Concert of Colors adds Mitch Ryder to Motor City musical mix

AP News
Posted: Jun 29, 2016 1:50 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Veteran Motor City rock 'n' roller Mitch Ryder has joined the lineup of a long-running festival celebrating the musical and ethnic diversity of Detroit.

Concert of Colors organizers announced Wednesday the artist known for "Devil with a Blue Dress On" is joining the 9th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue. The July 16 event at Orchestra Hall will be led by Was, nationally renowned musician and producer with Detroit roots.

Ryder will join several other Michigan-made artists, including Laith Al-Saadi, recent finalist on NBC's "The Voice," and Motown star Martha Reeves.

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The 24th annual Concert of Colors runs from July 14-17, mainly in Detroit's Midtown area. The performances are free and open to the public.