Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Are you looking for free, outdoor Concerts this summer? Outdoor concerts are a staple summer activity. Our list below includes Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series (as well as concert series in all of Washtenaw County). I’ve collaborated with other sites in Metro Detroit to bring you a list of concert series throughout the area.


Southeast Michigan Summer Concert Series

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Mrs. Weberโ€™s Neighborhood Livingston County Summer Concert Series
Mom Among Chaos Macomb County Summer Concert Series
Metro Detroit Mommy Oakland County Summer Concert Series
Ann Arbor With Kids Washtenaw County Summer Concert Series
Redesigning Happiness Wayne County Summer Concert Series

I’ve listed the Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series by Start Date followed by the Summer Concert Series in surrounding communities.

Ann Arbor Summer Concert Series

Sonic Lunch

Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor kicks off on Thursday, June 1 and runs through the end of August (taking a break on July 20 for Art Fair).

The schedule of performers is:

๐ŸŽต June 1 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Laith Al-Saaidi with Philip-Michael Scales
๐ŸŽต June 8 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - LP
๐ŸŽต June 15 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)
๐ŸŽต June 22 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - The Accidentals
๐ŸŽต June 29 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Theo Katzman
๐ŸŽต July 6 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Michigan Rattlers
๐ŸŽต July 13 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Tim Reynolds Band - TR3
๐ŸŽต July 27 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - NOMO
๐ŸŽต August 3 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - The Record Company
๐ŸŽต August 10 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - May Erlewine & the Motivations
๐ŸŽต August 17 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Jacob Sigman & the Stellars
๐ŸŽต August 24 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Joshua Davis
๐ŸŽต August 31 โ€“ Sonic Lunch - Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

Washtenaw Community Concert Band

Join the Washtenaw Community Concert Band for their summer series of concerts. The concerts are in the Atrium at Washtenaw Community Collegeโ€™s Morris Lawrence Atrium. The concerts are free thanks to support from the Yankee Air Museum

The show schedule is:

๐ŸŽต June 8 โ€“ Journey to Broadway
๐ŸŽต June 29 โ€“ Journey to America
๐ŸŽต July 27 โ€“ Journey Around the World

Top of the Park

Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s Top of the Park is my favorite outdoor concert event. It runs for 2.5 weeks from June 9 through July 2 with concerts every night except Monday. Music typically starts at 6p on the Grove stage and at 7p on the Rackham stage although it starts as early as 5p on some days. 

Don’t miss our Top of the Park guide for information on all the fun at Top of the Park. This includes the KidZone Tents, Movie Listings, and other activities.

Top of the Park 2017 Kids Guide - Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Summer Carillon Concert Series

The University of Michigan holds a Summer Carillon Concert Series on North Campus. The concerts are held on North Campus. They are select Mondays at 7p.

The schedule is:

๐ŸŽต June 26 โ€“ Summer Carillon Concert Series: Amy Johansen
๐ŸŽต July 17 โ€“ Summer Carillon Concert Series: Jim Fackenthal
๐ŸŽต August 7 โ€“ Summer Carillon Concert Series: Ray McLellan

Ann Arbor Civic Band Concerts

Ann Arbor Civic Band holds a series of concerts on Wednesday evenings in the summer. Concerts are free. Bring your own blanket or chairs. Two years ago my daughter and I had fun at the Children’s Concert

Ann Arbor Civic Band Concert

The schedule is:

๐ŸŽต June 28 โ€“ Fourth of July Concert - Ann Arbor Civic Band
๐ŸŽต July 5 โ€“ Children's Concert/Teddy Bear Parade - Ann Arbor Civic Band
๐ŸŽต July 12 โ€“ Salute to Film & TV - Ann Arbor Civic Band
๐ŸŽต July 19 โ€“ Swingin' With Miller and Friends Concert - Ann Arbor Civic Band
๐ŸŽต July 26 โ€“ Movie Heroes Concert - Ann Arbor Civic Band

Concert in the Park

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

The schedule is:

๐ŸŽต July 30 โ€“ Gemini Brothers - Concert in the Park
๐ŸŽต August 6 โ€“ Playin' Chicken - Concert in the Park
๐ŸŽต August 13 โ€“ John E. Lawrence and the Power Band Plays Motown Jazz - Concert in the Park
๐ŸŽต August 20 โ€“ Cadillac Cowboys - Concert in the Park

Summer Concert Series Beyond Ann Arbor

Chelsea Sounds & Sight

Head to Chelsea for Sounds & Sights on Thursday night from 6:30-8:30p. There are musical and other performances throughout downtown. Once school lets out, the event ends with a movie at dusk. The series starts on June 8 and ends on August 18.

๐ŸŽต June 8 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต June 15 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต June 22 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต June 29 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต July 6 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต July 13 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต July 20 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต July 27 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต August 3 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต August 10 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night
๐ŸŽต August 17 โ€“ Sounds & Sight Thursday Night

Manchester Gazebo Concerts

The Manchester Gazebo Concerts are held on Thursday nights from 7:30-9p. The series starts on June 8 and runs through August 3.

๐ŸŽต June 15 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Kitty Donohoe Children's Concert
๐ŸŽต June 22 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Duo Mosaic
๐ŸŽต June 29 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - TJ Thomas and Kentucky Strait
๐ŸŽต July 6 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Raisin Pickers
๐ŸŽต July 20 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Corn Potato String Band
๐ŸŽต July 27 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Billy King & Natalie Mae
๐ŸŽต August 3 โ€“ Manchester Gazebo Concerts - Dodworth-Saxton Historical Brass Band

Saline Summer Music Series

The Summer Music Series in Saline features a different group each night and kids activities.

๐ŸŽต June 15 โ€“ Summer Music Series - The Forte Band featuring LaShera Moore
๐ŸŽต June 22 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic
๐ŸŽต June 29 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Appleseed Collective
๐ŸŽต July 6 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Alan Turner
๐ŸŽต July 13 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Brother Crowe
๐ŸŽต July 20 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Leverage
๐ŸŽต July 27 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Hullabaloo
๐ŸŽต August 3 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts
๐ŸŽต August 10 โ€“ Summer Music Series - The Invasion
๐ŸŽต August 17 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Saline Area Schools Pep Rally & Saline Big Band
๐ŸŽต August 24 โ€“ Summer Music Series - Open Mic Night

Dexter Summer Music Series at Monument Park

The Dexter Summer Music Series is held on Fridays at Monument Park. The series starts on June 16 and runs through August 25. Their website doesn’t list a time, but I have contacted them for clarification. I will update when the information is available.

 

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