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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of October 18, 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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October 2021
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free! 

Brandon Reeves: Music at Sequoia Place.

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An afternoon of New Orleans-style jazz & blues by this Detroit area singer-pianist.
Sequoia Place, 1131 N. Maple. Free, but donations encouraged. Proof of vaccination and mask required. 373-3560. [map]

 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 


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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. Lessons offered.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. Masks and vaccinations required. [map]



October 2021
 8 p.m. 

"Tales from the Accidental Crypt": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Local composer R. MacKenzie Lewis leads the Detroit-based swing band Accidentally Hip, joined by vocalist-actor Christopher Joseph, and saxophonist David G. Maki II, in a program of quasi-spooky favorites such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller," Stevie Wonder's "Superstition," Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King, and more.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]



October 2021
 Noon-9 p.m.  Free! 

"4th Annual Song Fest": Chelsea District Library.

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This daylong festival is highlighted by a performance by Marshall Crenshaw (7-9 p.m., Chelsea First Congregational Church, 121 E. Middle St.), a Detroit native who got his first break playing John Lennon on a touring version of Beatlemania! in the late 70s. Crenshaw soon emerged as one of the most talented rock 'n' roll singer-songwriters of his generation, and one of the few able to achieve the fusion of an ineffable pop charm and an enlivening wit that made Buddy Holly and the Beatles themselves rock 'n' roll heroes. The program begins with a conversation between Crenshaw and 107.1-FM morning host Martin Bandyke. Also, virtual reality dance competition for kids in grades 6-12 (1-2 p.m.), a behind-the-scenes look at what happens after a book is donated to the library (noon-3 p.m.; preregistration recommended), pumpkin painting and other activities for young kids (1-3 p.m.), a songwriting workshop (1-3 p.m.), and more. For complete schedule, see
CDL, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free; preregistration required for various workshops. 475-8732. [map]



October 2021
 4 p.m.  Free! 

"SaturdaySlam!": Northside Community Church.

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All invited to this Halloween-themed open mic hosted by local performer Phil Daws-Lazar. The program includes a brief performance by virtuoso classical pianist Waleed Howrani.
NCC, 929 Barton Dr. Free. Masks required. 649-7948, 649-2751. [map]

 4 p.m. 

"Band-O-Rama": U-M School of Music.

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This popular annual concert, now in its 56th year, features the U-M Symphony and Concert bands and Michigan Marching Band performing favorite U-M songs and works in various genres.
Hill Auditorium. $10-$23.50 in advance at Masks required. 764-2538. [map]

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