Edgefest

Oct 15, 2014 to Oct 18, 2014
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Location: Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Ave

The 18th annual Edgefest (October 15 - October 18, 2014) will explore new music created by BASSISTS! The bass has played a very specific role in the search for new musical horizons over the last half century, and unlike mainstream bassists, these avant-garde players and those who came after them learned from each other exploring the full sonic and percussive possibilities of the instrument and in some cases using electronic devices. This year's Edgefest is planned with a unifying purpose: to pay tribute to the world of bassists who are leaders and consummate side men (and women) representing bass styles evolving from the European tradition, the US East coast, to the Midwest, to the West coast and beyond. 

Tickets to Edgefest are $10 - $30 for individual ticketed events, with a limited number of student tickets available for most performances. In the tradition of Edgefest the roster includes international musicians as well as performers and ensembles from our home community of Southeast Michigan and showcases some of the most celebrated and creative multi-instrumentalists on the scene today.

Discover FRINGE at the EDGE
As part of the 10th anniversary of Edgefest in 2006, Kerrytown Concert House created a series of free public performance events that 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.

This year, the Fringe series will surprise, delight, and educate an audience that might not otherwise have ventured into the concert hall setting of Edgefest. Details of the Fringe events will be announced soon. Past venues have included Argiero’s Restaurant, the sh’AUT space in Braun Court, and Sweetwaters Café in Kerrytown.  The community is invited to attend all educational and Fringe events free of charge.

For more information, visit the website.