We know you have questions. We've got answers!
Q: Is Return of Idlewild a festival in Detroit?
A: No, Return of Idlewild (ROI) is a 3-day retreat in Idlewild, MI. We'll bus you up there, house you, feed you. Turn up with you. Laugh with you. Cry with you. Toast with you. Spark with you. In Idlewild though. Not here. lol
Q: Do I have to transport and house myself?
A: No. The full ticket covers your transportation (there and back), your housing and all meals. However, if you'd like to transport and/or house yourself purchase the 'Paid in Full' ticket that excludes transportation and/or lodging for $200. That will cover your meals, concerts, water sports, parties and most other amenities. Just house yourself and/or get yourself up there and you're good to go.
Q: Can I come with a group?
A: Yes! It's encouraged! Each room is a double occupancy (one queen bed) that suits two people. We also have a few quad occupancy rooms (two queen beds) that will house you and three of your friends.
Q: What about alcohol?
A: Alcohol is literally the only thing that isn't covered on this trip. Alcohol will be sold during Return of Idlewild for your enjoyment. Our festival is absolutely 21+.
Q: How are we getting to Idlewild?
A: Idlewild is 3 hours north of Detroit. We'll be traveling by school bus to and from Idlewild. Trust us, the party begins ON THE BUS.
Q: Who is actually planning this trip?
A: Kwaku Osei-Bonsu, founder of the festival, is the idea-lead and creative behind the weekend. He’s also the organizer of Detroit Black Restaurant Week so you know the food's gonna be amazing. Jordan Truesdale is handling things behind the scenes. She has superpowers that many of us simply don’t possess. Be careful.