Sunday, August 14, 2016, Detroit is Different presents the Ortheia Barnes Music Festival, celebrating the famed songstress’s legacy. Born, raised, and based in Detroit, Barnes (October 18, 1944–May 15, 2015) embodied faith, music, and community spirit.

The “Ortheia Barnes Music Festival: will take place at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at 315 E Warren Detroit MI, 48202. Lead singer of the Undisputed Truth and founding member of the Peps, Joe ‘Pep’ Harris will headline the festival. Robert Jones and the Next Generation Funk Brothers band will perform as well. Finally a collective ensemble of female Soul, Blues, Jazz, and Gospel vocalists ‘the Daughters of O’ will close the show.

In addition, Arise Detroit’s Neighborhoods Day Initiative joins the Ortheia Barnes Music Festival in celebrating the city’s neighborhoods.

Tickets for this show are available online at and through official ticket distributors throughout the Detroit area. Profits from the show will support the Ortheia Barnes documentary to be shot and produced by Detroit is Different in the Fall of 2016.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

To find out more information regarding this show please contact Detroit is Different at or call (313)595-9812

Millie Scott

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Robert Kennerly

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Hon. JoAnn Watson

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Steve Calloway

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Rev. Shaheerah Stevens

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Gisele Caver

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