June 20, 2023

'Sounds Like Detroit': Detroit votes for favorite 2023 Local Tiny Desk performers

Detroit’s non-profit public radio station, WDET 101.9 FM announces voting for “Sounds Like Detroit,” an extension of the NPR 2023 Tiny Desk Contest featuring Detroit performers. Over 110 Detroit Tiny Desk Contest musicians entered original songs and video performances to the national contest. WDET is offering Detroiters the opportunity to choose their favorites and see them play live at a musical showcase.

“We believe these talented musicians deserve another chance to be enjoyed by Detroiters and beyond,” said Mary Zatina, WDET General Manager. “Sounds Like Detroit” is WDET’s effort to elevate and promote Detroit music and its musicians and tap into the musical preferences and expertise of Detroiters to highlight what does actually sound like Detroit. Music lovers turn to WDET to hear new and fresh talent and this showcase serves our audience as well as our community of talented musical artists.”

A committee of the WDET music hosts reviewed and ranked all Detroit entries and identified the top 25 cumulatively ranked entries. These 25 performances are now being presented for listeners’ votes through July 2. Listeners can vote once per day at wdet.org

The top 5 listener-voted performers will then play live at the Sounds Like Detroit musical showcase on Friday, Aug. 11 at 7:00 p.m. in New Center Park. The beautiful New Center Park offers an outdoor stage with food and refreshments, restrooms and ample parking. Tickets for the Sounds Like Detroit musical showcase are $25 with proceeds to benefit WDET and the Sounds Like Detroit performers.

For more information, questions, or inquiries, please contact Susan Hanchett shanchett@wdet.edu


About WDET 101.9 FM

WDET 101.9 FM is Detroit’s NPR member station and the region’s top destination for news, music and civil conversation. WDET was named 2022 Public Radio Station of the Year for the second consecutive year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Located on Wayne State University’s campus in Midtown Detroit, WDET reaches over 300,000 fans monthly in their homes, cars, and online. Support for WDET comes from listeners, local corporations and foundations, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and from Wayne State University – its licensee. Learn more at www.wdet.org

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