Seth Bernard

Thu
20
October 20 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Chris Good

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

Says the Detroit Free Press: “Michigan folk-pop artist Seth Bernard blends music with activism, but doesn’t forsake fun. Lake City singer-songwriter Seth Bernard is very in tune. But beyond his music, Bernard is very much in tune with humanity, in tune with nature, in tune with social justice. He’s also in tune with having fun.” Ann Arbor singer-songwriter Chris Good opens the show. Presented with support from Bank of Ann Arbor

$20
Thu
29
September 29 @ 8:00 pm

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

With 15 critically acclaimed albums, Vance Gilbert continues to refine his unlikely union of humor, virtuosity, and the unexpected. Whether with original songwriting or ageless interpretations of covers, his is a presentation steeped in deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and contagious, unbridled joy. Vance comes to The Ark with a new album, “Good Good Man.”

$20
Tue
27
Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual
September 27 @ 8:00 pm

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

In-Person and streaming to Facebook and YouTube Big Little Lions are an award winning duo who were born out of a collaboration that won them a JUNO Award in 2014. Since then they have been cranking out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion and tight harmonies that sound like the product of two people working side-by-side instead of living in different countries. The Ark’s Artist Spotlight Series is presented with support from Ford Motor Company Fund

Free
Thu
15
September 15 @ 8:00 pm

With Special Guest: Misty Lyn

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

Chris Bathgate is southeast Michigan’s answer to Jeff Tweedy and Will Oldham. NPR has called him “a skilled purveyor of lovely gloom”—but, they add, “the Michigan native invests his songs with warm, rustic beauty, which makes everything too pretty to function as a true downer.” The Ark was one of the places Chris got his start as a songwriter, and we’ve watched as each of his albums has grown in depth and ambition.

$25
Tue
26
Artist Spotlight Series
July 26 @ 8:00 pm

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

Athens, Georgia, native turned New Orleans folk-rock diva Lilli Lewis is a powerhouse composer and performing artist with “storytelling with transformative empathy and classically trained poise,” says Jewly Hight of NPR.

FREE!
Sun
10
July 10 @ 7:30 pm

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

Parsonsfield is an alt/folk band from Massachusetts that infuses a rowdy, rock ‘n’ roll spirit into its bluegrass and folk influences, blowing away any preconception of what you think banjos and mandolins should sound like.

$20
Tue
5
July 5 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Jonah Tolchin

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

Boise-born and Boston-based Eilen (rhymes with feelin’) Jewell calls herself “nothing but a lonely rambler girl.” The Los Angeles Daily News describes Eilen Jewell this way: “Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition … She’s mighty good.” Singer-songwriter Jonah Tolchin opens the show

$22
Thu
23
June 23 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Addison Agen

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

A ten-time GRAMMY nominee and CMA Awards “Song of the Year” recipient, Clark is one of her generation’s most respected and celebrated songwriters and musicians. Her songs include Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow,” Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” and Hailey Whitter’s “Ten Year Town.”

$25
Fri
10
June 10 @ 8:00 pm

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

Luke Winslow-King is a slide guitarist, singer, producer, and songwriter. He was raised in Cadillac, lived for 15 years in New Orleans, and is now back in the Mitten—good news for us! Luke’s work is an eclectic mix that combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll.

$20