2017: Celebrating our 13th Season!


Enjoy the sounds of some of the region’s best musicians while taking in the sights of vibrant downtown Chelsea, Michigan (located 14 miles west of Ann Arbor). A variety of artist’s perform at eleven separate staged areas providing listeners with a diverse lineup from bluegrass to jazz to indie rock. There is something for everyone, including children’s entertainers, a juried sculpture walk, outdoor movies, plenty of great food, local brew and an assortment of unique retail shops.

The 2017 season of Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights runs June 8 – August 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and our Sounds & Sights Festival takes place July 27-29, 2017.

Music Lineup

Musical acts from across the spectrum — folk, bluegrass, Celtic, jazz, classical, country, Latin and everything in between – perform at 11 stage locations around the downtown.

Take a Look at the 2016 Performance Schedule


See 2015 from a bird’s view – thanks to Rick Taylor Real Estate for creating this video!


Accommodations & Special Offers

Come visit Chelsea for Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights and stay overnight, or make it a long weekend. Chelsea offers a variety of dining options (cafes, fine dining, family restaurants or fast food) for groups of any size, unique shopping, and many recreational options for you to enjoy during your stay.

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