From Bridget Favre

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate – Reinhart Realtors  kicks off its free summer concert series Thursday, June 7 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Professional artists perform at nine staged areas located throughout downtown Chelsea featuring music, dance, comedy, and family entertainment.

Celebrating its 14th season, Sounds & Sights showcases the talents of crowd favorites like Creole De Norde, Delbert Walling and Haley Houtz,, and Corndaddy as well as welcomes new performances by Mike Gentry, and TC and the Roadmasters.

There is something for the whole family including the Face Painting Robot and balloon animals created by 3 Generations Twisters. In honor of the Chelsea District Library’s long-standing tradition of Thursday evening comedy, comedian Kevin Kramis is welcomed back for a night of cheers and laughs.


Chelsea Chalk Artreturns with free “How to Chalk” seminars each week beneath the Clocktower. For the opening night, the focus is learning to draw birds.

The Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights summer line-up has been modified as the construction on the Palmer Lot stage was delayed by weather.  John Lanti, who was scheduled for the Palmer Lot stage opening week, will be performing Thursday, July 19 at the East Alley stage.

SRSLY Cinema begins June 21st, their movie schedule can be found at

The Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights concert series runs every Thursday, June 7 to August 16, 2018. For an updated list of performers and stage locations please visit

Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights is a program of Chelsea Area Festivals and Events, and is made possible with the support from its 2018 season sponsors including: Rick Taylor Real Estate – Reinhart Realtors, the City of Chelsea DDA, Chelsea Chevrolet Buick, Chelsea State Bank, Jiffy Mixes, Roberts Paint & Body, Edward Jones, The Common Grill, Andy Kellogg – Financial Advisor, Cleary’s Pub, Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, Jeff Klink & Associates, LaJolla Fine Jewelry, Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services, Michigan Medicine, Smokehouse 52 BBQ, St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea,Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission, The Arts Alliance, Chelsea District Library and Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs

Stages and events are also sponsored by Ann Arbor Pediatric Dentistry, Rainbow Child Care Center, Parts Peddler – Chelsea, Healthy Smiles Dental Care of Chelsea, O&W Inc, Destination Ann Arbor, Chelsea Alehouse Brewery, United Methodist Retirement Communities, Chelsea Rhone LLC., Gestamp Chelsea Hardwood Solutions LLC, Hatch Stamping Company, Heydlauff’s Appliances, Jet’s Pizza, Mitchell Family, Rick Eder Agency – Farm Bureau Insurance, Thrivent Financial – Chelsea Group, Costco, Wilkinson Foundation, Silver Maples of Chelsea, Jackie Schiller & Suzanne Morrison, Bank of Ann Arbor, 102.9FM W4 Country, Ann Arbor’s 107one, Current, Ann Arbor Family Magazine, Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce, ChelseaUpdate, Chelsea Comfort Inn and Village Conference Center, Palmer Auto Service, A Pigment of Your Imagination, The Lucy Ann Lance Show, and Trinchero Family Estates,

Additional sponsors include: Audio Acres, Biggby Coffee – Chelsea, Chelsea House Victorian Inn, Macklem Family, The Purple Rose Theatre Company, Torrance Learning and Zou Zou’s Cafe and Coffee Bar.