Shows & Events

John Splithoff: All In – The Solo Tour

Opener: Abby Holliday

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

John Splithoff’s music melds classic soul, an irresistible pop vibe, and modern production. He came out of Chicago’s vibrant songwriting scene and then headed for New York, releasing his single “What If She Wants You” in 2014. Last April he issued the album “All In” and has performed both acoustic and electric versions of its songs. Even though many of the songs were written prior to the COVID pandemic, John says they have “a collective sense of love, longing, and loneliness.”

$22

Kelsey Waldon

Opener: Emily Nenni

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Kelsey Waldon’s 2014 debut album “The Goldmine,” though self-released, made a major impact, and its 2016 follow-up, “I’ve Got a Way,” landed on numerous year-end best lists. Invited by the late John Prine to join the lineup of is Oh Boy label, she was the label’s first outside signing in 15 years. Kelsey comes to The Ark with a new release, “No Regular Dog.”

$20
Cancelled

Guy Davis

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

This event has been cancelled. Refunds issued at point of purchase.

$20

Kiltro

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Conceived in the lively, bohemian port city of Valparaiso, Chile, Kiltro draws much of its thematic energy from Latin American folk artists, making for an emotive and stylistically unique merging of older genres with contemporary ones.

$20

Trace Bundy

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience.

$22

Nadim Azzam

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Nadim is donating a portion of his income from this performance to support the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom For All effort in Michigan. Nadim Azzam brings his passion as a lyricist, MC, guitarist, and soul singer to the Ark. This young Ann Arborite built a name with his heartfelt, rap-laced solo acoustic set, and has been amassing a national following in love with his rapid-fire hip-hop delivery fused with the sincerity of a 1950s love song balladeer. His original music is a hip-hop, alt-rock, jazz fusion that uplifts and inspires, bringing that feel-good, smile worthy element found in Ed Sheeran, Michael Franti, and G Love & The Special Sauce. His powerful debut EP, Here's to Changes Vol. 1, landed him a nationwide campus tour with Matisyahu. Nadim comes to The Ark with lots of new music, and we can’t wait to see where he goes next.

$20

The Appleseed Collective

Opener: Charlie Millard

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Mix the Hot Club of France with the sweaty soul of Dixieland, a couple blades of bluegrass, a pinch of ragtime beat, and a western swinging swagger, and you've just conjured the washboard-driven sound of The Appleseed Collective.

$20

William Fitzsimmons

Opener: Stuart Smith

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Born the youngest child of two blind parents in Pittsburgh, William Fitzsimmons grew up in a house filled with a myriad of sounds to replace what eyes could not see. William comes to Michigan with a new release, "Covers," that includes a version of John Denver’s “Annie’s Song.”

$20

The Sweet Remains

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

The Sweet Remains consist of three gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contribute to the writing and the three-part harmonies that define the band's sound.

$20

Billy Bragg

Special Guest: Alice Phoebe Lou

Royal Oak Music Theatre 318 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI

At Royal Oak Music Theatre Billy Bragg has been a fearless recording artist, tireless live performer and peerless political campaigner for over 35 years. At their best, Billy’s songs present ‘the perfect Venn diagram between the political and the personal’ (the Guardian). Bragg has recently added best-selling author/musicologist to his CV with the success of his acclaimed 2017 book ‘Roots, Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed The World’.

$39.50, $59.50

The Verve Pipe

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

With sales of more than three million albums worldwide, the Verve Pipe was one of Michigan rock and roll's great success stories of the 1990s. Formed in East Lansing, the band gained a following for its textured rock songs distinguished by inventive arrangements, soul-searching lyrics and layered vocals.

$30, $45 Gold Circle

The RFD Boys

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

It's hard to believe, because each show is fresh and new, but the RFD Boys have been delighting Michigan audiences since 1969 with their fabulous musicianship and sly, exquisitely timed between-song humor.

$11, $10 members, students or seniors