When you drop a 3 million dollar sound system into a fresh, intimate venue, you get shows where the line between performer and audience becomes blurred.  Where both star and fan are inspired to give it their all. In short, you get Sound Board, a place where every show is a legendary one.  But don’t take our word for it…

Michael McDonald

"We just had a great gig here at Sound Board. One of the best venues in the USA and best sounding venue we've ever played. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to come back soon!"

JB Smoove

"It was a great show tonight Sound Board, thanks for having JB Smoove! We killed it together, because that's how we do it!"

Chris Tucker

"Just played Sound Board, had a great time! Detroit you're the best. God Bless!"

Melissa Etheridge

"I just performed at Sound Board. Had a great time, hope to see you all soon. Can't wait to get back here!"


"We just finished playing here at Sound Board in Detroit. Fantastic! We had a great time, see you soon!"

Margaret Cho

"I just performed at Sound Board. It was so great, thank you so much for having me, see you next time!"

Johnny Gill

"Hey what’s up, this is your boy Johnny Gill and yes I’m out of breath, we just had an incredible time performing here at Sound Board – off the chain!"

Jo Koy

"MotorCity Casino Sound Board, I'm telling you the best venue in the country! I had a blast, I can't wait to come back."

William Shatner

"I've just appeared at MotorCity Casino Hotel, great honor and terrific show and the people were wonderful! I just wanted to say how happy I am that everybody turned out to see me. It's a wonderful venue, you ought to come down here, enjoy the casino and see the wonderful entertainment."

Will Downing

"What's going on, it's me your man, Will Downing! Just finished playing Sound Board, had a great time and if I say so myself we had a hell of a show. Keep coming back here, it's a great venue and they have great acts!"

Brandi Carlile

"I just played Sound Board and had a great time! Thanks for having me, see you soon."

Frank Marino's Divas

"I just got done performing at Sound Board at MotorCity Casino in Detroit, MI. I brought my divas and we had a blast!"

Vanessa Williams

"A state of the art theater, appreciative crowd and the coolest surroundings for an amazing downtown Detroit experience. I was treated like a queen and the regal hotel suite was awesome."

Earl Klugh

"Thank you Sound Board!"

Kim Russo

"Hi guys, I just got done reading a large audience here at MotorCity Casino. The people couldn’t have been nicer, the spirits showed up in time. I had a great time and I can’t wait to come back!"

Rickey Smiley

"Hey, what up Detroit, thank you for the love! Just performed at Sound Board probably was on stage about a good hour and 40 min, on stage for a long time because the people wouldn’t stop laughing. Had the time of my life. Thank you Motor City. This is like my second home, I Love Detroit. Thank you so much, hey look forward to coming back!"

American Idol Live

"Hey everybody, thank you so much. We had an awesome time at MotorCity Casino, thank you Sound Board – we had a great show, it was awesome and we look forward to coming back to Detroit soon!"

Tower of Power

"We are here at Sound Board and had a great show tonight in Detroit City! We’ve been at Sound Board twice before, this is our third time we’ll be back several times because we love Detroit City."

Rick and Kelly Dale

"We had a great time here at MotorCity Casino at Sound Board, we reveled the gas pump that is now going to be a kiosk. We had a great time!"

Chris Botti

"We just finished our show here at Sound Board, got to tell you something we love it, it’s an amazing venue! The staff was so great to us, we had such a great time and it makes getting on the long bus ride tonight such a worthwhile experience. Hope to see everyone soon!"

Jonny Lang

"Me and the fellows has a great time playing here at Sound Board. We will have to make it back real soon!"

George Benson

"I just want you to know how much fun it is to play here at the casino at Sound Board, it’s a different experience and a very enjoyable one. I hope you guys have me back more often because I love the place!"


"The Chippendales cast would like to say thank you to all the staff and stage hands that made our show possible. We had a great time performing in such an amazing venue where we were treated with exceptional hospitality, just like all the other stars on the wall! We hope to see you all next year!"

Wendy Williams

"I had great time hitting the stage tonight at Sound Board. Thanks for the love Detroit!"

Rick Springfield

"Great room, great sound system, and great people!"

The Whispers

"We love this venue and the people that work there, our fans love being so close to the performance! Look forward to next year."

Kathy Griffin

"Thanks to the awesome and open minded audience at Motor City Sound Board last night. It's good to know an audience can withstand that many curse words within a two hour period."

Bruce Bruce

"What a place! Love the venue AND the audience. A real class act!"

Chaunte Wayans

"The Sound Board Room is by far one of my favorite venues to perform at. Great staff, great crowd, pretty much anything you could ask for in a place they do and are great at it. Can't wait to come back."

Chrisette Michele

"And it suddenly occurred to me that I haven't eaten today. Goodnight Detroit. I adored you. Thank you for having me. Time for Room Service."

Chris Isaak

"We’re here at MotorCity Casino, we’re having a ball, we’re not ice skating we’re doing a Christmas show. Rock N Roll Baby!"

Anjelah Johnson

"The Sound Board is a great room! So glad I got a chance to perform there and bring my friend Mal Hall too. Thank you MotorCity Casino for having us."

Boyz II Men

"We had a great time performing for our Detroit fans at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino! Thank you all for coming out—we hope to see you again soon!"


"Amazing night. Amazing crowd. Thank you Motor City for reminding us why we LOVE to play Detroit!"

Roger Hodgson

"First time back in Detroit in a long time. The city has been through a lot but the spirit of the people shone through tonight - fabulous audience, hope to return."

Boyz II Men

"We were thoroughly impressed with Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. It was an intimate, sophisticated venue- the crowd was great, the atmosphere was excellent and we’d absolutely look forward to performing here again."

Musiq Soulchild

“Performing at the Sound Board was like being in an electrical power house. The Detroit fans were alive and well into the show. I felt like everyone knew all my songs and the venue's sound system added to my Soulful vibe.  I believe that this was my first time performing at such an electrifying venue. I'm looking forward to returning soon."

The Manhattan Transfer

"We recently played the Sound Board at the Motor City Casino in (where else?) Detroit, Michigan.  The Sound Board is a perfect example of the real state of the art performing venues beginning to emerge in the US.  We played there about 3 weeks ago, and had a fabulous experience.  It's a genuine pleasure to perform in a venue that is designed for great sound, and most certainly overshadows the older casino showroom venues.  My Manhattan Transfer partners and I had a ball performing there, and would come back in a heartbeat.  I wish there were more venues like that in the US.  And, oh yes, they are a great bunch of folk to work for-  great food, great treatment, right in the heart of the Motor City."  

Tim Hauser

Patti Labelle

“Sound Board is a beautiful venue with a great staff and I really enjoyed performing there!  And I love all of my Detroit family, so I look forward to coming back soon!”

Rachelle Ferrell

"A beautiful venue of just the right size and aesthetic. A warm, professional, smooth and classy operation... Inside and out!"

Grand Funk Railroad

"We had a GREAT night March 29, 2012. The Sound Board is an incredible venue to play with the band up close and personal with the audience. Lights, sound, and stage are top notch and the staff/crew professional and a delight to work with. Looking forward to the next time."  

Don Brewer

Eddie Griffin

"Class act all around"

Angie Stone

"The nicest,warmest,outstanding and awesome entertainment venue and people I've ever worked with. I can't wait to come back".

The Ohio Players

“Sound Board is one of the finest rooms we've ever played. We look forward to returning for many years to come"

James"Diamond" Williams

Little Anthony

"It was something! Many people have told me it was the best sound system they've ever heard. And the surroundings--it was Lincoln Center and the Hard Rock Cafe, all mixed together."

38 Special

"We came in early that afternoon to do a sound check and immediately noticed the commitment to detail and outlay put into the venue. It was everything...artist and fan-oriented, with superior lights and sound. Someone had made sure this was going to be a great experience. And the staff couldn't have been more gracious, always appreciated by touring groups. We were genuinely impressed. The show that night was over and above our expectations, a real celebration."

Don Barnes

The Whispers

"The Whispers thoroughly enjoyed playing the Sound Board Theater at MotorCity. Aside from being very beautiful, the atmosphere is perfect for putting on the kind of show we do. We can't wait to play it again."

Will Downing

"My experience at the MotorCity was amazing, I enjoyed every aspect. From the Unbelievable Hotel to the Roof Top restaurant. I've yet to mention  the SOUND BOARD theater which I found to be an amazing feeling room. I say feeling because as a performer I like to feel comfortable on stage and I felt very much at home on that stage. I hope to be invited back to experience that feeling again!!!"

Dennis Edwards & The Temptations Review

"It was a tremendous place to work and stay, it's always good to come home due to the history that is shared in Detroit for the Temptations throughout the years!"

Tim Allen

"Performing at the Sound Board was a great experience for me.  The venue was state of the art, the staff was top-notch and a great audience showed up.  What more could a comic want... except maybe some excellent food.  Oh yeah, had that too!"

Four Tops

"I'm looking forward to a return engagement at Sound Board. I'm so thrilled my hometown now has a world-class venue where we can perform. I also enjoy attending shows there, this place is fantastic!"

Duke Fakir

Shemekia Copeland

“It’s the only casino where you can’t lose. Great people. Great fun. A sure thing.”

Tower of Power

“Performing at the Sound Board in Detroit's MotorCity Casino is a dream come true for me. I finally have a world class venue in the city I grew up in. The Sound Board has the excitement of playing at a big rock arena with the intimacy of a great nightclub. The staff & management are great, the rooms are plush, what more could I ask for."

Emilio Castillo

Al Jarreau

"The designers of this venue got it right. It's a great room where artist and audience can share an evening together. The space is intimate and close, but with the excitement of an arena. Thanks to everyone at MotorCity Casino for all the care and hospitality. When can I return?"

Pointer Sisters

"great venue, amazing vibe in the house... Looking forward to coming back again!"

Village People

"Sound Board was an absolute joy! Great audience and an enjoyable place to perform and see a show."

George Wallace

"Sound Board......what a great venue. I can't wait to come back and do a TV special there!"

Macy Gray

"The venue was lovely and the band and I were treated like high rollers. Great sound, great fans - can't wait to come back."

Rick Springfield

"Sound Board has the best sound system of any place we've played. The place rocked and the MotorCity people were awesome."