International Champions Celebration

Aug 01, 2014 

3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location: Main Street, Downtown Ann Arbor


Come to downtown Ann Arbor on August 1st for a welcome celebration to kick-off the Guinness® International Champions Cup weekend! The Guinness® International Champions Cup is a competitive European soccer club preseason tournament playing in a total of 12 cities and 13 stadiums across the United States and Canada. As part of the tournament, Manchester United (England) and Real Madrid (Spain) will meet at Michigan Stadium on August 2 at 4pm. Join us the night before the game for an event to celebrate soccer fever with live music while enjoying our remarkable downtown restaurants!

At the celebration, Matthew Altruda, host of Tree Town Sound on Ann Arbor’s 107.1, will lead the festivities as master of ceremonies. Come relax and enjoy 14 musical performances on two stages with the energetic Joe Hertler & the rainbow Seekers headlining the night. Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers is a rising Detroit band attracting large audiences to the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and Sonic Lunch earlier this summer and recently performed at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing. With their infectious rhythms and upbeat songs, the six-person group is an ideal fit for a summer evening celebration.

Main Stage, Main Street and Washington, 3-11 PM

  • The Euphorics
  • Chris Good
  • Bennett
  • Fever Tongues
  • Max Frost
  • Frontier Ruckus
  • Flint Eastwood
  • Joe Hertler

Second Stage, Ashley and Liberty 6-11PM

  • Gabi
  • Pat in the Hat
  • DJ Holographic

The event will take place on Main Street between Huron and William, Washington between Ashley and Fourth, and Liberty between Ashley and Fourth and the celebration will start at 3:00 PM and go until 11:00 PM. Join us downtown as we welcome the two most celebrated clubs in soccer to this historic event!

Charlie Stillitano, CEO of Relevent Sports, the tournament organizer, said,  “This weekend in August will be more than just a game, but rather a celebration of sport and entertainment in one of the best college towns in America and we are excited to work with the AAACVB to make sure the entire community is involved.”