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Posted on Mon, May 7, 2012 : 8:31 a.m.

Sights and sounds from the Water Hill Music Fest

By Chris Asadian

Sunday afternoon saw the second year of Ann Arbor's Water Hill Music Fest, a unique event in which residents of a single neighborhood play music on their front porches (or a handy patch of ground) for the enjoyment of passers-by. Some 86 separate acts performed in countless different genres, and large, happy crowds were present throughout the afternoon. Photographer Chris Asadian captured some of the sights and sounds:


David Briegel

Tue, May 8, 2012 : 1:56 p.m.

What a wonderful event! Thanks to all the wonderful, talented and generous musicians who give of themselves for the benefit of our community. I saw The Chenille Sisters, Dick Siegel, Los Gatos, Wire and Wood, and several others while missing several more that I wished to see. The harder rock of the Vibratrons put an appropriate cap on the day for me! Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers for such a smooth operation. I can't imagine how anyone could have voted no on any of these comments!!

Linda Peck

Mon, May 7, 2012 : 10:06 p.m.

Wonderful, love this!


Mon, May 7, 2012 : 6:44 p.m.

Great event, and fun video! The event is a reminder of why I love living in Ann Arbor.


Mon, May 7, 2012 : 6:03 p.m.

Brennan Andes and the Family band rocked a back yard (his own) on Summit with what must have been 500 people in attendance. Totally awesome. THANK YOU to all the performers and festival organizers and volunteers! So glad to be a part of something like this.

Wolf's Bane

Mon, May 7, 2012 : 4:15 p.m.

Great job capturing the essence of what makes Water Hill such a special place.


Mon, May 7, 2012 : 1:37 p.m.

Chris, I love your video and music clips! I had to miss the fest this year, and knew I'd miss something great. Can't wait for next year! Great photos. Thank you.


Mon, May 7, 2012 : 1:35 p.m.

Congratulations to Paul Tinkerhess, all the Water Hill residents and those who came to the neighborhood to check it out. Events like this are the epitome of public art in A2. DIY and bringing people together. Thanks to everyone and the great weather!