Big Sean’s DON Weekend will feature panels, performances and more


Big Sean is returning to his hometown for the fourth iteration of his Detroit on Now, or DON, weekend. The rapper recently shared the schedule for the three-day event, which includes plenty for residents to do.

On Thursday, August 25, there’ll be a screening of God Said Give ’Em Drum Machines — a film about Detroit’s contribution to techno. The event will proceed on August 26 with the presentation of several DON Awards, as well as invite-only activities, including an industry club and time on the basketball court. The final day of the weekend — August 27 — will feature panels discussing everything from fashion to mental health. Residents will also be given an opportunity to convene at a Block Party that will have carnival games, derby races and photo stations, among other things.

“After playing one of my all-time favorite shows at Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival a couple weeks ago, I can’t wait to return to the city and feel its incredible energy,” Sean said of DON Weekend“I’m constantly inspired by Detroit and the city’s beautiful people. It’s a blessing to be able to give back to the city that made me.”

Sean will throw the event alongside local individuals and organizations, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, City Council President Mary Sheffield and Occupy The Corner Initiative. It’s expected that he will make an important announcement about the Sean Anderson Foundation Content & Production Music Studio, which he plans to build in the Boys & Girls Clubs.

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