Concert of Colors
The Concert of Colors is metro Detroit’s free annual diversity-themed music festival. Global music at its finest at this colorful, festive, upbeat coveted summer event. Housed in CultureSource, a coalition of 152 arts organizations in Southeast Michigan, the Concert of Colors has become the Midwest’s biggest diversity and arts festival. The goal of the week-long festival is to unite metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups through music and dance from around the world – and creating dialogue where participants embrace freedom of expression. In 2020, the Concert of Colors faced a huge challenge as the pandemic threatened what would be the 28th year of the festival. Detroit Public Television joined the effort, and the festival was able to be fully virtual, reaching people around the world. Three years later, we reflect on how art persevered during one of the nation’s most difficult and isolating times.
#PBSForTheArts is a multiplatform campaign celebrating the resiliency of the arts in America during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown and reopening. The campaign features a variety of programming across broadcast and digital platforms to showcase the devastating impact of the pandemic to the arts industry.