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The Ark, Ann Arbor

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The Ark, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a nationally known acoustic and folk music venue. It has been in existence in various locations since 1965. It currently seats about 400 and features more than 300 live performances each year.
Artists who have performed at The Ark include The Tallest Man on Earth, Lady Lamb, the Verve Pipe, John Paul White and His Band, Los Lonely Boys, the Milk Carton Kids, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Priscilla Ahn, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, The Avett Brothers, Ani DiFranco, Birds of Chicago, The Proclaimers, Mandolin Orange, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Lissie.
The improv comedy group The Second City has performed there as well.
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  • I'm part of a Hawaiian Dance Group, so we decided to see the Hawaiian Musicians here. It's a nice small venue. Makes a great intimate concert environment. We were on the main floor. The sound and.....  more »
  • We travelled 1000 miles to go to a Delta Rae show here. We were greeted by wonderful volunteers and felt at home while watching the show. It’s an intimate space so it almost feels like you’re up...  more »
  • This is a very comfortable environment for any number of people in your group. We got to sit right at stage level and the sound was great! There are plenty of places to eat very nearby and convenient....  more »
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  • As a newbie to visiting Ann Arbor, I think this place is an absolute gem. The staff consists of mostly volunteers and is helpful and friendly. It is an intimate setting which makes a concert or a show experience very different, in a positive way! Solid drink menu with reasonable prices. You do have to be a member to purchase drinks, or be a guest of a member.
  • Ann Arbor's music spot. It resonates with the right frequencies on several tones at once - harmony rings here! And it's right next to Blue Llama, the new jazz spot!
  • I absolutely love the Ark. Friendly staff (non profit organization) but they do not let that change the level of service at all! Great lighting, sound was great as well. Seating was perfect for a personal "coffee house" feeling. I would say it's now in my top 5 favorite places. William Fitzsimmons & Jim and Sam, Mission Bell Tour 2018. A fabulous set
  • Folk and indie music heaven. Intimate venue for enjoying vastly underappreciated talent and without killing your budget. One of the top 5 things about Ann Arbor.
  • I love live music, especially in smaller venues. The Ark is wonderful with great acts coming through more than 300 nights each year.

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