The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will join its partners to announce the festival’s headline music acts, new programming and a major new partnership for this year’s 7th Annual Detroit River Days Festival presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort on Thursday, May 23 at 11 a.m. at the GM Plaza and Promenade on Atwater along the Detroit Riverfront.

Key speakers include:

·         Matt Cullen, Chairman, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

·         Faye Alexander Nelson, President & CEO, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

·         Mayor Dave Bing, City of Detroit 

·         Executive Robert Ficano, Wayne County

·         Representatives from General Motors, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Flagstar Bank

About The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 with the mission to develop public access to Detroit’s riverfront and serve as an anchor for economic development.  As the permanent stewards of the riverfront and the Dequindre Cut, the Conservancy is responsible for raising the funds needed for the construction, operation, maintenance, security and programming of these public spaces.  The Conservancy’s ultimate vision is to develop five-and-a-half miles of riverfront from the Ambassador Bridge on the west to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle.  The first phase of the project, three miles along the east riverfront, is now 80 percent complete and spans from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park.  In the summer of 2012, the Conservancy launched the final construction phases needed to complete the east riverfront development project and connect the RiverWalk and its associated green spaces, plazas and parks.   Visit www.detroitriverfront.org for more information.

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