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Opener: Danni Nicholls

April 25 @ 8:00 pm $30

“The Accidentals display a genre-hopping range of influences and some smart songwriting skills to go with their abundant musical chops.”

Long before glowing acclaim from ​NPR ​and ​Billboard​, packed shows, unforgettable festival appearances, millions of streams, and collaborations with everyone from BTS to Kaboom Collective, the journey of The Accidentals commenced in a public high school classroom in Traverse City, MI. As the story goes, concertmaster​ ​violinist Savannah Buist and cellist Katie Larson raised their hands at the request for volunteers to play a music boosters concert and wound up being musical soulmates. After Sav and Katie attended a school presentation by The Moxie Strings, their collective fate would be sealed forever. “If the Moxie Strings hadn’t come to our school, we might not have pursued music professionally,” admits Sav.

Sav and Katie transferred to Interlochen Arts Academy for the remainder of high school, and since then they have released six full-length albums, three EPs, and two live albums, scored the indie documentary “One Simple Question,” and collaborated with Keller Williams, Kaki King, Tom Paxton, Kim Richey, Dar Williams, and Mary Gauthier. 

Joining Sav and Katie is Detroit multi-instrumentalist Katelynn Corll. The journey of The Accidentals has only just begun. “The goal of our music has always been shared experiences. Music helps us process things that are hard to process,” says Sav. “A lot of the writing comes from touring, and touring is just a myriad of extremes, triumphs, and failures. It’s how we connect with people in those moments that shape our experiences. Hopefully, people can relate to something we’re creating in a way that feels like understanding. Maybe it offers a different perspective, and that leads to less loneliness and more community.”


April 25 2024
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7:30 PM
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The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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