No matter your age, Thursdays in the Ann Arbor area are jam packed with events for everyone. Ann Arbor hosts a free concert every Thursday at Sonic Lunch; while in Saline, bands play at the Summer Music Series. Ypsilanti has classic cars at the Depot Town Cruise Night; and in Chelsea, enjoy music, art, and movies at the Sounds and Sights on Thursday Night.
Sonic Lunch – Ann Arbor
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. This free lunchtime music concert runs from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. Sonic Lunch runs June through August.
Enjoy the sounds of some of the region’s best musicians while taking in the sights of vibrant downtown Chelsea, Michigan. Performances are held on nearly every street corner and grassy area in downtown each Thursday. It’s two hours of fun starting at 6:30 and lasting until 8:30 p.m. In addition to music festivities include including children’s entertainers, a juried sculpture walk, outdoor movies, plenty of great food, local brew and an assortment of unique retail shops. The fun lasts until the second Thursday in August.
Saline Summer Music – Saline
Ten free concerts are held in downtown Saline every Thursday evening. They run from June through the middle of August. In addition to the music there are also art activities for children provided by the 212 Arts Center. Due to the level of fun for kids and adults alike the popularity of this event increases each year.
Depot Town Cruise Night – Ypsilanti Photo by Jakub Biernacki
Depot Town rocks on Thursday evenings during Cruise Nights when hundreds of visitors stroll the length of Cross Street to check out classic cars, hot rods, and customs. It’s also a perfect time to sit at one of the several sidewalk restaurants, grab a bit to eat and watch the cars roll in.