Participate in the Sounds & Sights of Summer 2020

Chelsea Area Festivals & Events (CAFE), a non-profit organization supporting music and visual arts, is evaluating upcoming events in response to the ongoing concerns with COVID-19.  Decisions for Sounds & SIghts on Thursday Nights and the Sounds & SIghts Festival will be announced mid to late April. 

“We appreciate everyone’s understanding of these extraordinary times and will keep our community updated as the next steps are determined in the coming weeks. We will closely monitor the Governor’s advisories while we determine the most appropriate action.

“We want to thank our sponsors, performers, and guests for their support and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when our community comes together at Sounds & Sights. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans on April 15, " said CAFE Board President Craig Common.

Celebrate Sounds & Sights - Summer 2020

Celebrate the summer in Chelsea, MI with our weekly music series Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights. Stroll vibrant Chelsea, Michigan, shop in our unique stores, and enjoy local favorites and nationally recognized musicians on separate staged areas throughout our downtown.

The annual Sounds & Sights Festival takes place the third weekend in July, and features a diverse music line up showcasing hometown favorites on Thursday, country music on Friday and a dance party on Saturday. There is something for everyone!


performers during our 11 week season


event attendees


outdoor stages in Chelsea, Michigan