OT(?): Top of the Park kicks off tonight

Submitted by WichitanWolverine on June 12th, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Wanted to both post a reminder and ask a few questions about Top of the Park, which kicks off tonight.

I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I've never been to Top of the Park, despite having lived off and on in Ann Arbor for 10 years. Planning on checking it out tonight. I'm on their website and really not finding much info. Hoping you guys and gals could help.

-Are the outdoor performances (Acoustic and North U stages) free to the public? If not, can you buy tickets there?

-Most importantly, I've heard you can bring your own alcohol in. Can anyone confirm that?

Thanks in advance.



June 12th, 2015 at 6:54 PM ^

Same here. I have lived in the AA area my whole life and have never been.

I am thinking of taking my pre-school age boys, can anyone recommend if this is a good idea?


June 12th, 2015 at 11:47 PM ^

The first time I went to TotP was to bring my preschool son.  We had a blast.  We walked around, listened to a little music, bought ice cream, and stayed and ate popcorn and watched School of Rock on the outdoor screen.  He roughly remembers the movie now almost nine years later, but I sure remember it.  I had a great time exploring AA with him.


June 12th, 2015 at 7:11 PM ^

I'm going to miss spending the summer at U of M. I know I shouldn't complain about living in California, but Ann Arbor truly is a special place, and Top of the Park is a ton of fun. Outdoor music is free and nay on bringing your own alcohol. They usually have a beer/wine tent set up at North U, which is a good time.


June 12th, 2015 at 7:25 PM ^

Free music, no BYOB, but there's a beer garden and food vendors. The vibe is righteous. Stop by Ray's Red Hots and treat yourself to a Polish, Chicago style on a toasted bun.


June 12th, 2015 at 8:17 PM ^

Music is MOSTLY free. Anything at the Power Center has a price tag.

Movie lineup is fantastic. I'll be going to almost all of them.

Not byob.


June 12th, 2015 at 8:29 PM ^

Ha, that marked summer for me for a long time. Now I can't shake the feeling that if I live somewhere where you can't watch a movie outside and BYOB, it's not really summer.