Past Event

The Spirit of Motown

A Road Scholar Program by Jose Sandoval

In the early 60s, Detroit was Motown U.S.A., the automobile capital of the world. In 1959, Motown records founder, Berry Gordy, gathered the best musicians from Detroit’s thriving jazz and blues scene to form his studio band, the Funk Brothers. Together, they played on Motown hits such as "My Girl", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Just My Imagination," "Baby Love", "The Tears of a Clown", and "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough." The sound they created bridged racial divides and produced more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, and The Beatles combined. Experience the sounds of Motown and discover the story behind the legend. For more information visit

This event is Free and Open to the public. For more information, please contact Mary Johnson, 708.448.1473.