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What: For the third consecutive year we’ll be the opening act for the Get Reel outdoor movie series in downtown Ferndale. The feature film on this date is The Lion King and the pre-show entertainment will be our very own Sami Mei.

When: Thursday, August 16th at 8:30 pm

Where: 177 Vester Ave. in Ferndale

Admission: Free!


What: Art & About is an event put on by the Berkley Downtown Development Authority and takes place on the second Friday of each month throughout the summer. The event will feature artists and performers showcasing their talents throughout the streets of downtown. Come on out and help us support local artists!

When: Friday, Sept. 14th from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: 12 Mile Rd. between Coolidge and Greenfield in downtown Berkley

Admission: Free!


What: We’ve been granted a spot on the main music stage for this unique festival in downtown Detroit. Our students will be joining the likes of the bands listed above in providing the ambiance and entertainment for festival goers. This event is open to advanced students and Axis bands only. Click here to visit the website for more details.

When: Saturday, Sept. 15th at 12:30 pm

Where: Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

Admission: Free for all! Details on purchasing meal/drink/VIP tickets can be found here.


What: The award-winning Birmingham Street Art fair features over 140 of the best artists from around the country throughout the streets of downtown Birmingham. Our students will be providing the musical entertainment in the band shell right in Shain Park.

When: Sunday, Sept. 16th from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Where: Shain Park in downtown Birmingham

Admission: Free!

What: For the third consecutive year we’ll be the opening act for the Get Reel outdoor movie series in downtown Ferndale. These events occur on the 3rd Thursday of every month and the movie lineup will be announced come spring.

When: Thursday, Sept. 20th at 8:00 pm

Where: 177 Vester Ave. in Ferndale

Admission: Free!

What: Our advanced students will once again be the entertainment for one of Oakland county’s most unique fund raisers. This year’s event features food and drink from over 20 local fine dining spots with the proceeds raised going directly to Gleaner’s Food Bank.  More details along with a list of the vendors and registration link can be found here.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 25th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where:M1 Concourse at 164 South Blvd. in Pontiac

Admission: Free for performers and one guest! Otherwise $85/person in advance or $95/person at the door.


What: An Axis Music Student Showcase featuring students of all skill levels in one of the nicest music venues in all of SE Michigan. This recital-type event will be closed to the public and a portion of each ticket sold will go to Axis Music Foundation and fund music education for local underprivileged children. This venue is drummer-friendly for all of our drum students.

When: Saturday, Sept. 29th at 2:00 pm

Where: 20 Front St. in Lake Orion

Admission: $10 at the door for all guests. Proceeds to benefit young local musicians through Axis Music Foundation.


What: We’ve been invited back to once again perform at the outdoor farmer’s market right in downtown Birmingham. Come for the music and stay and support local farmers by purchasing fresh, locally grown food. These farmer’s market performance opportunities are open to all skill levels.

When: Sunday, Oct. 14th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Public Parking Lot 6 on the east side of N. Old Woodward (across from Salvatore Scallopini Restaurant and Booth Park)

Admission: Free!


What: A Sweetwater Student Showcase for musicians of all skill levels. This movie theater turned music venue in Waterford provides us with a fantastic sound and light package, making it a perfect setting for pictures and videos. Sweetwater also provides us with a full menu and staff on hand to cater to your every need. This event is drummer-friendly and open to both solo acts and bands as well. Also, 100% of the ticket proceeds will benefit underprivileged children through Axis Music Foundation.

When: Sunday, Nov. 25th at 2:00 pm

Where: Sweetwater Entertainment at 1450 S. Hospital Rd. in Waterford

Admission: $10/person with 100% of the proceeds benefiting local young musicians through Axis Music Foundation



Foundation Fundraisers


An Evening with Chad Smith

(Drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 8.36.53 PMThree community groups teamed up to bring an unprecedented event to the Birmingham – Bloomfield community.  Bloomfield Hills native Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, came back to his roots with a visit to Birmingham and surrounding areas on Monday June 16, 2014.  The Birmingham Historical Museum, Birmingham Community Coalition (BBCC), Axis Music Academy and Axis Music Foundation organized an afternoon and evening with Chad Smith that offered the community three different opportunities to enjoy Smith’s company and talent.

Proceeds from the event went to support the creation of the Joan and Curt Smith Scholarship at Axis Music Foundation, anti-drug and pro-music programs at the BBCC, and the Birmingham Historical Museum.

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