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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:00 am

This summer, Mo Pop is back to take over the Detroit Riverfront with a two-day festival on July 29 and 30.

The weekend event will feature music, food trucks and craft beverages. Solange Knowles, Phantogram, Tyler the Creator, Alt-J and many more top tier artists will be gracing the stages.

In addition to a stellar line up, Mo Pop enhances the festival going experience with tents designated for art and crafts, arcade games and technology. Guests can refuel at the onsite Food Truck Rally Alley and Riverside Biergarten.

The 2017 festival will mark Mo Pop’s fifth anniversary and third year at the West Riverfront Park in Detroit. Mo Pop has a reputation for good music and good vibes and the additional amenities are designed to appeal to a diverse audience of music fanatics and foodies alike.

Get ready for the main event with curated concerts in and around Detroit showcasing musicians on the line up, leading up to the main event on July 29 and 30.

Four concerts are announced at the moment with more to be expected.

Heaters/ Michigander/Stef Chura at the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids on April 22

Michigan-based bands Heaters, Michigander, Stef Chura and Humons will be kicking off the Road to Mo Pop in Grand Rapids at the Pyramid Scheme on April 22. Bands will donate all proceeds from the door to their favorite charity. See the show and buy your favorite band’s screen print poster at the merchandise booth. All ages are welcome, and tickets are $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Lewis Del Mar/ Anna Wise at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on April 30

The next stop on the road to Mo Pop will be a night of indie rock featuring New York-based artists Lewis Del Mar and Anna Wise at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on April 30. Tickets are $13 in advance and doors open at 8 p.m. No age restriction is specified on the event page.

Bishop Briggs, SHAED, and Manatee Commune at the Majestic Theater in Detroit on May 2

At the beginning of May, Bishop Briggs, SHAED, and Manatee Commune play at the Majestic Theater in Detroit. Doors open at 7 p.m.; all ages are welcome. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 at the door.

Mac DeMarco at the Royal Oak Music Theater on May 14.

Mo Pop veteran, Mac DeMarco will be performing at the Royal Oak Music Theater on May 14 with special guests TONSTARTSSBANDHT and Stef Chura. All ages are welcome and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.50.

Mo Pop Festival at West Riverfront Park, in Detroit on July 29 and 30.

The four preluding events lead to the Mo Pop Festival on July 29 and 30. Single day general admission tickets start at $75 and increase to $90 at the gate. Weekend general admission tickets are $109.50 and increase to $125. General admission 4-packs are $379. All ages are welcome, and fees are waived for children 12 and under with the accompanying purchase of any ticket type.

Follow Mo Pop’s Facebook page to stay up to date on new events and details. 

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