Today, A2SF produces two concurrent programs, one ticketed, and one free outdoor at various venues and spaces across the University of Michigan campus and across Washtenaw County.
The ticketed series includes performances of world-class music, dance, theater, and comedy. The outdoor program at Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions.
Festival Footprint Learning Center
The Festival Footprint Learning Center is located next to our Information Booth at Top of the Park. Organizations from around Washtenaw County bring interactive activities to empower audiences to take the Festival Footprint environmental and sustainability ideas home with them.
An interactive area for our youngest audience members, the KidZone tent provides a fun and safe area for children and their parents to discover and explore a wide variety of hands-on activities with different community partners. From getting temporary tattoos, creating homemade instruments, or jamming out to the music, KidZone offers different nightly activities for families at Top of the Park.
A series of mind-body sessions at Top of the Park, this alternative happy hour lets you enjoy a relaxing late-afternoon nightly workout with classes in yoga, capoeira, and dance fitness. Led by experienced practitioners, all sessions are free, and take place on the lawn in front of the Power Center.
Every Tuesdays are Bike Night at Top of the Park! Leave the car at home and pedal into town for free valet service and complimentary bike tune-ups near the east entrance of the Burton Memorial Tower.
Each season we offer free workshops, master classes, and children’s activities that provide imaginative ways for the public to discover and appreciate the performing arts. In addition, we partner with individuals and local organizations on innovative outreach opportunities that foster community engagement with the arts.
Featuring some of the best national indie rockers turned kiddie-rockers playing kid-friendly music and tunes that make parents feel young again. Join us each Sunday at Top of the Park for this free family dance party with rockin’ bands for the kiddie set. The Ann Arbor District Library partners with us on this annual family favorite.
Movies by Moonlight
Enjoy movies under the stars at Top of the Park. Catch a selection of recent hits, cult classics, and family-friendly films screened in the open air. Be sure to bring comfy blankets, purchase popcorn and other treats from Culinary Row vendors, and enjoy cinema al fresco on the green.
With 90% of our 200+ events free to the public, A2SF is committed to providing access to all members of our community.
By offering complimentary and low-cost tickets to students and disadvantaged residents with our Good Neighbor Ticket Program and Student Ticket Program, we are able to provide an invaluable opportunity to concert-goers whose financial and/or social situation would otherwise prohibit them from attending a ticketed event and enjoying the festival experience.