Detroit Performs Live! happened Friday at The Fillmore in Detroit.  What a night it was! The concert spanned genres and linked generations. The art showed off some of the reasons this town is known for its creative talents.

You can still enjoy the program. Catch the show online at http://detroitperforms.org/live  all weekend long.  Ping folks during the show or at any point this weekend. Most of all, please enjoy the show!

Hosted by popular jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic, who will also serve as music director, the event will showcase beloved Detroit stars such as Jessica Hernandez, Bettye LaVette and Ty Stone, as well as a mix of vocalists, instrumentalists and musicians and some PBS favorites, such as ROXANNA and Italian tenor, Pasquale Esposito—all live on stage. In addition, an interactive gallery will bring together some of Detroit’s best established and emerging artists in various art forms, such as sculpting, photography, drawing, and more, including visual artists Dominic Pangborn and Pete Coe, photographer Amy Sacka, sculptor Austen Brantley, as well as the Vision Male Vocal Ensemble from the Detroit School of Arts.

Detroit Performs Live is much more than a concert; it’s the story of Detroit’s vibrant cultural mix, and of Detroit Public TV’s power to bring it all together in the heart of downtown, thanks to the support of funders like the MASCO Corporation, IXITI, and others and of partners like YOU. I look forward to sharing this incredible night with you.

The fun begins at 7:30 P.M., and we encourage everyone to follow us on Twitter (@detroitperforms) for live updates from The Fillmore.

Yesterday, both Austen Brantley and Ben Sharkey appeared on Fox 2 News to promote Detroit Performs LIVE. If you want an excellent preview of what’s in store for the evening, I encourage you to watch these clips:

Austen Brantleyhttp://bit.ly/1KS3hvD

Ben Sharkeyhttp://bit.ly/1NDfODx

You have probably never been a part of a night quite like this where stars from pop, soul, country and jazz music will come together on one stage to showcase not only their musical talent, but also the heart of a city bursting with energy and hope.

To learn more, and to purchase YOUR tickets, visit http://detroitperforms.org/live. For a special in-depth preview of the event, visit http://bit.ly/1Lwl9q8.