Kids Invited to Try 'Ancient Athletics' At Free Concert Downtown Thursday

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 07/10/2019 - 23:51
A boy tried the stone toss (using a light foam prop) on Ann Arbor Street in 2017. He's being guided by one of the contestants in the Ancient Athletics.

Some of the strongest, kilt-wearing people in American (and Canada) will be in town this weekend for the Ancient Athletics competition at the Saline Celtic Festival Saturday.

They'll compete in contests like throwing stones, the sheath toss, and the caber toss at Mill Pond Park. 

Thursday night, on North Ann Arbor Street, some of those strongmen (and women) will be at the Salty Sounds of Summer concert, teaching kids how its done. It makes for one of the liveliest and most family-friendly downtown concerts of the year.

On stage Chelsea's Thunderwüde will perform. Born out of a need for bluegrass music in Chelsea, Thunderwüde began as a traditional bluegrass quartet and has since evolved into a tight-knit trio that plays everything from original compositions, classics and current billboard hits. Band members Wesley Fritzmeier, Jason Dennie and Tommy Reifel play guitar, mandolin, fiddle and upright bass. They feature traditional riffs behind soulful lyrics – promising to launch Saline into its annual Celtic Fest weekend with a bang.

Salty Summer Sounds Live Music Street Fest takes place each Thursday night June to August from 7 to 9 PM on Ann Arbor Street near the 4 corners of Downtown Saline. Our businesses are open late, so be sure to shop and dine on this perfect summer night out sponsored by Saline Main Street!

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