ANN ARBOR, MICH (July 17, 2018) – Destination Ann Arbor is delighted to announce a free outdoor concert featuring Mayer Hawthorne in Ann Arbor on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5:00 – 10:45 p.m. to celebrate the start of International Champions Cup weekend. The concert will take place on Main Street in the downtown area.

The International Champions Cup is an annual summer soccer tournament played across the globe, featuring 18 of the best clubs in the world competing in North America, Europe and Singapore. As part of the tournament, Liverpool FC and Manchester United will meet at Michigan Stadium on July 28 at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available HERE.

“We are grateful to our partners at Destination Ann Arbor for putting together this amazing concert to kick off the International Champions cup coming back to Michigan, said Charlie Stillitano, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Relevent. “We are sure this will add to the already great atmosphere of the match between two of the world's biggest soccer clubs."

Mayer Hawthorne is a Grammy-nominated singer and Ann Arbor native, known for his soulful, grooving R&B music. Hawthorne has toured the world with Bruno Mars, Foster the People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and Amy Winehouse. Other performers include Jive Colussus (Funk/R&B/Caribbean), Michigander (Indie Rock) and F.U.B.A.R. (Pop/Rock) with music between sets by DJ Cataclysmic.

“We’re thrilled to welcome visitors from all over the world to Ann Arbor in celebration of soccer,” says Destination Ann Arbor President and CEO, Mary Kerr. “This is a great opportunity for us to share all that the area has to offer with an international audience, including our world-class dining scene and vibrant downtown.”

Complete details available at This event is generously sponsored by Bank of Ann Arbor.



Destination Ann Arbor is a 501 (c)6 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the economy of Washtenaw County through promotion of the area as a destination for overnight visitors. 


RELEVENT, is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group that owns and operates the International Champions Cup.  RELEVENT provides an innovative approach to property development, event productions, content and media production, brand management and activations for soccer, other sports and entertainment entities. ​

About the International Champions Cup 

The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier annual summer soccer tournament featuring the top European clubs playing across North America, Europe and Asia.  The tournament brings world-class soccer to the masses by organizing marquee matches that attract record-breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the United States.  Founded in 2013, the tournament’s sixth installment will feature 18 of the top clubs in the world playing 27 matches in 22 cities across the globe, along with the first ever Women’s International Champions Cup and first ever International Champions Cup Futures event featuring top youth players from around the world. Champions Meet Here.  

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