City Slang: Patti Smith to perform at Detroit Film Theater



On June 1, Patti Smith will perform live in the Detroit Film Theater with son, and in-demand guitar hero, Jackson Smith on guitar and daughter Jesse Smith on piano. Also joining Smith will be Detroit-based players James Simonson (bass), Joe Mazolla (guitar) and Eric Hoegemeyer (drums).

A statement says, “In conjunction with the DIA exhibition Patti Smith: Camera Solo, musician, artist and poet Patti Smith will perform a live concert in the Detroit Film Theatre

Smith will cover both her classic recordings as well as new work, and tickets will include admission to the museum and public opening of Camera Solo. Seating is by general admission, main floor and balcony. This is an all-ages show.(approximately 2 hours with intermission). Patti Smith: Camera Solo was organized by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut. In Detroit, the exhibition is supported by the City of Detroit.

Tickets are 25 on the main floor (or $22 for DIA members) and $18 on the balcony (or $15 for DIA members).

Click here to join the City Slang Turntable community!!!


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.