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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of July 19, 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


July 2021
 7 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Carillon Concert Series: U-M School of Music.

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Every Mon., June 21-Aug. 9. Family-friendly concerts by guest musicians. Tonight: John Widmann, the city carillonneur of Frederick (MD) for the past 29 years.
7 p.m., Lurie Tower (July 5 & 12), 1230 Murfin, and Burton Memorial Tower (July 19), 230 N. Ingalls. Free, but preregistration requested at myumi.ch/ZQWvq. [map]


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Tuesday


July 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.
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


July 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


July 2021
 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

"Sounds & Sights on Thursday Nights": Chelsea Area Festivals & Events.

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Every Thurs., July 1-Aug. 12. Concurrent musical entertainment on 7 stages downtown, as well as children's activities and a "How to Chalk" series with local street artists. Also, street performers, a juried sculpture walk, and food vendors. There is no 2021 Sounds & Sights Festival Weekend. Tonight: Alexander the Magician, the veteran local rock 'n' roll singer-songwriter John Latini, the Johnny Cash tribute band Cash Is King, the Manchester Cajun and Zydeco quartet Creole du Nord, the Ypsilanti monster-themed country band Fangs & Twang, the jazz trio David C. Bloom & Friends, and acoustic guitarist & singer Ian Stewart.
Downtown Chelsea. Free. 474-9178.


 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. Tonight: High-energy rock, swing, ballroom, Latin, and other dance music covers by the local band Ceyx. Bring your own lawn chairs to sit on, and there's a separate area for people who want to wear masks. Also, outdoor seating at some restaurants. Dancing.
Downtown Saline. Free. SalineMainStreet.org, 717-7406. [map]


 7:30 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: The Kerrytown Stompers. This local ensemble performs a range of vintage jazz styles, from struts, stomps, cakewalks, and rags to pop tunes, marches, and classical favorites. With vocalist & clarinetist Ray Heitger (founder of the Cakewalkin' Jass Band), cornetist Dave Kosmyna, guitarist Alex Belhaj, saxophonist Chris Tabaczynski, and drummer Pete Siers. They also perform on July 30 (see listing).
Manchester gazebo, Wurster Park (Main St. just west of M-52). Free, but donations appreciated. RiverfolkMusicAndArts@gmail.com.


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Friday


July 2021
 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

Summer Concert Series: Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Every Fri., June 18-Aug. 13. Entertainment in downtown Dexter. Bring a picnic and blanket and relax on the grass; face masks required. Tonight: The Detroit horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band Salmagundi.
Monument Park gazebo, downtown Dexter. Free. info@DexterChamber.org.


 8 p.m. 

Luke Winslow-King: Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Now living in Spain, this Michigan-bred Americana singer-songwriter and guitarist specializes in pre-WWII pop music steeped in blues and jazz, along with originals in the same vein. His latest album, Blue Mesa, was recorded in Italy, where Winslow-King decamped to after the deaths of a close friend and his father. A Pop Matters reviewer notes the album "exudes a sense of loss," relying heavily on Delta blues for an album that features "smoky vocals and sharp guitar playing."
Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan, Saline. $15 cover in advance (recommended) at StonyLakeBrewing.com and at the door; capacity limited. 316-7919. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Rancho Tranquilico.

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July 2, 9-11, 18, & 23-25. Barn concerts by local groups. BYOB and a small folding chair. Dancing. Tonight: Country-inflected Americana singer-songwriter Misty Lyn Bergeron.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $20 in advance at facebook.com/blonik. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]


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Saturday


July 2021
 7 p.m. 

1st-ever (Not Quite) Normal Festival!: 9 Live House Concerts.

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Soul-hungry for live, in-person music by great performers? Here's your chance!
4 nights of outdoor, live, in-person music, all in genteel, beautifully bohemian Normal Park, Ypsilanti - get this fabulous made-in-Michigan lineup!

July 10 - The Lucky Nows
https://theark.org/shows-events/2020/dec/08/jen-cass-lucky-nows-ark-family-room-series
July 24 - Bill Edwards
https://edwardsongs.com/
August 7 - Matt Watroba
https://www.mattwatroba.net/
August 21 - John Latini
https://smokinsleddogrecords.com/artist/john-latini/
7 p.m., Private residence, Normal Park, Ypsilanti. Tickets by cash donation (all for the performers). Contact Diane of 9 Live House Concerts @ damz@sprynet.com for info/directions/safety protocols/reserved seating.. damz@sprynet.com



 8 p.m. 

Rancho Tranquilico.

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July 2, 9-11, 18, & 23-25. Barn concerts by local groups. BYOB and a small folding chair. Dancing. Tonight: Djangophonique, a local ensemble led by guitarist Andrew Brown that plays music inspired by the legendary gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $20 in advance at facebook.com/blonik. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]


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Sunday


July 2021
 7:30 p.m. 

"Paul Keller House Calls": Kerrytown Concert House Lot Lounge.

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Mainstream jazz outdoors from an ensemble led by veteran local bassist Keller. With percussionist David Taylor, and the wife-and-husband duo of vocalist Ursula Walker and pianist Buddy Budson.
KCH back lot, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets $20-$30, in advance at KerrytownConcertHouse.com and at the door. 769-2999. [map]


 8 p.m. 

Rancho Tranquilico.

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July 2, 9-11, 18, & 23-25. Barn concerts by local groups. BYOB and a small folding chair. Dancing. Tonight: Abigail Stauffer, a 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. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $20 in advance at facebook.com/blonik. blonik13@aol.com, 223-2321. [map]





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