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Spaced Out: Inside Detroit's UFO Factory with Dion Fischer

October 3, 2014

By Travis Wright





Dion Fischer is the man who built the UFO Factory in Detroit.

He runs with a particularly creative, plugged-in group of Detroiters. They're the kind who keep busy by exploring the outsider realms of art and music. Underground, some might call it. The UFO Factory was a venue for such activity in Eastern market just a few years ago.

Now, the venue is going legit on Trumbull Avenue, down in Detroit's oldest neighborhood, Corktown. And by legit we mean an impressive, slightly more main-stream calendar of live music that's curated by a reputable concert promoter, along with movie nights, DJ nights, art shows and, soon, what sounds to be some pretty good food.

WDET's Travis Wright takes us inside The UFO Factory with musician-turned-entrepreneur Dion Fischer. He probably hates that word. And that's kinda what the Factory's all about.