The bassists in Detroit have a great tradition of getting together every year in front of the Motown Museum for a photo shoot to get the most bass players together in a single picture. As if that’s not cool enough, the event has been expanded with the introduction of Detroit Bass Day, a day-long celebration honoring the legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson.
Set for Saturday, August 3rd, the day long event begins with the third annual Detroit Bass Players photo shoot in front of the Motown Museum at 12pm. After the photo shoot, the Detroit Bass Day events will be held at the Tangent Gallery. The gathering will include a bassist meet and greet, round table discussion, James Jamerson Tribute Concert, and an open jam session.
Guests and performing artists include James Jamerson, Jr., David Pastorius, Kern Brantley, Ralphe Armstrong, Lamont Johnson, Lonnie Motley, Larry Lee, Emily Rogers, William Pope, David Winans, Brandon Rose and more.
The day will also have swag giveaways and raffles. The grand prize is an Artisan Bass Works Imperial Bass, with proceeds supporting area musicians.
Tickets for the Detroit Bass Day are $15 for general admission and $25 for VIP tickets that include access to the VIP lounge, a booklet, and a shirt. For more info, check out the Detroit Bass Players website and the Detroit Bass Day Facebook page.