Crossroads Summer Festival.
Every Fri., July 6-Aug. 10. Outdoor stage in downtown Ypsilanti with a variety of dance bands. Also, food vendors and arts & crafts sale. (In case of rain, held in the Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan.)
July 6: Bull Halsey, a popular Chelsea garage blues band, and The Martindales, a veteran local blues and rock band.
July 13: The Bluescasters, a veteran local blues and blues-rock quartet, and Foundation of Funk, a top-notch Detroit soul-flavored R&B, blues, and 70s funk band led by guitarist Steve Somers and featuring vocalist Valerie Barrymore.
July 20: The Ypsilanti rock quartet View, local singer-songwriter Spencer Michaud, the local alt-country band Hoodang, the Americana roots music ensemble Billy Brandt & the Mission Band, and Nashville alt-country singer-songwriter Anne McCue.
July 27: Scott Martin Band, a Detroit folk-rock band led by singer-songwriter Martin, and Barbara Payton, a Detroit blues-rock and soul singer.
Aug. 3: Salmagundi, a Detroit band that plays classic horn-powered Memphis-style rock ’n’ roll, and October Babies, popular local self-styled “upbeat global soul” pop-jazz jam quartet.
Aug. 10: The First Class Band, an Ypsilanti band led by gospel and R&B singer Eddie Hughes, and Lady Sunshine & the X Band, a popular local gospel-flavored blues band led by Lady Sunshine, a fiery, rich-voiced singer whose style blends elements of Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor, and Denise LaSalle.
7-11 p.m. (6-11 p.m. on July 20), Washington St. at Michigan Ave. Free. 717-7305.