Organizers estimated 500 people attended Thursday’s Saline Fiddlers concert at the Summer Music Series.
The grey skies and cool temperatures seemed to give way to sunshine and warmth only hours before the Saline Fiddlers took the stage.
The scene from the Summer Music Series -- adults dining and drinking at the busy restaurant cafés, kids creating road art with their friends from Two Twelve Arts Center, and the singing and dancing on the stage and street – is becoming a seasonal family tradition in Saline.
Paul McAllister attended with his daughter Cameron. Only four years old, young Cameron has visited the Summer Music Series with her dad for three straight years.
“It’s a great night. She really enjoys herself. We both do,” said Paul, knelt down on South Ann Arbor Street to help his daughter with a chalk drawing.
Paul Geragosian, owner of Brecon Grille, said he loves to see all the people downtown for the Summer Music Series – and it’s even better when the act is the Saline Fiddlers.
“They’re a great act. They bring so many of their friends and family downtown for the show, but they also bring people from Ann Arbor and out of town,” Geragosian said.
The Summer Music Series is presented by Saline Main Street. Next week’s show, co-sponsored by the Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, features two acts. A children’s band called The Wanna Bees will open. They’ll be followed by The Saline Big Band.
The Saline Fiddlers, commemorating 20 years of fiddling, recently released their 11th record, “The Roots Go Deep: Live 2014.”
Later this year, following the summer tour of Michigan Upper Peninsula, the Saline Fiddlers and Fiddlers ReStrung will unite to form the Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic. To learn more about the Saline Fiddlers, click here.