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Posted on Sun, Jul 15, 2012 : 6:01 a.m.

Ann Arbor Art Fair 2012 entertainment schedules

By Staff

Along with the art, the sidewalk sales, and the people watching, a key component of the Ann Arbor Art Fair is the live entertainment. Here are full schedules of the music stages (subject to late changes):


Chris Bathgate: 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Main Stage

photo by Doug Coombe

Sponsored by Ann Arbor's 107one
Location: South University Art Fair (Church south of South University)

Wednesday, July 18
3:00 PM Nicole P'Simer
3:45 PM Asleep & Awake
4:30 PM Abigail Stauffer
5:40 PM Rootstand
6:45 PM Chris Bathgate
7:30 PM Celsius Electronics
8:15 PM Nickie P with Wolfie Complex

Thursday, July 19
3:00 PM Chief Blues Officer
4:00 PM Ben Daniels Band
5:15 PM Khalid Hanifi
6:30 PM George Bedard and the Kingpins
8:00 PM Back Forty

Friday, July 20
3:00 PM Kimberly Grambo
4:00 PM The Deep End
5:15 PM Finer Things
6:30 PM Match By Match
8:00 PM Jukebox The Ghost
9:30 PM DJ: Ross Federman of Tally Hall

Saturday, July 21
12:00 PM Spencer Michaud
1:15 PM Gun Lake
2:30 PM Shari Kane & Dave Steele
4:00 PM Corndaddy


Jetty Rae: 3:30 Thursday on the iSpy Stage

Courtesy photo

Location: Summer Art Fair (Liberty west of Main Street)

Wednesday, July 18
1:00 PM Word of Mouth - Winner of Community Records Slam N Jam
2:15 PM Ben Keeler
3:30 PM Christopher Norman
4:45 PM Little Island Lake
6:00 PM Afternoon Round
7:15 PM Dragon Wagon

Thursday, July 19
1:00 PM Patrick Davey and the Ghosts
2:15 PM Paul Luc
3:30 PM Jetty Rae
4:45 PM Brae
6:00 PM Bear Lake
7:15 PM Skeleton Birds
8:30 PM Matt Jones

Friday, July 20
12:30 PM Entreslam (Speakers)
2:00 PM Misty Lyn
3:15 PM Scarecrow Jones
4:30 PM Ryan Dilaha
5:45 PM The Juliets
7:00 PM Lawless Carver
8:15 PM Drunken Barn Dance

Saturday, July 21
12:15 PM The Bends
1:30 PM Annabelle Road
3:00 PM Small Houses
4:15 PM Bluesmatics


Timothy Monger: 5 p.m. Friday on the Fountain Stage

Made possible through the support of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.
Location: Street Art Fair, The Original
Location: Ingalls Mall Fountain, between Washington and N. University

Wednesday, July 18
11:00 AM Arts in Motion Dance & Music Studio (Tap, jazz and classical dancers and musicians)
12:00 PM Carillon Bells
1:00 PM O'Hare Irish Dance (Irish dancers, children between 4 and 18 years of age)
2:00 PM The Moxie Strings (Celtic/Americana with a fiddle, electric cello and percussive instruments)
3:00 PM Match by Match (Power folk music )
4:00 PM Roland Remington (Vibraphone and percussion )
5:00 PM Michaels Malis Trio (Jazz)
6:00 PM Fiddlers ReStrung (American fiddle)

Thursday, July 19
11:00 AM Paul Tabachnek (Acoustic guitarist )
12:00 PM Carillon Bells
1:00 PM Amy Saari (Solo pianist and vocalist)
2:00 PM Gwenyth Hayes Trio (Soul, Jazz and Pop )
3:00 PM Washtenaw Community College Dancers (Hip Hop and Modern Ballet)
4:00 PM Cottonwood Cloggers (Dance team)
5:00 PM The Shane Reaction (Jazz, Blues and Rock)
6:00 PM EMU Jazz Combo

Friday, July 20
11:00 AM Dark Eyed Molly (Vocalist and guitarist)
12:00 PM Carillon Bells
1:00 PM Daycroft Treble Makers (Show choir)
2:00 PM No Excuses (Folk/Rock trio)
3:00 PM Brian Rizzardi (Indie/Folk/Acoustic soloist)
4:00 PM Kate Monaghan (Folk/Rock/Pop)
5:00 PM Timothy Monger (Folk/Indie/Pop Trio )
6:00 PM Tracy Kash Thomas (Jazz/R&B/Pop )

Saturday, July 21
11:00 AM Olivia Loyd (Folk/Alternative Country )
12:00 PM Carillon Bells
1:00 PM U of M Ballroom Dance Team (Ballroom Dance)
2:00 PM Hoaloha Polynesian Dance Team (Cultural Dance)
3:00 PM Hoodang (Americana/Alternative Country)
4:00 PM Dan King & The Bluesberry Incident (Acoustic Pop & Folk )


The marathon sessions by the great boogie-woogie pianist Mark Braun (a.k.a. Mr. B) are a longtime Art Fair tradition, and Mr. B is again expected to set up shop as part of the Street Art Fair, in the North University Avenue area.

Related articles:
Art Fair overview
Art Fair facts: Hours, parking and more
Townie Street Party preview