ANN ARBOR SUMMER FESTIVAL
Interactive performance that happens all over a phone call highlights human connections
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is currently hosting “A Thousand Ways: Part One,” a paired performance experience designed to explore human connection via a guided phone call. The part hosted by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival is running from July 13 through July 18. It is difficult to tell if the operator is a human with a voice filter or a robotic recording. Tickets are available online at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival website. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:‘We have seen worse’: Ann Arbor Art Fair artists, guests wade through wet weatherElla Sharp Museum accepting applications for executive director positionDry spring keeps Lake Erie algae blooms in check, officials give farming incentives to help long termmlive.com
George Bedard and the Kingpins get the crowd dancing at Ann Arbor Summer Festival
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Summer Festival hosted a concert by George Bedard and the Kingpins at the Leslie Science and Nature Center Saturday, July 3. One man in particular, David Arsen, from Ann Arbor, has been attending the Ann Arbor Summer Festival for 30 years. “It was so much fun.”Alyte Katilius | Ann Arbor NewsGeorge Bedard performs at the Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. In Ann Arbor on Saturday, July 3, 2021.Alyte Katilius | Ann Arbor NewsAttendants applaud during a George Bedard and the Kingpins concert at the Leslie Science and Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. In Ann Arbor on Saturday, July 3, 2021.Alyte Katilius | Ann Arbor Newsmlive.com
Laith Al-Saadi concert moved from in-person to livestream format due to thunderstorm risk
ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Laith Al-Saadi Trio fundraising concert has been moved from an in-person format at Fuller Park to a livestream format due to the risk of spontaneous thunderstorms and lightning, organizers announced Saturday afternoon. Those who purchased tickets to the concert should look for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the livestream broadcast, the festival wrote on its Facebook page. The move of the concert from in-person to livestream comes as other events scheduled for Friday, June 25 were canceled due to inclement weather. Storms cause Ann Arbor Summer Festival to cancel shows two nights in a rowOrganizers said they would make a decision about Saturday evening’s The War and Treaty performance later Saturday afternoon. READ MORE:Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host private performances and spontaneous concertsAnn Arbor music festival looking for dancers, musicians and comedians‘Temping’ offers immersive theater experience at Ann Arbor Summer Festivalmlive.com
Storms cause Ann Arbor Summer Festival to cancel shows two nights in a row
ANN ARBOR, MI — Ann Arbor Summer Festival events scheduled for Friday night are canceled due to inclement weather, the festival has announced. Instead, the Kishi Bashi concert will stream live from The Ark exclusively to ticket buyers, a festival spokesperson said. This marks the second night in a row Summer Festival events were canceled. Due to projected thunderstorms, the festival canceled Thursday’s events, including performances by Dani Darling and Jive Colossus, and a showing of the movie Crazy Rich Asians. MORE FROM THE ANN ARBOR NEWS:Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host private performances and spontaneous concertsAnn Arbor music festival looking for dancers, musicians and comedians‘Temping’ offers immersive theater experience at Ann Arbor Summer FestivalDowntown Ann Arbor’s west side rebranded as city’s Creative District$50K crowdfunding campaign aims to bring more public art to downtown Ann Arbormlive.com
‘Temping’ offers immersive theater experience at Ann Arbor Summer Festival
“Temping,” an immersive theater experience following a temporary worker as they navigate their short-term position at an actuary firm, will be staged from June 15 to July 3 by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library. “It’s really just a kind of curious thing,” said Michael Michelon, executive director of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is set to run from June 11 through July 3 and will feature live music, movies and other theater performances. The show, which is recommended for those ages 16 and older, will run from June 15 to July 3 as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Read more from The Ann Arbor News:Oversight commission calls for limiting police presence at Ann Arbor Art FairUniversity of Michigan is the top public university in the U.S. for sixth straight year, ranking saysBo Schembechler’s son says he was abused by ex-Michigan doctor, and told his fathermlive.com
The Ark bringing live music back to Ann Arbor starting with park concert series
ANN ARBOR, MI — After being closed for the past 14 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Ark concert venue in downtown Ann Arbor is making plans to reopen its doors. But before it does, it’s teaming up with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host an outdoor series of concerts at Fuller Park on June 25-26, including performances by local blues rocker Laith Al-Saadi, The War and Treaty and Kishi Bashi. “These joint fundraising events bring live in-person music back to Ann Arbor at long last,” the event promo states. Marianne James, The Ark executive director, said these will be the venue’s first in-person shows since the pandemic hit. The Main Street venue, which has hosted regular virtual performances during the pandemic, is now scheduling live in-person shows starting in August.mlive.com
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Here in Ann Arbor, Michigan Medicine began treating patients right as cases were detected. (A4)Ad🎙 Ann Arbor Summer Festival announced it will not be holding Top of the Park or indoor performances again this year due to the ongoing pandemic. (MLive)Ad🚴 The city of Ann Arbor is seeking public input on its 2021 Healthy Streets program. (A4)Good to know:🥳️ Attention parents: You can now book playtimes for your pod at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. AdAll About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host private performances and spontaneous concerts
ANN ARBOR, MI -- The Ann Arbor Summer Festival announced their plans to bring another year of adapted activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tiny TOPs: Residents within 15 miles of downtown Ann Arbor can reserve an intimate concert for themselves or as a gift to a friend. Live Here Now: Spontaneous pop-up concerts and events that will take place in public outdoor spaces throughout Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Additional information about the events can be found on their website, and artists are encouraged to apply to perform at Tiny TOPs and Live Here Now here. Read more:Blank Slate Creamery reopens Ann Arbor, Brighton locationsPublic input sought for Ann Arbor’s ‘Healthy Streets’ initiativeAnn Arbor’s unique 2020 election ‘I voted’ stickers earn national recognitionmlive.com
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces adapted 2021 season
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – With summer on its way, Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) is gearing up for an adapted 2021 season. On Thursday, the organization announced this summer’s festival season will include outdoor concerts and pop-up events around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Instead, from June 11 to July 3 it will hold an adapted season anchored by the Tiny TOPS and Live Here Now outdoor programs. AdThe Live Here Now program will host pop-up concerts and events in public spaces around both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, said A2SF. Learn more about Ann Arbor Summer Festival at www.a2sf.org.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host illusionist Scott Silven in February
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Illusionist Scott Silven will be back in Ann Arbor this year, but this time his visit is virtual. Hosted by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Silven will be performing his new production, The Journey, for six nights in February. Audience members help to construct their own experience during the performance and by responding to email prompts before the show. “Scott is a unique talent who left audiences mesmerized after his 2018 Ann Arbor run. Each ticket for the Feb. 23, 24 and 28 performances cost $46 while tickets for Feb. 25-27 cost $56 each.
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Main Street Ann Arbor just released its annual shopping guide. Sarah has also spent the past several months speaking with local business owners and highlighting them for her Small Business Saturday series. (MLive)🚶♀️ The city of Ann Arbor celebrated the grand opening of the Allen Creek Railroad Berm Project this week virtually. (MLive)🛤 The long-awaited passenger train service from Ann Arbor to Traverse City -- known as A2TC -- has put test rides slated for 2021 on hold due to the pandemic. All About Ann Arbor is powered by ClickOnDetroit/WDIV.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to hold Black community listening session
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor Summer Festival is looking for community members to participate in its October Community Listening Session focused on Black residents in Washtenaw County. “The work we began earlier this year with the South Asian Listening Session with support from the National Endowment for the Arts energized our organization,” A2SF executive director Mike Michelon said in a statement. “It sparked a series of sessions and expanded to the Black community. To end the 2020 season, A2SF held a virtual public panel discussion called The Future of the Arts Must be Antiracist with local Black arts and nonprofit leaders. To participate in October’s Black community Listening Session, contact A2SF marketing and communications manager Natalie Robbins at email@example.com.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to broadcast three Not Too Close events this week
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Missed Ann Arbor Summer Festivals Not Too Close summer concerts? At 8 p.m. from Thursday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 22, A2SF will broadcast three concerts on its social media pages. Each performance has been recorded and edited by the Ann Arbor District Library. In an email, A2SF said that concerts from the Aug. 13 Not Too Close events will be broadcast next week but details have not been announced. In July, A2SF announced that it would host a series of limited capacity outdoor events at different locations around Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces new Not Too Close summer events
A new round of free events have been announced by the Ann Arbor Summer Festival as part of its Not Too Close event series. The series kicked off at the end of July and offers socially distanced concerts and movies at locations around Ann Arbor. Heres what is scheduled so far:Concerts3 p.m. on Aug. 13 -- LaRon Williams5:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 -- Sumkali7:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 -- Dani DarlingMovies10.p.m. Participants at Not Too Close events are required to wear masks unless in their assigned area. The Not Too Close events are offered as part of the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game and sponsored by KLA.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival to host live concerts, movies
ANN ARBOR Its usual roster of events may have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the Ann Arbor Summer Festival is kicking off live summer concerts and movies on Thursday. Working with the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department, AASF is introducing its limited capacity Not Too Close events. Each event is limited to 100 people who will be socially distanced. The Not Too Close live concerts and movies are offered as part of the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game. Learn more about the Not Too Close events here.
These Ann Arbor Summer Festival #a2chalkday submissions will make you smile
The Ann Arbor Summer Festival recently released a fresh new round of programming, which included Sundays #a2chalkday. We've partnered with @davidzinn_art and the @AASummerFest to provide prizes for the best chalk art done across Ann Arbor today. More info: https://t.co/evlpb33oiC pic.twitter.com/Ku6rHI9GRF Ann Arbor District Library (@aadl) June 14, 2020 Like what youre reading? @aadl pic.twitter.com/LHRWxVqwSS Meg Hixon (@MegDaLibrarian) June 13, 2020We miss Top of the Park but still love Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Part of the A2District Library Summer Game 2020 #a2chalkday @AASummerFest @aadl pic.twitter.com/v54usaOZS1 Kathleen M. Wright (@kidpeoplewrite) June 15, 2020#A2CHALKDAY!
Ann Arbor Summer Festival announces five new programs
ANN ARBOR While the Ann Arbor Summer Festival has canceled its traditional indoor events and outdoor Top of the Park, it is adapting to the times and announced Friday new programming for the local community to enjoy. Music Hikes & Story WalksTop Music Hikes & Story Walks is presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Librarys Summer Game. The activity geo-tags music and audio stories to trails around Ann Arbor. At the end of the month, a fictionalized story set in downtown Ann Arbor featuring shops and landmarks will be available to audiences. As part of its Summer Game, the Ann Arbor District Library will select winners.
Feeling creative? Submit your drawings to Ann Arbor Summer Festivals community art project
ANN ARBOR The Ann Arbor Summer Festival, in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library, has launched a collaborative community art project and hopes residents of all ages will participate. Kooky Kreatures is now taking doodle submissions - the quirkier the better. Theres still time to grab a pencil or tablet and create some drawings to submit to Kooky Kreatures! pic.twitter.com/i2WdtAHsrD Ann Arbor Summer Festival (@AASummerFest) May 7, 2020Are you playing the AADL Bummer Game? Enter KREATUREFEATURE at PLAY.AADL.ORG to earn the KREATURES OF SUMMER FESTIVAL badge.