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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of September 21, 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


September 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream 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


September 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream 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.


 5-7 p.m. or so  Online 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 13 & 27. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
For outdoor location and other updates see a2bluGrass.com. Price TBA.


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Thursday


September 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream 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.


 6-8 p.m.  Free! 

Live Music: Robin Hills Farm.

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Live music TBA at this local farm operation.
20390 N. M-52, Chelsea. [map]


 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.


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Friday


September 2020
 5 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Livestream 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.


 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Gather Around the Fire": York Food + Drink Brewery Pop Up & Live Music.

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Gather around the fire with Mothfire Brewing in YORK's Yard! We're thrilled to be hosting live local hip hop and surf rock music: Virga, MC Kadence (FT. Mr Demented), and Jamie Register spinning soul and funk. Mouth watering dinner options will available for purchase from Ricewood BBQ, Bao Boys, and Shuk (Amanda Fisher's new concept) - and of course drinks by YORK. Plus: a special Mothfire can release! Feel free to bring camping chairs and/or picnic blankets to ensure social distancing. Masks and friends required!
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard, Ann Arbor 48104. Free. 734-662-0798. events@yorka2.com www.yorka2.com [map]



 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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Saturday


September 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.  Online 

Tom Paxton & Don Juans: The Ark.

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One of the first singer-songwriters to emerge from the 60s folk revival, Paxton, although he claims to be in "semi-retirement," is still as prolific and popular, as pertinent and impertinent, as ever. Tonight he's accompanied by the Grammy-winning Nashville singer-songwriter duo the Don Juans. Collectively, Paxton and the Don Juans' songs have been covered by John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, and many others.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. $15 in advance only at bit.ly/tompaxton. 761-1451.


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Sunday


September 2020
 4:15 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Live @ The 415!": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Every Sun. Livestream performances of jazz, cabaret, classical music, and more by various KCH favorites TBA. Previous performers include Ann Arbor jazz bassist Paul Keller, U-M jazz faculty composer-pianist Ellen Rowe, and local boogie-woogie & blues pianist Mark "Mr. B" Braun.
4:15 p.m., online at KerrytownConcertHouse.com. Free, donations accepted. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

John Gorka: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Acclaimed by Rolling Stone as the "preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk movement," Gorka pens intimate, conversational songs and ballads that overflow with vividly imagined details and a sly, probing sense of humor. Gorka's 2018 album, True In Time, features wry, poignant, and intimate reflections on everyday life paired with deft storytelling and smoking guitar playing.
7:30 p.m., for livestream URL see TheArk.org/Shows-Events. Free. 761-1451.






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