Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit: 89 Acts + 4 Stages = THREE Days of Techno and Tasty BBQ!

May 23, 2019 | Detroit

Growing up (about 600 miles north of Detroit), Memorial Day Weekend meant putting the boats in the water and barbequing.

Living in Detroit, Memorial Day still means spending the weekend on the water and eating outside!

I’ve been coming to Movement since it was a free festival, and over the years it has only gotten better! Especially since my Downtown Detroit loft is less than a five-minute walk from Hart Plaza and the Detroit River, where 89 Acts hit Four Stages over Three Days! Not to mention the Countless Afterparties all around Detroit!

This year, I can see Carl Craig, Soul Clap, Kevin Saunderson, Amp Fiddler (at the special Pop-Up Performance at Tito’s River Garden), and Griz!

Not to mention the friends I’ll see who travel in from the Suburbs and from San Francisco—and the people I’ll meet who get here from all around the Globe to celebrate in the birthplace of Techno!

And while I hit up the Afterparty at Bert’s Warehouse in Eastern Market (with Shiba San, Will Clarke, and Worthy), I can also get my BBQ fix at this downtown staple that’s just a short walk from my front door!

Want Wings? Get their Aretha Franklin World Famous Fried Chicken, with Fried Breast, Wing, Leg, Thigh, and served with Two Sides and Cornbread.

Seeking Seafood? Try their Nina Simone Shrimp, with Seven Butterfly Colossal Shrimp and served with Two Sides and Cornbread.

Or Set Your Sights on the Smoker, with their Smokey Robinson Whole Slab Dinner, with 12 Rib Bones and served with Two sides and Cornbread.

And even when it’s not an Afterparty, go for the Sweet Ending with their 7-Up Pound Cake, Peach Cobbler, or Pecan Pie! 

And Bert is a veteran—he enlisted in the Army after high school and before opening his first business, Bert’s Black Horse Saloon, on Gratiot.

So, while I have wonderful memories of opening up the cottage for the summer this weekend, I now love spending Memorial Day with Movement on the Detroit River and having Bert’s so close-by for incredible BBQ all throughout the year!

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