City Slang: Backpack Festival this weekend

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The 7th annual Backpack Festival takes place August 4-5 at the New Center Park in Detroit from midday to midnight each day.

Derrick May, techno music innovator Mad Mike of Underground Resistance, SCP founder Judy Shelton, and John Collins (UR), and it aims to raise money and collect school supplies for inner city children.

“We are very happy to be a part of this amazing tradition of helping kids,” said Derrick May. “This effort proves that Detroit’s music moves minds and hearts to do good for others.”

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The music festival began as a picnic on Belle Isle Park in Detroit, has evolved into a large festival and art exhibit that will feature DJ sets by Derrick May, Eddie Fowlkes, Juan Atkins, John Collins (UR), DJ Skurge (UR), Terrance Parker, Rick Whilhite, DJ Minx, Pirahnnahead, Wayne Williams, DJ Suergeon and many more. In addition to live performances by Galaxy 2 Galaxy (UR). Timeline (UR) and International recording artist, Michelle Weeks.

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