2nd Annual Soirée on the Greenway at Detroit Riverfront


DETROIT — Rivière28, the volunteer group within the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy that is working to engage the growing number of active professionals in downtown Detroit, is continuing its summer season of events with its second annual Soirée on the Greenway from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday, July 18.

Set within the Dequindre Cut Greenway, this engaging event will feature live music by the Gabriel Brass Band and DJ Emmett Burkes, performance art, food from the Green Zebra Food Truck, city chic cocktails, and beer.  Guests will also have a chance to contribute to a community art project through Street Culture Mash with paint provided by Plutonium.

The Dequindre Cut, well-known for its unique graffiti art work, is a 1.35-mile recreational path used by walkers, runners, and bicyclists. The Cut was once the site of the former Grand Trunk Railroad line and now offers a pedestrian link between the Riverfront, Eastern Market, and many other residential neighborhoods in between.

“We are thrilled to expand upon our success last year and celebrate our beautiful greenway in style,” said Kristin Lusn, co-chair of Rivière28. “The Dequindre Cut exhibits the unique flavor and culture of our city and makes Soirée on the Greenway a truly one-of-a-kind event.”

Tickets for Soirée on the Greenway are available online for $25 and $50 and can be purchased at DetroitRiverfront.org/Riviere28. The $25 tickets include food, entertainment, a cash bar, and two drink tickets. The $50 ticket option includes food, entertainment, and an open bar. All net proceeds benefit the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

Parking for the event is available at the north end of the Dequindre Cut, just off Gratiot before E. Vernor. Guests who ride their bike to the event will be treated to free bike valet sponsored by Wheelhouse Detroit.

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