Rising Michigan stars in the round
Nothing makes us happier than to see a Michigan performer whose career we've nurtured from the beginning take off and make an impact beyond the Mitten. Tonight's artists are all made-in-Michigan talents with distinctive voices that have grown on The Ark's stage. To celebrate the club's incubator role on our 50th anniversary, we're bringing in multiple Detroit Music Award winner Jill Jack, Ragbirds leader and indefatiable world-music rhythmic wizard Erin Zindle, Grand Rapids–born world traveler and blue-collar poet Drew Nelson, fresh Michigan voice Abigail Stauffer, and the lyrical but brutally honest Ypsilanti songwriter Matt Jones. These songwriters will play in the round, exchange ideas, and bring songwriting at The Ark to a whole new level!