Director’s Welcome

It’s the Best Part of Summer in Ann Arbor

Welcome to the 34th season of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival! Each summer A2SF is a highly anticipated gathering that transforms our city for four weeks into an open celebration, a place to be inspired by community and explore live performance. We are a celebration of inclusion bringing together the best artists in the world alongside the up-and-coming and the astounding. We present the best homegrown talent alongside global superstars. With an eclectic mix of over 170 events spanning music, dance, comedy, film, spoken word, culinary exploration, street arts, and family entertainment, we have something for everyone.

From the incomparable Diana Krall returning to open the festival on June 6th in Hill Auditorium to the world premiere of Australia’s Strange Fruit swaying above festivalgoers in Tall Tales on the High Sea as part of the U-M Bicentennial celebrations, we are proud to offer an array of thrilling ticketed and free events. We invite you to explore some of the best of Ann Arbor at Top of the Park, from local food and drinks, to fun KidZone activities, to trying a Retreat class with our valued partners.

In my final season, I want to thank you for supporting the festival we all love so much and am so grateful for the opportunity to have served our community for the past 11 seasons. I am very proud of what we’ve done with a great team, board, and this amazing community that keeps A2SF thriving. Thank you for being here and helping to make this a spectacular edition of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!


Amy Nesbitt
Executive and Artistic Director

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