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Save The Speakeasy Benefit Concert

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January 9 @ 7:30 pm $25, $35, $50

Help save an Ann Arbor institution

In 2022, Johnny Williams’ home — above his well-known and highly regarded house concert venue, Johnny’s Speakeasy — suffered a devastating fire. Johnny paid for a premium homeowner’s replacement policy for nearly 30 years, but after 18+ months his insurance company continues to delay fair payment on his claim. A denial of fair payment will shutter this historic Ann Arbor musical institution and force Johnny Williams, a pillar of our community, to move away. As of now, the insurance company stopped paying for temporary housing so Johnny has been forced to move up north near family. This benefit concert features a lineup of some of the finest artists from across Michigan performing in support and solidarity with the grassroots, community driven campaign to Save the Speakeasy and Bring Johnny Home! All proceeds will go to a community created legal fund to help Johnny attain a fair settlement so that he can return to Ann Arbor, rebuild his home, and reopen the beloved Speakeasy.

Livestream the show here:

Please note early start time.

Chris Buhalis
Judy Banker Band
Al Bettis
Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis
Annie & Rod Capps Band
Rochelle Clark
Shari Kane & Dave Steele
Billy King and San & Emily Slomovits
Misty Lyn & the Big Beautiful
Peter Madcat Ruth
The Sidemen
The Dick Siegel Trio
Rollie Tussing Trio
The Whiskey Charmers
Wilson Thicket


January 09 2024
Doors Open:
7:00 PM
Show Starts:
7:30 pm
$25, $35, $50
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The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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(734) 761-1818
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