Getting on/off a motorcoach. Walking and standing in the museum for 1.5 hours. Walking and standing in the museums for up to 2 hours.
We will engage in a discussion with a local Detroiter who grew up in the culture of Detroit's music. During this lecture, we will learn about the history of Motown. Then we will depart the hotel for a field trip to the Charles Wright Museum of African American History for a expert-led visit.
Not to be missed, we'll visit a Detroit institution for lunch: American Coney Island – serving up Detroit's famous hot dogs! They also serve salads, gyros, chili, and other carnival-inspired favorites. Please note that this venue's vegetarian options are very limited.
Following lunch, we will explore the small house where music history was made – now the Motown Museum – the actual recording studio where The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and so many more artists came to record the albums that changed the way America thought of music. Transfer from the Motown Museum to Food Field for a guided visit. Founded by locals Noah Link and Alex Bryan, this unique urban farm sits on the old site of Peck Elementary School. Their goal is to join in the revitilization of Detroit by developing a successful, community-based business and to meet the need for local, affordable, sustainably produced food in the city of Detroit. We will have the chance to view their greenhouse, aquaponics system, gardens, fruit orchard, beehives and chickens! We will return to the hotel via motorcoach.
We'll get back on the motorcoach and ride to a local jazz cafe, where we'll enjoy a delicious meal accompanied by a live jazz performance. Coffee, tea, and water included; additional beverages available for purchase.
While at the jazz club for dinner, we'll listen to some of the greatest musicians from around the country perform classic and new jazz tunes at this unique Detroit venue.