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Posted on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 : 5:12 a.m.

Tonight at Top of the Park - Tuesday, July 2: Beer tasting, the Terraplanes, 'Big,' and more

By Staff

Here's the schedule for tonight's Top of the Park, the free (donations welcome), outdoor component of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Descriptions provided by the festival. Top of the Park takes place in the area around East Washington Street at Ingalls Mall, except as noted.

5 p.m.: KidZone: Fly Children’s Art Center - KidZone Tent
Design your own paper bag clothing; invent a floating vessel from recycled materials and test it in FLY’s man-made pond; plus create a cardboard box village.

5 p.m.: Tasting Tuesday - Beverage Garden
Learn about beer varietals and the brewing process in this craft beer sampling from Saugatuck Brewing, Saugatuck, MI ($15 tasting fee).

5 p.m.: Corndaddy - Grove Stage
Join us for an acoustic set from Ann Arborites Jud Branam and Kevin Brown, members of this alt-country band whose unique sound harkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, twang, bluegrass, and British Invasion bombast.

6 p.m.: Joe Reilly - Grove Stage
Joe Reilly blends rock, folk, gospel, spoken word, blues, world rhythms and traditional American Indian styles into his heartfelt, joyful music.

7 p.m.: Jerry Mack & The Terraplanes - Rackham Stage
The Terraplanes have been a staple of the Southeast Michigan blues scene for over 20 years, getting people up and dancing to their irresistible mixture of rockin’ blues and uptown swing, R&B, soul, and roots rock.

8 p.m.: Amadou & Mariam - Power Center
Their magical fusion of Malian blues, rock, pop, and traditional West African music has won them fans around the world.

8:30 p.m.: Measured Chaos - Rackham Stage
Detroit’s Measured Chaos combines American root styles, jazz improvisations, and four part vocal harmonies to create their unique blend of Chicago blues, Detroit R&B, and rock n’ roll.



10 p.m. Movie: "Big" - Rackham Stage
When 12-year-old Josh makes a wish at a fairground machine to become big, he wakes up the next morning physically transformed into a grown man yet still a boy on the inside.


Lenny Kafka

Tue, Jul 2, 2013 : 8:13 p.m.

Great to see the Terraplanes again!