Mardi Gras in Detroit is a glorious time.
It’s a time when revelers come out and celebrate the coming of Fat Tuesday, and in addition to this celebration, music will also play a huge role in ringing in Mardi Gras in Detroit. If you need the perfect soundtrack to go along with your Hurricane, check out these great concerts happening during Mardi Gras in the Motor City.
What would Mardi Gras be in Detroit without a little bit of rock-and-roll? If you want to do this party holiday the right way in the Motor City, you need to make the trek to Royal Oak and see Marillion, one of the most underappreciated rock bands to come out of the UK. Marillion has certainly spread their influence across the musical landscape, and on Feb. 16, it will touch all of those who enter the Royal Oak Music Theatre.
The hippie movement will be alive and well at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Feb. 28. Here, the Hippie Sabotage will take over the stage, putting everyone in attendance under a hypnotic spell by using their stealth EDM grooves to pulsate the theater and show the Motor City crowd that one of EDM’s up-and-coming EDM duos deserve to be up there with the best.
If you’re staying in Detroit for Mardi Gras, before (or after) you take in the great drinks at some of the city’s best bars, head to the Masonic Temple Theatre to take in a show put on by one of modern day hip-hop’s best artists. Tyler, The Creator will make a stop in the Motor City during the month-long Mardi Gras fiesta, and you certainly don’t want to miss out on this show. So make sure you snap up your tickets for this event.
Steve Aoki is one of, if not the best EDM DJ on the scene today, and just in time for Mardi Gras, he’ll bring his Kolony North American Tour to suburban Detroit. Joining Aoki at the Royal Oak Music Theatre will be some of hip-hop’s up-and-coming MCs featuring the one-and-only, Desiigner.