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THE BIG DANCE®

Dates: April 3-5
Location: Detroit Riverfront (Just east of the Renaissance Center)
Tickets: FREE
The Big Dance® is a free, multi-day entertainment-oriented and celebrity-filled festival held in downtown Detroit.

Schedule:

AT&T Block Party (Friday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.)
Final Four® weekend tips off in a big way at the AT&T Block Party. Starting at 11 a.m., Detroit’s best local bands will perform on two stages, plus the Riverfront will offer food, activities and plenty of excitement. Meet the Men’s College Player of the Year finalists during the AT&T Naismith Trophy Preview Show and enjoy FREE musical performances by Jesse McCartney and other national recording artists. AT&T is the exclusive wireless provider of the NCAA.

Main Stage Schedule:
•    6:00 PM: Big Sean
•    7:30 PM: Jesse McCartney
•    9:00 PM: N.E.R.D

AT&T Local Stage Schedule:
•    11:00 AM- 12:30 PM: Burgandy Soul Project
featuring CEL & Michael Galvan
•    1:00-2:00 PM: Doc Holiday
•    2:30-3:30 PM: The McKinney Zone
•    4:00-5:00 PM: Flophouse
•    5:30-6:30 PM: Stellar Drive
•    7:00-8:00 PM: The Deadstring Brothers
•    8:30-10 PM: Twistin’ Tarantulas

Vitaminwater revive Stage:
•    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM:  Band B
•    1:00-2:00 PM: Pato Margenta
•    2:30-3:30 PM: Lucky Brown
•    4:00-5:00 PM: Sky Covington
•    5:30-6:30 PM: Four Finger Five
•    7:00-8:00 PM: Paxahau                               
•    8:30-10:00 PM: Rev. RightTime                       

Big Dance Saturday (Saturday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
The 2nd day of The Big Dance will get fans hyped up for the semifinal games that night with performances from the Pussycat Dolls and Gavin DeGraw. And there’s lots more than these top recording artists – a variety of entertaining activities will take place on the main stage, including a military salute complete with a flyover! Who’s Your Team? Join the four participating bands and cheer squads for the World’s Largest Pep Rally. While you enjoy Detroit’s best local bands performing on two stages, you also can watch the Final Four semifinal games on a giant video screen. The Riverfront will offer plenty of music, food, and fun and don’t worry about the weather – comfort zone tents are available to keep you warm.

Main Stage Schedule:

•    12:00 PM: Keith Sweat
•    1:30 PM: Gavin DeGraw
•    3:00 PM: NCAA Championship Pep Rally
•    4:00 PM: Pussycat Dolls

AT&T Local Stage Schedule:
•    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM:
•    1:00 PM -2:30 PM: Tim Diaz                                                     
•    3:00 PM- 4:00 PM: Tumbao Bravo!
•    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Stewart Francke  
•    6:00 PM- 7:30 PM: Larry Lee & The Back in the Day Band   

Vitaminwater revive Stage:
•    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Inside Outlaws Revolver featuring Ty
     Stone, Don Dupree, Matt Dmits, and Brandon
      Calhoon                              
•    1:00 PM -2:30 PM: Third Coast Kngs                                     
•    3:00 PM- 4:00 PM: The Robin Horlock Band              
•    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Great Divide                                  
•    6:00 PM- 7:30 PM: HotSauce  

My Coke Fest™ (Sunday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
Emceed by Ryan Seacrest, My Coke Fest will culminate with headliner and popular music sensation, Fergie, who will showcase her singular blend of pop, hip hop, and R&B. Also performing at My Coke Fest, Staind, Gym Class Heroes, Janelle Monáe and Parachute, all featured on the main stage. Don’t miss the final day of The Big Dance as there will be surprise guests you won’t want to miss! And Detroit’s local music scene will be represented throughout the festival grounds keeping the vibe going well into the night.

Main Stage Schedule:
•    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Parachutte
•    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Janelle Monáe
•    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Gym Class Heroes
•    6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Staind
•    8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Fergie

AT&T Local Stage Schedule:
•    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Robin Moore & The NorthStars
•    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Persuasion
•    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: The Mickeys
•    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Nuroksol
•    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Ultra Violet Hippopotamus              
•    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Impact 7

Vitaminwater revive Stage: Schedule:
•    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Chris Ams
•    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: Whitey Morgan & The 78’s
•    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Hard Line Drive
•    3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Macpodz
•    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: The Muggs              
•    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Paxahau                                          

 
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