11 acts to look out for at Hamtramck Music Festival 2017


Hamtramck Music Festival 2017 has stuffed itself into nearly two dozen venues with 180 musical acts. In its third year, the festival, which runs from Thursday, March 2 to Sunday, March 5, has grown to become the premier locals-only music festival in metro Detroit.

The festival celebrates Detroit's varied and vibrant local scene, while also serving a cool cause. Whether you see 30 acts or one, entrance is $10 for a wristband that covers all four days. All proceeds go to Ben's Encore, a local nonprofit that provides instruments, music lessons, and scholarships to inspired young musicians and underserved school music programs.

Food trucks will be on hand, and there will be shuttles between some of the venues. For full venue and show information, see hamtramckmusicfestival.com.