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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of July 27, 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


July 2020
 4-11 p.m. 

German Park Picnic.

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Old-fashioned German dinner served a la carte (approximately $8-$12) with wine, beer, pop, water, and coffee for sale. Dancing to German polkas and other European dance music by Tommy Schober & the Sorgenbrecher.
4-11 p.m. (no admission after 9 p.m.), German Park, 5549 Pontiac Trl. $5 cash only (children 12 & under, free). Age 20 & under must be accompanied by an adult. 769-0048 (weekdays). GermanPark.org/picnics.htm. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Jeff Daniels: Online & Unplugged": The Ark Family Room Series.

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Movie and TV star, playwright, and Purple Rose Theatre Company founder, Daniels is also an accomplished singer-songwriter whose folk-flavored originals include such favorites as "If William Shatner Can, I Can, Too," "The Lifelong Tiger Fan Blues," "State Trooper," and "Recreational Vehicle."His new album, Simple Truths, co-created with West Michigan singer-songwriter Brian Vander Ark, is a collection of country- and blues-flavored originals that delve into the darker side of life. The songs are interspersed with stories from his stage and movie career. Followed by a Q&A.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


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Tuesday


July 2020
 6-8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Troubadour Tuesday"

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Every Tues.. Livestream performances from his home by Chris Buhalis, a popular veteran local singer-songwriter who sings engaging, fresh-minded folk-country originals, often with an acerbic topical edge, in a rich, warm voice. His latest CD, Big Car Town is a collection of songs exploring and celebrating his working-class heritage.
6-8 p.m., Facebook.com/chris.buhalis.5. Free; donations accepted.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Marielle Kraft: The Ark.

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Delaware-based indie pop singer-songwriter, a former schoolteacher who has opened for Jon McLaughlin, Ava Max, and Betty Who. She gave a TEDx talk about the importance of honesty in the songwriting process.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


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Wednesday


July 2020
 5:30-6:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Live from the B-Hive.

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Every Wed. Livestream performances from his home by Mark "Mr, B" Braun, a popular veteran local musician with an international reputation as one of the most exciting interpreters of traditional boogie-woogie and blues piano.
5:30-6:30 p.m., Facebook.com/mrBpiano. Free; donations accepted.


 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


July 2020
 2 p.m.  Free! 

Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concerts.

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Outdoor performance by this Royal Oak-based band that gives traditional nursery rhymes a punk rock twist.
For location, preregister at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfLpzQ7ZaoD3-JanOULvvgtXeTGqp4f3S4Fv3sIC7qiKZN3ww/viewform; limited seating. Free.


 4:30 p.m.  Free! 

Cold Tone Harvest: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concerts.

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Outdoor performance by this Plymouth acoustic roots music trio led by singer-songwriter Andrew Sigworth.
For location, preregister at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccYwfrJ5-Xi1P4u7RCJw4AQ43hPR8Dp3It0JQdInGx1gswGA/closedform; limited seating.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Joan Belgrave: Ann Arbor Summer Festival Not Too Close Concerts.

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Outdoor performance by renowned Detroit jazz vocalist Belgrave, an Ann Arbor native who has performed everything from soul and R&B to rock and blues.
For location, preregister at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccYwfrJ5-Xi1P4u7RCJw4AQ43hPR8Dp3It0JQdInGx1gswGA/closedform; limited seating.


 7 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Virtual Comhaltas.

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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments.
For meeting URL email Contact@DetroitIrishMusic.org. Free. Facebook.com/DetroitIMA.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Bill Kirchen Livestream: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Ann Arbor native (and former Commander Cody guitarist) Kirchen plays a versatile mix of hard-core honky-tonk, rockabilly, acoustic swing, and countrypolitan balladry. The Austin American-Statesman recently praised his "no-nonsense diesel guitar attack, powered by great booming, bottom-heavy licks still covered with axle grease."
8 p.m., see TheArk.org/Shows-Events/Calendar for livestream. Free. 761-1451.


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Friday


July 2020
 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

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Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio.
8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. No cover. 996-8555. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Anne Heaton: The Ark.

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Local transplant from NYC, is a pop-folk singer-songwriter and pianist who cites Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, and the Indigo Girls as her main influences. The Washington Post has called her songs by turns "tender, barbed, and spiritual." She has a new album, To the Light, her 7th.
8 p.m., livestreamed on Facebook (no Facebook account required); for URL link, see theark.org/shows-events/calendar/2020-07. Free. 761-1451.


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Saturday


August 2020
 8 p.m.  Free! 

8 Ball Patio Series: The Blind Pig.

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Every Fri. & Sat. A variety of artists TBA performing from the rooftop for patrons seated on the 8 Ball patio.
8-9 p.m. or later, patio adjacent to the 8 Ball Saloon entrance the Blind Pig, 208 S. First. No cover. 996-8555. [map]






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