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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of June 7, 2021

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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Tuesday


June 2021
 12:30-2:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Oz's Back Porch": Oz's Music Environment.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Live music by local musicians, outdoors and socially distanced. Bring food, if you'd like. Livestream available for homebound viewers at facebook.com/OzMusicDotCom.
12:30-2:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 7:30 p.m. (Wed.). Oz's, 1920 Packard. Free. 662-8283. [map]


 7-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Pub Sing": Ann Arbor Morris.

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Local Morris dancers lead participants in an evening of rousing choruses, drinking songs, sea shanties, and English folk songs. No set program; all participants are welcome to lead a song with a singable, reasonably easy-to-learn chorus.
For URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free.


 8 p.m. 

Abigail Stauffer: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Local singer-songwriter with a rich, resonant alto voice who's known for her piercing, emotionally direct pop-folk and pop-rock songs.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free, donations appreciated. 761-1451.



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Wednesday


June 2021
 7:30 p.m  Free! 

"Oz's Back Porch": Oz's Music Environment.

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Every Tues. & Wed. Live music by local musicians, outdoors and socially distanced. Bring food, if you'd like. Livestream available for homebound viewers at facebook.com/OzMusicDotCom.
12:30-2:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 7:30 p.m. (Wed.). Oz's, 1920 Packard. Free. 662-8283. [map]


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Thursday


June 2021
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Gazebo Concerts: Riverfolk Music & Arts.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 5. Area musicians perform a series of outdoor concerts in Manchester's downtown gazebo. Bring picnics, chairs, and blankets. Rain date is the following Friday. Tonight: Family concert by Gemily, the trio of Sandor and Laszlo Slomovits (of the acoustic duo Gemini) and San's daughter Emily. They are joined by their Good Mischief Band-with pianist Brian Brill and drummer Mike Morrison.
7 p.m. (June 10) and 7:30 p.m. (June 17-Aug. 5), Manchester gazebo, Wurster Park (Main St. just west of M-52). Free, but donations appreciated. RiverfolkMusicAndArts@gmail.com. [map]


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

"Salty Summer Sounds": Saline Main Street.

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Every Thurs., June 10-Aug. 26. Downtown family-friendly concerts by area bands. Bring your own lawn chairs to sit on. Also, outdoor seating at some restaurants. June 10: Kari Holmes, a Nashville-based, Detroit-bred singer-songwriter who plays contemporary country-pop, along with classic country covers. June 17 & 24: TBA. For complete schedule, see SalineMainStreet.org.
Downtown Saline. Free. 717-7406.


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Friday


June 2021
 Time TBA  Free! 

Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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June 11-July 3. A beloved summer tradition continues this year in a hybrid format with virtual events and "Live Here Now" (Tues.-Sun., except June 16; preregistration required at a2sf.org/live-here-now), a series of concerts in public parks and spaces throughout town. The Summer Festival also includes a series of in-person and virtual events, June 13-18 & 21 (see listings). "Live Here Now" tonight: Cold Tone Harvest,P the Plymouth-based acoustic roots quartet led by singer-songwriter Andrew Sigworth. No Depression praises its debut album, After You, for its "dense sound that fills every corner." With guitarist Tony Pace and bassist Ozzie Andrews.
Time & location TBA. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 6-10 p.m.  Free!  Online 

5th Annual Ypsi Pride.

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June 4, 11, 18, & 25. Four nights of live performances and themed activities on a small stage in downtown Ypsilanti, that are also livestreamed for the homebound viewers. Masks required. For updated schedule of events, see facebook.com/YpsiPride. June 4: "Art/Drag/Performance," featuring drag and live music. June 11: "Youth and Family Night," with crafts, a teen poetry slam, and a family-friendly drag show. June 18: "Vendor Highlight Night," with local businesses and non-profits on display. June 25: "Collective Care Night," with live performances and self-care giveaways.
Live at Washington St., downtown Ypsilanti; online at facebook.com/YpsiPride. Free.


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Saturday


June 2021
 Time TBA  Free! 

"Live Here Now": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Outdoor performances by Formula 734, a hip-hop group of Washtenaw County My Brother's Keeper members, whose recent album puts the kaleidoscope of inspiration, struggle, burden, and triumph that young Black men in Washtenaw County experience into lyrical form. Also, Mark Cooper, a Detroit rapper-producer whose self-avowed "nerdcore" features raps about all things gaming culture from PlayStations and other systems to the Transformers and Power Rangers.
For time and location, preregister at preregistration required at a2sf.org/live-here-now.


 3:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Know Obstacles: Oz's Music Environment.

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All invited to play instruments, sing songs, and tell jokes with members of this band for kids and adults with special needs. Spectators welcome.
For URL see bit.ly/ozkidsopenmic. Free. 662-8283.


 8 p.m  Free!  Online 

Sari Brown: Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth Cafe 704.

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Livestreamed performance by this local singer-songwriter who writes reverent yet unconventional spirituals, late-night traveling songs, and folk-style story songs with poetic lyrics and a strong political sensibility.
For URL and tickets ($10) see bit.ly/saribrown. 327-0270.


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Sunday


June 2021
 Time TBA  Free! 

"Live Here Now": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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A series of concerts in public parks and spaces throughout town. Tonight: The Chris Canas Band, a Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 7-9 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Ann Arbor (Mostly) Acoustic Open Mic.

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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.
For online meeting URL preregister at MeetUp.com/Ann-Arbor-Acoustic-Jam. 973-7791.






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