All systems go for the 41st Dally in the Alley festival



If you love people, art, music, and a steady flow of beer, Dally in the Ally returns for its 41st year as Detroit’s largest annual community festival.

Tradition is the mission with the 12-hour festival, which is made possible by a team of community volunteers and a slew of local talent and artisans. To help soak up all the boozy goodness, food favorites Amicci’s, Nosh Pit, and People’s Pierogi Collective — to name a few — will be on deck. More than 30 musical acts will take the stage — now with an improved sound system — including Saajtak at 1 p.m., Girl Fight at 2:15 p.m., Kimball at 4 p.m., Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor at 5:15 p.m., Liquid Monk 6 p.m., Alexyn Wundrland at 8:15 p.m., and Mexican Knives at 9:15 p.m., among plenty of others. Here's the full schedule:

Garden Stage
11:15 p.m.: Saproling
12:15 p.m.: PICNIC
1:15 p.m.: Slob
2:15 p.m.: GIRL FIGHT
3:15 p.m.: Werewolves
4:15 p.m.: Satin Stone
5:15 p.m.: Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor
6:15 p.m.: The Bruised Reed
7:15 p.m.:Pewter Cub
8:15 p.m.: Alexyn Wundrland (aka Al Wu)
9:15 p.m.: Mexican Knives

Forest Stage
11:30 p.m.: Mac Saturn
12:30 p.m.: Allye Gaietto
1:30 p.m.: Underglass
2:30 p.m.: Laswunzout
3:30 p.m.: Thick as Thieves
4:30 p.m.: Microphone Phelps
5:30 p.m.: Tryancareagain
6:30 p.m.: The NLR Experience
7:30 p.m.: Gypsy
8:30 p.m.: Fyiah
9:30 p.m.: Telephon9

Alley Stage
1:00 p.m.: saajtak
2:00 p.m.: Mark Whalen and the Buttermilk Boys
3:00 p.m.: Pool
4:00 p.m.: Kimball
5:00 p.m.: Uncle Gael & The Politicians
6:00 p.m.: Liquid Monk
7:00 p.m.: Extra Arms
8:00 p.m.: Wing Vilma
9:00 p.m.: Mr. Drew
10:00 p.m.: WIG Detroit
Dally in the Alley takes places from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 along Detroit's Cass Corridor;; Free.

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