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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of May 25, 2020

Nationally known artists visit Kerrytown Concert House, other clubs, and campus venues, crowning a flourishing nightlife scene. Home to considerable local talent, Ann Arbor's also a stop for up-and-comers on the college circuit. Note: Most bands in this category are listed in Nightspots.





 
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Monday


May 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


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Tuesday


May 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 7-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
See a2bluGrass.com for location. $5.


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Wednesday


May 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Respite with Ragtime": River Raisin Ragtime Revue.

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Livestream performances by musicians from around the country. Featuring old time, bluegrass, ragtime, classic country blues, and more.

Schedule:

May 13 Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis

May 20 Violist Leslie DeShazor

May 27 New Orleans-based jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher

June 3 New Orleans-based pianist and composer Tom McDermott

June 10 Chicago-based cellist Kelsee Vandervall

June 17 Finger-style guitarist Rollie Tussing

June 24 Ragtime, Old-Time, Blues, and Stride piano "Perfessor" Bill Edwards

July 1 Old-time piano player Adam Swanson

July 8 Flutist Shantanique Moore

July 15 Viola player Caleb Georges

July 22 TBA

July 29 Ann Arbor violinist Priscilla Johnson
8 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/groups/687300512026149 Free, donations accepted for musicians. [map]


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Thursday


May 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ara Topouzian & Cary Kocher: Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization.

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Livestream performances by Ara Topouzian, an Armenian-American musician whose proficiency at the Kanun (Middle Eastern harp) has made him a nationally-recognized artist, and vibraphone player Cary Kocher.
7:30 p.m., facebook.com/RiverfolkArts. Free, donations accepted.


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Friday


May 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestreamed Concerts": Gemini.

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Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits of the nationally renowned local acoustic duo Gemini are joined by San's folk musician daughter Emily for short livestreamed concerts.

The schedule (subject to change): children's shows by San & Emily (Mon.), "grown-ups" shows by Laz (Tues.), children's shows by Laz (Thurs.) and "grown-ups" shows by San & Emily (Fri.).
5 p.m., facebook.com/GeminiChildrensMusic. Free; donations for various causes accepted during each performance.


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Sunday


May 2020
 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Virtual Jams": Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Jam.

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Every Sun., except July 4 Musicians of all ability levels and ages invited to sing and play anything from classic rock, Motown, and blues to bluegrass, folk, and country. All acoustic instruments (strings, horns, and woodwinds) welcome. Led by veteran local musicians Bill Connors and Phil McMillion.
Preregistration required at MeetUp.com (search "(Mostly) Acoustic Jam") for meeting URL. Free. 973-7791.



Canceled and Postponed Events:

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Tuesday


May 2020
 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Canceled: New Horizons Band Rehearsal.

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Every Tues. All musicians invited to join this 60-member senior band. Bring a band instrument. Beginners welcome.
7-9 p.m., Liberty School band room, 7265 N. Ann Arbor St., Saline. Free. 276-6285. [map]


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Saturday


May 2020
 7:30 p.m. 

Canceled: Blacksmith Shop Concert.: Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization.

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Live music. Mar. 28: CutTime Simfonica. Classical and symphonic music TBA by this string & percussion ensemble of Detroit Symphony Orchestra members. Apr. 25: Working Class Tuba Quartet. Joyous brass selections TBA performed by this local ensemble of trombonist George Thompson and tuba players Vincent Humphrey, William Pemberton, & Michigan Chamber Brass director Michael Grant. May 30: The Raisin Pickers. Old-time jug band dance music, western swing, and newgrass by this Manchester-based string quintet.
7:30 p.m., Blacksmith Shop, 324 E. Main, Manchester. Tickets $20 in advance at EventBrite.com. 223-6876. [map]






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