Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announces the 2019 Artists Performing at Top of the Park

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ANN ARBOR, MI – The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s 36th Season runs from June 14 through July 7 at Top of the Park, six nights each week starting at 5 pm. The entire festival features an eclectic mix of events showcasing the best in music, comedy, film, spoken word, contemporary circus, street arts, and family entertainment.

Music Highlights Include:

Detroit Party Marching Band, The Outer Vibe, The Ragbirds, May Erlewine & The Motivations, Sona Jobarteh, Planet D Nonet, Heavy Color, Orquesta Tradición, Cold Tone Harvest, Liquid Monk, Shake Steady, Paddlebots, Falu’s Bazaar, 47Soul, Diane Coffee, Laith Al-Saadi, George Bedard & The Kingpins

Ninety-two (92) musical performances will take place on two stages at Top of the Park on the campus of the University of Michigan and in the City of Ann Arbor:

  • Rackham Stage (915 E. Washington Street)
  • O&W Acoustic Stage in the Grove (under the Bell Tower on North Ingalls Mall)

For the most up-to-date information, please visit the festival’s website at: Additional free family activities, beer and wine tastings, Annex community events and art installation will be announced soon.

The Movies by Moonlight, Retreat, KidZone, and Mainstage series were announced earlier in March and April. The festival series sponsors are O&W, Toyota, and T.D. Ameritrade. A detailed schedule of Top of the Park series musical performances follows.

June 14 – First Friday 5 pm Sarah D’Angelo 6 pm Ali Bey Quartet 7 pm Detroit Party Marching Band 8:45 pm Junglefowl 10:15 pm The Outer Vibe

June 15 – Saturday 5 pm Amy Petty 6 pm Joe Serrapere & John Devine 7 pm Anne Heaton Band 8:45 pm Rachel Mazer 10:15 pm The Ragbirds

June 16 – Sunday 5 pm Katie Pederson 6 pm Hazel Bee 7 pm KidsRock: Michael & the Rockness Monsters 8:30 pm The Left Lanes

June 18 –  Tuesday 5 pm Annie Bacon 6pm Rebecca HH Rosen 7pm Nadim Azzam 8:30 pm May Erlewine &The Motivations

June 19 – Wednesday 5pm Aspen Jacobsen 6 pm Joanna & The Jaywalkers 7 pm Sumkali 8:15pm Sona Jobarteh

June 20 – Thursday 5 pm Eliza Thorp 6 pm Katie Stanley Band 7 pm The Aston Neighborhood Pleasure Club 8:00 pm Swing Dance Lessons 8:30 pm Planet D Nonet

June 21 – Friday 5 pm Michael Malis Trio 6 pm Estar Cohen featuring Galen Bundy & Travis Aukerman 7 pm Madelyn Grant 8:30 pm Heavy Color 10:15 pm My Brightest Diamond

June 22 – Saturday 5 pm Mary Collins 6 pm Little Traps 7 pm Tumbao Bravo 8:15 pm Salsa Dance Lessons 8:30 pm Los Gatos 10:00 pm Salsa Dance Lessons 10:15 pm Orquesta Tradición

June 23 – Sunday 5 pm Magdalen Fossum 6 pm Oliver Mayman Trio 7 pm Kidsrock: Mister G 8:30 pm Hullabaloo

June 25 – Tuesday 5 pm Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis 6 pm Mark Lavengood Band 7:00 pm Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful 8:15 pm Madcat Midnight Blues Journey

June 26 – Wednesday 5 pm Room 1078 6 pm Emily Slomovits & Billy King 7:00 pm F.U.B.A.R. 8:30 pm Cold Tone Harvest

June 27 – Thursday 5 pm Ryan Racine 6 pm John Holk & The Sequins 7 pm The RFD Boys 8:30 pm The Hooten Hallers

June 28 – Friday 5 pm Alexis Lombre Trio 6 pm Andy Adamson Quintet 7 pm Liquid Monk 8:30 pm Shake Steady 10:15 pm Funkwagon

June 29 – Saturday 5 pm Ki5 6 pm Dani Darling 7 pm Vespre 8:30 pm Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience 10:15 pm Paddlebots

June 30 – Sunday 5 pm Ari Graine 6 pm Grace Elizabeth Lee 7 pm KidsRock: Falu’s Bazaar 8:30pm Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

July 2 – Tuesday 5 pm Ryan Racine 6 pm John Holk & The Sequins 7 pm The RFD Boys 8:30pm The Hooten Hallers

July 3 – Wednesday 5 pm Karissa Bone 6 pm Warren & Flick 7 pm Siena Liggins 8:15 pm 47Soul

July 4 – Thursday 5 pm Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective 6 pm Chris DuPont 7 pm Laura Rain & The Caesars 8:30 pm Lady Sunshine & The X-Band

July 5 – Friday 5 pm Heather Black Project 6 pm Sean Dobbins Trio 7 pm Dara Tucker 8:30 pm Jive Colossus 10:15 pm Diane Coffee

July 6 – Saturday 5 pm Diana Lawrence 6 pm Lizzie No 7 pm Summer Like The Season 8:30 pm Stormy Chromer 10:15 pm Laith Al-Saadi

July 7 – So Long Sunday 5 pm Eddie Eberle 6 pm Syd Burnham 7 pm Barbarossa Brothers 8:30 pm George Bedard & The Kingpins

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is an exhilarating celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and community spirit. An annual arts gathering in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the threeweek festival offers two parallel programs—one indoor and one outdoor—at various venues and spaces across the University of Michigan campus and in downtown Ann Arbor.

Each season features a progressive mix of over 175 events showcasing local, national, and international artists and a diverse audience of more than 80,000 people. The indoor Mainstage series includes ticketed performances of world-class music, contemporary circus, family entertainment, public radio shows, and comedy.

The outdoor program, Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, Movies by Moonlight, open-air street spectacle, culinary treats, and unique family attractions. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s admission free series located at Top of the Park runs nightly from June 14 – July 7, 2019 (dark on Mondays).

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For more information on all festival events, please visit the festival website:

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