Shows & Events

Peter Bradley Adams

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Peter Bradley Adams' brand of Americana nestles his often delicate, always heartfelt voice in the warm embrace of gentle guitar, tasteful dobro, subtle banjo, supportive bass, and unhurried percussion. The result is a sonic scape that, in turn, wraps itself around the listener like a soft blanket on a cold day. With his latest album, A Face Like Mine, Adams further refines the simple musical sophistication that has become his trademark.

$20
Special Event

Andrew Bird

Opener: Amadou & Mariam

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

Andrew Bird is an internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter who picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 17 albums and performed extensively across the globe. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and festivals worldwide.

$49.50, $89.50

The RFD Boys

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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. The RFD Boys are one of southeastern Michigan's most durable musical ensembles, and their shows capture a deep slice of musical Ann Arbor.

$16, $15 members, students or seniors

Nadim Azzam

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

You’ve got to hurt to heal. Through painfully honest self-reflection, Nadim Azzam addresses depression, addiction, and the dysfunctional realities of our times with his songs rooted in hope and connectivity. A singer, rapper, and songwriter who makes his own beats and plays multiple instruments on his tracks, Nadim has spent years evolving to where his music is today.

$20

Iris DeMent

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The youngest of 14 children, Iris DeMent was born in Paragould, Arkansas, and moved to California with her devoutly religious family when she was three. As a teenager she absorbed the country music of Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash, as well as the folk classics of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. Her 1992 debut album, "Infamous Angel," distilled these influences into a poetic yet down-to-earth songwriting style. With a heartfelt, homespun voice that listeners recognize instantly, Iris released some of the most powerful roots albums of the 1990s with the beautifully sparse "My Life" and the harder-edged "The Way I Should." Her songs are her way of healing our broken inner and outer spaces.

$35

Elephant Sessions

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

From humble beginnings in the Highlands of Scotland, to playing on global stages, Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes with mandolin and fiddle fusing with a backline of bass and drums that celebrates the very best in trad, funk and electronica. Creating a modern sound for a modern world, their brand of indie folk has graced some of the world’s best festivals including Glastonbury and their latest album “For the Night” stormed straight into the Official Uk folk charts at No 3

$20

The Docksiders

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

The Docksiders are made up of veteran musicians originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and now based in Las Vegas, Nevada – led by 3-time Grammy nominee, Kevin Sucher. Their unique tribute act of your favorite soft rock songs of the 70s and 80s – now defined as Yacht Rock – have been entertaining hundreds of thousands of people for years, and audiences are only getting bigger!

$30

Kris Allen

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

In 2019, Kris Allen celebrated the 10th anniversary of his American Idol win by releasing “10,” an album of reimagined acoustic versions of some of his most beloved songs of the previous decade, including fan-favorite “Waves” and his platinum-selling single “Live Like We’re Dying.”

$25, $35, $75

George Bedard

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Guitarist and bandleader George Bedard has been a seminal figure on the Michigan roots rock scene. This year for his annual “History of American Music” series, George will present a tribute to T-Bone Walker, the great electric blues guitarist and singer.

$30
Special Event

Iron & Wine

Opener: Sunny War

Masonic Cathedral Theatre 500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI, United States

Sam Beam is a singer-songwriter who has been creating music as Iron & Wine for over a decade. Through the course of seven albums, numerous EPs and singles, and the initial volumes of an Archive Series - Iron & Wine has captured the emotion and imagination of listeners with distinctly cinematic songs.

$34.50, $49.50, $59.50

Kim Richey

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

In January 2024, Kim Richey found herself in Mexico, gazing out at a sea of people singing along to “I’m Alright,” one of her classic tracks. The three folks on stage with the veteran, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter were also raising their voices in harmony. To her right sat Brandi Carlile, to her left, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Brandy Clark. The formidable foursome was participating in a songwriter’s round only half-jokingly dubbed “Titans of Americana” at Carlile’s female-forward Girls Just Wanna Weekend festival on the Riviera Maya in Mexico. The good news for fans of this particular Titan is there will soon be a whole new batch of songs to sing along with and arm wave to with the forthcoming release of her 10th studio album Every New Beginning.

$25

Brett Dennen Golden State of Mind Tour

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Brett Dennen, a Northern California native, has been captivating audiences for nearly two decades with his distinct blend of folk-pop melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and soulful vocal prowess. His signature red hair and lanky frame are as unmistakable as the music that has earned him legions of dedicated fans and critical acclaim.

$35, $43, $60