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5:00 — 11:00 PM

On the intersection of South U. Ave & Church St.








For the first time ever, we will be shutting down the streets of South University and Church Street to have one big, funky block party out in the streets. This is a FREE EVENT so come one, come all and have a great time listening to all types of music. From hip hop, to disco, to a jam band, to house and techno, the South U Block Party is going to have you dancing to just about everything you could want.

2019 LINE-UP

Golf Clap

9:30 ⁠— 11:00 PM


They say nothing’s as powerful as an idea whose time has come, and Golf Clap is reaching its moment. After six years of tireless hustle, Bryan Jones and Hugh Cleal have conjured a palpable energy. It’s one fans can feel at every gig, be it a hot-and-heavy club set or an energetic takeover of a festival stage. With roots in the Detroit and Chicago house scenes, the duo feeds off each other and the crowd, spinning the hottest songs of the moment while breaking new records, and it’s not any press play, hands in the air fair. You’re likely to hear a lot of cutting up between face fulls of funk and bass. Golf Clap is insatiable, having performed 13 official and surprise sets at this Electric Forest 2018 alone. This constant dance floor momentum makes Golf Clap regulars at Movement, Miami Music Week, and Holy Ship, and landed the duo a spot at the inaugural Friendship music cruise.


Stormy Chromer

7:30 ⁠— 9:00 PM


Stormy Chromer first landed on the Ann Arbor music scene in early 2014. The band’s four members – guitarists Spencer Hanson and Brendan Collins, bassist Ryan King, and drummer Amin Lanseur – work together to create a new brand of improvisational rock. The band’s real-time compositional style has earned them a steady following of devoted fans in their home state, as well as a reputation within the greater Midwest music scene. Stormy Chromer has played alongside nationally-touring acts such as The Werks, Consider the Source, Aqueous, The Main Squeeze, Jimkata, and After Funk, as well as local live staples Rootstand, The MacPodz, and Laith Al-Saadi.


Disco Daddy

6:00 ⁠— 7:00 PM


Coming from Ypsilanti, Michigan this up and coming producer/DJ is making waves in the local Detroit house music scene playing with artist Such as Nightmares on Wax, Justin Jay, Wax Motif, Sam Divine, Eli Brown, Chris Lake, Autograf and Worthy.
Recently starting a DJ collective an Detroit Label Sauced and Found Records. Disco Daddy isn’t just another hands in the air DJ, Blending disco mashups with dirty bass driven house beats this artist has rocked major festivals, smashes large crowds, and is quickly becoming a key player in the underground sound of Detroit.


MC Kadence

5:00 ⁠— 5:45 PM


Since the age of 13 when Kadence first began to take an interest in hip-hop, he’s always directed his focus toward beats, rhymes & rhythms. His highly varied experience with music, which he continues to draw from to this day, (from jazz to rock, soul, funk, classical, & electronica) has served to widen his repertoire of musical ideas. Throughout his development he has continued to push the envelope, both stylistically and content wise by integrating into his music socio-philosophic premises (and later on abstract occult references) that arise out of his studies, wile still synthesizing the general persona and stylistic norms of golden era Hip-Hop and beyond . As one of the founding members of the Abolitionists, Kadence continues to play an important role in providing the mutual creative influence, that in part characterizes the uniqueness of this collective. Kadence is ever progress driven, and when examining the body of his work in Hip-Hop, laden with dynamic collaborations on the production side with the likes of Dabrye, Samiyam and Georgia Anne Muldrow, his will to continue to evolve and grow in texture and depth manifests on record.


Getting to the block



Get your funk on at inaugural South U Block Party in Ann Arbor Sept. 14

All About Ann Arbor | 08.30.2019

For the first time ever, the South University Area Association will be shutting down South University and Church streets for an evening of live music, dancing, food and drink.

From hip hop to techno, and disco to a jam band, there will be music for everyone to enjoy. Plus, all musical acts are from the Ann Arbor/Detroit area.


South University Avenue to close for first-ever block party

Michigan Daily | 09.08.2019

South University Avenue will close Saturday to host its first-ever block party. The South University Area Association, together with Good Time Charley’s and The Brown Jug, will sponsor the event.

After generating extra funds from the Ann Arbor Art Fair in July, the South University Area Association chose to have the event in the absence of a University of Michigan football game, as well as a break in the starting and ending dates of construction projects in the area.


South University Avenue closing for weekend block party

MLIVE | 09.08.2019

ANN ARBOR, MI — South University Avenue is closing next weekend to host the campus-adjacent district’s first-ever block party.

The free event is 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, and features music from local artists. The lineup includes Detroit “tech house” duo Golf Clap, Ypsilanti jam band Stormy Chromer, Ypsilanti deejay Disco Daddy and Ann Arbor rapper MC Kadence.


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