The Music Industry of the Motor City gathers each year to honor its outstanding performers at The Fillmore Detroit. I was assigned to cover the event for National Rock Review.
This year’s celebration of Detroit music was hosted by comedian J Chris Newberg, with several Detroit local music acts providing entertainment. Leading off the Detroit Music Awards performances was Terrie Lea & the Mustangs–which was their final performance as a band. Â The entertainment continued with the Infatuations, Los Hermanos, and Phredley Brown (Music director for Bruno Mars). Â Following Bettye LaVette’s touching award acceptance, Bettye took the stage and gave a powerful performance. Â Jimmie Bones, (Kid Rock / Twisted Brown Trucker Band) performed with some help from Derek St. Holmes on “Stranglehold” with Twiztid closing out the night.
See the original article with the list of winners here: National Rock Review.