Dally in the Alley turns 31 this year, but age isn't slowing down Detroit's big day out.
The 12-hour festival will feature the works of about 20 area artists as well as 42 musical performances on four stages situated around the north Cass Corridor area. Curated by longtime Dally contributor Mark Arminski, the art displays will showcase a collaborative piece commissioned by Dally's organizers to Donald Calloway and U. Newkirk II, as well as several artists working regularly in Detroit's Russell Industrial Center. Artwork will be available for sale throughout the day.
Musically, Dally will draw on the usual wide variety of styles and performers, with rappers Slum Village, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat and others combining to close the night on the Forest Stage as well as sets by Enemy Squad, Malik Alston & the Linwood Ensemble, Satori Circus, Wildcatting, Champions of Breakfast and a collection of DJs on the Urban Electronic Stage.
Dally will also feature a variety of food vendors and a Kid's Fair. The festival is also working with Recycle Detroit, Waste One and Great Lakes Recycling to keep Dally environmentally friendly and also to start greening efforts in the Cass Corridor.
Dally in the Alley takes place noon-midnight Saturday (Sept. 6) in Detroit's north Cass Corridor area. In case of rain the festival will be held Sunday (Sept. 7). Admission is free. A map and other information is available at www.dallyinthealley.com.