Welcome back to the Ross Sandelius Michigan Music Show. Yesterday Ross provided a photo for our Rothbury post and this morning he tipped me off to the 240-hour “Assembly Line” concert that will take place March 20-30, 2009 at AJ’s Music Cafe in Ferndale.
The Assembly Line concert will bring the two worlds together as the music marathon pays tribute to American workers, products and automobiles. The Danny Boy marathon attracted singers ranging from local business owners to the governor of Michigan. The Assembly Line will also call on musicians from all segments of society to come together in the heart of hard-hit Main Street America and help pay tribute to the down, but not out, American worker.
“We call on every manufacturing plant, every car dealership, garage mechanic to join us,” O’Neil said. “We call on politicians, loan officers, credit agencies, builders to join us. We call for music to heal us in these trying times.
“We call on the corporate world to join us to help us in our Main Street solution to this American challenge.”
The Assembly Line Concert will feature at least 240 acts, performing for 240 hours, nonstop, at AJ’s Cafe, 240 Nine Mile Road, Ferndale, Mich.
Each of the 10 days will highlight different aspects of the American partnership between workers, employers, politicians and the media. One day, political leaders will play 24, one-hour sets; another day, auto workers; and another day, local Detroit bands. Even members of the media will have their own day to play.
Well cool. Hope you get a chance to check it out and if you get some YouTube or photos, post links in the comments!