From Bridget Favre

Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, presented by Rick Taylor Real Estate – Reinhart Realtors continues its free summer concert series Thursday, July 19 from 6:30 until 8:30pm. Professional artists perform at ten staged areas located throughout downtown Chelsea featuring music, juggling, and family entertainment.

The diverse music line-up features the King Family Band with bluegrass music at the Sylvan Stage, as well as the Bus Stop Poets at South Street performing acoustic rock. Performing at the Glazier building is Sweet Melissa, a high energy band that infuses rock, funk, southern jam and soulful vocals into a unique, fun and danceable sound. And the Clocktower Gazebo will showcase the students of School of Rock with rock and blues music.

Three-time Detroit Blues Champ Award winning John Latini will perform original folk and blues music at the East Alley stage and Ransom Jones rocks both classic and contemporary tunes at E. Middle Street.


Katie’s Korner at the Chelsea District Library will feature Jacob Sigman making his Sounds and Sights debut. Jacob combines influences of Motown, Soul, and Contemporary Pop music to create something both new and familiar.

There is something for the whole family including a performance by Eric the Juggler at the Kids stage in the Clocktower Complex and unique balloon animals created by 3 Generations Twisters.

Spectators wishing to learn to draw are encouraged to visit the Chelsea Chalk Art area beneath the iconic clocktower on Main Street. Chalk and drawing examples are provided for free to all ages and levels of expertise.  The theme on July 19 is “How to draw Planes, Trains, Trucks & More”.

There are several new sights around town, including the Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce’s Guitars for Good, sponsored by Tammy Lehman of Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services. Local nonprofits decorated acoustic guitars and have them displayed at various businesses throughout Chelsea.  Visitors can vote on their favorite guitar and enter a drawing to win the guitar for one dollar.  The proceeds will be given to the 12 charities.  For more information and a map of participating businesses and nonprofits, visit

After Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights, SRSLY Cinema presents free outdoor movies at dusk. This week SRSLY presents Coco (PG).

For the complete summer concert series schedule, 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, Sun Times News, Torrance Learning and Zou Zou’s Cafe and Coffee Bar.

For a complete schedule, visit


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