Featuring Jared Deck and The Travelers, AHI, and Chris DuPont
The Ark Stage is at the corner of Main and William Streets.
4:30–5:30: Chris DuPont
Singer-songwriter Chris DuPont comes from Grand Rapids and now lives in Ann Arbor. On his latest album, "Outlier," the classic eloquence of the 1970s collides with contemporary notions of self-care and speaking your own truth.
AHI (say "eye") is Canadian musician Ahkinoah Habah Izarh, who says, "Maybe I’m Alt-Folk, Indie Pop, Indie Soul, Adult Alternative, or even Americana (even though I’m from Canada). I guess my genre depends on who’s listening. My pantheon is Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur (2Pac) and Michael Jackson. But if I had to pick one, it would forever be Marley." AHI has backpacked across Ethiopia, Trinidad, and Ontario, and he was recently featured on an NPR Tiny Desk Concert.
7:30–9: Jared Deck and The Travelers
Oklahoma Americana artist Jared Deck has been praised by Alejandro Escovedo for his "powerful, beautiful voice," and he was a breakout surprise at last year's Art Fair. Jared takes life one fight at a time. "The battle has always been internal, overcoming my own failures and working to improve," he says. Raised on the dusty plains of an Oklahoma family farm, Jared has been a farmworker, factory worker, oilfield employee—and pianist at a black church for six years. His song "The American Dream" recently won first place in the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.