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The Ann Arbor Summer Festival is Here!

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2011The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Downtown Ann Arbor

When: June 17 – July 10, 2011
Main Venues: Top of the Park at Ingalls Mall on Washington Street
Power Center for Performing Arts, 121 Fletcher
Hill Auditorium , 825 N. University
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, 911 N. University
Arbor Brewing Company, 114 E. Washington

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival, a major cultural event in the Ann Arbor community, is here for its 28th season and promises entertainment for the whole family! This celebration features indoor and outdoor performances, with over 100 scheduled events including: music, dance, comedy, film, theater, circus, and street arts. Top of the Park, the most well known outdoor venue, hosts movies under the stars, After Dark late-night DJ series, Wind Down Wednesday wine tasting, and Kids Rock family concert series, just to name a few. Indoor venues vary and feature a variety of contemporary performing artists. There are also many off-site exhibitions and events. Following is a schedule of events for Week 2 of the festival. All events are at Top of the Park and free of charge (although donations are appreciated) unless otherwise noted.

2011 Ann Arbor Summer Festival Week 2

Entertainment Lineup and Supporting Activities

Friday, June 24
5:00 PM Nathan K.
6:00 PM Jim Roll
7:00 PM Delilah DeWylde and The Lost Boys
9:00 PM The Millionaires
11:00 PM After Dark with Body Rock and Wally Sparks

Saturday, June 25
5:00 PM Retreat: BollyFit
5:00 PM String Cheese
6:00 PM Royal Garden Trio
7:00 PM Funktion
9:00 PM NOMO
11:00 PM After Dark with Subvader

8:00 PM Steve Martin with The Steep Canyon Rangers
An Evening of Bluegrass and Banjo
Power Center | Tickets $55-$75

Sunday, June 26
5:00 PM Retreat: Gyrokinesis
5:00 PM Patrick Elkins & the Rainbow Vomit Family Band
6:00 PM Detroit Fire Guild
6:00 PM AADL’s Kids Rock Series: The Boogers
8:00 PM Madcat, Kane & Maxwell Street
10:00 PM ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Monday, June 27 (Top of the Park DARK)
7:00 PM 33 1/3 Reading/Listening Party at Arbor Brewing Company

Tuesday, June 28
6:30 PM Lake Folk
8:00 PM Mike Smith and His Cadillac Cowboys
10:00 PM The Phantom of the Opera (1925) with live carillon accompaniment

Wednesday, June 29
6:30 PM Wind Down Wednesday
6:30 PM Los Gatos
8:00 PM Zap Toro
10:00 PM Inception

8:00pm – Los Lonely Boys w/special guest Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys
Power Center | Tickets $30-$45

Thursday, June 30
6:30 PM Nervous But Excited
8:00 PM Chris Bathgate
10:00 PM Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Friday, July 1
5:00 PM Hannah Winkler
6:00 PM Dave Boutette & John Latini
7:00 PM Lady Sunshine & the X Band
9:00 PM The Third Coast Kings
11:00 PM After Dark with DJ Special K

8:00pm – K.D. Lang & The Siss Boom Bang w/special guest The Belle Brigade
Hill Auditorium | Tickets $35-$75

For ticketing availability and info, visit The Ann Arbor Summer Festival website. Check back here on our blog next week for the Week 3 schedule. Have you been to the festival before? If so, leave a comment and share your favorite events with our readers!

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