“Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights”: Chelsea Retail Advisory Council.
Every Thurs., June 7-Aug. 16. Musical entertainment on 9 stages downtown, as well as Three Generations Entertainment with balloons and other activities for kids. The weekly musical program also includes an open mike stage. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. The music is followed at dusk by “SRSLY Cinema,” screenings of teen-friendly movies at the Clocktower Commons.
June 7: Dee Dee the Clown, the veteran Ann Arbor Cuban jazz ensemble Trio Tumbao, Grass Lake spiritual balladeer Matthew Danko, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the local blues band The Bluescasters, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, and the versatile calypso and reggae ensemble Rhythm on a Stick Steel Drum.
June 14: Dee Dee the Clown, pop-rock singer-songwriter Clare Cavicchio, the local Sweet Adelines women’s chorus Voices in Harmony, the Grand Rapids pop-rock band Kelsey Rottiers & the Rising Tide, the Ferndale psychedelic honky-tonk singer-songwriter duo Some Velvet Evening, and the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord. Followed by Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.
June 21: A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek, the Ann Arbor self-styled “lounge-a-billy” band The Shelter Dogs, the beloved veteran Chelsea-bred rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter Frank Allison, the Ypsilanti-based Caribbean jazz ensemble Tropicooljazz, the Chelsea rock ’n’ roll band Coconut Radio, the Dundee acoustic rock cover duo Last Exit, and the Detroit roots-reggae band One Love. Followed by Horton Hears a Who.
June 28: A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Anna Elizabeth Schwartz, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the local country-rock trio Cold Tone Harvest, the Manchester alternative metal octet Silver Lining, and the Saginaw rock ’n’ roll cover band Mysterians. Followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
July 5: Dee Dee the Clown, the highly regarded Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, square dancing with caller Marvin Reuter, the Ann Arbor American roots music singer-songwriter Dave Boutette, the Chelsea garage blues band Bull Halsey, the versatile Ann Arbor acoustic jazz, swing, country, pop, and folk trio Isosceles, the Ann Arbor alt-country band Corndaddy, and the jazz ensemble Zero Gravity Band. Followed by Sandlot.
July 12: Eric the Juggler, Ann Arbor indie rock ensemble The Sarah Swanson Band, the pop-rock singer-songwriter Daniel Micoff, the classic rock and blues-rock quartet New Blues Street Project, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the local Americana-Celtic fusion trio The Moxie Strings, and the jazz vocal trio David C. Bloom & Friends. Followed by Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.
July 19: Boyer the Magic Guy, the rockabilly band Los Dingos del Norte, the Detroit acoustic country-pop singer-songwriter Kari Holmes, the local rock band StormFront, the Toledo acoustic guitar and Celtic harp duo Tapestry, the local blues-flavored acoustic folk-rock band Dorkestra, and the classic rock band The Nomads. Followed by The Devil Wears Prada.
July 26: Eric the Juggler, the Manchester Cajun & Creole quintet Creole du Nord, virtuoso 6- and 12-string acoustic guitarist David Youngman, the Chelsea High Celtic music ensemble Chelsea House Orchestra, the popular local experimental acoustic roots-music sextet Dragon Wagon, the South Lyon acoustic country-rock trio Seven Bridges, and ? and the Mysterians guitarist Robert Lee Balderrama’s smooth jazz sextet Robert Lee Revue. Followed by Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Aug. 2: Eric the Juggler, local folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the Chelsea bluegrass and traditional American string quartet North Creek Fiddlers, the Detroit postpunk folk-rock singer-songwriter Russ Glenn, square dancing with caller Marvin Reuter, the Ypsilanti rock quartet The View, the Ypsilanti-based Caribbean jazz ensemble Tropicooljazz,and the classic rock cover band Paragon. Followed by Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Aug. 9: A2 Magic magician Jeff Wawrzaszek, the local blues band The Bluescasters, the Ann Arbor self-styled “lounge-a-billy” band The Shelter Dogs, the Americana folk and blues singer and ukulele player Aireene Espiritu, the classic rock and blues-rock quartet New Blues Street Project, the Lansing acoustic classic rock and blues duo Fighting Unlucky, the Saline classic rock band Motor City Outlaws, and the Ann Arbor Indian music and fusion ensemble Sumkali. Followed by Avatar.
Aug. 16: Dee Dee the Clown, Ann Arbor folk-rock singer-songwriters Annie & Rod Capps, the alt-country duo Mikhaila & Will, the Downriver bluegrass and hard-country band Bill Bynum & Co, the eclectic Ann Arbor acoustic ensemble Hum N Strum Trio, the Chelsea folk-rock band John Zainea & the Mania, and the Tree of Life Dancing & Drumming Society. Followed by The Sound of Music.
6:30–8:30 p.m., downtown Chelsea. Free. 475-1145, 433-2787.