20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016: 20 Years at the Edge!

View this year's lineup

What is Edgefest?

      Read a review of Edgefest 2012

      Read the Signal to Noise review of Edgefest 2011

      Edgefest featured in Jazz.ru magazine

Edgefest Sponsors

Reserve seats now!

Discover FRINGE at the EDGE

Become an EDGEHEAD

Accommodations


The Lineup

Wed 10/26 7:00am Reserve your Edgepass here!
Wed 10/26 8:00am 20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016
20 Years at the Edge!
Thu 10/27 8:00am 20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016
20 Years at the Edge!
Fri 10/28 8:00am 20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016
20 Years at the Edge!
Sat 10/29 8:00am 20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016
20 Years at the Edge!

This year's lineup will include: Jason Kao Hwang's Burning Bridge Ensemble, Wadada Leo Smith & John Lindberg, John Hollenbeck's Claudia Quintet, Ingrid Laubrock Sextet, Noh Prezens (David Torn, Tim Berne, Craig Taborn, David King), TranceFormation (Ken Filiano, Connie Crothers, Andrea Wolper), Tad Weed's Freedom Ensemble with Vinny Golia, Conference Call Quartet, William Parker Quartet, Trio 3, Northwoods Improvisers, Sylvaine Helary's Spring Roll, Kris Davis Trio, and more!


What is Edgefest?

"The annual rite of fall in Michigan music...running off the beaten tracks."
- Downbeat

The 20th Annual Edgefest: 20 Years at the Edge will take place October 26th through 29th, 2016. Check back soon for more information, announcements, and the festival line-up.

Read more about previous Edgefests:

Review of Edgefest 2012 by Arlene and Larry Dunn

Live review of Edgefest 2011 by Lawrence Cosentino,
from Signal to Noise

Edgefest 2011 Review in Jazz.ru


Edgefest Sponsors

Edgefest 20 is made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, in honor of Maurice and Linda Binkow on the occasion of her 80th birthday and their 60th wedding anniversary.
Encore Records at 417 E. Liberty St. has sponsored and hosted the Tuesday evening Fringe events. Check back later for our exact schedule, and check out Encore Records for one of the most interesting music selections in the area!
Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

 


Discover FRINGE at the EDGE

As part of the 10th anniversary of Edgefest in 2006, KCH created a series of free public performance events which took place during the days and early evenings in restaurants, cafés and galleries in downtown Ann Arbor, featuring some of the areas most accomplished creative musicians.

The Fringe project, now a festival staple, has been very successful in moving creative and imaginative music making out of the conventional concert hall venue and into public spaces such as bars, restaurants and markets. 


Reserve your seats now!

Call or click:
734-769-2999 or Reserve Online

EDGEPASS RESERVATIONS

Edgefest will take place at Kerrytown Concert House as well as other downtown Ann Arbor venues. Tickets for individual events may be purchased by cash, check, or credit at the door of each concert site beginning 30 minutes prior to each show. All seating reserved through phone or e-mail is guaranteed only until performances are scheduled to begin. Edgepasses may be reserved directly through the KCH website or by calling 734-769-2999. Individual day passes will be available for purchase after the lineup is announced.

$160 - Edgepass

• Entrance to the Edgefest VIP opening dinner party
• General admission to ALL ticketed Edgefest events (over $250 value)

Become an EDGEHEAD

The festival depends on individual contributions, even more as cuts in corporate sponsorships affect the festival. As an Edgepass holder who becomes an Edgehead, you will not only be invited to the opening night dinner - always a gourmet feast in an informal, fun atmosphere - but those pass holders contributing $150 or more will have assigned seats in the first and second rows at ticketed events and those contributing at least $100 will have assigned seats beginning in the third row.

Guests who purchase the special EDGEHEAD Edgepass at $260 receive personalized, reserved seating in the second section (rows 3-5) at all ticketed Edgefest events, and guests who purchase the EDGEHEAD Edgepass at $310 receive personalized, reserved seating in the first section (rows 1-2) at all ticketed Edgefest events. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so reserving early is highly recommended! Edgepass holders, EDGEHEADS and sponsors are invited to the VIP opening dinner party. Edgepasses may be purchased by cash or check (made payable to "KCH") and picked up at Kerrytown Concert House at any time during the festival. Edgepasses can also be paid for via credit card over the phone (with a 3.5% processing fee) or in person at KCH (with a 2.75% processing fee).

$260 - EDGEHEAD Edgepass ($100 of which is tax-deductible)

• Entrance to the Edgefest VIP opening dinner party
• Personalized, reserved seating in the second section (Rows 3 - 5) for ALL ticketed Edgefest events (over $400 value)

$310 - EDGEHEAD Edgepass ($150 of which is tax-deductible

• Entrance to the Edgefest VIP opening dinner party
• Personalized, reserved seating in the first section (Rows 1 - 2) for all ticketed Edgefest events (over $500 value)


Accommodations

The Microtel Inn and Suites is a sponsor of Edgefest, offering Kerrytown Concert House Edgefest artists and patrons a special Edgefest rate. An added Microtel benefit is seeing and meeting Edgefest artists as they come and go at the Microtel.

To make a reservation at the Microtel (3610 Plymouth Road-near US 23):

1. Call the Microtel Reservations Desk at 734-997-9100

2. Make a reservation with the front desk and be sure to mention that you are an Edgefest patron.

For more information on places to stay in Ann Arbor, see our Planning Your Visit page or go to visitannarbor.org

 

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20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016: 20 Years at the Edge!

20th Annual EDGEFEST 2016: 20 Years at the Edge!