Lauren Sellman, Arts & Entertainment Editor
JAM3A promotional poster. Photo// Arab American National Museum
Looking for something fun and free to do in Dearborn this weekend?
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse culture of the Arab world at the JAM3A Music and Arts Festival. This free community event from 12:30-8 p.m. each day is showcasing Arab artists and musicians to celebrate their culture.
JAM3A, meaning “gathering” in Arabic, is presented by the Arab American National Museum and is expecting a turnout of hundreds of people each day.
The festival is filled with performances, film screenings, panelist discussions and more, alongside an artisan market of local vendors that lasts all weekend at the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center at Wayne County Community College District.
The festival is set to feature groups and solo artists alike, such as the East-African retro-pop band, Alsarah & The Nubatones; the powerful Tunisian artist, Emel; African diaspora-inspired soul and funk band, Sinkane; and several others. The full schedule of performances and events is available here.
If you are unable to make it to the event, the film screenings are available virtually via YouTube Livestream throughout the weekend.
This annual cultural experience is the perfect opportunity to come together with others to celebrate Arab talent, community and identity – and hear some great music while you’re at it.
There is something for everyone at this event, RSVP today for your free tickets!