SHARE TWITTER | FACEBOOK | COPY LINK LINK COPIED 07.28.2023 Detroit’s Summer Splendor: A Quintessential Guide BY Ashley N. Littles A guide to Metro Detroit's summer destination Detroit’s diverse festival lineup, including the Motown Summer Festival, Arts Beats & Eats, the Taste of Detroit, and more, all showcase the city’s vibrant fusion of culinary, musical, and artistic cultures. FESTIVAL SPECTRUMDetroit’s diverse festival lineup, including theMotown Summer Festival, Arts Beats & Eats, theTaste of Detroit, and more, all showcase thecity’s vibrant fusion of culinary, musical,and artistic cultures Royal Oak Pride (August 4-5) Port Sanilac Blues Festival (August 4-5) Blues, Brews, and Barbecue (August 5) Sidewalk Festival 2023 Lush/Sanctuary(July 29 – August 5) Woodward Dream Cruise (August 19) Arts, Beats & Eats 2023 (Sept 1-4) Detroit Jazz Festival (September 1-4) Dally in the Alley (September 9) DINING DEBUTS Our ever-evolving food scene offers fresh and unexpected culinary adventures. Explore this listof newly opened finds. Brine Oyster House | Grosse Pointe Park Chamberlain Hospitality unveils its thirdendeavor, Brine Oyster House, a ‘tide-to-table’culinary experience spanning 3,800 square feet.The establishment offers a customizable raw bar,diverse main courses, and desserts paired witha carefully selected assortment of curatedcocktails, beer, champagne, and wine thataccentuate seafood fare. Mezcal | Midtown Detroit Mezcal Mexican Grill debuts its secondestablishment in Midtown Detroit, providinga spectrum of Mexican dishes, including tacos, quesadillas, tortas, and enchiladas. Thedessert menu features decadent treats like flan,tres leches, and cheesecakes. The restaurantat 4424 Woodward Avenue accommodatesboth dine-in and takeout. Ash—Bar | Detroit A new dining destination located on thesecond level of the Siren Hotel in downtownDetroit, Ash—Bar Detroit offers a European-inspired menu available for breakfast, lunch, and dinnerevery day of the week, such as steak frites,Croque Forester, and cheeseburger withcafe de Paris sauce. They’re open for breakfast,lunch, and dinner seven days a week. Table No. 2 | Detroit A fine dining restaurant has reopened inGreektown after closing in 2020 due to thepandemic. The restaurant is led by chef OmarMitchell, who owns Imaginate in Royal Oak.The menu features light starters like whitetruffle popcorn or sharable meatballs andentrees like ahi tuna with noodles, short ribs,or duck served with mashed root vegetables. Downtown Street Eats Food Truck Lineup Detroit’s weekly food truck event offers arevolving selection of novel and classic foodoptions from food trucks, carts, and localpop-ups. This year’s assortment is availableon weekdays and special events throughfall and caters to a diverse palate. Mad Nice | Detroit A new restaurant in Midtown Detroit thatoffers an unexpected, modern Italian menuwith a coastal California twist. The restaurantfeatures a bright and airy interior with coastalchic decor and mid-century design, and themenu features dishes such as grilled octopuswith fennel and orange, roasted branzinowith lemon and capers, fire-roasted pizzas,and fusion craft cocktails. Salt + Ko | Southfield Salt + Ko is an American gastropub thatoffers a menu of American classics with atwist made with fresh ingredients. Theminimalist design and friendly service createa chic and inviting atmosphere, with craftcocktails and live entertainment. Salt + Kois the perfect setting for a brunch party,special event, or casual meal with friendsor family. CONCERT CIRCUITDetroit is a coveted destination for summer tours. This list of upcoming performances from artists as varied as Elton John, Luke Bryan, and The Weeknd each adds a unique note to the city’s symphony of summer. Comerica Park Lineup P!nk (August 16) The Fillmore Lineup The Flaming Lips (August 2) Mt. Joy (August 5) The National (August 7) Daniel Caesar (August 30) The Breeders (September 9) Fox Theatre Lineup Smokey Robinson (August 5) Soundboard Detroit Lineup Blackberry Smoke (August 3) The Whispers (August 6) Daughtry (August 12) Matt Fraser (August 13) Gavin DeGraw (August 18) Freddie Jackson and Regina Belle (September 17) Ford Field Lineup WWE Summerslam (August 5) Elton John (August 11) Luke Bryan (August 18) The Weeknd (August 25) Hans Zimmer (September 1) Blackpink (September 4) The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater Lineup D-NICE Club Quarantine LIVE (August 5) PJ Morton, Charity, & DJ ArieSpins (August 16) Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, and El DeBarge (August 19) Jeffrey Osborne & Stephanie Mills (August 25) Boyz II Men, Joe & Shanice (September 3) Little Caesars Arena Lineup LL Cool J, The Roots & Ice-T (August 18) Barry Manilow (August 22) Jonas Brothers (August 24) Greta Van Fleet & Surf Curse (September 8) Dave Chappelle (September 9) Duran Duran, Nile Rodgers & Bastille (September 16) Aerosmith & The Black Crowes (September 18) Meadow Brook Amphitheater Lineup The Beach Boys (August 20) The Pineknob Music Theatre Lineup Boy George and Culture Club (August 4) Nickelback (August 13) Pentatonix (September 3) Rob Zombie And Alice Cooper (September 5) Jason Aldean “Highway Desperado Tour” (September 8) Here’s to a summer rich with exploration and discovery — an ode to Detroit’s dynamism. Beneath the azure summer skies, you’ll find not just destinations but a journey that is undeniably, authentically Detroit.