May's Spotlight is on Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s mission is to present arts and entertainment that enrich the cultural, economic, and social vitality of the region.

Top of the Park is returning June 9-25, 2023 on Ingalls Mall. A2SF will also have indoor ticketed shows at Hill Auditorium including Renée Elise Goldsberry on June 15, Reggie Watts on June 16, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w/ Peter One on June 25. This is A2SF’s 40th anniversary season! More general info about A2SF can be found here:

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Events to support Ann Arbor Summer Festival

May 12, 2023
7:00 pm

The party of the year returns to Root on May 12. Join A2SF for debut, a fundraiser celebrating A2SF’s 40th anniversary. Kick off their 40th season with a standing dinner while you discover hidden artistic gems and astonishing performances around every corner. You’ll sip cocktails by virtuosic mixologists, observe daring fire dances, hear unexpected melodies, and feel the joy of congregating for a fantastic cause–their 2023 season. Tickets online in the link - $75 plus fees.

Renée Elise Goldsberry
June 15, 2023
8:00 pm

"Renée Elise Goldsberry is a multi-hyphenate actress and singer who has delivered award winning performances both on Broadway and on the screen. She is perhaps best known for her role as Angelica Schuyler in the musical phenomenon Hamilton, which has become a cultural touchstone for the ages and earned her a Tony Award, Grammy Award, Drama Desk Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award as well as an Emmy Award for the Disney+ film adaptation. Renée currently stars in Marvel Studios newest television hit She-Hulk, in Tina Fey’s Emmy nominated series, GIRLS5EVA, and Billy Porter’s film directorial debut, What If. Renée made her Broadway debut as “Nala” in The Lion King, and her performance as “Mimi” in Broadway's closing cast of Rent which was immortalized on film as well as her Outer Critics Circle Award nominated performance opposite Frances McDormand in the play Good People, and the original Broadway version of The Color Purple. Other highlights from her film and television career include co-starring in A24’s critical darling Waves opposite Sterling K. Brown, the Netflix series Altered Carbon, Documentary Now’s cult favorite Original Cast Album: Co-Op, The Good Wife, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, The Get Down, and her creation of the beloved character Evangeline Williamson on ABC'S One Life To Live, for which she received two Daytime Emmy nominations and two NAACP Image Award nominations. Renée’s debut album will be released next year." Event at Hill Auditorium. Tickets in the link - prices vary.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit w/ Peter One
June 25, 2023
8:00 pm

"Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. Isbell broke through in 2013 with the release of Southeastern. His next two albums, Something More Than Free (2015) and The Nashville Sound (2017), won Grammy Awards for Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Song. Isbell's song ""Maybe It's Time"" was featured in the 2019 reboot of A Star Is Born. His most recent full-length album, Reunions (2020), is a critically-acclaimed collection of ten new songs that showcases an artist at the height of his powers and a band fully charged with creativity and confidence. In April of 2021, it was announced that Isbell would appear in the upcoming Martin Scorsese film, Killers of the Flower Moon. In October 2021, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit released a special new covers album, Georgia Blue. Created to celebrate Georgia’s role in the 2020 election, the record consists of new versions of thirteen songs with ties to the state, including tracks originally recorded by Georgia natives R.E.M., Drivn’ N’ Cryin’, James Brown, Cat Power, Precious Bryant, Otis Redding, The Black Crowes, Indigo Girls, Now It’s Overhead, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Allman Brothers Band and Vic Chesnutt.  All proceeds will benefit three non-profit organizations: Black Voters Matter, Fair Fight and Georgia STAND-UP. This performance is co-presented by A2SF and The Ark." Event at Hill Auditorium. Tickets in the link - prices vary.

What's going on at A2SF this year?

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has another fantastic lineup this year! Check out their website for tickets and more info. They'll be featuring performances by Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Peter One, and many, many more! Top of the Park has tons of free events and fun to check out as well such as community art sessions, dancing, and movie nights. Don't miss out!

How to support

You can donate online by clicking the links above, or sign up to volunteer! A2SF volunteer opportunities at Top of the Park include Greeters, Festival Footprint Zero Waste volunteer, and Ushers. Greeter and Festival Footprint volunteers are entered in a chance to win prizes each night they volunteer. Learn more & sign up link:

You can also support by going to the wonderful events throughout the festival!

Why Zingerman's loves A2SF

We love this interactive festival in the heart of our city! It brings culture, vibrancy, and joy to our community. And since there's so much to do, much of which is free to attend, it's truly open to anyone looking to have a fun time. Zingerman's is proud to support the A2SF Volunteer Program knowing that this festival wouldn't exist without the dedicated folks that make it happen! Please join us in supporting keeping this fabulous event going strong!

Donate directly to Ann Arbor Summer Fest!