The annual Mo Pop Festival that features music and arts and happened in downtown Detroit since 2013 has officially been cancelled for 2023. The festival brings together a diverse lineup of artists from all genres and features including; G-Eazy, Run the Jewels, Solange, Tyler the Creator and Billie Eilish to name a few and over 30 live performances annually won’t be happening with the festival saying this is not goodbye.”
Mo Pop was held every summer at the West Riverfront Park and became a popular event for Detroiters as well as people travelling from out of town, featured local and international acts taking the stage. Mo Pop also featured interactive art installations, food trucks, and craft beer tents in addition to visitors being able to participate in activities like yoga classes, silent disco, and more.
Mo Pop also had a commitment to giving back to the community by donating to local nonprofits and partnered with organizations like Detroit Food Justice and Detroit Public Schools to provide free meals and educational programs to children. They also provided free instruments and music lessons to local youth. Mo Pop Festival had become known as one of the best music festivals in the Midwest, drawing in over 30,000 people each year. Last year’s festival was headlined by Detroit native Big Sean, along with his fiancé Jhene Aiko and Glass Animals, no word on when the festival is planning to return.