Nora Brown with Stephanie Coleman

Sat
29
June 29 @ 8:00 pm

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

First brought together by Brooklyn’s tight-knit old-time music community in 2017, Nora Brown and Stephanie Coleman share a rich musical partnership that belies their 20 year age difference. Stephanie is a master old-time fiddler, having recorded with and toured internationally over the last two decades with celebrated artists such as trailblazing all-women stringband Uncle Earl, Watchhouse’s Andrew Marlin, and clawhammer banjo virtuoso Adam Hurt.

$20
Sun
25
August 25 @ 7:30 pm

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

Anya Hinkle is an Asheville-based songwriter, steeped in the tones of roots and folk and seasoned by travels across the world. 2019 Merlefest Chris Austin Song Contest winner, No Depression calls her 2021 release Eden and Her Borderlands “…one of roots music’s gems so far this year.” She tours extensively across the US, Japan & Europe and releases her newest effort, OCEANIA, in 2024 on Red Parlor Records. Anya will be joined on stage by The Billy Sea, a trio of virtuosos who blend global sounds with Appalachian roots music.

$20
Fri
13
Special Event
September 13 @ 7:30 pm

Michigan Theater 603 East Liberty Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Old Crow Medicine Show’s concerts are legendary thanks to the band’s virtuosity and breakneck tempos, their strong original songwriting and deep respect for traditional American music. Their rise began in 2000 after a chance meeting with the flatpicking guitar and mountain music legend Doc Watson, when the band was busking on a street corner in Boone, North Carolina. Over the years, their string band revival sound has found a growing legion of fans hungry for roots music and it has captured the hearts of acclaimed artists like John Prine, Gillian Welch and Marty Stuart who helped propel their music. 

$50, $60, $70, $145, $225, $300, $450
Sun
5
May 5 @ 7:30 pm

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

The Mammals are folksingers Ruth Ungar, Mike Merenda, and a cohort of compelling collaborators who form a touring quintet on the fiddle, banjo, guitar, organ, bass, and drums. Over the past 20 years they have quietly composed a canon of original songs (“Some of the best songwriting of their generation” – LA Times) that both reflect our culture and offer a vision of how the world might yet be. “These days we sing about what we’re for over what we’re against,” says singer/songwriter, Mike Merenda, and what they’re for is “nothing short of sublime” according to (Americana UK).

$25
Mon
30
October 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

Masters of their trade, The Lonesome Ace Stringband bring grit, skill and abandon to Americana music, bridging old-time, bluegrass and folk traditions into a seamless hybrid of original material that is at once fresh and timeless.

Instrumentation alone sets this Toronto-based trio’s sound apart: consisting simply of fiddle (John Showman), clawhammer banjo (Chris Coole), and upright bass (Max Heineman). The spine-tingling harmonies and interchanging lead vocals only bring more magic to the equation. They’re releasing their fifth album, a feisty and mighty all-original collection (Try To Make It Fly Oct 2023) and touring it to Canada, the US and Europe.

$20
Sat
15
July 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

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

The Tillers are Mike Oberst, Sean Geil, Aaron Geil & Joe Macheret. The Tillers arose out of Cincinnati’s West Side punk scene and have been thumping their own distinctive sound of string band style folk music for a decade, riding it all over the country and across the sea. Four studio albums and one live record have won them praise as modern folk storytellers of the national soundscape. Their shows attract an assortment of gray-haired mechanics, neo-hippies, farmers, punkers, professors, and random strays all stomping, clapping, singing, and belting outbursts of “John Henry!” and “Darlin’ Corey.” Check out the Ark debut of this unique Ohio group!

$20
Mon
12
September 12, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

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

The Foghorn Stringband is the present-day gold standard for real-deal, hard-hitting, genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead.

$20
Mon
7
February 7, 2022 @ 7:30 pm

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

Venue changed from Michigan Theater to The Ark ANAÏS MITCHELL is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, and the Tony and Grammy award-winning creator of the Broadway musical Hadestown

$29
Wed
23
March 23, 2022 @ 8:00 pm

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

J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before.

$20
Tue
12
October 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

Opener: Nat Myers

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

In the exploding world of acoustic music, Willie Watson hardly needs an introduction. During his decade-plus tenure with Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie’s driving rhythm guitar, transcendent lead vocals and pure tenor were an essential part of the band’s success.

$20