Detroit Festival of Books happening this weekend at Eastern Market

Books lovers from across the area will converge on Detroit’s Eastern Market this weekend for the 2nd annual Detroit Festival of Books.

Hundreds of people showed up for the used & rare books festival in its first year last year, and thousands are expected for the event on Sunday, July 15. You can find the festival inside Sheds 5 & 6 at Eastern Market.

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Free music festival aims to bring diversity to Jackson

- The front entrance to the Michigan Theatre building in downtown Jackson on July 3, 2018. Michigan Theatre will be one of three venues to host musicians during the Jackson Unity Festival July 11-15, the others being Bucky Harris Park and Horace Blackman Park. (Mitchell Kukulka | Mitchell Kukulka

JACKSON, MI – Just as the Concert of Colors returns to Detroit for its 26th year July 11-15, the same roster of world-famous musicians will be making their Jackson debut at the first-ever Jackson Unity Festival.

The inspiration to host the festival in Jackson struck Steve Tucker, executive director of the Michigan Theatre of Jackson, when he attended last year’s Concert of Colors show and saw Ismael Ahmed – the founder of the concert series – speak onstage about the festival.

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