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!


  1. scott
    August 19, 2006 at 3:39pm
    try going to grand rapids, we've got some great music around herre, if you do come, go to The Intersection in the heartland are, always great concerts there.
  2. Brian
    August 20, 2006 at 8:55pm
    It would be great if you came to Central Michigan University. Try getting in contact with Program Board (cmu_pb@cmich.edu)or On th Fly (onthefly@cmich.edu). We love great music, here in the middle of the lower hand.
  3. Lauren
    August 25, 2006 at 4:48am
    Kalamazoo is not quite near Detroit but is worth visiting for it's name alone.
  4. Ed
    August 25, 2006 at 6:25pm
    Where are you going to be in Detroit? I'd love to stop by the town hall if only to chat with other music lovers. I'm in the RenCen, so if you're going to be close, I will certainly make a point to be there.
  5. gw
    August 26, 2006 at 8:02am
    if you're in detroit on a sunday night, check out Motor City Brewing Works. Mick Collins (of the Dirtbombs) spins some great eclectic records (not your traditional dj set) Also, why not any classical music in your genome project? searches for Bach and Stravinsky turned up empty
  6. Cynthia
    August 26, 2006 at 8:24am
    When in Ann Arbor you must visit the Ark and the Blind Pig. Wonderful music, people, and the true color of music in our area. Walk the streets around campus and hear music, just follow your ears. I will be around when you visit. Love that you are on the way, Fall in MI is not to be missed!
  7. John
    August 27, 2006 at 8:42pm
    A stop in Ann Arbor is wasted if you don't go to Ashley's, an AMAZING pub on State Street. Great food and more beer than you could even dream of drinking. Also, there used to be a band in Kalamazoo called "Knee Deep Shag". One of the best unsigned bands I've ever heard. I think they may have broken up, though. They used to tour the midwest pretty extensively, though. If you can manage to pick up one of their discs (Good Disguise is a great disc), it's definitely worth a listen.
  8. Traci N
    August 29, 2006 at 2:29pm
    If in Detroit, I would definitely review concerts at St. Andrews Hall and the State Theater. Looks like Evanescence and The Killers will be around in mid-October at State. But, SAH will often have great indie music. And for an old style Italian dinner, Roma Cafe just off the beaten path in the Eastern Market area. To get a pulse on the 20-somethings in metro Detroit, consider heading up to Ferndale or Royal Oak's downtown districts, north of Detroit. For the suburbia music scene, in Royal Oak there's Memphis Smoke. They're best when they book good blues, sometimes up from Chicago - just don't plan on having your dinner there, the food is not their specialty! Frankly, drinks are downtown Royal Oak's specialty. Food is better left to Detroit, Ferndale or Birmingham (just a bit further north), in my opinion. And the Magic Bag in Ferndale is good for small venue acts, too. Both offer many restaurants and clubs, and a lot of people on bar stools willing to chat up the area. Good luck with the visit!
  9. Rick
    August 30, 2006 at 1:20pm
    How about coming up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan? We have universities, music lovers and a whole bunch of nice folks!
  10. Tiffany
    August 30, 2006 at 1:57pm
    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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