Smooth Jazz And Great Venues – Scottish Rite Theatre in Detroit


The Scottish Rite Cathedral Theater is part of the Masonic Temple building in Detroit, the largest Masonic Temple in the world. The Masonic Temple and this incredible 1,586-seat theater were designed by architect Raymond M. Hood. He also designed or co-designed the Chicago Tribune Building, New York Daily News Building, and Rockefeller Center. The Masonic Temple / Scottish Rite Cathedral was inaugurated on January 2, 1930.

The Masonic Temple Theatre is a venue for concerts, Broadway shows, and other special events in the Detroit Theater District. Architect George Mason designed the theatre which contains a 55-foot (17 m)-by-100-foot stage. Detroit Masonic Temple was designed in the neo-gothic architectural style, using a great deal of limestone. The cornerstone was placed on September 19, 1922, using the same trowel that George Washington had used to set the cornerstone of the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.. The building was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day, 1926.

Smooth Jazz fans will attend Valentines with RnR at the Scottish Rite Theatre inside the Masonic Temple in Detroit on Thursday February 14, 2013.