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Salsa Dance PartySalsa Dance Party

Saturday, July 29 at 9 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with Award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, a live music set from Los Gatos, plus food and drink specials!
Salsa Dance Lesson – 9pm
Live DJ + Live Music – 10pm - 1am


Om @ The MaxOm @ The Max

Saturday, August 19 at 10:30 AM

Practice yoga to live music. Namaste.
Naomi Gold (Detroit Yoga Lab owner and certified instructor) leads a group yoga session accompanied by live music featuring Al Ayoub—a first-call guitarist for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Open to all skill levels.


Unpaved Road coverThe Kris Johnson Group With Lulu Fall

Monday, August 21 at 7:30 PM

Award-winning trumpeter Kris Johnson and singer-songwriter Lulu Fall make their long-awaited return to Detroit to celebrate the release of their new project, "The Unpaved Road". Spearheading social stigma and stereotypes combined with unique textures of sound fused with jazz, classical, hip-hop, and neo-soul elements, The Kris Johnson Group and Lulu Fall join forces for an evening of vibrant music.


Ben SolleeMix @The Max Feat. Ben Sollee

Wednesday, August 30 at 7 PM

Known for his thrilling cello playing that incorporates innovative techniques to create a distinctive mix of folk, pop and bluegrass, Ben Sollee possesses rough, smooth, smoky vocal stylings and a knack for intricate arrangements. Sollee presents a unique evening of raw live music like you’ve never experienced.


Strange Beautiful MusicStrange Beautiful Music 10 Feat. New Music Detroit

Saturday, September 23

New Music Detroit brings their 10th annual marathon music festival to The Cube! The avant-garde production features experimental and far-reaching sounds ranging from contemporary chamber music and European folk to experimental electronics and noise improvisation.

Tickets available soon.

Past Events

Red BaraatThe DSO and WDET Present: Red Baraat

Monday, September 12 at 7 PM

Famously dubbed "The best party band in years" by NPR, Red Baraat is a pioneering eight-piece band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound: a merging of hard driving North Indian Bhangra with elements of go-go, rock and jazz—fueled by 3 master rhythm makers, the muscle of horns, a raucous guitar and a booming sousaphone.
6 PM – Mix. Mingle. Eat. Drink. Shop.
7 PM – Listen. Dance.

Strange Beautiful MusicStrange Beautiful Music IX

Saturday, September 17 at 2 PM
Wasserman Projects Gallery, Eastern Market – 3434 Russell St., Detroit

New Music Detroit brings their 9th annual marathon music festival, Strange Beautiful Music to Wasserman Projects Gallery – a unique warehouse-style arts space in Eastern Market! The avant-garde production features experimental and far-reaching sounds ranging from contemporary chamber music and European folk to experimental electronics and noise improvisation.

Marcus Elliott"The Hang"
feat. The Marcus Elliott Quartet

• Friday, October 7 at 10 PM
• Friday, April 7 at 10 PM

Saxophonist/composer/educator Marcus Elliot is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Elliot will be joined by pianist Michael Malis, bassist Ben Rolston, and drummer Steven Boegehold.

Om @ The MaxOm @ The Max

• Monday, October 17 at 6:30 PM
• Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 PM
• Sunday, January 29 at 10:30 AM
• Sunday, March 5 at 10:30 AM (Variation: Rebecca Ruth from Detroit Yoga Lab held a slow yin-style group yoga session open to all skill levels)
• Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 PM (Variation: accompanied by live music from Detroit Techno DJ Kyle Hall and keyboardist Jonathan Dixon)
Saturday, May 20 at 10:30 AM (Variation: Family-friendly group session)
• Saturday, June 3 at 10:30 AM

Practice yoga to live chamber music. Namaste. Certified yoga instructor and DSO Librarian Ethan Allen leads a group yoga session open to all skill levels—accompanied with chamber music performed live by members of the DSO.

Salsa dance partySalsa Dance Party
Feat. Civic Jazz Orchestra

Friday, October 28 at 8 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with Award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra’s live music set, plus food and drinks specials! Salsa dance lesson - 8pm ; Live DJ + Live Music – 9 -11pm

Storm LargeStormy Love: Songs of Seduction and Obsession
Feat. Storm Large & Le Bonheur

Wednesday, November 30 at 7 PM

Storm Large may appear to be a six foot tattooed Vargas pin up girl, but with a voice that goes from a velvety purr to a mighty Valkyrie in a single phrase, Ms. Large is a vocalist whose iconoclastic talent defies the laws of nature. She returns with her fearless 4-piece band Le Bonheur to deliver American songbook classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock goddess anthems.

Sean Dobbins"THE HANG" FEAT.
Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet

Thursday, December 1 at 10 PM

Looking for a place to hang after the Dianne Reeves concert? Join us for the "The Hang"—a post-concert late night jam session in The Cube featuring live music, plus drink and food specials.

Southeastern Michigan jazz drummer Sean Dobbins has been the most active sideman on the local scene during the first decade of the new millennium for good reason. A facile, limber, inventive, and playful musician who adds extreme value to any band, his happy persona and zest for life easily translate into every performance.

Sonny Knight and the Lakers44th Annual Noel Night
Sonny Knight and the Lakers

Saturday, December 3 at 7 PM

Presented by the DSO and Midtown Detroit Inc., Minneapolis based retro-soul band Sonny Knight and the Lakers will treat event attendees to back-to-back performances (7:00 & 8:15pm) featuring original music plus holiday favorites. Sonny Knight and the Lakers exist in the afterglow that soul luminaries like James Brown created with his raucous, kinetic, and supreme live performances. Released in mid-2015, Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live, from the eponymous group, is a loving return to the height of live Rhythm and Blues, with Knight and his band perfectly capturing the uproarious vibe and rebellious musicianship of an era long gone.

Karriem RigginsKarriem Riggins' Blend

Tuesday, December 27 at 9 PM

BLEND is a brand-new DJ experience presented by acclaimed hip-hop producer/drummer DJ Karriem Riggins spinning some of his favorite music. He calls it a kaleidoscope of music – soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, rock, and more! It's a blend that keeps the head nodding and the people dancing.

MozartIn Search of Mozart

Monday, January 23 at 6:30 PM & Friday, January 27 at 1 PM

@ THE MAX – Film Screening:

"Outstanding...a must-see film," hails the Chicago Sun Times. In Search of Mozart traces the composer’s life through his music and extensive correspondence. The music takes center stage with over 80 works featured, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences.

General Admission: $7

Aoife O'DonovanAoife O'Donovan

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 PM

"Aoife O'Donovan's singing is almost too gorgeous for its own good," exclaims the Washington Post.

For a decade, O’Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on "The Goat Rodeo Sessions," the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile. She has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas. Now, O'Donovan returns for an unforgettable evening of genre-bending music!

ChargauxMix @ The Max feat: CHARGAUX

Thursday, February 16 at 7 PM

Brooklyn based string duo, Chargaux blends the acoustic elements of violin and viola with modern sounds and beats. Utilizing elements of visual art and creative fashion, they truly are a singular entity. The Chargaux sound has been featured on several major works including two Grammy-nominated projects – Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid m.a.a.d City and J Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive – and the DIVERGENT film.

This performance will also feature Haleem “Stringz” Rasul and the Hardcore Detroit break-dance collective.

Anthony Stanco"The Hang"
Feat. The Anthony Stanco Quintet

Saturday, April 22 at 9:30 PM

Join us after the Symphonic Jazz with the DSO and Michel Camilo concert for “The Hang”—a post-concert late night jam session in The Cube featuring live music by The Anthony Stanco Quintet. Trumpeter, composer and educator, Anthony Stanco is a rising talent in today’s music scene. Anthony’s brilliant trumpet style is exciting and demonstrates his understanding of the jazz tradition.

Freedom Winds Woodwind QuintetFreedom Winds Woodwind Quintet

Monday, April 24 at 7 PM

Composed of six virtuoso Airman Musicians, Freedom Winds will take you on a tour of some of the most beautiful and exciting music from various cultures around the world. This family-friendly concert will showcase the band’s diverse repertoire, from jazz and ragtime classics to popular themes from Broadway’s hit shows and Hollywood’s greatest films.

Strange Beautiful MusicNew Music Detroit

Friday, May 5 at 7:30 PM

New Music Detroit (NMD), founded in 2006, is a collective of musicians dedicated to performing groundbreaking musical works from the late-20th century to the present day. A highly flexible ensemble with a cast of core members and prominent guest artists, NMD performs new and adventurous classical music in a wide variety of settings, for a wide variety of people.

Core Members: Vicky Chow, piano | Gina Dibello, violin | Ian Ding, percussion
Una O’Riordan, cello | Shannon Orme, clarinets | Erik Rönmark, saxophones

Salsa DanceSalsa Dance Party

Friday, May 12 at 9 PM

Aguankó, led by percussionist and composer Alberto Nacíf, comprises top Michigan-based musicians who are steeped in the tradition of jazz-infused Son-Salsa. Arrive early for a dance lesson with award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, Aguankó’s live music set, plus food and drink specials!

Salsa dance lesson — 9 PM
Live DJ + Live Music — 10-1 AM

Latitude 49Latitude 49

Saturday, May 13 at 8:30 PM

Chicago based mixed-chamber group Latitude 49 presents their fresh and innovative program "A SENSE OF WHO," which reflects on ideas of identity through the lens of new music. L49 blends the finesse of a classical ensemble with the drive and precision of a finely-tuned rock band. With members coming together from across the United States and Canada, L49 epitomizes a diverse, unconventional family of sounds, instruments, and human experiences.

Detroit Bureau of SoundDetroit Bureau of Sound

Friday, May 19 at 10 PM

Detroit Bureau of Sound presents "Tour d' Techno"—an exploration into the electronica of Detroit. The evening will feature music by the masters of techno, including Derrick May, Juan Atkins, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, and Octave One performed live by DSO Principal Tuba Dennis Nulty, DSO cellist David Ledoux, violinist Yuri Popowycz and percussionist Zac Brunell.

Art @ The MaxArt @ The Max II

Thursday, June 1 at 6 PM

Join us for an opportunity to hear directly from curator Steve Panton and artists Lynn Bennett-Carpenter, Andy Malone, Billy Mark, David Philpot, and Graem Whyte speak about their featured work in the Art@TheMax II exhibition. The evening will conclude with a guided tour. No prior knowledge of art is necessary. Light refreshments will be served.

ShigetoMix @ The Max: Shigeto

Wednesday, June 7 at 9:30 PM

Shigeto returns to The Cube with a live ensemble of musicians! Cool shades of ambient music, stuttering early IDM, dubstep sub-bass, and jazz melodicism color Shigeto's palette. Beat-driven but given to richly textured sound design, rhythmically fractured but melodically sumptuous, Shigeto's music is a bridge between the past and present, bringing the artist face to face with a creative legacy that spans decades.

Terence BlanchardMix @ The Max: Terence Blanchard

Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 PM

With his new quintet, The E-Collective, DSO Erb Jazz Chair and trumpeter Terence Blanchard journeys into an exciting zone of grooved fusion teeming with funk, R&B and blues colors. Blanchard brings the E-Collective to The Cube for an extraordinary evening of socially conscious and forward thinking music!

Salsa Dance PartySalsa Dance Party
Feat. CJO

Friday, June 23 at 9 PM

Arrive early for a dance lesson with award-winning Latin dancer/instructor Mambo Marci and stay for the open dance floor, DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra’s live music set, plus food and drinks specials!


There is NO dress code for Mix @ The Max. Be casual, rock those skinny jeans, or come straight from work in your chic business attire - its up to you!

Doors open an hour before the event so come early, grab a cocktail, and meet someone new!

Not only does each Mix have a full bar, Chef Mike will have a menu of quick bites ready to snack on during the performance. Yeah, you read that right, you can eat and drink during the concert!