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) Additional Artists
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/04/1993 George Benson [Sax]
Ron English
Charlie Haden
Jack Dryden
Brad Felt
Larry Nozero
Ed Nuccilli
Rodney Whitaker
Steve Wood
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/05/1993 Dave Brubeck
Roy Brooks
George Benson [Sax]
Wendell Harrison
Alexander Zonjic
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/06/1993 Joe Williams Straight Ahead
Vincent York
Classic Motor City Fest 06/24/1994 The Drifters
Gary Lewis & the Playboys
The Shangri-Las
The Tokens
Classic Motor City Fest 06/25/1994 Mark Farner
Higher
Motor Dolls
Mickey Thomas
Classic Motor City Fest 06/26/1994 WAR
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/03/1994 Alberta Adams
Richard "Pistol" Allen
Johnnie Bassett
George Benson [Sax]
Eddie Harris
John Scofield
Louis Smith
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/04/1994 Marcus Belgrave
James Carter
Eddie Harris
Wendell Harrison
Dave Liebman
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/05/1994 Bill Doggett
Lyman Woodard
1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival 08/31/1996 Johnnie Bassett
Carla Bley
Kenn Cox
Chico Hamilton
Harold McKinney
Jimmy Witherspoon
1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival 09/01/1996 Ralphe Armstrong
Kenny Burrell
Ron English
Harold McKinney
Henry Threadgill
Stanley Turrentine
1996 Ford Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival 09/02/1996 George Benson
Jack Brokensha
Kenny Burrell
Harold McKinney
Jimmy Smith
Toots Thielemans
Lyman Woodard
1997 Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 08/29/1997 George Benson [Sax]
Jack Brokensha
Harold McKinney
Orange Lake Drive
Alexander Zonjic
1997 Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 08/30/1997 Geri Allen
Johnnie Bassett
Ronnie Cuber
Billy Harper
Eddie Henderson
Roomful of Blues
Sam Sanders
Louis Smith
Lenny White
1997 Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 08/31/1997 Geri Allen
A. Spencer Barefield
Charles Boles
Larry Coryell
Harold McKinney
Roscoe Mitchell
1997 Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/01/1997 Geri Allen
Hank Crawford
Roland Hanna
Billy Harper
Wendell Harrison
Eddie Henderson
Jimmy McGriff
Harold McKinney
Wallace Roney
McCoy Tyner
Lenny White
Lyman Woodard
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/04/1998 Richard "Pistol" Allen
Wendell Harrison
Harold McKinney
Alto Reed
Lyman Woodard
Regina Carter
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/05/1998 Johnnie Bassett
Ruth Brown
Thornetta Davis
Harold McKinney
Regina Carter
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/06/1998 George Benson
Bess Bonnier
Michael Brecker
Curtis Fuller
Louis Hayes
Dave Liebman
Sun Ra
Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/07/1998 Ralphe Armstrong
Regina Carter
Kenn Cox
George Goldsmith
Liquid Soul
Houston Person
Vernon Reid
Chris Collins
Henry Cook
Etta Jones
David McMurray
Dee Dee McNeil
DEMF 05/27/2000 Daniel Bell
DJ Spooky
Isotope 217°
Kenny Larkin
Stacey Pullen
Spacetime Continuum
Craig Taborn
Mike Clark
D Wynn
Dykehouse
Mike Grant
Hannah
Jason Hogans
Jeff Karolski
Kelvin Larkin
Magda
Minx
Theo Parrish
Recloose
Scan 7
Scion
Tikiman
Bill Van Loo
Wild Planet
Scott Zacharias
DEMF 05/28/2000 ADULT.
Juan Atkins
Mos Def
DJ Cash Money
Eddie Fowlkes
The Roots
Shabaam Sahdeeq
Kevin Saunderson
Slum Village
John Arnold
Aril Brikha
Gary Chandler
DJ Assault
Double Helix
Ectomorph
Alan Ester
Fanon Flowers
Godfather
Buzz Goree
Stacey Hale
Houseshoes
Lacksi-daisy-cal
Montana
Phat Kat
Carlos Soulfront
Time Space
DEMF 05/29/2000 A Guy Called Gerald
Juan Atkins
Detroit Grand Pubahs
Richie Hawtin
Derrick May
Kevin Saunderson
Bone
Sean Deason
Dego
Direct Beat Assassins
DJ Rolando
Lauren Flax
Mike Huckaby
Oscar McMillan
Derek Plaslaiko
Puzzlebox
Ronin
Shake
Anthony Shakir
Theorem
Urban Tribe
Keith Tucker
Vitreous Flux
Clark Warner
Ronnie Laws 09/30/2000 Ronnie Laws LV
Public Announcement
DEMF 05/26/2001 Norma Jean Bell
Tortoise
Autechre
Derrick Carter
Kit Clayton
Mark D' Clive-Lowe
Kirk Degiorgio
Jay Denham
DJ Bone
DJ Genesis
DJ X DJ
Halon
Jazzanova
Laughing Gas
Francisco Mora
Tadd Mullinix
Prefuse 73
Quaker Cage
Delano Smith
P'Taah
Nobukazu Takemura
Norm Talley
Glenn Underground
D. Wynn

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