Legendary Music Producer Don Was will be bringing The Don Was Detroit All Star Revue to the 2018 Jackson Unity Festival. Don Was, a native of Detroit, will also be featured in this year's Concert of Colors. Although he began his career as a co-founder, along with "brother" David Was (born David Weiss), of Was (Not Was), an eclectic and nontraditional band known for combining soul, funk, R&B, and rock/dance styles in its songs. Today, Don Was is better known as a music producer and executive, producing and guiding the careers of such notables as Bonnie Raitt, the B-52s and Bob Seger.
Other acts scheduled for the Festival include Buffy Sainte-Marie, Harper and The Midwest Kind, Third Down, Transglobal Underground, TUNDE, Detroit Latinx Resistance Revue, Maku Sound System, RAM, Mohsen Namjoo, Ramy Essam and Ian Stewart.
The Jackson Unity Festival runs from July 11 - 15 in Downtown Jackson. Venues are The Michigan Theatre of Jackson, Weatherwax Hall, Horace Blackman Park and Bucky Harris Park. All performances are free and open to all.