CONCERTS / EVENTS

King Crimson

King Crimson

Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

King Crimson was conceived in November 1968 and born on January 13th 1969 in the Fulham Palace Cafe, London (Fripp/Ian McDonald/Greg Lake/Michael Giles/Pete Sinfield), coming to prominence after supporting The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park. Their ground-breaking debut In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) described by Pete Townshend as “an uncanny masterpiece”, began a career that has spanned nearly five decades. The current 8 piece lineup – its ninth sinc

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Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

Saturday, November 25 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ark.

In 1976, Jeff Daniels bought a Guild D-40 from Herb David’s Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, threw it in the back of his old Buick, and moved to New York City. That guitar led to a creative outlet, became a solace, a road into the artist that he didn’t know existed. Now, over 40 years later, he releases his 8th record, Simple Truths.

Since 2000, Jeff has played venues such as The Barn at Wolf Trap in VA, New York City’s 54 Below, City Winery in Chicago, New York and Nashv

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Groove Presents: Drumpalooza

Groove Presents: Drumpalooza

Saturday, December 2 at 7:30 PM.

The outfits…the people…the MUSIC. It may be December, but at Drumpalooza, summer’s just getting started.
Groove Performance Group is bringing the country’s raddest musical acts to Ann Arbor with their fall semester show, Groove Presents: Drumpalooza. Show up, sit back, and witness the University of Michigan’s premiere percussion group make music out of anything while you laugh at everything.

Special guests include the Michigan Pops Orchestra, the School of Musi

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NJFK: Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along

NJFK: Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along

Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

Featuring on-screen lyrics, goody bags, special guests, and more!

Let it Go and sing along with the two-time Oscar winning Disney favorite! When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.

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Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 PM.

For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all, and this year is no different. Don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers.

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The Nutcracker 2017

The Nutcracker 2017

Saturday, December 9 at 6:30 PM. Presented by Academy of Russian Classical Ballet.

A must-see holiday event for the entire family! Join Clara on her magical journey through the enchanting Land of Snow to the Kingdom of the Sweets. With an impressive cast of Michigan and Ohio’s talented ballet students, joined by international professional ballet dancers as guest artists, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday tradition to be enjoyed by all ages.

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Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren

Tuesday, December 12 at 8:00 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren’s 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, and interactive artist, Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music. Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60’s cult grou

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Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

This fall, Joe Biden will travel the nation for his American Promise Tour, a series of conversations that will go beyond the 24-hour news cycle and 140-character arguments to connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most. Biden will reveal the big political moments of his career, the life-altering choices he made, and the key traits that have helped him persevere through challenges. He will share how the loss of his son Beau tested his resolve, and how he

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Home Free: A Country Christmas

Home Free: A Country Christmas

Thursday, December 14 at 8:00 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

All-vocal Country standouts Home Free are bringing their signature sound and the spirit of the season back on the road as they embark on the 2017 A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Tour. Since being crowned NBC’s The Sing-Off victors, the all-vocal quintet has made their mark on the music scene selling more than 250,000 copies combined of their popular albums, embarking on four major national tours and amassing over 167 million YouTube views. Founded in 2000 during collegiate years, the

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Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater Live: Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater Live:  Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Sunday, January 21 at 7:00 PM. High-Definition Broadcast from Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Anton Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece of dashed dreams, thwarted love, and eternal longing begins as Professor Serebryakov and his young wife, Elena, arrive at the family’s remote country estate that has been looked after by Sonya (the Professor’s daughter from his first marriage) and her Uncle Vanya (Voynitsky), the Professor’s brother-in-law. Vanya has sacrificed his life managing the estate for th

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Mozart Birthday Bash

Mozart Birthday Bash

Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With a pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM

Music will include:
Fellman Reflections on Mozart: Big Bend
Mozart Symphony No. 1
Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Mozart Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Special Guest: Chad Burrow, basset clarinet

Cosponsor: Rebecca Horvath

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NJFK: Dragons Love Tacos

NJFK: Dragons Love Tacos

Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party, red-hot trouble ensues. Based on the book by Adam Rubin. (Best for grades K to 5.)

Tickets are $13 / $11 for Michigan Theater Members.

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Stephen Sondheim’s Follies

Stephen Sondheim’s Follies

Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 PM. High-Definition Broadcasts from National Theatre, London. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs, and lie about themselves. This dazzling production features a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, with Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee, and Imelda Stanton starring as the magnificent Follies.

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NJFK: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

NJFK: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. (Suitable for all ages.)

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Price is Right Live

Price is Right Live

Tuesday, February 20 at 7:30 PM.

Here it comes. Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $10 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away!

Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat.

Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live™

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Ron White

Ron White

Saturday, February 24 at 7 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from The Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. Now as a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated comedian and a feature film actor, Ron has established himself as a star in his own right. All four of his comedy albums charted #1 on the Billboard Comedy charts. He has sold over 14 million albums (solo and with the Blue Collar Comedy Tour), been nominated for two Grammys, and since

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Music of Harry Potter

Music of Harry Potter

Saturday, March 3 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With Muggle Photobooth and Cocktails from 6:00- 7:30 PM

Journey through all the movie adventures of Harry Potter with these musical themes and more!

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Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinée

Music of Harry Potter: Family Matinée

Sunday, March 4 at 4:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With pre-concert activities 2:30-3:30 PM featuring Magic Of Jonathon LaChance, Ann Arbor Hands on Museum, Instrument Petting Zoo, and Owls from the Leslie Science Center

Sponsored by Toyota

ALL Patrons MUST have a ticket to enter the event.

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“Weird Al” Yankovic: Ill-Advised Vanity Tour w/Guest Emo Philips

“Weird Al” Yankovic: Ill-Advised Vanity Tour w/Guest Emo Philips

Sunday, March 11 at 8 PM. Presented by Live Nation.

“Weird Al” Yankovic burst onto the scene over three decades ago and never looked back. For the first time in his storied career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner foregoes his usual high-octane, big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. After his 2016 world tour, including venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Radio City Music Hall, this is a rare opportunity to get

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Piedmont Blues: A Search For Salvation

Piedmont Blues: A  Search For Salvation

Wednesday, March 14 at 7:30 PM. Presented by UMS.

Ragtime rhythms, a unique finger-picking guitar style, and understated vocals are the hallmarks of the folk music style found in the Piedmont region, the area between the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Appalachian Mountains covering central Georgia to central Virginia.
Jazz pianist and composer Gerald Clayton (who also holds down the piano chair in the Charles Lloyd Quartet) has captured the essence of this celebrated land, home to a unique culture and rapidly vanishing folkloric

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Blue Cathedral

Blue Cathedral

Saturday, March 17 at 8:00 PM. Presented by the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

With pre-concert lecture at 7:00 PM

Music includes:
Higdon Blue Cathedral
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1
Schumann Symphony No. 1 “Spring”

Special Guest: Orion Weiss, piano

Sponsor: Ray & Eleanor Cross Foundation

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The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

Friday, April 13 at 8:00 PM

The two iconic South African jazz legends Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela reunite and perform as part of a tour that puts them on the same stage for the first time in 56 years.
They come together for a historic concert to tell the story of The Jazz Epistles, the first all-black jazz group in South Africa and arguably the most important jazz (bebop) recording in the country’s history. This music was almost lost forever — only 500 copies were pressed in 1959, buried, and rediscovered decades later

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson

Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 PM

Henryk Górecki’s iconic third symphony, often called “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs,” made a huge impact on listeners in the early 1990s and was a musical touchstone for virtuoso saxophonist Colin Stetson.
The original work’s three movements centered around three laments, each focused in some way about a child being taken away from a mother. Celebrated for the way he “demolishes clichés to unleash fresh, expected energies,” (Pitchfork) Stetson takes on the mammoth task of reimagining Gór

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The Fab Faux Performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Fab Faux Performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 PM. Presented in partnership with Live Nation.

Get ready for the Beatles concert that never happened – until now. The Fab Faux are to the Beatles what the Vienna Philharmonic is to Beethoven: the best interpreters in the business. Following their successes of the last six years, The Fab Faux will return to the Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8 PM to perform Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety, plus a set of other late era Beatles classics.

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NJFK: Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

NJFK: Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Sunday, April 22 at 1:30 PM. Part of the Benard L. Maas Foundation Not Just For Kids Series presented by Toyota.

One of Southeast Michigan’s most highly regarded cultural treasures returns with a fun-filled, empowering musical revue. (Suitable for all ages.)

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Sunday, May 6 at 7:00 PM. High-Definition Broadcasts from National Theatre, London. Presented in partnership with UMS.

Nicholas Hytner’s production thrusts the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral, and the chaos that explodes in its wake. Starring Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall) as Brutus; Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) as Cassius; David Calder (The Lost City of Z) as Caesar; and David Morrissey (Hangman, The Walking

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