2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair: Entertainment Schedule

AmericaJR.com has complied the complete list of live entertainment for the four art fairs that make up the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair! This year’s theme is “Four Fairs. One Event.” We hope you’ll join us on the University of Michigan central campus: Thursday, July 21 – Sunday, July 24…

The Art Fair Main Stage: South University

southuartfairThe Art Fair Main Stage at Ann Arbor’s South University Art Fair brings fun and excitement with every performance. Enjoy outstanding music in a variety of styles and relax with a cold refreshment underneath the shade of the nearby beer tent. It’s all happening at the corner of Willard and Church street, just one block south of South University.

Thursday July 21st

11 a.m. Creole du Nord
12:30 p.m. Dave Menefee
2:30 p.m. Jay Stielstra
4:30 p.m. Rhythm Machines
6:30 p.m. the INVASION
8:30 p.m. Drivin’ Sideways

Friday, July 22

11 a.m. Dave Sharp and Friends
12:30 p.m. Hullabaloo
2:30 p.m. North Congress
4:30 p.m. Dragon Wagon
6:30 p.m. Vibratrons
8:30 p.m. Shoot the Messenger

Saturday, July 23

11 a.m. Out Loud Chorus
12:30 p.m. EMU Jazz Combo
2:30 p.m. Danny James/Johnny Cash Tribute
4:30 p.m. Andy Adamson Quartet
6:30 p.m. Bovine
8:30 p.m. Keri Lynn Roche

Sunday, July 24

12:00 p.m. Daniel Orcutt & The Big Blue Cosmic
2:00 p.m. The Switchbacks
4:00 p.m. Corndaddy

The Original Street Art Fair’s Fountain Stage

streetartfairThe Fountain Stage showcases an exciting and eclectic mix of music and performances from community and student groups that is family friendly, forward thinking and innovative. The Fountain Stage features over 20 acts throughout the four days of the Fair; creating an intimate and inviting sense of community and complementing the exceptional visual art at the Original Fair. The stage is located on Ingalls Mall, between E. Washington Street and N. University, next to the fountain. Grab a table, take a seat and enjoy entertainment perfect for all ages!


Thursday July 21st

11am – 12pm Bob Hausler Americana
12pm – 1pm Sydney Burnham Folk Rock
1pm – 2pm WCC Dancers Dance
2pm – 3pm Cayenne & Ginger Acoustic pop
3pm – 4pm Anthony Retka Singer-songwriter
4pm – 5pm Alex Mendenall Soul folk
5pm – 6pm Angela Predhomme Folk pop
6pm – 7pm Carolyn Striho Eclectic rock/pop

Friday July 22nd

11am – 12pm Josh Birdsong Indie acoustic
12pm – 1pm Randazzo Dance
1pm – 2pm John D. Lamb Acoustic singer-songwriter
2pm – 3pm Pure Existence Contemproary Dance
3pm – 4pm Emerson Summer Orchestra-Onamatapoetic Classical
4pm – 5pm Il Segreto String Quartet Classical, rock, jazz, and improvisations
5pm – 6pm Rob Norum Rock, pop, country
6pm – 7pm Shane Bluesy rock

Saturday, July 23rd

11am – 12pm Lia K. Catallo Acoustic pop
12pm – 1pm Damon Terrell Jazz
1pm – 2pm Cellos Unleashed Classical pop
2pm – 3pm Hoaloha Polynesian Dance Group Dance
3pm – 4pm Gary Niemenski Acoustic rock
4pm – 5pm Keynote Sisters Acoustic duo
5pm – 6pm Amy Saari Soul
6pm – 7pm Bus Stop Poets Acoustic rock

Sunday, July 24th

12pm – 1pm Bichini Bia Congo Drums/dance
1pm – 2pm Carly Bins Acoustic pop
2pm – 3pm Antonia Acoustic R&B
3pm – 4pm Rela World percussion
4pm – 5pm Tracy Kash Jazz-flavored pop

Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair Stage

SAFPoster2016The Ark is a non-profit organization presenting the best of tradional and contemporary live music in downtown Ann Arbor over 300 nights each year. At The Ark, performers and audiences connect in a state-of-the-art listening room for an in mate music experience. We’re excited to bring a sampling of what we do year-round. Located in the Palio Parking lot on the corner of Main & William.

Thursday, July 21

6-9pm: Open Stage with host John Bommarito

Friday, July 22

4:30 – 5:30pm: Saline Fiddlers
6:00 – 7:00pm: Sam Corbin and Jen Sygit 7:30 – 9:00pm: PigPen Theatre Co.

Saturday, July 23

4:30 – 5:30pm: Anne Heaton
6:00 – 7:00pm: Haskin
7:30 – 9:00pm: Stooges Brass Band

Be sure to check out the stage throughout all four days of the fair for performances booked by our friends at Pakmode Media!

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