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Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts opportunities include a variety of art-driven events. This spring and summer join us for A2 Community Sing; One of our monthly jams including Acoustic, Blue Grass or Blues; Song writing; Book presentation and signing on the Civil War, Concerts in the Park and a concert hosted at the Ann Arbor Senior Center open to the public.


Bluegrass Jam Meetup

Second and Fourth Tuesdays monthly, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $5‚Äč
The A2 Blue Grass participants come from all over southeast Michigan and just have fun with bluegrass jamming and singing. Our skills range from expert to novice. We draw a wide variety of musical instruments including banjos, fiddles, stand up and electronic bass, percussion, washboard, dobro, mandolin and the occasional harmonica. Everyone is welcome, and it is open to all ages. We like to concentrate on the standard bluegrass tunes, with some vocals. A list of some of the music we play is on the music page on our website. For more information, visit . We meet at the Ann Arbor Senior Center in Burns Park. Feel free to stop by and just listen for no fee, but donations are always appreciated.

Concerts in the Park

Join us on summer Sundays in beautiful Burns Park for free live performances at 3 p.m., just outside of downtown Ann Arbor and U-M Central Campus. Rain location is in the Ann Arbor Senior Center.


Art Receptions

Artist Reception with live music and light refreshments

In an effort to bring art and the community together, the City of Ann Arbor Senior Center hosts several art shows throughout the year in the center located at beautiful Burns Park. We provide a community-
based venue for Ann Arbor artists and art students to show their work in our gallery space. We welcome artists who produce art in a variety of media to share their artwork with not only the senior center participants, but with the general public. Each artist hosts a special evening reception to share their artwork. These artist receptions are
open to the public and often include live music and light refreshments. Suggested donation for attendees is $5.


More artist receptins this summer and fall:

Inspired by Beauty: Back to the Brush, Friday, Semptember 8, 6-8 p.m., Artist Cathy Doran-McMillion