"Even if the subject matter is tough, the music speaks of hope."
The Abigail Stauffer Trio blends soulful pop vocals with the rare and distinct sound of jazz cello. Every song is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy. Their music and live performances evoke so much emotion, it's hard to believe each song isn't specifically about you. Finally, an artist who writes about the things that really matter: Abigail will warm your heart and serenade your soul. We've watched this young songwriter group since she first came to the Ark stage straight out of the University of Michigan.
Olivia Millerschin opens! Olivia’s celestial blend of vintage folk and modern pop is reaping rewards across many genres. Just 22, Olivia has won a John Lennon Songwriting Award and is a current winner of the Great American Song Contest. She was a quarter finalist on America’s Got Talent, and is featured alongside musical greats Ingrid Michaelson and Tony Bennett on the Republic Records companion album to Mitch Albom’s book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto. In addition to singing and songwriting, Olivia plays the ukulele, piano and guitar. Self-described as “top end of mediocre, low end of fabulous,” Olivia’s vibrant personality makes her audience feel right at home whether performing at a local coffee shop or Radio City Music Hall.