Big Sean Returns to Detroit to Empower Youth in Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop during Annual Event

Big Sean is set to appear for the return of the 5th Annual Detroit’s On Now (DON) Weekend. The multi-platinum artist and philanthropist will celebrate the event weekend’s celebration from Friday, August 25 – Sunday August 27 with activities that speak to Hip-Hop’s culture and Detroit’s influence on it. Don Weekend presented by Sean Anderson Foundation (SAF) in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield.

“It’s such a blessing to be hosting our 5th Annual DON Weekend, and I’m so thankful to everyone who has supported us so far,” said Big Sean. “I’m looking forward to celebrating 50 Years of Hip-Hop in the city that has given me so much love. LET’S GO!”

The event will and kick-off with an intimate, invite-only VIP Reception that will feature a 16-Bars Rap Battle sponsored by the Detroit Pistons on Friday. Saturday will bring the annual Block Party and City Council President Mary Sheffield’s Occupy the Corner will be held at the Boys and Girls Diehl Club, located at 4242 Collingwood St.

Saturday event activities will also feature live music performances, a DJ battle, carnival games, community services, arts and crafts, a celebrity flag football game, and more. DON Weekend will conclude Sunday with a free community skating party with Big Sean at the Monroe Street Midway Skating Rink.

“Hip-Hop is not just music, but a culture that has impacted our community in so many ways—and to celebrate 50 years by exposing and engaging youth in its impact is something the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is proud of doing alongside Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation,” said Shawn H. Wilson, president & CEO BGCSM. “We’re excited to be a partner in celebrating the city in unique ways every year during DON Weekend and we thank Myra and Sean for keeping youth top-of-mind in all they do for the city of Detroit.”

A large donation presentation and special announcement surrounding the strategic partners for the newest BGCSM Club locations including the latest Sean Anderson Foundation Content & Production Music Studio. Sean previously opened three other recording studios for Detroit’s youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.

Big Sean and SAF started DON Weekend in 2018 as a celebration of Detroit families, entrepreneurs, and long-standing institutions.

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