was the Matrix Theater Company in early June.

Numerous music genres will be represented this season, including indie rock, rhythm and blues, big band jazz, hip hop and steel pan.  Musicians aren’t the only performers who will have a turn on the Campbell Terrace stage.  A break dance performance is scheduled in September.  Performance times are still being finalized and will be posted on the Conservancy’s website at www.detroitriverfront.org.  The acts scheduled to perform include:

  • July 7                                       Painted Plateaus (Indie Rock)
  • July 14                                     Dominick Shelton (R&B)
  • July 27                                     Detroit Pleasure Society (Big Band Jazz)
  • August 12                                Nique Love Rhodes (Hip Hop/Jazz)
  • August 26                                Deon Yates (Jazz/ R&B)
  • September 10                         Caribbean Pans of Joy (Steel Pan)
  • September 24                         Motor City Street Dance (Break Dance)

“The Campbell Terrace is a beautiful venue that was designed to be a platform for performers throughout the community,” said Mark Wallace, president and CEO of Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “We built the space, and we’re thrilled that the community is bringing the show.”

The Dequindre Cut is an almost two-mile paved pedestrian greenway that stretches from Atwater Street at the Detroit Riverfront to Mack Avenue in Eastern Market.  It serves as a lynchpin of the Link Detroit greenway project, which features 20 miles of connected urban pathways extending from the Detroit Riverfront to Eastern Market, and links to the cultural institutions of Midtown and beyond to Hamtramck via walking and biking paths.