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In the spirit of the rent party tradition, which offered a DIY solution for families facing eviction in the 1920's while playing a major role in the historic development of jazz and blues music, Lighthouse presents:  The Rent Party.

Location:  74 Arden Park Blvd.  Detroit, MI  
The event will be held on Saturday, June 1st 2019 at the former Stanley Kresge estate - renovated by Paddy Lynch - in the Arden Park-East Boston Edison Historic District. The event will feature three stages of jazz curated by the top local music venues of the genre, with a delicious strolling dinner, open bar, and special VIP hours featuring private estate tours.
VIP Hours | Estate Tours: 5pm - 7pm
General Admission: 7pm - 11pm

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Featured Musicians:

Planet D Nonet - "A down & dirty little swing band from Detroit" was founded by drummer RJ Spangler and trumpeter James O’Donnell. The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music.

  Ian Finkelstein - A Detroit-based jazz pianist and producer. Ian has been an active       member of the Detroit jazz community since the age of 14, performing alongside artists   such as Benny Golson, Patrice Rushen, Robert Hurst, Karriem Riggins, Louis Hayes,     Curtis  Fuller, Phil Ranelin, and Shahida Nurullah. He performed with Marcus Belgrave   from 2010 until Belgrave's death in 2015. He currently performs with the Robert Hurst   Quintet, and is a founding member of Detroit music collective, Video7, and a member of Polyfold Music. 

Audio Birds - This trio consists of... Sean Blackman (guitarist) is an established composer, producer, performer and educator of collaborative cross-cultural world music. Sean was recently honored in 2016 with the 'Spirit of Detroit Award’ by the City Council of Detroit... Larry Fratangelo (percussionist) has recorded and toured with some of the top recording artists in the world today. His name appears on Gold, Platinum and Grammy award-winning albums... James Simonson (bassist) is the Musical Director for Verve Artist Bettye LaVette, is an Ernie Ball/Ampeg Artist, he performs with global giants from Andrea Bocelli to the Detroit Symphony and many others in all genres of music.

Featured Cuisine:
Some of Detroit's most revered restaurants are joining forces to provide the ultimate foodie experience at this year's Rent Party: 


Delicious food provided by Zingerman's, Flowers of Vietnam, Miss Kim, Frita Batidos, Chef Kieron Hales, Aunt Nee's, Nino Salvaggio,  and Empowerment Church. 



 Alcohol provided by Atwater Brewery and Two James Liquor.