Danny Brown, Protomartyr headline weekend long House of Vans Detroit Pop-Up next month


Danny Brown performing at the Majestic Theatre, 2018. - DOUG COOMBE
  • Doug Coombe
  • Danny Brown performing at the Majestic Theatre, 2018.

Detroit will be getting a post-holiday visitor next month with "Off the Wall" skate brand, Vans.

Details of the House of Vans Pop-Up Detroit were announced Wednesday and so far it is on pace to be the biggest iteration of the event including those in Montreal, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Paris.

The free four-day multi-tiered event will arrive on Thursday, Jan. 24 and will run through Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Jefferson School in Midtown. The school will be transformed to host a weekend of local art, workshops, live music, vendors, and, of course, a skate park in the school's gymnasium with open skate sessions throughout the weekend.

Danny Brown, Protomartyr, Joyce Manor are among the event's headliners. Performers Amber Mark, Thundercat, and Kelsey Lu are also on the bill. As part of the musical portion of the pop-up, Vans will also introduce its SESSIONS series which gives other local musicians the opportunity to perform throughout the event. Ann Arbor-based indie label Ghostly International will also be on site celebrating its 20th anniversary and has enlisted Matthew Dear to lead a modular synth workshop for the occasion.

In addition to a sprawling marketplace featuring a record fair and screen printing, visitors can peruse local vendors like Third Man Records, SMPFLD, Grey Area, and eyewear from Genusee. A hands-on zine workshop will be hosted by Juxtapoz Magazine and a slew of Detroit-based artists including Niagra, Jay Howell, Greg Hunt, and Ellen Rutt will offer interactive installations, retrospectives, and workshops.

For a full schedule, list of participating artists and vendors, visit Houseofvans.com.

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