Mix. Mingle. Drink. Listen.

Upcoming Events

Assemble @ The Max feat. Nigel Jacob

Tuesday, April 22 @ 6:45 pm

Nigel Jacob is an urban technologist and public entrepreneur who is radically changing the way citizens engage with government. He's also our next Assemble @ The Max speaker! Join us on Aprill 22 to hear about Nigel's work at the Office of New Urban Mechanics and the lessons he has for how technology can assist in Detroit's revival. His talk will be followed by a panel discussion with relevant Detroit leaders.

Pay What You Want Ticket Option:

In a bankrupt city, price should never be a barrier to participation in discussions that impact our collective future. Thats why we're letting you pick a price that works for you. Chip in what feels right, and know that your support helps make these event possible. (All tickets are general admission, prices range from $0 - $50).

6 PM – Mix. Mingle. Eat. Drink. 
6:45 PM – Listen. Learn. Take Action.

Mix @ The Max: Rite of Spring

Wednesday, May 21 @ 7 pm

Detroit's own contemporary dance company ARTLAB J DANCE performs a modern take on Nijinsky's choreography set to Stravinsky's controversial avant-garde composition, The Rite of Spring, on the 101st anniversary of its original debut. Accompanied by the RusCa Piano Duo this evocative performance brings to life the primitive pagan rituals of spring complete with a ceremonial human sacrifice. 

Advance tickets are just $15 ($25 at the door).

Arrive early for snacks and drink specials in the atrium lobby and join us for the after-party at Great Lakes Coffee in Midtown.

6 PM - Mix. Mingle. Eat. Drink
7 PM - Listen.
9 PM - After-party @ Great Lakes

$49 per person VIP Tickets are also available, including reserved seating at tables of four patrons and a complimentary drink.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is parking available for the event?
The DSO has a parking structure located on Parsons St. between Woodward Ave. and Cass Ave.  Parking is generally available for $7, but does vary for certain premium events.   

What is the dress code?
There is no dress code for a Mix @ The Max concert. Concert attire is typically more casual than an Orchestra Hall concert. “After work” or “Casual chic” would describe the style of the evening. Jeans are welcome.  Formal attire such as tuxedos and evening gowns is not required at DSO concerts. Most people only wear formal clothing to our Gala and other special events.

How long is the concert/entire event?
The concert is usually 90 minutes to two hours long with a 15-20 minute intermission.  Occassionally a concert will run without intermission or feature multiple intermissions.  Om @ The Max typically lasts one hour.  The doors open 1 hour prior to the concert.  Post-concert bars may remain open for additional mingling or there may be an after-party at a nearby location like Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company.  

What networking opportunities will there be?
For the entire hour prior to the concert, the atrium will be filled with people mingling while having a drink or a quick snack.  So grab a cocktail and say hello to someone new! 

What is included in the VIP price vs. the normal ticket price?
The VIP ticket includes preferred table seating for the concert as well as a complimentary drink.

Should I eat dinner before?
You can choose to eat before you arrive, however there will be food available for purchase at the concert.

What food and drinks are available for purchase?
In the lobby prior to the concert, there will be a full bar, craft cocktails, and a grab and go station of some of Chef Mike’s featured favorites.

When do I applaud?
Once the performance begins, you'll notice in your program book that many musical works have multiple movements or sections. While a short pause often follows each movement, it is customary to refrain from applauding during these pauses. After the final movement of a work, the conductor or performer will give a clear sign that the piece has concluded. If all else fails, you can always wait for the rest of the audience to begin clapping.  When you do applaud, do so enthusiastically and let the performers know that Detroit audiences are the best!

What are the upcoming concerts?
Mix @ The Max is a monthly event and the upcoming concerts are listed on this page.  Tickets can be also be purchased using the DSO to Go mobile app.