Hart Plaza

Address: 
150 W. Jefferson Avenue
City: 
Detroit
Region: 
Michigan
Country: 
USA
Postal Code: 
48226
Opened: 
1975
Capacity: 
40,000

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Philip A. Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit, along the Detroit River. It is located more or less on the site at which Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac landed in 1701 when he founded Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit, the settlement that became Detroit. In 2010, the Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority opened its new cruise ship passenger terminal and dock at Hart Plaza, adjacent to the Renaissance Center, which receives major cruise ships such as the MS Columbus.

Lying immediately south of the intersection of Woodward and Jefferson Avenues, it is the focal point for festivals and public demonstrations of all kinds. The 14 acres (5.7 ha) plaza, which is named for the late U.S. Senator Philip Hart, opened in 1975 and has a capacity of 40,000 people. At the center of the plaza is the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain, designed by Isamu Noguchi and Walter Budd in 1978.

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Featured Artist(s)
Afro-American Ethnic Festival 07/18/1975 Carolyn Crawford
Lyman Woodard
Tribe
Afro-American Ethnic Festival 07/19/1975 Marcus Belgrave
Griot Galaxy
Bettye LaVette
Terry Pollard
Sam Sanders
Afro-American Ethnic Festival 07/20/1975 Little Jr. Cannady
Kenn Cox
Chicago Pete
Howlin' Wolf
Bobo Jenkins
Lyman Woodard Organization 06/18/1978 Lyman Woodard
Detroit Blues Festival 09/19/1980 Alberta Adams
Eddie "Guitar" Burns
Little Jr. Cannady
Chicago Pete
Little Mack Collins
Bobo Jenkins
Little Sonny
Progressive Blues Band
Washboard Willie
Detroit Blues Festival 09/20/1980 Alberta Adams
Eddie "Guitar" Burns
Little Jr. Cannady
Chicago Pete
Little Mack Collins
Detroit Blues Band
Bobo Jenkins
Little Sonny
Progressive Blues Band
Willie D. Warren
Washboard Willie
Detroit Blues Festival 09/21/1980 Alberta Adams
Eddie "Guitar" Burns
Chicago Pete
Little Mack Collins
Bobo Jenkins
Little Sonny
Progressive Blues Band
Kim Weston
Willie D. Warren
WRIF Free Concert 06/02/1982 The Look
WRIF Free Concert 06/08/1982 Bitter Sweet Alley
WRIF Free Concert 08/10/1982 Art in America
Sixth Annual Detroit Blues Festival 08/27/1982 Alberta Adams
Little Jr. Cannady
Chicago Pete
John Lee Hooker
Little Sonny
Willie D. Warren
Sixth Annual Detroit Blues Festival 08/28/1982 Alberta Adams
Chicago Pete
John Lee Hooker
Willie D. Warren
Washboard Willie
Sixth Annual Detroit Blues Festival 08/29/1982 Alberta Adams
Little Jr. Cannady
Chicago Pete
John Lee Hooker
Little Sonny
Washboard Willie
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/03/1982 Harold McKinney
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/03/1982 Marcus Belgrave
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/03/1982 Wendell Harrison
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/04/1982 Pepper Adams
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/05/1982 J. C. Heard
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/05/1982 Griot Galaxy
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/05/1982 Lyman Woodard
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/05/1982 Roy Brooks
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/05/1982 Roy Brooks
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/06/1982 Pepper Adams
Marcus Belgrave
Roland Hanna
J. C. Heard
Montreux-Detroit Kool Jazz Festival 09/06/1982 Sam Sanders
Downtown Hoedown 05/06/1983 Hank Williams, Jr.

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