Motown Museum offering virtual content during COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 4:00 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 19:43:56-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Under the current stay-at-home order by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Detroit's Motown Museum has found a way to keep fans engaged during this trying time.

The Motown Museum is offering virtual content for fans to participate in right from their home.

“Even in the most challenging moments, there is room for creativity and connectivity,” said Robin R. Terry, CEO and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Motown Museum. “We hope these programs bring joy, inspiration and fill our fans with a little bit of Motown magic as we navigate this time together. With nostalgia for the past and optimism for a brighter future, we are hopeful these virtual engagements will help us remain connected as we eagerly await the day we can welcome our guests back.”

The museum is hosting a Motown DJ Dance party on Friday, April 3 at 8 p.m. During the month of April, the museum will offer Hitsville Next Educational Content, which is a virtual lineup of educational programming. The virtual content will be available through the museum's Facebook page.

Motown Mic: At Home will be from April 11 through 18. The event is in place of Motown Mic: The Spoken Word 2020, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Fans can view live and prerecorded performances from previous winners and finalists also on the museum's Facebook page.

On Friday, April 10 will be the social media premier of the Hitsville Honors Celebration, a musical tribute to Motown's legacy and its founder Berry Gordy. The social media premier can be found on the museum's Youtube channel, Facebook and IGTV.

For more information on the virtual events, visit the Motown Museum website here.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story stated that there would be virtual tours. That has been corrected to say the museum is offering virtual content.

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