This year's festival focuses on variety. The event's promoter said that he wanted the theme to be musical integration. People can check out one set from Millions of Brazilians, then slide over to The Belmont to catch Friendly Foes. This makes perfect sense for many reasons.
It is all going down in one of Detroit's most ethnically diverse neighborhoods. A plethora of music venues reside in this two square miles town. Hamtramck holds the honor of being the country's leading Rock & Roll cities, [it came in at #2] due in large part to the festival itself.
Detroit embraces the wide range of musical styles and genres available to us that other cities may lack. There is no shortage of pride to be found within the Detroit audience. It disguises itself as furious sweat, spilling off the crowd, it leaps off their logo t-shirts, and its glory is screamed onstage by the musicians themselves.