Shows & Events

Special Event

Summer Sounds at the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

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

Featuring: Brooke Annibale, Joe Reilly and the Community Gardeners 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
Special Event

Summer Sounds at the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

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

Featuring: The Whiskey Charmers, Jared Deck Band 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
Artist Spotlight Series

Lilli Lewis

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Athens, Georgia, native turned New Orleans folk-rock diva Lilli Lewis is a powerhouse composer and performing artist with “storytelling with transformative empathy and classically trained poise,” says Jewly Hight of NPR.

FREE!

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

Gaelic Storm

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Gaelic Storm's sound mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating songs as wide-ranging as the band's own audience. From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock & rollers, and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music.

$25

Mike Gentry & Chickenwire Canoe // Mike Vial

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Mike Gentry and Chickenwire Canoe will be debuting their new Rock Opera, Joey Wendt. Written in real time from the beginning of the pandemic through the fallout of the last election, the story is told through the eyes of Joey Wendt -- a middle-aged, stockboy and member of the rock band, Chickenwire Canoe -- whose carefree life, dramatically altered by the pandemic, sets out on his quest for the truth, leading him into darkness.

$20
Special Event

Wine, Women & Song

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Time flies when the Women are having fun, and they are thrilled to celebrate this amazing 20-year run with something special just for you! Traditionally each year, the Women present 5 shows at the end of January, but this year, current events made that a bit complicated. Instead, these unflappable women presented an exciting series of cabaret shows, which will culminate in our Wine, Women & Song 20th Anniversary Benefit Gala at The Ark

$35, $50 reserved, $75 gold circle

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger.

$20

Skerryvore

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Skerryvore first formed on the tiny lsle of Tiree off Scotland's west coast in 2005. Back then, the band consisted of Tiree-born brothers Daniel Gillespie (accordion) and Martin Gillespie (bagpipes, whistles & accordion) who bonded with holidaymaker Fraser West (drums & vocals) and friend Alec Dalglish (lead vocals & guitar) over a shared love of music: everything from traditional to rock and jazz.

$22
Cancelled

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

This show has been cancelled. Tickets will be refunded from the original point of purchase.

$75, $65, $50

The Young Novelists

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

The Young Novelists create contemporary folk songs that marry their effortless harmonies with darkly poetic lyrics and exquisitely crafted hooks. Their third album, “In City & Country,” features songs about ten small towns in Ontario, and has been described as “a lush-sounding feast” (Penguin Eggs) and “emotional, melodic music that variously reminds me of the Jayhawks and Richard and Linda Thompson.” (No Depression)

$20

Yellow Room Gang

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

The Yellow Room is the "brilliantly yellow" living room of David Tamulevich's house on Ann Arbor's Old West Side, where gang members meet monthly for musical brainstorming and mutual critique. Come and be a fly on the wall as the exchange of creative ideas flows freely!

$20