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Shinola Block Party!

We went to the Shinola Block Party hosted by Shinola, the Detroit-based design brand, watchmaker and leather goods manufacturer, at its flagship 14th and R streets location. Here, Shinola CMO Bridget Russo and president Jacques Panis.

The bash kicked off with tunes mixed by DJ Ben Chang, bocce ball and cornhole sets, treats from local food truck partners, beer, local favorite Howard Gospel Choir and a special headlining performance by Michigan’s Greensky Bluegrass. Here, event producers from Bobby Redd John Winkler, Brant Mueller, Brianne Mueller, Whitney Mueller and James Zinkand.

Party-goers got to snack on sweet treats from Dog Tag Bakery, a local, nonprofit veteran job-training vehicle and café selling baked goods. Here, Howard Gospel Choir's Steve Pierre-Louis, Rolanda Carter, Kristen Taylor and Stephen Moore.

The block party also served as the official launch of the brand’s newest collaboration with FEED, a hunger relief charity. FEED + Shinola is a limited run of 170 tote bags benefiting Forgotten Harvest in the Detroit Metro Area. The purchase of each $195 bag will provide 100 meals to children and families in need. Here, Greensky Bluegrass perform.