MOCAD to host Transmat 30th Anniversary Celebration

MOCAD to host Transmat 30th Anniversary Celebration



Movement Electronic Music Festival is in full swing, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) is in on the action with a dynamic lineup of events over the weekend. This afternoon, the museum hosts a music discussion featuring the founders of Detroit Techno, better known as the Belleville Three. Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson lead a panel moderated by Zachary Weedon. A Q&A session will follow the discussion. All panel events are open to the public, but limited seating is first-come, first served. There is a suggested donation of $5.


Tonight at the museum, Transmat celebrates their 30th anniversary at an Official Movement After Party. MOCAD Board Member Derrick May returns to perform alongside Juan Atkins and Salar Ansari. If that lineup isn’t already enticing enough, Movement headliner and electronic music progenitors Kraftwerk will also play a set. The event runs from 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. and is open to guests 18 and older. Tickets are available at


Finally, Sunday morning Café 78 hosts “Last Night a DJ Saved My Soul,” presented by Red Bull. The free event runs 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and boasts performances by Detroit’s very own Terrence Parker, Mark Flash, Merachka, Moreese, and Monty Luke. The featured brunch pop-up is Michigan-based vendor Brightly Twisted. For more information on this and all other MOCAD-related events, please visit


Photo provided courtesy of MOCAD.