Shows & Events

Cancelled

The Yellow Room Gang

Facebook LIVE

It's a night with eight of our favorite Michigan songwriters: "One Shining Moment" composer David Barrett, Detroit native and Great American Song Contest winner Jim Bizer, contemporary country-folk road warrior Annie Capps, Irish-American chanteuse Kitty Donohoe, four-time Detroit Music Award winner Jan Krist, Michael Hough and David Tamulevich of the "Music to Cure What Ails You" duo Mustard's Retreat, and southeastern Michigan folk veteran Matt Watroba.

Free
Cancelled

Drew Nelson

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan-born Navy veteran Drew Nelson is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. A fly fisherman and world traveler, he writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles.

$20
Cancelled

Oliver Wood Trio

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Oliver Wood is a mainstay of modern-day American roots music. The frontman of the Wood Brothers since 2004, he's spent the 21st century blurring the boundaries between folk, gospel, country-soul, and Americana, earning an international audience and a Grammy Award-nomination along the way.

$22
Cancelled

Skerryvore

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

With a mix of fiddle, accordions, pipes and whistles, alongside guitar and vocals, underpinned by driving bass, drums and keys, Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish traditional music.

$22
Cancelled

Masters of Hawaiian Music

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

This show has been cancelled. Purchases made will be automatically refunded by MUTO. Contact MUTO at muto-tix@umich.edu with questions. Four-time Grammy-winner, master slack key guitarist GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR., known as “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man”, is a multiple Na Hōkū Hanohano (Hawaiian Grammy) Award winner, a vocalist, storyteller, songwriter & author, teacher, sculptor, farmer, and chef. A master of […]

$25
Cancelled

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
Cancelled

Jill Jack’s Birthday Bash

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Jack grew up in Huntington Woods and has lived in Ferndale for the last 24 years. Her work includes self-written songs in a style she broadly calls Americana, encompassing elements of folk, rock, country, pop and blues. She plays acoustic and electric guitar, and describes her stage presence as friendly, with a focus on storytelling and a dash of humor.

$20

Ellis Paul

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Though some may refer to Ellis Paul as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing.

$20
Virtual Event

Robert Jones & Matt Watroba

Facebook LIVE

Ever since their first meeting, over thirty years ago, Robert Jones and Matt Watroba have been musical partners. Their relationship started when they hosted back to back, radio shows on WDET-FM, Detroit. Later on they started performing together and, in doing so, they discovered a friendship based in mutual respect and a love for traditional American music. Now, Matt and Robert literally travel the nation extolling the virtues of “Music That Matters”.

Free

G. Love & The Juice

Opener: Jontavious Willis

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

After 27 years of coast to coast touring, the global pandemic grounded the touring juggernaut we have come to know as G. Love & Special Sauce. With band members sheltered in place and scattered across the country and G. Love's ever-pressing need to release creative juices bore a collaborative and experimental musical group.

$35, Pre-Show Pop Off $99

The Ark’s Open Stage

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Whether you're looking for your big break, want to perfect your live performance skills, or just want to perform live for the sheer fun of it, Open Stage nights offer supportive audiences and a terrific space.

$3, $2 members, seniors, students
Live and Virtual

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