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Top of the Park starts on Friday

7. June 2004 • Brian Kerr
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Meanwhile, back in Ann Arbor…

One measure of a city’s “coolness” is the number of free public concerts and movie screenings held on top of a parking structure.

Top of the Park—part of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival—kicks off this Friday. Each night for three and a half weeks, there are a couple musical acts and, more often than not, a movie screening, all held on top of the Fletcher Street parking structure. Events are free and open to the public. Check out the schedule and mark your calendars.

The film lineup in particular seems pretty appealing this year. Should be fun!



  1. I know I’ll meander over there at least a few nights, but I’m pretty disappointed at the music selection, even compared to last year. Why are so many of our best local bands/artists looked-over (or do they decline)?
       —Brandon    Jun. 7 '04 - 05:04PM    #
  2. I’m pretty clueless when it comes to popular/local music, but it did seem to me that Raffi was just about the only toddler act not in place. :)

    Ah well, in Top of the Park as in life, I’m in it for the movies!
       —Brian    Jun. 7 '04 - 05:41PM    #
  3. Brandon, I think that Ann Arborites with kids are more likely to have money to donate to the Summer Festival than Ann Arborites who would want The Avatars or Glori5 to play TOP. Which is why the music choices cater to the 5-year-old and 45-year-old audiences, and not to you and me.
       —Murph    Jun. 8 '04 - 11:00AM    #