The Saline Summerfest is not your average backyard barbecue. In addition to the food, games and live music, the fest will feature a 5k run, bike tours, trolley tours and an electric car show, highlighting Saline’s industrial past and looking forward to an eco-friendly future. Historical trolley tours will circle the town, stopping at the Saline Railroad Depot Museum where visitors can learn about 19th century technology and travel, and how the Saline railroad integrated the small town with neighboring cities and helped to boost the economy. At the electric car show, view, test-drive and talk to owners of the latest electric vehicles and celebrate the family-friendly, forward-thinking town of Saline.
By K.A. Letts We expect public art— all those fountains, sculptures and murals— to express our civic soul, our collective values and our aspirations, providing visual relief from right angles and concrete. Ann Arbor’s PowerArt!, an ongoing project sponsored by the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, the Ann Arbor Public Art Commission, The Arts Alliance
by Jeff Milo Music forges connections. And with an artist like Tyler Duncan spending the last 15 years in the producer’s chair for albums by Michigan-based artists, music cultivates versatility. Ann Arbor-based Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist composer/producer, Tyler Duncan’s fall/winter slate of production/writing-contribution credits include the forthcoming debut album by singer/songwriter Madeline Grant, followed by new releases
Swizzille Trip will take Ann Arbor on a dreamy, unhinged sonic ride Friday night. The Detroit psych-rock trio will host “Psychedelic Friday” with Detroit Trouble, The Kenny Hill Group, Frame 42 and XLR8 at The Blind Pig. It will be a far-out musical journey filled with trippy, poppy and down-home blues-rock fitting for a Labor