Music » Music News

Saturday's Kindred Music & Culture Festival postponed due to rain


Leah Hill shows off Roosevelt Park, the home of the inaugural Kindred Music & Culture Festival. - WILLIE MAC JR
  • Willie Mac Jr
  • Leah Hill shows off Roosevelt Park, the home of the inaugural Kindred Music & Culture Festival.

You can plan a killer music festival, but you can't predict the weather.

Saturday was supposed to mark the arrival of Detroit's inaugural Kindred Music & Culture Festival — a day of outdoor music and fun featuring performances by emerging Motor City artists like Payroll Giovanni, Bevlove, Willie Mac Jr., and more. However, on Tuesday night festival organizers decided to postpone the festival for a later date, due to this weekend's expected thunderstorms.

"The safety of attendants, artists, and staff is our main priority, as well assuring the proper execution of the festival," the organizers wrote in a post shared to the festival's Instagram page.

The rescheduled date is from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. The festival will still be held at Roosevelt Park near Michigan Central Station, and the lineup remains the same. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new date.

You can read our interview with festival organizer Leah Hill here.

Get our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.

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 [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.