Mixing Vintage Music & 1860’s Era Base Ball with Pop Rock, Blues and Zydeco!

Sounds and Sights on Thursday Nights, presented by Golling Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Chelsea, continues its free summer concert series Thursday, July 16 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Professional artists perform at eleven staged areas located throughout downtown Chelsea featuring live music, vintage base ball and family entertainment.

The diverse music lineup celebrates the concert series 11th anniversary and includes Creole Du Norde’s mix of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco at Katie’s Korner on the library lawn. The South street stage features classic rock band Stormfront and the East Alley stage showcases acoustic performer Mitchell Curley.

On the west side of Main Street, 3 Generations Twisters creates unique balloon animals for the kids.

McLaughlin’s Alley returns with upbeat pop music on the East Middle Street stage. On the West end of Middle Street, next to West Side Gym, a stage is set up for open mic performers. About a block further, on the east side of Main Street, alternative rock band Arbor Reign perform at Sylvan Courtyard.

The Sounds & Sights Chalk Cube is stationed at the Clocktower and offers a photo-booth type backdrop and props. Chalk is available and spectators are encouraged participate by drawing on the concrete. In the adjacent lot, School of Rock Ann Arbor showcase rock and blues on the Glazier Building stage.

Following the path from the Glazier Building to the Clocktower Gazebo, you will find Town Band, a 20-piece vintage music group that plays music from the 1880-1920 period, in period appropriate costume and with period-appropriate instruments.

On the lawn across from the gazebo, Chelsea Monitor Base Ball club and Merries Ladies Vintage Base Ball Club will be demonstrating 1860’s era baseball. Kids of all ages will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of old-time games.

The kids stage, located in the Clocktower Courtyard, presents A2 Magic. Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek combines comedy with slight-of-hand entertainment for a fun, kid-friendly show.

The music continues down to the Chelsea Alehouse Brewery, with Singer-songwriter Spencer Michaud.

Visitors are also invited to explore SculptureWalk Chelsea, a self-guided tour of twelve sculptures located throughout downtown Chelsea. Each week there is a photo contest on Instagram encouraging viewers to take a “selfie” with the sculptures and post them with the tag #SWalkSelfie. Visit http://chelseafestivals.com/swalkselfie-contest/ for details.

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

For a complete schedule, visit www.chelseafestivals.com.

July 16