Joan Belgrave – Not Too Close Concert

Thursday, July 30 @ 7pm


Missing live concerts this summer? We definitely are. And we’re finally ready to gather again in person. Join us this July and August for a limited capacity, socially-distanced, concert. Presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor District Library, the Not Too Close events will take place in select city parks.

The Festival has worked closely with the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Department to deliver this socially distanced concert. In accordance with the governor’s current executive orders, attendance will be capped at 100 people for each event.

In order to participate, participants must have a ticket and agree to strict, non-negotiable requirements, including:

    • Advance registration; no walk-up entry will be permitted

    • No more than the number of registered guests in each group will be admitted. If someone is unable to attend, please advise A2SF by email as soon as possible

    • Wear a face mask for the duration of the event. When inside your assigned seating circle, you may remove your mask as needed (e.g. for eating/drinking)

    • Maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from all others

    • Prior to entry, each person will be asked to certify that they have no COVID-19 symptoms and be obligated to sign a COVID-19 waiver of liability

    • Arrive through the assigned park location

    • Provide contact information in the registration form (for contact tracing purposes only)

    • (For Concerts) Please show your appreciation to the artist by clapping and refrain from screaming or shouting

    • Violators will be asked to leave the event

The Not Too Close Concerts series is part of AADL’s Summer Game. Each concert will be re-broadcast at a later date on the Festival’s social media channels.

If you’re playing AADL’s Summer Game, here’s a code for 300 points: YOUGETPOINTS. If you’re not playing, get started today at play.aadl.org!

Detroit jazz singer Joan Belgrave is a world class talent and a storied entertainer. She was singing at neighborhood parties from the time she was three, and from there she grew into a life of music. Her debut album Emotions Blue (a tribute to jazz vocal legend Billie Holliday) was released in 1998, and since then she has produced seven albums centered around her vibrant, soul-stirring vocals. Belgrave is known for her vibrant jazz singing but is able to bring something special to any style she touches, often covering gospel, blues, big band and contemporary R&B .

In addition to working with noted jazz figures like Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Charlie Gabriel and many others, she has also collaborated with big names in the rock and pop world and even with Detroit techno legend Carl Craig. Her travels around the world have taken her to historic venues like Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, The Detroit Opera House and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York and she’s bowled over crowds at Toronto Jazz Festival, Jazz à la Villette in Paris, and The Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

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