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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of June 14, 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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Monday


June 2021
 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Bruce Sagan and Brad Battey lead an acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience playing Scandinavian music necessary.
7:30-9:30 p.m., for URL email bsagan@msu.edu. Free. (908) 721-2599. [map]


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Tuesday


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 Michigan trio Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps, led by singer-songwriter & bassist PerShayla, who draws from blues, classic, and progressive rock traditions to make her eclectic, energetic, and introspective songs.
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 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.
Updated times: 7:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Wed.). Oz's, 1920 Packard. Free. 662-8283.


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Wednesday


June 2021
 12:30 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.
Updated times: 7:30 p.m. (Tues.) & 12:30-2:30 p.m. (Wed.). Oz's, 1920 Packard. Free. 662-8283.


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Thursday


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: Andrew Brown's Djangophonique, a local ensemble led by guitarist Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now.


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Friday


June 2021
 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.


 8 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Charm of Finches: The Ark Family Room Series.

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Chamber folk sister duo from Melbourne known for their exquisite haunted tunes about love, grief and whispering trees delivered with wondrous sibling harmonies. Their Australian Music Prize-nominated 2019 sophomore album Your Company won Best Folk Album in the 2020 Independent Music Awards.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free, donations appreciated. 761-1451.



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Saturday


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: Ki5, the local electronic musician whose songs blend dynamic vocals with beatboxing.
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 7-9 p.m.  Free! 

Djangophonique: Broken Branch Summer Series.

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Outdoor performance by this local ensemble led by guitarist Andrew Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Bring something to sit on like a chair or blankets. Gas grill on site. No pets. Capacity limited to 100 people, so arrive early (preregistration available).
6090 Plymouth Rd. (park across the street or on the shoulder of Plymouth Rd.). Free admission, but donations accepted. AdamLabeaux.com/b3, Facebook.com/a2brokenbranch. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Mick Gavin & Family: Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Celtic music and song featuring the veteran Detroit Irish family ensemble, led by fiddler (and County Clare native) Gavin with his sons Sean (flutist and uilleann piper) and Mike (fiddler and banjoist). After the show, all musicians invited to join an informal session of jigs and reels.
Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, Saline. $10. Reduced capacity; reservations recommended at StonyLakeBrewing.com. 316-7919. [map]


 8 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.
8 p.m., for livestream URL see facebook.com/TheArkAnnArbor. Free, donations appreciated. 761-1451.



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Sunday


June 2021
 Time TBA  Free! 

"Live Here Now": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Tonight: Carpe Diem String Quartet, a critically acclaimed touring quartet that performs chamber music that draws on gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock, and jazz idioms. A Delaware Gazette critic praised the group for its "vigor, passion, and a sense conveyed to the audience that they were having a good time."
For time and location, preregister at a2sf.org/live-here-now. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999.


 1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"The Sunday Spin": YORK Food + Drink.

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YORK Food + Drink presents the third Sunday Spin, an event dedicated to live music, live art, and local food. We are excited to have local artist, Stephen Wells, of eoconcepts joining us as our live artist! We'll also have Chef Sean Marshall cooking up something great. As always, we'll have a stellar set of rotating DJs to really seal the deal. Don't miss out! We'll be rockin from 1-6pm in YORK Yard.
**Overflow parking available across the street at Liberty Title***
York Food + Drink, 1928 Packard. Free. Online. 7346620798. sarah@yorka2.com www.yorka2.com [map]







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