Live Sidewalk Entertainment from 7-9 p.m.
Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
The Hands-On Museum Presents, Colorful Chemical Reactions: Explore the science of chemistry with things that pop, fizz and overflow! They will be building a holiday volcano and explore the properties of matter as we countdown to their explosions!
Brant Losinski, lead singer of Rootstand
The charismatic and compassionate leader of Rootstand for over ten years ago, Brant’s unique voice and soulful guitar-work combined with lyrical content that is often poignant and heartfelt, grabs the listener from the start. His solo acoustic style, laden with traditional Celtic roots, also touches on Southern blues, folk, reggae and funk. Brant will be performing in front of Conor O’Neill’s.
Center Stage is a women’s a cappella quartet that performs primarily in South East Michigan. Our members hail from Ann Arbor, Canton, Manchester and Milan. We are affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide singing organization for women and are also proud members of the local Sweet Adelines chorus Voices in Harmony. Center Stage provides musical entertainment and barbershop harmony for any occasion. To add a little harmony to your next event call 734-769-0079 or Email: Info@CenterStageQuartet.com
Element-1 is the University of Michigan’s only breakdancing club. They are committed to fostering friendship and leadership through hip-hop, and in particular its dance form, breakdancing. In order to uphold our objective, they meet at least twice a week to practice and learn from each other. They also hold workshops and once a year we host a large breakdancing competition as well as smaller one which brings many renowned figures in the hip-hop community together, giving University of Michigan students the chance to meet them and learn about the impact hip hop has on modern culture.
Pioneer High School Group, Harmony
Harmony was founded in the spring of 1984 by Susan Duderstadt ’84. Their first performance was at the 1984, Spring Sing, when, dressed in coat and tie, they entered the auditorium singing Aj, lucka, lucka, siroka marching in from house left just as Pioneers had at each of their concerts since October of 1982. Harmony’s repertoire has come to be made up primarily of arrangements of popular tunes.
Pioneer High School Group, Loreleis
Loreleis first performed in August 2004 at the Camp talent show. Larkyn Baily, ’05, formed the group at the end of her junior year at Pioneer to provide another extra-curricular ensemble for women in the Pioneer Choirs. During the 2004-05 school year, the Loreleis sang at the home concerts, participated in District and State Solo & Ensemble, recorded a compact disc, and sang at our concert in Tuebingen, Germany.
Kopitonez (that’s Koh-pee-tones!) is an Asian-interest a cappella ensemble that has a repertoire of both Asian and western music. Examples of songs we have performed include “Some Nights” by FUN, “Feeling Good” by Michael Buble mashed up with “Hao Chun Xiao” by Zhang Le, and a Jackson 5 Medley. We dedicate ourselves to continuous musical improvement, expanding our reach in the community, and relieving desperate inquirers who just want to know what the fox said.
In 2006, a vocal jazz octet (later to be named “Midnight Blue”) was formed as a subset of the U-M Women’s Glee Club. The octet underwent drastic changes in 2009, expanding its repertoire to include pop, doo-wop, hip-hop, be-bop, sha-doo-wop, tragic ballads, and side-splitting parodies. We’re glad you found us, and we hope to share our music with you soon!
Morris dancing is a form of ritual folkdance which originates in England and dates back to at least the 15th century. The fact that it is a ritual, as opposed to social, dance implies that it has other purposes besides being just plain fun. Fertility, death and rebirth are common themes in morris. Many Morris groups perform a Mummer’s Play about the birth of the New Year around the time of the Winter Solstice. Ann Arbor Morris has been keeping these traditions alive in Southeast Michigan since 1976. We welcome new members and if interested just talk to any member of the team.
U of M Women’s Glee Club
Conducted by School of Music faculty since 1994, the University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club continues to thrive and expand its horizons in the community and on multiple concert tours. This spirit is embodied in the WGC’s Women’s Vocal Arts Day, which annually hosts over 700 high school women from across the State of Michigan. The club continues to actively contribute to Michigan Spirit in our “Blues” tailgate performances and at other events throughout the year. As we look to the past for inspiration, the members of the Women’s Glee Club focus on the future and strive to become an enduring tradition at the University of Michigan.