Edgefest to take over Ann Arbor starting on Wednesday
Listen to the genre-exploding sounds of Chicago starting on Oct. 17 to Oct. 20
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Starting Wednesday, Edgefest will take over the Kerrytown Concert House for its 22nd year. Bringing talent from all over to Ann Arbor, the theme of this year's Edgefest is Chicago-Out Kind of Town, and for four days, artists will celebrate cutting-edge jazz, innovative music and improvisation that is not often found in mainstream markets.
Home to avant-garde music for decades, artists from the Windy City are known for their experimental sounds, musical improvisation and social engagement. Created by Dave Lynch in 1997, this year's Edgefest will commemorate music created by artists from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Tickets for individual events vary in price and can be bought at the door or online. Concertgoers can also buy an Edgepass for general admission for all concerts and to the VIP opening night dinner for $160 or EDGEHEAD passes with more perks.
We've got your lineup of artists and events for the four-day festival.
- 6 p.m. - Piotr Michalowski Ensemble
- 7 p.m. - Guillermo Gregorio Trio
- 9 p.m. - Roscoe Mitchel & Detroit Friends
- 1 p.m. - Edgefest Panel Discussion: Tomeka Reid, Famadou Don Moye, Stephen Rush at the Keene Theater
- 7 p.m. - Adam Shead’s Tradition Talks
- 8 p.m. - Fred Lonberg-Holm, Tomeka Reid & Kathryn Young
- 9 p.m. - Harrison Bankhead Quartet
- 7 p.m. - Kirsten Carey’s Uruboros Sextext
- 8 p.m. - Artifacts Trio
- 9 p.m. Jason Stein’s Hearts and Minds
- 10 p.m. - Jaimie Branch Quartet
- 12 p.m. - Edgefest Parade
- 2 p.m. - Myra Melford
- 3 p.m. - Tim Haldeman Quartet
- 4 p.m. - Tiger Trio
- 5 p.m. - Rempis/Abrams/Ra + Baker
- 6 p.m. - Joëlle Léandre
- 8:30 p.m. - Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary Project at Bethlehem United Church of Christ
Check out the Kerrytown Concert House Edgefest page for more details, ticket information or a list of sponsors.
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