Groove into History: Motown Museum’s Rocket Plaza Ignites Founder’s Day Festivities May 19th

Photo Credit: Motown Museum

The Motown Museum is hosting its annual Founder’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 12 to 5 p.m. This significant event, held in honor of Esther Gordy Edwards, the museum’s late founder, is a testament to the enduring Motown legacy in Detroit. The celebration, open to the public, will feature community vendors, performances from Hitsville NEXT program participants, and appearances by special guests. It will take place at the museum’s Rocket Plaza, a symbolic location that ignites the spirit of Motown.

Get ready for the start of the 2024 summer performance series at Rocket Plaza! This exciting event will feature captivating concerts and unique community gatherings, making Rocket Plaza and Motown Museum the ultimate destination for live music and outdoor entertainment in Detroit. As an added bonus, there will be two-for-one Motown Museum tours available throughout the event. If you’re interested, be sure to plan ahead and purchase your museum tours through the box office on the day of the event.

The Motown Museum, founded in 1985 by Esther Gordy Edwards, is a not-for-profit organization in Detroit dedicated to preserving and presenting the Motown story. The museum is undergoing expansion to become a 50,000-square-foot entertainment and education tourist destination featuring interactive exhibits, a performance theater, recording studios, and expanded retail experiences. The expansion is expected to transform the surrounding Detroit neighborhoods, providing employment, sustainability, and community pride.



Sunday, May 19, 2024, from 12-5 p.m. 


Motown Museum Campus Rocket Plaza (in front of Hitsville U.S.A.)

2648 W. Grand Blvd. 

Detroit, MI 48208

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