Backpack Music Festival

“No Child Should be without the Basics to Succeed.”

The Backpack Music Festival

The Purpose

BACKPACKING for Success,” a program of SCP Michigan, was established to showcase, promote, and celebrate the academic advancement of Detroit youth by ensuring that they have the basic supplies needed to succeed in the classroom. The program provides free backpacks and various school supplies to families in need.

BACKPACKING for Success program participants are:

  • Michigan Transplant Kids-Camp Michitanki
  • Bennett Elementary
  • COTS-Peggy’s Place Women & Children Shelter 
  • Blackwell Academy
  • Maybury Elementary
  • Evergreen/Lahser-7 Mile & 8 Mile Community Council
  • Denby Center
  • Homes for Black Children

The Vision

Serendipity, Collage and Potpourri (SCP) of Michigan is a non-profit organization founded in 2004. SCP Michigan is committed to assisting students in need by providing them with backpacks and school supplies to motivate and prepare them to achieve a successful school year. “No child should be without the basics to succeed.”

SCP–BACKPACKING for Success impacts 1,500-2,000 students each year. In 2015, with your help, the Backpacking for Success Program will reach over 12,000 students.

The SCP-Backpack Music Festival is shaping up to be the must-attend event of detroit’s summer season, and it is supported by the Founders and Innovators of electronic music.

Juan Atkins – Metroplex
Derrick May – Transmat
Eddie Fowlkes – Detroit Wax/City Boy Music


Born and bred in Detroit, each of these world-renown artists has donated their time and talent for the past 10 years in support of the SCP-BACKPACKING for Success program.

In 2015, SCP and its partners will take the Backpack Music Festival to another level. Giving Kids the Basics to Succeed!

Check out this video piece on the 2014 BPMF.

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