The David Mayfield Parade

Sun
27
November 27 @ 7:30 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The David Mayfield Parade offers music that stretches from the avant-garde to David Mayfield’s own musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family’s band.

$20
Fri
4
November 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Amanda Shires is renowned for her carefully crafted, evocative songs. Her influences include Leonard Cohen and John Prine, the latter a mentor. Amanda says she uses songwriting as a way to “get through my own emotional stuff, which is cheaper than a therapist.”

$25, $50
Sun
23
October 23 @ 7:30 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Alejandro Escovedo’s life reads like a primer in renewal. He was around at the dawn of American punk rock in his band the Nuns, which opened the last Sex Pistols show. His next band, Rank and File, marked a key stage in the early evolution of what became known as alternative country.

$30, $45 Gold Circle
Wed
5
October 5 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Kelsey Waldon’s 2014 debut album “The Goldmine,” though self-released, made a major impact, and its 2016 follow-up, “I’ve Got a Way,” landed on numerous year-end best lists. Invited by the late John Prine to join the lineup of is Oh Boy label, she was the label’s first outside signing in 15 years. Kelsey comes to The Ark with a new release, “No Regular Dog.”

$20
Tue
4
October 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

John Splithoff’s music melds classic soul, an irresistible pop vibe, and modern production.

$22
Sun
21
Sold Out
August 21 @ 7:30 pm

Opener: Timbo

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

With her spellbinding voice and time-bending sensibilities, Sierra Ferrell makes music that’s as fantastically vagabond as the artist herself.

$25
Fri
12
August 12 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: South for Winter

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Over the past ten years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three-dimensional talent with a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice, with a true-blue knack for getting around on the guitar. Nashville-based South for Winter opens the show.

$20
Thu
11
August 11 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

The Black Feathers, Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are from Gloucester, England. They are talents who can weave modern and ancient influences. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012.

$20
Tue
9
August 9 @ 8:00 pm

With Special Guest: Annie Capps

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

As an explorer, Linden Thoburn searches every corner of her soul to find life’s true meaning. The Brighton country-folk singer-songwriter deeply mines the head and the heart through a majestic journey of self-discovery on her latest album, “Scarecrow.” Thoburn’s Americana odyssey weaves through sunbaked rows, bitter winds, mountain tops, shadow-hearted plains and the Goodnight-Loving Trail in ten heartfelt tracks of courage, growth and gratitude.

$20
Fri
29
July 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Michigan songwriter Mike Vial writes songs about love and life’s transitions, and his vocal style shows the influence of James Taylor and Ari Hest. But his accomplished guitar playing has a voice of its own, mixing elements of jazz, folk, and rock.

$20