We are 365 days away from our fringe draft. Celebrate with us!

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Staff

BENNY LUMPKINS JR.

Festival Director, Benny returned to the Detroit area to be a part of the growth, excitement and renewed vigor that has encapsulated the Motor City recently. "I wanted to create a diverse fringe festival that was inclusive of all of the different types of folks that live in Detroit."

EMILY COHN

Music Director, 

SHERMAN EDWARDS

Festival Host,

TOMMY NUGENT

Artist Liaison,

Interested in being a staff member? Intern? Apprentice? Contact us.

UPCOMING EVENT

Hamiltunes Detroit, 2018

Motor City Fringe Festival is sponsoring Hamiltunes Detroit, a sing-a-long to America's favorite history musical. POSTPONED

Mini Fringe, March 2018

Want to get your feet wet with the fringe model? Stay tuned for more info on our upcoming mini fringe. Coming soon, March 2018.

Fringe Society

Not sure you understand what a fringe is? Join us as we visit many of Detroit's local watering holes, drink local craft brews and spirits, and talk about  fringe. #drinkaboutfringe #fringesociety

Fringe Educational Series

Our workshops and town halls will educate you on everything you need to know about the Motor City Fringe Festival; from registration and producing your own show, to preparing for the festival and making sure your experience in the MCFF is a success.

Early Bird Registration

Have a show ready? Want a guaranteed number of performances at Motor City Fringe Festival 2019? Don’t miss out on this early bird registration. February 1-15th, 2019.

Fringe Draft

Register to have your Production drafted into the Motor City Fringe remaining spots. February 16th, 2019. 7pm. Location tbd. Registration coming soon.

About Us

What Is Fringe?

MISSION: The mission of the Motor City Fringe Festival is to create an all inclusive performing arts festival where artists can be seen and heard, to encourage experimentation and expression, and to provide affordable outlets for poignant and important work that contributes to the rebirth of our city and its growing arts community.


HISTORY: A Fringe Festival is defined as a performance festival that seeks the edgy, experimental and never in a box. A movement that started in 1947 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Fringes now appear across the U.S. and all over the world. 


FRINGE IS: Uncensored, because we believe in free speech. From swearing and nudity to clean and traditional, you can find it all at fringe festivals. Easy, with low ticket prices for audiences and low production costs for artists, fringe is accessible to all. Fast, tech is quick and kept to a minimum, and time is a factor. Shows are brief (on average 60 minutes) and technical requirements are simple (festival light plot, minimum cues, props, and costumes).



We Are Fringe!

Inclusive, artsy, never in a box...

How It All Works

Registration begins February 1st, 2019. More info to come.

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

See you in 2019!

Motor City Fringe Festival

4444 2nd Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48201, United States

(323) 445-1088