Exhibit Closing 2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

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Sunday May 30

6:00 PM  –  10:00 PM



$15 Members 

$25 Non-Members  


From Hart Plaza to Legend’s Plaza at the Detroit Historical Museumsafely celebrate techno music in Detroit and the closing of our exhibition, 2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit 


Listen to DJ Stacey Hotwaxx Hale spin on Legend’s Plaza and shop pop-ups from local vendors before a panel discussion and film screening.  

Detroit Techno legends Kevin Saunderson and  Carl Craig will take the stage with photographer Doug Coombe, filmmaker Tim Aten and Paxahau’s Sam Fotias for a discussion about the festival up through this 20-year milestone moderated by WDET personality, Chis Campbell "DJ Cambeau." Special guest Juan Atkins will also be joining the event! 


Following the panel, see an exclusive screening of the film The Drive Home and explore the exhibition 2000/2020: Celebrating 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit alongside curators Tim Price and Rita Sayegh before it closes on June 27!  


Food will be available for purchase from A Taste of Motown Food truck!  


Event Timeline: 

6-8PM: DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale  

8-9 PM:  Panel Discussion with Chis Campbell "DJ Cambeau," Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson Doug Coombe, Tim Aten, Sam Fotias and special guest Juan Atkins 

9-10PM: The Drive Home Film Screening  


Questions? Contact Kayla Draper at kaylad@detroithistorical.org.



The Detroit Historical Society has released new details about its highly anticipated closing event for 2000/2020: Celebrating the 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit. Hosted on the weekend traditionally reserved for Detroit’s legendary electronic music festivals, the May 30 closing event is designed as a celebration of Detroit’s electronic music, its people, and its history.  It will feature music by DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, and a panel discussion moderated by WDET personality, Chris Campbell “DJ Cambeau.” The event will also include a screening of The Drive Home, a documentary about the 2000 Detroit Electronic Music Festival that started it all, and of course the Detroit Historical Museum will be open allowing guests to chat with guest curators Rita Sayegh and Tim Price and see the exhibition before it sunsets in late June.

The line-up for the panel discussion shifted this week after Detroit Techno legend Derrick May decided not to attend.  “Derrick stepped back when it appeared that his presence would distract from the spirit of the celebration,” said Tracy Irwin, Chief Exhibitions and Enrichment Officer.  “This project and our exhibit, 2000/2020: Celebrating the 20 Years of the Electronic Music Festival in Detroit has been about the history of the festivals and the vibrant community that grew around them. We all agree that this history is bigger than one person and by stepping aside, Derrick ensures that the closing celebration will reflect that history and remain as vibrant and joyful as the festivals themselves.” The panel will feature industry giants Carl Craig, Doug Coombe, Paxahau’s Sam Fotias and filmmaker Tim Aten.



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To ensure social distancing and manage capacity, advance ticket purchases are required for this event.   

*** The health and safety of our guests is our highest priority. Following the State of Michigan and CDC guidelines, we will be using timed ticketing to limit event capacity. Guests will be assigned a set path when they arrive at the museum in order to maintain social distancing with other guests. Guests will also be required to wear a mask when they are not actively eating or drinking. Please review the Museum’s protocols for visiting the museum, designed to keep everyone safe here. 


Cancellation/Refund policy 


If this event is cancelled by the Detroit Historical Society due to the COVID-19 pandemic or any unforeseen circumstance, refunds will be issued to all ticket purchasers via the original method of payment. If the event occurs as scheduled, tickets are not eligible for refund.