Jul 31, 2016

The Beach at Campus Martius Park Offers Special After Work Food and Music Events Every Thursday and Friday

Thursdays feature Mix and Mingle happy hour networking and Fridays kick off the weekend with island sounds and Caribbean-style food

In downtown Detroit, it’s a party at The Beach at Campus Martius Park after work every Thursday and Friday from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. through August 26 with Thursday’s Mix and Mingle presented by Channel 955 and Marketing Associates Beach Party on Fridays.  These entertaining events have been going strong all summer long and with four more to go, there’s still plenty of beach fun coming up!
Thursday’s Mix and Mingle presented by Channel 955 offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere for social and professional networking with others who work in the city. iHeartMedia’s Boji spins a fresh mix of tunes to accompany delicious food and drink specials. As part of the season ending SummerFest activities, a Caribbean style event is planned for August 25 featuring food and drink choices from the region and music by Bahamian recording artist, Ya Tafari.
Every Friday ends the work week with a Caribbean-style celebration as Marketing Associates Beach Party brings live island sounds, eats and libations to the park. Reggae provides the base of the musical entertainment with each performance group bringing its own style and twist for a diverse and eclectic weekly music mix. Upcoming entertainers include The Flex Crew from Columbus, OH on July 29, King Mellowman and Mellow Runnings from Detroit, MI on August 5, Obiewon from Cleveland, OH on August 12, and Anthem from Bridgeport, CT on August 19.  

The complete schedule listing for all 2016 Quicken Loans Summer in the Parks activities is at downtowndetroitparks.com.
The Downtown Detroit Partnership is grateful to Quicken Loans for its presentation for the 2016 Summer in the Parks, and the wonderful support from all of our official sponsors including WXYZ, Compuware, IKEA, McDonalds, Detroit Free Press, iHeartMedia, Meridian Health Plan, EY, Honigman, Marketing Associates, Faygo, Absopure, aloft Detroit Hotel, Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Atwater Brewery, Michigan.com, Autoliv, GalaxE Solutions, Bedrock, DEDA-Detroit Entertainment District Association, Blumz, People's Transit, The Detroit News, WRCJ, Channel 955, Mix 92.3, WNIC, D106.7, WJLB, B-93 Country, United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Clark Hill, Opportunity Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Detroit People Mover, Taste Love Cupcakes, good people popcorn, Berline, Carr Center, Michpromos, Sista Strut and others.
For more information on Downtown Detroit Partnership, please contact Kailey Poort, director of communications and marketing at Kailey.poort@downtowndetroit.org or 313.949.9770.

About Downtown Detroit Partnership
Downtown Detroit Partnership — through its affiliate Detroit 300 Conservancy in partnership with the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department — operates, maintains and programs Downtown’s parks, which include Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Paradise Valley’s Beatrice Buck Park. Placemaking initiatives activate these public spaces attracting over 2 million visitors annually. DDP strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic and government partners to create a vibrant, resilient urban core for Detroit and the surrounding community. For more information, contact us at 313.962.0101 or visit at downtowndetroit.org or downtowndetroitparks.com. Follow us on Twitter at @CampusMartius and on Facebook at Facebook.com/CampusMartiusPark.

About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s second largest retail home mortgage lender. The company closed more than $220 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states in 2013-2014. Quicken Loans generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past five consecutive years, 2010-2015, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers in 2014 and 2015.

Quicken Loans was ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2016, and has been among the top-30 companies for the last 13 years. It has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s ’100 Best Places to Work in IT’ the past 11 years, ranking No. 1 in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2007, 2006 and 2005. The company moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 10,000 of its 15,000 team members work in the city’s urban core. For more information about Quicken Loans, please visit QuickenLoans.com, on Twitter at @QLnews, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/QuickenLoans.

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