Kids Rock Concert @ TOP

Sunday June 29, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Top Of The Park

Specializing in kids’ reggae, Aaron Nigel Smith’s “Call To Action” is to get kids and families to sing, dance and play together.

In 2002, he founded FUNdamantals of Music and Movement, an arts program which is now the program of choice to over 100 early education centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Boston. His fun, inspired and lively shows are guaranteed to get the audience up on their feet!

Presented by AADL and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, this is the third and final concert in Kids Rock @ TOP, a series of Sunday concerts at Top of the Park on the Rackham stage.

Signup for the AADL Summer Game at the concert, and be one of the leaders for great prizes. Presented by AADL and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, this is the final concert in the Kids Rock Series @ TOP, a series of Sunday concerts at Top of the Park.

Kids Rock @ TOP: The O>Matics

Sunday June 22, 2014: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm -- Top Of The Park

This event is intended for all ages.

Cartoonists and Kids Read Comics exhibitors, the O>Matics (Chris O>Matic, Jamie O>Matic and Mark O>Matic) are “the nerdy veterans of the music world” whose energy has them moving all over the place. The O>Matics also appear in their own comic. As Mark says, “people see our comics and they go, ‘What’s this comic? Is it about a band?’ And we’re like, ‘Yeah, and it’s a real band. And here’s their music. And it’s us!’” Presented by AADL and the Ann Arbor Summer Festival

AADL Talks to Alan Brown

In 1984, a very young Alan Brown, (a recent UM grad in Vocal Performance) was stunned to be offered the position of Festival Administrator by Eugene Power, the founder of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival - an opportunity that literally changed the course of his life. We speak to him by phone from San Francisco where he is the principal of WolfBrown, an advisory to foundations, public agencies and charitable organizations.

Alan speaks of his fond memories of Eugene Power, his firm guiding hand and generous support in the early days of the Festival. He remembers a gracious Ella Fitzgerald, a panic moment with Marcel Marceau, and his encounters with other great performers who graced the Festival stage.

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AADL Talks to Susan Pollay

Susan Pollay, a former Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival remembers vividly her personal encounters and backstage stories of such entertainment greats such as Tony Bennett and Mel Torme.

Susan also talked about the early years of the Festival when Eugene and Sadye Power were a strong presence; the many roles she played, and changes the Festival has undergone through the years.

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AADL Talks to Jamie Mistry

A long-time supporter of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Jamie Mistry is proud to help celebrate its 30th season in 2013. He started as a volunteer and through the years, has taken on many roles, including as Chair of the Board of Directors. He remembers the challenges of funding an arts organization during hard times, and the sensitivity necessary in programming to remain sustainable.

These days he remains a community member of the Festival and looks forward to bringing his family to yet another A2SF season.

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