Shows & Events

Eilen Jewell

Opener: Jonah Tolchin

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Boise-born and Boston-based Eilen (rhymes with feelin') Jewell calls herself "nothing but a lonely rambler girl." The Los Angeles Daily News describes Eilen Jewell this way: "Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition ... She's mighty good." Singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin opens the show

$22

Marcia Ball

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage.

$30

Carsie Blanton

Opener: Scott Cook

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

"Like the singer-songwriters she admires, Carsie Blanton is making folk-based music that prizes wordplay and an antic sense of humor. You can hear jazz, Motown and power pop in her melodies and phrasing, which makes her stuff delightfully surprising but doesn't help her in commercial categorization," says Ken Tucker of NPR.

$20

Laith Al-Saadi Trio

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

In 2016, Laith Al-Saadi won America’s hearts and a spot in the Season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” Now he’s poised to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul and classic rock to audiences around the nation and the world.

$30

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

Parsonsfield

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Parsonsfield is an alt/folk band from Massachusetts that infuses a rowdy, rock 'n' roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like.

$20

The High Kings

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Named Ireland's Folk Band of the Year, The High Kings are Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Darren Holden, and Paul O'Brien. The High Kings all grew up in households soaked in the Irish musical tradition, and each member of the band witnessed firsthand the power of well-crafted Irish music on an audience. They have sold out hundreds of shows, in Ireland and the U.S., made numerous TV appearances, and achieved platinum status twice.

$35

Sonny Landreth

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Sonny Landreth is one of the great live guitarists of our time!

$30

Tommy Malone of the subdudes

Opener: Liz Barnez

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Tommy Malone has had a musical love affair with fans for over 30 years. As the "heart and center" frontman of the legendary Americana act The Subdudes, he has carved a path through an ever-changing musical landscape as a gifted singer, player, and songwriter with a distinctive musical voice. OffBeat magazine's David Kunian notes, "It's a crime that Tommy Malone isn't better known around the world. He is a triple threat—beautiful singer, fine songwriter, and killer guitarist."

$25

Willy Porter

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades, and he's an Ark favorite. Willy's signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world.

$25

Laura Veirs

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Portland’s Laura Veirs has a catalog of albums stretching back to 1999, earning raves from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, who calls her "the queen bee" and says, "my ear is her hive; she nests and makes honey in the hairs of my cochlea."

$20
Special Event

Summer Sounds at the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

The Stage on Main 353 S. Main St, Ann Arbor, MI

Featuring: Dani Darling, The Quebe Sisters, Kyshona We are excited to once again partner with the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair to bring live music each evening of the art fairs to the Stage on Main at the corner of Main and William in the Palio lot.  Stop by and join one of our favorite street parties of the year!

Free