Dally in the Alley in Cass Corridor in Detroit
This annual family friendly neighborhood festival features 32 musical acts, food vendors, artists, handicraft makers and more Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012
It is not every day that 32 musical acts hit the corner of Second and Forest streets in Detroit's Cass Corridor. But on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, Dally in the Alley arrives for its 35th year to deliver precisely that – and plenty more.
Hundreds of vendors sell food, beer and locally made goods (no mass-produced items here) while visitors enjoy the sounds of local bands such as Third Coast Kings, Dark Red and The Sugarcoats appearing on four total stages – Forest, Alley, Garden and Electronic.
Beginning as an inner-city street fair in 1977, Dally still holds its own as a neighborhood staple. Proceeds support the North Cass Community Union, which fosters local projects in the community. Recent endeavors include sponsoring the Burton Theater's Detroit International Film Festival, supporting neighborhood soup kitchens and awarding scholarships.
This year, festival organizers are working with Recycle Here to encourage vendors to use entirely recyclable packaging.
If you're looking for a free, hometown music fest steeped in culture and community, Dally in the Alley strikes all the right chords. The event runs 11 a.m.-11 p.m. General admission is free of charge.
For more information on the 2012 Dally in the Alley event in Detroit's Cass Corridor, check out the Metro Parent listing.