Marcia Ball & Tinsley Ellis

Wed
12
April 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Tinsley Ellis and Marcia Ball are excited to present an intimate evening of their music and memories called Acoustic Songs and Stories. They will each play a set of their own songs. Tinsley, an elder statesman of the Blues world, will perform many of his most popular songs from his twenty albums, plus some delta blues and classics on his National Steel and Martin acoustic guitars. Marcia, a five-time Grammy nominee, will play the piano and sing her often raucous and sometimes touching original songs full of the characters and places that shaped her.

$30
Fri
31
March 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

With Special Guest: The Suitcase Junket

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

Sonny Landreth is one of the great live guitarists of our time! This time around, Sonny is accompanied by the reigning queen of the steel guitar, Cindy Cashdollar. The Suitcase Junket opens; they have a new album, “The End Is New.”

$30
Thu
30
March 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Throughout his long, constantly evolving career, guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro has always remained true to himself while exploring, growing and creating new music, and he has taken his thousands of devoted fans right along with him. Since his solo debut in 1994, he’s made 16 albums—the last seven for Alligator—each its own unique chapter in the book of Tommy Castro. Ranging from horn-fueled R&B to piping hot blues to fiery, stripped-down rock ‘n’ roll, each release is solidly built upon Tommy’s unshakable musical foundation—a dynamic mix of 1960s-influenced guitar-fueled blues, testifying Memphis-soaked blue-eyed soul and Latin-tinged East San Jose funk, all driven by Castro’s grab-you-by-the-collar vocals and passionate guitar work.

$25
Sat
11
February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling upwards of 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, Winston finds live performance akin to breathing. George’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

$45, $53, $75
Thu
2
February 2, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Since his earliest infatuations with guitar, Carl “Buffalo” Nichols has asked himself the same question: How can I bring the blues of the past into the future? After cutting his teeth between a Baptist church and bars in Milwaukee, it was a globetrotting trip through West Africa and Europe during a creative down period that began to reveal the answer.

$20
Mon
16
January 16, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

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

Ever since their first meeting, over 20 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 discovered a friendship based on mutual respect and a love for traditional American music. For Matt and Robert, American roots music (folk, blues, spirituals, work songs, chants, etc.) is music that matters.

$20, $10 students
Thu
1
December 1 @ 8:00 pm

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

Award-winning guitarist, educator, and performer Rollie Tussing makes a raggedy brand of music informed by the era of 78 rpm records, juke joints, and street performers. He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for reworking an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection.

$20
Sat
26
November 26 @ 8:00 pm

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

Tonight’s show offers an opportunity to hear three of the legends of Michigan music together on the same stage—guitarists George Bedard and Steve Nardella will be joining Mr. B on stage for a Thanksgiving weekend blues and boogie blowout! This trio has a grand history of playing together in the past, and when they have, the results have been amazing. This will be a long-awaited reunion show for these three giants of blues and boogie and it’s not to be missed!

$20
Sun
6
November 6 @ 7:30 pm

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

Peter Madcat Ruth is one of the best harmonica players on earth, a mainstay of Ann Arbor’s blues scene since the 1970s and a carrier of tradition who learned his art directly from Chicago’s masters of the blues harmonica. Don’t miss this chance to see a Michigan legend. Tonight Madcat appears with his C.A.R.Ma. Quartet, featuring drummer/tabla player John Churchville, bassist Brennan Andes, and guitarist/vocalist Dan Ripke.

$20
Thu
6
Cancelled
October 6 @ 8:00 pm

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

This event has been cancelled. Refunds issued at point of purchase.

$20