You wouldn’t think that Cinco de Mayo would be a big deal in Detroit, but it is.
This holiday is the perfect time to show off the Motor City’s revitalization, through the numerous bars and restaurants that have popped up throughout the city and its suburbs. Another way that Detroit revelers celebrate this party holiday is by attending parties and concerts, and here’s the best to choose from in the Motor City.
Many may not know this, but Detroit has a long history of being friendly to EDM music. So, with that in mind, many Detroit revelers will welcome Kygo with open arms to the Masonic temple Theatre before Cinco de Mayo. Many in Detroit and its suburbs love Kygo, and this show will, indeed, sell out.
May 2 @ 6:30 pm
The Fillmore Detroit -- 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Rock is very much in Detroit’s DNA, and this searing genre will go will with the Cinco de Mayo drinks being consumed during the holiday. To satisfy the rock side, check out the Modest Mouse show at The Fillmore on May 2, and let the head swing back-and-forth while rocking out to this awesome band.
May 6 @ 7 pm
Small’s -- 10339 Conant St., Hamtramck, MI 488212
Small’s is one of the best suburban music venues in Michigan, and it should be fitting that the Dread Kennedys will play a show there after Cinco de Mayo. The Dead Kennedys have a loyal and growing fanbase, especially in Detroit, and taking in this show should be icing on the cake to another successful Cinco de Mayo in the Motor City.
Peter Hook is keeping the spirit of new wave music alive. Hook, who was the basis of Joy Division and New Order, is back with his new band, The Light, and before Cinco de Mayo takes over the city, Hook and his band will be at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, bringing the spirit of the new wave back in force.