Motown Winter Blast 2018

Winter Blast

Motown Winter Blast 2018 info, preview, entertainment lineup, and schedule of events. Meridian Motown Winter Blast returns to Campus Martius Park

in Downtown Detroit for 2018 from Friday January 26 through Sunday, January 28.

Motown Winter Blast 2018 Info

Among the new features is City Slopes, presented by Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain, which brings a piece of the northern Michigan resorts to the heart of Cadillac Square.

There will be two snow-hills created for the attraction. Beginners will be able to kick off their skiing adventures on a bunny hill. Experienced rippers and shredders will enjoy a taller and steeper slope. Both can demonstrate their exciting moves right in the heart of the city.

Festivalgoers are invited to brave the chilly winter air and take the Winter Blast Polar Plunge which benefits the Special Olympics of Michigan. Register here

Many Motown Winter Blast favorites will return. Detroit Interactive Sports Zone, Zip Line, FREE ice skating at Campus Martius Park, food trucks, and more!

Admission is $3, or 3 canned goods, or a children’s book.

Meridian Motown Winter Blast 2018 Hours

  • Friday, January 26, 2018 from 4p-11p
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 11a-11p
  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 11a-8p

Meridian Motown Winter Blast 2018 Weekend Music Line-up (subject to change)

Michigan Lottery Stage

Friday, January 26

4:15p – Alison Albrecht                                          Acoustic Pop
5:30p – Holly Bernt Band                                       Country Rock7
7p – Priscilla Price                                                  R&B
8:30p – Tavistock                                                   Modern Rock
10p – Larry Lee & The Back In The Day Band       Old School Funk and R&B

Saturday, January 27

11:45a – Acoustic Ash                                           Singer/Songwriter
1p – Natalie Lucassian                                          Singer/Songwriter
2:15p – The Whiskey Charmers                             Americana
3:45p – Barelyon                                                   Pop-Rock
5:15p – Gasoline Gypsies                                      Southern Rock
6:45p – Eva Under Fire                                          Alternative Rock
8:15p – Melanie Rutherford & Phat Greasy          R&B/Funk
9:45p – The Reefermen                                         Rock & Soul

Sunday, January 28

11:15a – Cheyenne Goff                                        Alternative Rock
12:45p – BlueBlaze                                               Blues/Rock
2:15p – Joe Jaber & The Last Divide                      Rock Americana
3:45p – The Social Bandits                                    Rock
5:15p – Roadwork                                                 R&B/Blues
6:45p – Thornetta Davis                                        R&B/Blues

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Stage

Friday, January 26

4:30p – Drew Machak & The Fruits                        Pop-Rock
6p – The Electric Numbers                                     Rock
7:30p – Alise King                                                 R&B/Soul
9p – DJ Thornstryker                                             Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival

Saturday, January 27

11a – Lia K. Catallo                                                Pop Acoustic
12:15p – Athens Creek                                          Pop/Folk
1:30p – MINT                                                        Rock/Hip Hop
3p – Jibs Brown & The Jambros                           Rootsy Blues
4:30p – Overdrive Orchestra                                  Rock
6p – Cadre                                                            Hard Rock
7:30p – Stone Clover                                             Rock & Roll
9p – DJ Ryan Richards                                          Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival

Sunday, January 28

11:30a – Sami Mei                                                Pop
1p – Downriver Dan & The Billies                       Blues Rock
2:30p – Over the Sun                                           Brit Rock
4p – The Ruiners                                                 Rockabilly Garage
5:30p – Roots Vibrations Band                            Reggae Soca
7p – The Orbitsuns                                             Outlaw Country

Acoustic Stage

Friday, January 26

8:30p – Nate Jones                                               Folk Rock
10p – A man named Hooper                             Alternative Rock

Saturday, January 27

8:30p – Keynote Sisters                                         Acoustic variety
10p – Zander Michigan                                     Singer-Songwriter/Americana

Sunday, January 28

Kids Stage Performances

Friday, January 26

4:45p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
5:30p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
6:15p – JoJo Fish Puppet Show
6:45p – Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff Magic Show
7:15p – JoJo Fish Puppet Show

Saturday, January 27

12p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
1p – Checker Magic
1:30p – Joe Reilly Music Concert
2p – Laugh It Up with Rosco
2:30p – Joe Reilly Music Concert
3p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
4p – Checker Magic
4:30p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
5:30p – Laugh it Up with Rosco
6p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
7p – Laugh it Up with Rosco

Sunday, January 28

12p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
1p – Kevin Devine Kids Music Concert
1:30p – Pure Imagination Magic Show
2p – Kevin Devine Kids Music Concert
2:30 – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
3:30 – Pure Imagination Magic Show
4p – Kevin Devine Kids Music Concert
4:30p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center
5p – Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff
6p – Frostology by Michigan Science Center

To inquire about becoming a sponsor, vendor or performer of Meridian Winter Blast, please call 248-541-7550.

No one under 18 will be admitted without parent or guardian over the age of 30 after 5p. All guests under 18 must remain with parent or guardian at all times. No dogs are allowed at Winter Blast.

Meridian Motown Winter Blast is Detroit’s celebration of winter experiences, dining, music and family fun to be held in downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius from, Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28. Originally created as the backdrop for Super Bowl XL, the festival attracted more than 75,000 people last year. For additional information and a complete list of Motown Winter Blast concerts during the festival, visit or call 248-541-7550.

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events.Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

See related posts below for more on Winter Blast, Campus Martius Park Ice Skating and winter festivals happening in Oakland County and Metro Detroit, Michigan.

More Motown Meridian Winter Blast 2018 Preview info coming soon.