15 acts you won’t want to miss at Hamtramck Music Fest


On the first weekend in March, more than 150 local bands will descend upon the streets of Hamtramck, filling 21 city venues with music as part of Hamtramck Music Fest. Now in its fifth year, the festival’s lineup is as diverse as ever, touching on many sounds alive within Detroit. With so many performers and so little time, decisions must be made on whose sets to attend and what Hamtramck bars you’d like to be closing down when the night wraps up.

Luckily, Metro Times has you covered with our list of acts you won’t want to miss to help plan your weekend. We’ve kept our ears to the ground and our eyes on our news feeds, tracking many of these artists to see who is on their come-up, riding a wave of a great new release, or have been important players in the local scene for years. These 15 names (in alphabetical order) are sure to put on memorable shows that you’ll want to say you were around for.

Anthony Spak is an editorial intern at Metro Times and a recent graduate of Oakland University’s journalism program.