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Saturday, July 20, 2019

At Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

Stage on Main // Freddy & Francine // Oshima Brothers // RFD Boys

  • Doors Open: 4:30 pm
  • Show Starts: 4:30 pm
  • Ticket Price: FREE
  • Genre: Bluegrass/Newgrass
  • Contemporary Songwriters & Groups

Music for your Saturday Art Fair enjoyment


Every year at the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair, The Ark provides programming for the Stage on Main under the big tent at the corner of William and Main.  

4:30 - 5:30 pm
To the casual observer, Freddy & Francine seem safely cemented as a folk duo. They've got the look. The soulful harmonies. But Freddy & Francine (their actual names are Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso) aren’t interested in acting, or genres, or talking or not talking about their relationship. They’ve done all that. They’ve even recently left their longtime home of Los Angeles for Nashville. And they’ve never looked more like themselves.

6:00 - 7:00 pm
Oshima Brothers’ magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion.

7:30 - 9:00 pm
It's hard to believe, because each show is fresh and new, but the RFD Boys have been delighting Michigan audiences since 1969 with their fabulous musicianship and sly, exquisitely timed between-song humor. They're the house band of Michigan bluegrass, but they're more than that too. With an appearance on the cover of Bluegrass Unlimited, with songs recorded by the likes of the Country Gentlemen, and with performances alongside bluegrass greats like Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley, the RFD Boys are a part of America's bluegrass tradition. 


Presented by Destination Ann Arbor

Photos & Videos


Credit: Kaitlyn Raitz

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RFD Boys
Credit: Andy Rogers

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