Please email Donny at if you’d like to perform at any of our events.

What:Wild Winter is a fun way to experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in the winter. Come on out and join us for zookeeper talks, special arts and craft activities and performances from Axis Music students. We will be set-up indoors and we are looking for students of all skill levels to perform.

When: Saturday, Jan. 19th AND Saturday, Feb. 2nd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm both days

Where: The Detroit Zoo

Admission: Regular zoo prices (performers and one guest are granted free admission)

What:  This Student Showcase will be held at a brand new office space in Birmingham that is home to the newly-launched fantasy music app FanLabel. It’s a beautiful venue and we will be providing everyone with beverages and finger foods. This performance is open to all skill levels and the $10 admission fee will go to Axis Music Foundation in order to provide instruments and music lessons to local children. This event is drummer-friendly.

When: Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 pm

Where: Startup Nation, 34300 Woodward (above the Walgreens) in Birmingham (enter through the door next to the Walgreens’ drive thru)

Admission: $10 (all proceeds benefit children supported by Axis Music Foundation)

What: GreenFest is a pre-Earth Day celebration will feature a sustainability tour to learn more about our anaerobic digester, educational rain gardens, farm-to-table food options, composting program and other initiatives as part of our Green Journey. Activities will include chemistry demonstrations, zookeeper talks and performances from Axis Music students. The performance opportunity is open to all skill levels.

When: Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: The Detroit Zoo

Admission: Regular zoo prices (performers and one guest are granted free admission)


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.

It’s not too late … CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY!