Rod Wallace and Friends

June 23 at 5PM | O&W Grove Stage - Top of the Park (Ingalls Mall)

Genres: Hip-hop

Join Rod Wallace as he celebrates Black community-supported music initiatives throughout Washtenaw County. Guests will include Formula 734, Buff 1, I Am In Demand, and the Amplify Fellowship. 

About Rod Wallace: Rod Wallace is an educator with vast experience in the operation, administration, and cultural development of urban schools. In addition to teaching and directing federal grant programs at Eastern Michigan University, Wallace is a doctoral candidate studying Hip Hop as a teaching tool and the use of music technology to enrich STEM content and academic resilience. An accomplished music producer and audio engineer, Wallace has released four solo albums, produced or mixed on dozens of other projects, and recently released “UNFREQDBLK: Director’s Cut” in early 2023. Wallace coordinates educational programs at Grove Studios in Ypsilanti, MI, and serves as executive producer for the critically acclaimed Formula 734 hip-hop documentary for men of color in conjunction with Washtenaw County My Brother’s Keeper. In 2020, Wallace co-founded The Amplify Project and curates for the Amplify Fellowship, which exchanges recording and production support to independent Black artists for their volunteerism to organizations who serve the most vulnerable populations in Washtenaw County. As a part of the program, Wallace has helped to curate recent critically-acclaimed projects by Michigan artists such as Dani Darling, Kenyatta Rashon, Ki5, and London Beck.




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