Loudon Wainwright III

Fri
12
May 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Loudon Wainwright III, or LW3 for short, is a cherished icon of American folk music, a darkly witty and touchingly personal songwriter and storyteller. He started out in the folk clubs of New York and Boston before going on to a long career that’s encompassed both music and acting. Loudon comes to Michigan with a brand new album, “Lifetime Achievement.”

$25
Wed
5
April 5, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Celebrating 55 years on stage! A performer with an abiding love of being in front of an audience, Rush is a rib-tickling storyteller, an expressive singer, and a guitarist capable of real melancholy. He’s a durable Ark favorite, and, says the Chicago Tribune, he’s “probably the only man alive who should be allowed to sing Joni Mitchell songs.” Tom Rush is, in short, folk royalty.

$32
Sat
4
February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Mustard’s Retreat has always sung the songs they enjoyed and cared about, regardless of the trends of the music industry and pop culture. They are committed to simply being themselves, not chasing fame or brass rings, while delighting in and connecting with their audiences as if they were family. The honesty of what they present onstage and the extensive body of outstanding original songs and recordings all contribute to a fiercely loyal audience that continues to grow.

$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
Sat
7
January 7, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

The Yellow Room is the “brilliantly yellow” living room of Tamulevich’s house on Ann Arbor’s Old West Side, where gang members meet monthly for musical brainstorming and mutual critique. Tonight’s show features six Michigan songwriters: contemporary country-folk road warrior Annie Capps, Irish-American chanteuse Kitty Donohoe, four-time Detroit Music Award winner Jan Krist, Michael Hough and David Tamulevich of the “Music to Cure What Ails You” duo Mustard’s Retreat, and southeastern Michigan folk veteran Matt Watroba.Come and be a fly on the wall as the exchange of creative ideas flows freely!

$20
Fri
2
December 2 @ 8:00 pm

With Special Guest: Dave Roof

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

Midwestern songwriting legend Dick Siegel has been bringing his joyous, eccentric and penetrating musical vision to audiences across North America for more than three decades. Songs like “When the Sumac is on Fire,” “Angelo’s” and “Carry Me Away,” drawn from the traditions of American folk, roots and pop music, have become radio show theme songs, quotable classics and—most importantly—all-time personal favorites deeply imbedded in the hearts of his fans.

$25
Fri
25
November 25 @ 8:00 pm

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

Matt Watroba, a Detroit Music Awards winner as Best Overall Folk Performer, is the kind of guy who makes friends easily: not only is he on a first-name basis with most of the major folk musicians in North America after a couple of decades of sharing stages with them, but he also has the kind of rapport with audiences that makes them feel as if they’re sitting among friends in a living room.

$20
Sun
20
November 20 @ 7:30 pm

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

Windborne has been called the most exciting vocal group in a generation. With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice.

$20
Thu
3
November 3 @ 7:30 pm

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

This annual concert benefits the Veterans for Peace Chapter 93 Peace Scholarship Fund. Featuring Chris Buhalis, Dave Keeney and Sophia Hanifi, Annie and Rod Capps, Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis, Dick Siegel, Judy Banker, Rochelle Clark, Laith Al-Saadi, Rollie Tussing, Michael Smith, Billy King, Jud Branam and Kevin Brown, and Shari Kane and Dave Steele. All artists will be performing peace-themed songs.

$20
Wed
2
November 2 @ 8:00 pm

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

“Long before Alanis and Jewel,” says Billboard, “there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache, and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today.” Karla Bonoff was the best of that breed.

$30, $45 Gold Circle