Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights

From Bridget Favre

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate – Reinhart Realtors continues its free summer concert series Thursday, June 14 from 6:30 until 8:30pm. Professional artists perform at nine staged areas located throughout downtown Chelsea featuring music, dance, comedy, and family entertainment.

The diverse music line-up celebrates the concert series’ 14th anniversary and features Americana folk artists Annie and Rod Capps at South Street.  Dorekestra returns to E. Middle Street with their very own “Trans-Genre American Dork” style music and singer-songwriter Chey Halliwell performs at East Alley.

New artists to Sounds and Sights include monster country band, Fangs and Twang, at the Glazier stage and the classic rock-blues band, Red Herring at the Clocktower Gazebo.

Chelsea District Library hosts Korner Stage: A Touch of Magic with Michigan magicians Jeff Wawrzaszek and Ming the Magnificent.  Spectators of all ages will be delighted by sleight-of-hand, illusions, and more.

There is something for the whole family including Eric the Juggler and balloon animals created by 3 Generations Twisters.

Chelsea Chalk Art returns with free “How to Chalk” seminars each week beneath the Clocktower. This week the focus is “How to Chalk the Enchanted Forest”.  Chalk is provided thanks to a grant from Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs and The Arts Alliance.

SRSLY Cinema begins June 21st, their move 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

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, the Sun Times News, and Zou Zou’s Cafe and Coffee Bar.

For a complete schedule, visit

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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