The Ann Arbor Summer Festival will be a hub for pandemics for the second year in a row

With most performance events requiring early planning, there will be no Top Of The Park events or indoor concerts as part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival for the second year in a row due to the ongoing pandemic.

Lisa Barry from WEMU speaks to Mike Michelon, the executive director of the summer festival, who says they are planning some events to keep the spirit of the festival alive.

Listen to the full interview.

For the second time in a row, there will be no “typical” Ann Arbor summer festival due to the pandemic. Ann Arbor Summer Festival organizers say they usually plan years in advance and due to the ongoing pandemic, it’s difficult to find indoor performance events or top-of-the-park activities for the coming summer to plan.

But the festival’s executive director, Mike Michelon, says there will be what they call “tiny tops” – smaller musical performances that people can schedule themselves – and a series of “pop-up concerts”.

Michelon says they plan to announce the artists for both musical opportunities in May. He also said they hope to have some outside film events too.

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– Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or by email at [email protected]

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