June 10, 2022 5:00 pm
Observer EditorObserver Editor, FreeFree
“Top of the Park”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

Every Tues.–Sun., June 10–July 3. This beloved summer tradition returns for the first time since 2019 with live music on 2 stages, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.–Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, “Retreat” fitness and dance activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), all-age creative activities in The Annex tent, food concessions from area restaurants, beer & wine tastings (Tues. & Wed.), and more. The Summer Festival also includes a ticketed performance by Pink Martini (see 29 Wednesday listing). Tonight in the Kidzone: Chalk drawing with David Zinn (all day) and flight design lessons (5 p.m.) with Summers-Knoll school staff. On the Power Center Lawn: Argentine Tango with Matthew Keating (5 p.m.). In the Annex tent: Art Making Workshop with local artists Mark Tucker and Lavinia Hanachiuc (6:30 p.m.). On the O&W Grove Stage: Jazz standards by the Ron Brooks Trio (5 p.m.), a local ensemble led by Brooks, long recognized as one of the state’s top jazz bassists, and an ensemble led by area jazz vocalist-clarinetist Sarah D’Angelo (6 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: a mix of native Anishinaabe singing, dancing, and drums by Vibes With the Tribes (7 p.m.), the female-fronted Detroit funk group Dames Brown (8:30 p.m.), and Alise King (10:15 p.m.), a big-voiced Detroit-based soul and R&B singer whose influences include Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan. 5 p.m.–midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994–5999.