Summer Sounds at the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair
at The Stage on Main
July 21 @ 6:00 pm Free
We are excited to once again partner with the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair to bring live music each evening of the art fairs to the Stage on Main at the corner of Main and William in the Palio lot. Stop by and join one of our favorite street parties of the year!
Friday, July 21
Vocalist and producer Kyler Wilkins from Ann Arbor, Michigan has been performing as Ki5 with a loop station capturing original vocal arrangements and covers since 2017. Ki5 delivers familiar genres such as R&B, pop, and soul through the lens of an a cappella singer-songwriter. His honest, empathetic, and freeing style has been influenced by Reggie Watts, Bobby McFerrin, Bon Iver, and many more. He has opened for a variety of artists from Erykah Badu and CeCe Peniston to Absofacto and Joey Pecoraro which speaks to his versatility as an artist and performer. Following the release of his critically acclaimed 2022 debut album “Spirit”, Ki5 aims to get people moving with his late spring 2023 release “Body” – an EP of vocal and beatbox-driven dance music. This intriguing expansion of his work intends to let people feel their own power by connecting to themselves physically and emotionally.
7:30pm: Jeffrey Martin with Anna Tivel
Portland, Oregon’s JEFFREY MARTIN is a minister’s son who can build a house with his bare hands and holds a master’s degree in English. He worked his way through school as a carpenter, then, following graduation, spent four years teaching high school. Jeffrey writes music that probes the depths of the human experience and doesn’t shy away from its darkest corners. His songs can feel like short stories from literary giants like Steinbeck, Burroughs, or Cormac McCarthy and possess a raw intensity that comes from seeing his subjects up close. All the struggle, hurt, strife, and heartbreak that comes from living in this world are laid bare and unvarnished, yet somehow there is space for what beauty remains.
Oregon-based songwriter ANNA TIVEL is all about storytelling. In fact, No Depression, which bestowed upon Anna its Singer-Songwriter Award in 2019, writes: “She’s one of the finest storytellers modern folk music has to offer, with lyrics so literary that it’s tempting to think of her as a poet with an exceptional gift for playing guitar and singing.” Anna’s latest album, “Outsiders,” addresses the deep divisions in American society; she calls it “an album about looking more deeply into ourselves and each other, really trying to see and examine the internal and external forces that keep us from connecting in real ways and the forces that draw us together.” In addition to her poetic gifts, Anna offers fresh soundscapes touched variously by electronica and jazz.