Show artwork for Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits
Summer in Sosnick

Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits

Sensory-Friendly Family Concert
{{ vm.availability_status }}
Reserve Tickets

Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits

Sensory-Friendly Family Concert

Sunday, July 14, 2024—3:00pm

Sunday, July 14, 2024—3:00pm
The Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube
45 minutes
Tickets start at {{ vm.min_price_formatted }}

Please note that this concert has been moved indoors to The Cube, due to weather advisories.

Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits is a family-friendly rock band. Go on a mellow musical journey with Miss Paula and friends as they perform a special acoustic set of candy-coated rock music for kids and adults alike, featuring a guitar, vocalists, and percussion. Join in the fun with movement and call back singing!

Arrive early to enjoy pre-concert activities from 2:00–2:50 p.m., including lawn games and an instrument exploration station where you can touch, hold, and play various musical instruments.

Concert Guide
The Max Map
Social Narrative

What’s a sensory-friendly concert?

Relaxed and sensory-friendly events are designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and with other sensory sensitivities. Our culture can be unforgiving if you're unable to conform to standard concert etiquette. This can exclude individuals who are unable to sit still or who may express emotions such as joy or excitement through vocalization. This relaxed, sensory-friendly concert aims to remove barriers, allowing everyone to be themselves and enjoy a musical experience in a safe and judgement-free environment.

Your experience includes:

  • A relaxed, family-friendly concert environment that embraces neurodiversity.
  • An information guide and social narrative to help you prepare for the event.
  • A limited number of Sensory Toolkits containing fidget toys and noise-reducing headphones, available for use during the event.
  • An indoor quiet room to take a break.
  • Movement and dancing during the concert are welcome!
  • Flexible seating: Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chairs and choose how close you’d like to be to the stage and speakers during the concert.
  • Limited audience size for reduced crowds.
  • Trained event staff: The Mid-Michigan Autism Association has provided training to our staff to help them better understand the characteristics of autism and how to better communicate and support autistic individuals.

Please contact Kiersten Alcorn, Manager of Community Engagement, at with any accessibility questions.

Made possible by Gilbert Family Foundation.

Free Event! Registration required for admission.
Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.



Your generous gift makes world-class music at the DSO possible, fueling the community connections, life-changing education and captivating programming that impacts more than 500,000 people a year!

Artwork for Sosnick Courtyard
Presented at
Sosnick Courtyard
51 Parsons Street, Detroit, MI
Venue Information

Our Stories

View All
Artwork for Toward a Barrier Free Arts Experience

Toward a Barrier Free Arts Experience

Explore Story
Artwork for Music Bonds

Music Bonds

Explore Story