Edgefest 2019: “OUT” West

OCTOBER 16 - 19, 2019

Featuring Rova Saxopone Quartet, Bobby Bradford/Vinny Golia Quartet (Ken Filliano/Michael TA Thomas), Myra Melford, Wayne Horvitz with Sara Schoenbeck, Kyle Bruckmann, Lisa Mezzacappa Sextet, Qluyemi Thomas Positive Knowledge and more!

Kerrytown Concert House presents Edgefest, it’s annual 4-day experimental “out” jazz and creative new music festival. Edgefest 2019 : OUT West – explores the rich historical contributions of West Coast artists in the development of avant jazz improvisation and new music. A roster of distinguished ground-breaking composer-performers with their ensembles and collaborators will illuminate their various innovative roles in the avant/jazz world of today. Ann Arbor/Detroit area improvisers will be integrated into the festival, often collaborating with visiting artists. Diverse audiences from the SE Michigan/Northern Ohio/Illinois area and beyond have a rare opportunity to be exposed to this innovative art form in a series of free and ticketed public concerts in downtown Ann Arbor with related educational activities.

Founded in 1997, Edgefest is an award­-winning annual avant­-garde jazz and creative new music festival with a unifying purpose: to explore new music created by today’s composer­s and performers from the United States and beyond. Edgefest began as a single­day event and is now a major 4­ day festival that includes collaborations and educational outreach.

More details coming soon! 


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.

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.

Stay tuned for more information about Fringe performances at this year’s Edgefest!

The festival depends on individual contributions from you! As an Edgepass holder who becomes an Edgehead, will be invited to the opening night dinner – always a gourmet feast in an informal, fun atmosphere.

Contact Kerrytown Concert House on how you can support Edgefest today! (734) 769-2999

Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.