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Ann Arbor Summer Concerts

Harmony in the Park: Ann Arbor’s 2024 Free Summer Concerts

Are you looking for free, outdoor summer concerts near me? We’ve got the list of concerts in Michigan in summer 2023? We’ve got the details on the Ann Arbor Free Summer Concert Series 2024.

We have started updating this list for 2024. As of April 29 many concert series have not fully announced their 2024 seasons. Some have full details, some have dates but not the concert list (performers or concert theme), and others have no details yet.


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Free Summer Concerts Near You

Are you looking for a list of Free Summer Concerts Near Me? If you’re in the Ann Arbor area, we’ve got you covered.

Ann Arbor Concerts 2024

Most of the series listed below are outdoor concerts in 2024. What better way to listen to music on a summer evening than hanging out outside.

Sonic Lunch

Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor runs all summer. It starts the last week of May and goes through the end of August, except July 4th and Art Fair week.

Each week features a different opening act and a headline performer.

🎸 June 6 – Sonic Lunch Shaed with Ain't Afraid
🎸 June 13 – Sonic Lunch - Laith Al-Saadi with Shane Guerrette
🎸 June 20 – Sonic Lunch - Allen Stone with Jacob Sigman
🎸 June 27 – Sonic Lunch - Madison Cunningham with Kate Pillsbury
🎸 July 11 – Sonic Lunch - Michigander with Young Ritual
🎸 July 25 – Sonic Lunch - The Accidentals iwth Joy Clark
🎸 August 1 – Sonic Lunch – Frontier Ruckus with Timothy Monger
🎸 August 8 – Sonic Lunch – May Erlewine with Kate Peterson
🎸 August 15 – Sonic Lunch – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers with The Rebel Eyes
🎸 August 22 – Sonic Lunch – Antwaun Stanley with Andrew Horowitz
🎸 August 29 – Sonic Lunch – The Crane Wives with Anna Ash

At a Glance

Location: Corner of Liberty & Division
Dates: Thursdays – June 6-August 29
Times:
11:30a

Chelsea Sounds & Sights

Chelsea’s Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights runs in June and July with performances throughout downtown. Don’t miss the How to Chalk stage and kid friendly acts like magicians and balloon artists.

The series concludes with the Sounds & Sights Festival on Friday & Saturday, July 28 & 29.

🎢 June 6 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 13 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 20 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 27 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 4 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 11 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 18 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 25 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 26 – Sounds & Sights Festival
🎢 July 27 – Sounds & Sights Festival

At a Glance

Location: Throughout Downtown Chelsea
Dates: Thursdays June 6-July 27
Time:
6:30-8:30p

Live from Tolan Square

Live from Tolan Square is in its 4th year highlighting regional bands in Milan’s Tolan Square. Bring chairs or a blanket and grab food and drinks from local eateries for a fun evening.

🎢 June 7 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 June 14 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 June 20 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 June 21 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 June 28 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 July 12 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 July 18 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 July 19 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 July 26 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 August 2 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 August 9 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 August 15 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 August 16 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 August 23 – Live from Tolan Square
🎢 August 30 – Live from Tolan Square

At a Glance

Location: Tolan Square, Milan
Dates: Fridays June 7-September 29, plus 3rd Thursdays in June-September
Time:
6:30-8:30p

Top of the Park – Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park is my favorite outdoor concert event. It runs nightly except Mondays from Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 30 – keeping the 2 week schedule from last year.

There is nightly music typically starting at 5p on the Grove Stage and at 7p on the Main Stage. There are also the kids tents, movies on select nights, Annex and Retreat activities, plus food tents and the beer garden.

As of April 29, they have announced everything but the musical acts – movies, kidzone, retreat, and spectacles.

🎀 June 14 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 15 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 16 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 18 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 19 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 20 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 21 – Top of the Park Kids Zone - Instrument Petting Zoo
🎀 June 21 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 22 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 23 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 25 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 26 – Top of the Park Annex - The Teens are Alright: Live Music from A2's Neutral Zone
🎀 June 26 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 27 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 28 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 29 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 30 – Top of the Park Music

At a Glance

Location: Ingalls Mall
Dates: June 14-30

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Ann Arbor Civic Band Concerts

Ann Arbor Civic Band holds a series of concerts on Wednesday evenings in the summer at Burns Park.

Traditionally concerts have been held at the West Park Bandshell at 8p. However, structural issues were found in early summer 2021 and it cannot be used. The concerts have been relocated to Burns Park for this summer – and now start 30 minutes earlier at 7:30p.

Concerts run from mid-June through mid-July. There is no concert June 26. As of April 29, only the dates have been announced.

The schedule is:

🎢 June 12 – Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 June 19 – Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 July 3 – Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 July 10 – Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 July 17 – Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert

At a Glance

Location: Burns Park, 1300 Baldwin, Ann Arbor
Dates: Wednesdays, June 12-July 17
Time:
7:30p

Dexter Summer Music Series at Monument Park

The Dexter Summer Music Series is held on Fridays at Monument Park.

For 2024 they have added food trucks on Central Street. The performers have not yet been announced.

🎀 May 24 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 May 31 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 June 7 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 June 14 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 June 21 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 June 28 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 5 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 12 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 19 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 26 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 August 2 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 August 9 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 August 16 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 August 23 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 August 30 – Dexter Summer Music Series

At a Glance

Location: Monument Park, Dexter
Dates: Fridays May 24-August 30
Time:
6:30p

Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Washtenaw Community Concert Band continues their 2023-2024 season into July. The June Concert is indoors at WCC’s Morris Lawrence Building. Their Patriotic July concert moves outdoors to German Park.

The show schedule is:

🎺 June 20 – Screens of All Sizes & Pie Social at Morris Lawrence Building
🎺 July 18 – Patriotic Pops in the Park - Washtenaw Community Concert Band at German Park

At a Glance

Location: Morris Lawrence Building
Dates June 20 & July 18
Times:
7:30p

John E Lawrence Jazz Series

For 2024, the John E Lawrence Jazz Series remains at Ford Lake Park on Friday nights.

In 2021 and prior years, this was the Frog Island Jazz Series. But, an increase in popularity meant it outgrew the Frog Island location. With the new location it was also renamed for local jazz artist, John E. Lawrence.

🎺 July 5 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 July 12 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 July 19 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 July 26 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 August 2 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 August 9 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 August 16 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 August 23 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series
🎺 August 30 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series

At a Glance

Location: Ford Lake Park, Ypsilanti
Dates: Fridays July 5-August 23
Times:
7-9p
Cost: $5/vehicle entrance fee, $10/vehicle annual pass

Ypsilanti Jazz Festival

Ypsilanti Jazz Festival is a series of free jazz concerts at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park. Each night there will be vendors, food trucks, and other activities.

The show schedule is:

🎺 July 1 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 July 8 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 July 15 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 July 29 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 August 5 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 August 12 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 August 19 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival

At a Glance

Location: Riverside & Montibeller Parks, Ypsilanti
Dates: July 1-August 19
Times:
6-9p

No 2024 Details Yet

The following Concert Series have not yet made an announcement. We will keep watching for those that haven’t updated yet

A2 Summer Streets

With construction on Main Street and no announcement by mid-May, I was pretty sure A2 Summer Streets would not happen in 2023. I was surprised to see an announcement on May 19.

Treetown Sounds provided music on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings in the Main Street Social District

In summer 2022, Ann Arbor closed several streets in the Main Street area. Washington was closed all summer between Ashley and Main. From Thursdays at 4p to Mondays at 6a, Main Street was closed between William and Washington and Liberty was closed.

🎢 June 1 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 2 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 3 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 8 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 9 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 10 – A2 Summer Streets - 826Michigan Creativity Fun
🎢 June 10 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 15 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 16 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 17 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 17 – A2 Summer Streets - Saline Fiddler Philharmonic
🎢 June 22 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 23 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 24 – A2 Summer Streets - 826Michigan Creativity Fun
🎢 June 24 – Music on the Patio
🎢 June 29 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 30 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 1 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 6 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 7 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 8 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 13 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 14 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 15 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 18 – Paint the Town
🎢 July 20 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 21 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 22 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 27 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 28 – Music on the Patio
🎢 July 29 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 2 – NTI Block Party
🎢 August 3 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 4 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 5 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 10 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 11 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 12 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 14 – Rock Around the Block Party
🎢 August 17 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 18 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 19 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 24 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 25 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 26 – Music on the Patio
🎢 August 31 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night

At a Glance

Location: Main Stret Area (multiple locations)
Dates: Thursdays June 1-August 31,
Times:
7-9p Thursdays (No concerts July 20 during Art Fair)

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Salty Summer Sounds – No 2024 Information

The Salty Summer Sounds in Saline returns this summer. Every Thursday is music in the Streets starting at 7p. The concerts take place on South Ann Arbor St which is closed.

The series starts on June 16. Further details have not yet been announced. We have temporarily listed them through Labor Day.

🎡 June 15 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 June 22 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 June 29 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 6 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 13 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 20 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 27 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 3 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 10 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 17 – Salty Summer Sounds

At a Glance

Location: Downtown Saline
Dates: Thursdays, June 15-August 17
Times:
7-9p

Summer Carillon Concert -No 2023 Information as of May 24

The University of Michigan holds a Summer Carillon Concert Series with performances at both bell towers. UM has two bell towers – Burton Tower (Bell Tower on Ingalls Mall) and Lurie Tower (on North Campus). They are on Mondays at 7p. They typically announce the series close to the start.

The 2023 schedule was:

No Events

At a Glance

Location: Ingalls Mall, Wave Field UM Campus, Ann Arbor
Dates: Mondays July 10-31
Times:
7p

Manchester Gazebo Concerts

In researching 2024 updates, I found that the Manchester Library did revive these concerts in 2023. As of April 30, we could not find any 2024 information on the original source or via the Manchester Library. We will check back as summer approaches.

The Manchester Gazebo Concerts have not updated their Facebook page since August 2021 and their website is no longer active.

Schedule:

🎻 June 10 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 June 17 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 June 24 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 July 1 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 July 8 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 July 15 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 July 22 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 July 29 – Manchester Gazebo Concert
🎻 August 5 – Manchester Gazebo Concert

At a Glance

Address: Wurster Park – 215 W Main St, Manchester, MI
Dates: Thursdays June 10-August 5
Time:
7:30p

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