Jess Merritt & The Understorey

Mon
13
February 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

J. Merritt (Jess Oberholtzer) is a Michigan singer-songwriter whose rich, soulful vocals bring listeners on a spirited journey through life’s truths – the joys, the trials and the “what is yet to be.” Refusing to submit to a single genre, she pulls sounds from jazz, soul, classical, pop and R&B styles while cutting new paths with infusions of electronic beats and elevated harmonies.

$20
Tue
6
December 6 @ 8:00 pm

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

Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance. Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone)—re-energizing their sound and inspiration.

$30
Sat
12
November 12 @ 8:00 pm

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

Alex Cuba is a multiple Latin Grammy/Grammy/Juno winning singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition. His musical evolution for years was all about searching for the simplicity and soul in Cuban music –taking apart the complex arrangements, mixing it with North American influences, adopting the melodic simplicity of pop music, looking to Cuban folk traditions for inspiration—he’s always exploring, always creating something fresh and new, and always, it seems, getting it just right.

$20
Sat
5
November 5 @ 8:00 pm

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

Born and raised in Detroit’s inner-city, BLKBOK (born Charles Wilson III), grew up in a music-filled house. When it came to music, most of the kids he grew up with pursued hip-hop, adopting rap names. However, it’s no coincidence that Charles chose the name BLKBOK, which echoes that of one of the greatest pianists and composers of all time. The tag is also an apt reflection of the elements that have contributed to the artist’s identity and symbolizes his colorful journey from pop and hip-hop culture to his critically acclaimed, neo-classical debut album “Black Book,” and to various mixtape projects and collaborations.

$25, $40
Fri
7
October 7 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Dani Darling

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

Conceived in the lively, bohemian port city of Valparaiso, Chile, Kiltro draws much of its thematic energy from Latin American folk artists, making for an emotive and stylistically unique merging of older genres with contemporary ones.

$20
Wed
14
September 14 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Warren and Flick

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

Kittel & Co. inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities, and has performed at venues such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Celtic Connections, and A Prairie Home Companion.

$20
Mon
8
Special Event
August 8 @ 8:00 pm

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

This night of fun and laughter lets the Michigan Shakespeare Festival company sing, dance, play music, juggle, improvise, tell great backstage stories, and maybe even do a little Shakespeare.

FREE!
Thu
26
May 26 @ 8:00 pm

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

Warren & Flick explore the nuanced textures of a two person ensemble. Using both original material and arranged standards from many genres, this ensemble finds new depth in the simplicity of a duo.

$20
Tue
26
Artist Spotlight Series Live and Virtual
April 26 @ 8:00 pm

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

Free Artist Spotlight Series Show! Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. Livestream access is made possible with support from Ford Motor Company Fund.

Free!