When: Sat., April 20, 12 p.m. 2019
Returning for its third wave is the burgeoning midwest hip-hop music festival Backwoods and Bonfires. The CrowdFreak-produced day-to-night fest will take place in Southwest Detroit at a location dubbed the Farmhouse, and will offer adult bounce houses, pancakes, live muralists, and firepits. The live music lineup includes headliner Doja Cat, the L.A. rapper who went viral with 2018’s video for “Mooo!” — a trap song about being a cow. Her ascension was derailed, however, when her homophobic tweets aimed at Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt resurfaced. (She later offered an explanation and, eventually, an apology.) The event will also host sets from five DJs as well as artists Rocky Badd, B Free, and Ypsilanti native and metro Detroit’s rising queen of R&B trap, Neisha Neshae.