Update – We’ve finalized details for our Michigan town hall:
WHEN: Wednesday, October 18th, 2006 at 6 pm
WHERE: MSU Campus: International Center, Spartan Rooms B & C
125 International Center
East Lansing, MI 48824
Just send an email to tour@pandora.com with “MSU” in the subject line to RSVP for the event.
I’m currently planning an itinerary for my first tour stop in Michigan. Come mid-October, I’ll be stopping in Detroit for a town hall meeting, and would love the opportunity to schedule a meetup with Pandora student listeners at nearby Michigan State University during the day. Going to be at UofM on the 19th for a town hall meeting. Think I might stick around for UofM-Iowa on Saturday! If you have any suggestions for destination, things to do, etc, drop me a comment below. I’m looking forward to making the most out of my time there! Thanks.
We love reading and responding to your feedback on the blog – the comments have been a treasure trove of great insights and guidance as we plan our visits. If you have a particular idea you want to discuss, or just want to get more involved, we’re eager for help – just drop us an email at tour@pandora.com. Please include your location in the subject line of your message too. No idea is too big or small!

Comments

  1. Tiffany
    August 30, 2006 at 1:58pm
    An Ashley's stop is a must!!! While enjoying one of their many beers on tap, get a cup of their soup -- it is the best. Great people, great atmosphere, and a great place to wind up your football Saturday. Go Blue!
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  2. Melissa
    August 31, 2006 at 7:49pm
    While you're in Ann Arbor 'The Ark', in particular, is a must. It's been an important musical Mecca for decades. This hallowed place is, alone, worth the trip to Michigan! You'd find yourself amidst some of the most knowledgeable and sophisticated listeners in the miwest. I hope I'm one of them. We welcome you to our part of the woods Tim, and thank you mightily for all your great work!
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  3. Joel Bodzin
    September 01, 2006 at 11:01am
    So when will we get a time and date for Detroit? Joel
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  4. Rob
    September 05, 2006 at 6:05pm
    Detroit is the place to go. Stellar jazz performances at Seldom Blues, along with incredible fare. And somebody mentioned Baker's -also a nice venue. Hamtramck has some cool clubs for solid indie music (White Stripes came up there). Ann Arbor is a trendy pretendy college town - you've got to visit Detroit to experience the real deal in Michigan music. Sorry Big Blue...
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  5. ed
    September 06, 2006 at 5:04am
    In Ann Arbor, be sure to check out Encore Records on Liberty Street. Not as good as Flat, Black and Circular in East Lansing but lots of vinyl and cds. Thanks!
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  6. Devin
    September 14, 2006 at 2:35pm
    Stop in Houghton,MI and come to Michigan Tech...Hobo weekend is legendary (our Homecoming)
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  7. frank
    September 14, 2006 at 2:37pm
    check out maya lynn's wave field on the north campus of U of M in ann arbor - its so cool to run and jump around on - believe me - you will neve forget it http://fusionanomaly.net/wavefield.html "A pure earth sculpture, made entirely of soil covered with grass, _The Wave Field_ collapses the boundaries between nature and art, earth and water, object and pedestal. The sculpture, which took over two years to complete, is approximately 90 feet by 90 feet square. The waves, which rise from the natural ground plane to five or six feet high, make a subtle transition into the piece, blurring the distinction between the sculpture and the space in which it exists."
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  8. Paul
    September 14, 2006 at 4:59pm
    As for Ann Arbor, all of the above suggestions are great. Ashley's is a great place. So is the Heidelberg on North Main Street or Leopold Bros. on South Main (both addresses can be found easily on google). Leopold Bros. jukebox is absolutely incredible. Also, if you'll be anywhere near a radio, you really ought to listen to WCBN (88.3). It is UofM's college station. October 19 is a Thursday, so it should be a good time to sample the station. As the evening progresses the music gets weirder and weirder...and better, as far as I'm concerned. Have a safe trip and thanks for all of your work with Pandora and the Genome Project!
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  9. Mara
    September 14, 2006 at 7:48pm
    If you are going to be stopping in Kalamazoo, Water Street Coffee Joint on Oakland drive will be on your way out of town. (3037 Oakland drive Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or on the web at www.waterstreetcoffeejoint.com) They have great selection of coffee's and espresso drinks, there's free internet, the people are really nice and the food is AMAZING. enjoi!
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  10. Mella
    September 15, 2006 at 10:31am
    Two sites to stop: 1. Saginaw, Mi - a local ska band called Stamp'd! They play at White's Bar on State St. 2. Michigan Tech up in Houghton, Mi - definitley a trip that will never be forgotten! Thanks for the great music!
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