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Ann Arbor Summer Concerts

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series for 2022

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Are you looking for free, outdoor concerts this summer? The 2022 lineup looks more like 2019 but with some enhancements for 2022. Most of the concert series have returned, or even expanded.


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2022 Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series


Live Here Now

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival introduced smaller concerts at local parks in 2021 as a replacement for the larger Top of the Park. They have decided to continue these concerts in 2022 as a precursor to Top of the Park

Live Here Now concerts will have limited capacity.

🎡 May 20 – A2SF Live Here Now - Heather Black Project
🎡 May 21 – A2SF Live Here Now - Monique Ella Rose
🎡 May 26 – A2SF Live Here Now - Laura Rain & the Caesars
🎡 May 27 – A2SF Live Here Now - Salmagundi
🎡 June 3 – A2SF Live Here Now - Katie Stanley Band
🎡 June 4 – A2SF Live Here Now - Gabriel Brass Band

At a Glance

Location: Various Parks
Dates: May 20-June 4
Times: 7p

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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 10-Sunday, July 3.

🎀 June 10 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 11 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 12 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 14 – Top of the Park Kids Zone - Room 1078 Chamber Storytelling
🎀 June 14 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 14 – Neutral Zone: Music & Spoken Word: Top of the Park Annex
🎀 June 15 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 16 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 17 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 18 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 19 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 21 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 22 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 23 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 24 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 25 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 June 26 – 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
🎀 July 1 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 July 2 – Top of the Park Music
🎀 July 3 – Top of the Park Music

At a Glance

Location: Ingalls Mall
Dates: June 10-July 3

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Sonic Lunch

Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor runs all summer from early June through the end of August.

They have announced the opening acts with the headliners to be announced May 9.

🎸 June 2 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 June 9 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 June 16 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 June 23 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 June 30 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 July 7 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 July 14 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 July 28 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 August 4 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 August 11 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 August 18 – Sonic Lunch
🎸 August 25 – Sonic Lunch

At a Glance

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


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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 are free. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Check out our report from the Children’s Concert a few years ago.

They have advised that the first concert, Movie Music is the most kid-friendly music.

The schedule is:

🎢 June 15 – Movie Madness - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 June 22 – Song and Dance - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 June 29 – March On - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 July 6 – Star Spangled Spectacular! - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 July 13 – Road Trip - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert
🎢 July 20 – Songs of Summertime - Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert

At a Glance

Location: Burns Park, 1300 Baldwin, Ann Arbor
Dates: Wednesdays, June 16-July 14
Time:
7:30p



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John E Lawrence Jazz Series

For 2022, the Frog Island Jazz Series has a new name and location. It is now the John E Lawrence Jazz Series and is held at Ford Lake Park

Strong attendance in 2021 required a new larger venue – Ford Lake Park instead of Frog Island.

🎺 July 1 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 July 8 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 July 15 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 July 22 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 July 29 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 August 5 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 August 12 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 August 19 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 August 26 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park
🎺 September 2 – John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series at Ford Lake Park

At a Glance

Location: Ford Lake Park, Ypsilanti
Dates: Fridays July 1-September 2
Times:
7-9p
Cost: $5/vehicle entrance fee, $10/vehicle annual pass



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Salty Summer Sounds

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 16 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 June 23 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 June 30 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 7 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 14 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 21 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 July 28 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 4 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 11 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 18 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 August 25 – Salty Summer Sounds
🎡 September 1 – Salty Summer Sounds

At a Glance

Location: Downtown Saline
Dates: Thursdays, June 16-?
Times:
7-9p


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Chelsea Sounds & Sight

Chelsea’s Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights runs from June 16 through July 28. Each night there are musical 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 29 & 30

🎢 June 2 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 9 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 16 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 23 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 June 30 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 7 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 14 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 21 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 28 – Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights
🎢 July 29 – Sounds & Sights Festival
🎢 July 30 – Sounds & Sights Festival

At a Glance

Location: Throughout Downtown Chelsea
Dates: Thursdays July 1-August 12
Time:
6:30-8:30p


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Dexter Summer Music Series at Monument Park

The Dexter Summer Music Series is held on Fridays at Monument Park and will return for 2021. The lineup has not been announced yet.

🎀 June 10 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 June 17 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 June 24 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 1 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 8 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 15 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 22 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 July 29 – Dexter Summer Music Series
🎀 August 5 – Dexter Summer Music Series

At a Glance

Location: Monument Park, Dexter
Dates: Fridays June 10-August 5
Time:
6:30p



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A2 Summer Streets

Treetown Sounds will be providing music on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings in the Main Street Social District

This summer Ann Arbor will again be closing several streets in the Main Street area. Washington will be closed all summer between Ashley and Main. On From Thursdays at 4p to Mondays at 6a, Main Street will be closed between William and Washington and Liberty will be closed.

🎢 June 2 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 4 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 June 9 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 11 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 June 11 – Brain Games with the Alzheimer's Association - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 June 12 – Zumba with the YMCA - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 June 12 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 June 16 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 18 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 June 18 – Bushcraft Class - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 June 18 – Art Sale for Ukraine - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 June 19 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 June 23 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 June 25 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 June 26 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 June 30 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 2 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 July 3 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 July 7 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 8 – Kid Friendly Croquet with AADL - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 July 9 – Paper Crane Making With Cahoots - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 July 9 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 July 10 – Zumba with the YMCA - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 July 10 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 July 14 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 15 – One Page Zine/Button Making - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 July 16 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 July 16 – Break a Sweat with the Alzheimer's Association - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 July 17 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 July 23 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 July 24 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 July 28 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 July 30 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 July 31 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 August 4 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 6 – Pompom Making - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 August 6 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 August 7 – Zumba with the YMCA - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 August 7 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 August 11 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 12 – Giant Gaming - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 August 13 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 August 13 – Fuel up Right with the Alzheimer's Association - A2 Summer Streets Community Morning
🎢 August 14 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 August 18 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 20 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 August 21 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch
🎢 August 25 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Thursday Night
🎢 August 27 – Board Game Demos -A2 Summer Streets Community Mornings
🎢 August 28 – A2 Summer Streets Music - Sunday Brunch

At a Glance

Location: Main Stret Area (multiple locations)
Dates: Thursdays June-August, Sundays June 12-August 28
Times:
7-9p Thursdays & 11a-1p Sundays

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Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Washtenaw Community Concert Band concludes their 2021-2022 season on May 13 this year. We will check back for any additional summer concerts.

Their concerts are typically in Towsley Auditorium in Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building. However, their next concert on July 15 will be outdoor at German Park.

The show schedule is:

🎺 May 13 – Celebration - Washtenaw Community Concert Band

At a Glance

Location: Lincoln High School
Dates May 13
Times:
7:30p



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Ypsilanti Jazz Festival

Ypsilanti Jazz Festival is a series of free jazz concerts at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park

The show schedule is:

🎺 July 2 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 July 9 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 July 16 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival
🎺 July 30 – Ypsilanti Jazz Festival

At a Glance

Location: Riverside Park, Ypsilanti
Dates: Saturdays in July (except July 23)
Times:
6-10p


Concerts beyond Washtenaw County

Check out our friends to find more Summer Concert Series throughout metro Detroit – several of them are in the process of updating their lists for 2022.

Awaiting 2022 Announcements

The following Concert Series have not yet made an announcement for 2022. We will keep watching for them.

Summer Carillon Concert

The University of Michigan typically holds a Summer Carillon Concert Series with performances at both 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 2021 schedule was:

πŸ”” June 28 – Summer Carillon Concerts - Linda Dzuris at Ingalls Mall
πŸ”” July 5 – Summer Carillon Concerts - Tom Gurin at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower
πŸ”” July 12 – Summer Carillon Concerts - Eva Albalghiti at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Tower
πŸ”” July 19 – Summer Carillon Concerts - John Widmann at Ingalls Mall
πŸ”” July 26 – Summer Carillon Concerts - Jenna Moon at Ingalls Mall

At a Glance

Location: Ingalls Mall, Wave Field UM Campus, Ann Arbor
Dates: Mondays June 21-August 9
Times:
7p


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Manchester Gazebo Concerts

The Manchester Gazebo Concerts return for 2021. They are held on Thursday nights at 7:30p.

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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Concert in the Park

Ann Arbor Parks hosts free concerts on Sunday afternoons at 3p in Burns Park starting the weekend after Art Fair. The concerts are free, but donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food for Community Action Network (CAN) are appreciated.

Their website still lists the 2019 series. They did not have a 2020 or 2021 series. They have traditionally announced later in the summer, however with the Ann Arbor Concert Band relocating to Burns Park this year, I see this series as less likely to continue.

The schedule is:

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Check out our playground profile of Burns Park.

Ann Arbor Burns Park Playground Profile - Larger Structure

At a Glance

Location: Burns Park, 1300 Baldwin Ave
Dates: Sundays TBA
Time:
3p


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