CONCERTS / EVENTS

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band

Friday, August 4 at 7:30 PM.

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Awa

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An Evening with Bruce Campbell Featuring Last Fan Standing

An Evening with Bruce Campbell Featuring Last Fan Standing

Wednesday, August 30 at 7:30 PM.

Hosted live by Bruce Campbell, Last Fan Standing is an interactive trivia quest built from four primary pillars of content: fantasy, horror, sci-fi and superheroes. Not your average quiz show or trivia contest, Last Fan Standing tests your knowledge about the things that really matter. Through provided “audience response devices” (clickers if you insist on getting technical), each audience member participates in a series of multiple choice questions, where the players with the fastest-corr

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TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 PM.

With special guest Black Pacific!TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band sees Blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ share the stage with their band for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album ‘TajMo’, coming May 5, 2017 on Concord Records.

While the two have known and influenced each other for decades, and Taj played a key role in Keb’s first record deal, ‘TajMo’ marks the first proper collaboration between Taj Mahal and Keb’

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Beth Hart

Beth Hart

Tuesday, September 26 at 8:00 PM.

Beth Hart is on fire. Right now, the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter is riding a creative tidal wave, firing out acclaimed albums, hooking up with the biggest names in music, and rocking the house each night with that celebrated burnt-honey voice. Beth’s latest album, Fire on the Floor (released in February 2017), is sure to build on her breakneck momentum: a release that even this fiercely self-critical artist describes as “pretty frickin’ good.”

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NJFK: The Music of Star Wars

NJFK: The Music of Star Wars

Sunday, October 8 at 4:00 PM.

The Michigan Theater is partnering with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra for this special performance of the iconic music of John Williams. Suitable for all ages.

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Tom Segura

Tom Segura

Thursday, October 12 at 8:00 PM.

Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. His specials MOSTLY STORIES (2016) and COMPLETELY NORMAL (2014) are currently streaming on Netflix. His television credits include CONAN, NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER, HAPPY ENDINGS, THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: TOM SEGURA, MASH UP and HOW TO BE A GROWN UP. Additionally, his noted podcast, YOUR MOM’S HOUSE, which he co-hosts with his wife, comedian Christina Pazsitzky, was a finalist for Best Comedy Podcast at the Stitcher Award

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O.A.R.

O.A.R.

Wednesday, October 18 at 8:00 PM.

O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Red R

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Tori Amos – Presented by Ann Arbor’s 107one

Tori Amos – Presented by Ann Arbor’s 107one

Tuesday, October 31 at 7:30 PM.

Tori Amos is one of the most successful, prolific and influential artists of her generation. A pioneer across multiple platforms, Tori was the first major label artist to offer a single for download. Nominated for multiple Grammy Awards, she has had her songs turned into graphic novels and has produced ground-breaking videos throughout her career.

Tori’s North American concert dates are part of a larger world tour she begins in September in Europe in support of her anticipated new album Na

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Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

Zakir Hussain & Dave Holland

This special collaboration between Zakir Hussain, a living master of the 3,000-year-old tabla percussion tradition, and distinguished bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland demonstrates the many directions of inspiration between the idioms of jazz and Indian music.The influence of Indian classical music on jazz is widely known, but fewer people are aware of how jazz influenced the popular music of India. Jazz first came to India by way of the Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and ’40s and quickly influenced the music of India’s burg

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Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman – CGP & Dawg Tour

Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman – CGP & Dawg Tour

Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM.

Two-time GRAMMY nominee and world-renowned “fingerstyle” guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel will once again be bringing his passionate and infectious live show to the United States starting November 2017, touring alongside renowned acoustic musician David “Dawg” Grisman. Together, they will astound audiences with their effortless compositions and improvisational skills with stops across the Midwest and Eastern United States. Throughout the night, they will perform together and solo, playing fan favo

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John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring

On this tour, guitarist John McLaughlin revisits the legacy of his legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra with his co-headliner, virtuoso guitarist Jimmy Herring. Over five decades, McLaughlin has become one of improvised music’s most influential guitarists, composers, and bandleaders. Herring has been at the creative forefront of the thriving American rock-jam band movement for 25 years as lead guitarist of Widespread Panic. After separate sets by the two headliners with their own bands, they join forces for an expansive closing jam, revisiting t

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King Crimson

King Crimson

Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30 PM.

“King Crimson is, as always, more a way of doing things. When there is nothing to be done, nothing is done: Crimson disappears. When there is music to be played, Crimson reappears. If all of life were this simple”. Robert Fripp.

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-break

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Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels

Saturday, November 25 at 8:00 PM.

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 Nashville, Austin’s Cactu

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NJFK: Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along

NJFK: Disney’s Frozen Sing-Along

Sunday, December 3 at 3:00 PM.

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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Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 PM.

During his 45 years of public service, one of Vice President Joe Biden’s greatest strengths has been his ability to bring people together, even in crisis, even across difficult divides, all the while, respecting everybody at the table.

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

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NJFK: Dragons Love Tacos

NJFK: Dragons Love Tacos

Sunday, January 28 at 1:30 PM. Part

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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NJFK: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

NJFK: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo

Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 PM.

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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Piedmont Blues: A Search For Salvation

Piedmont Blues: A  Search For Salvation

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 history, and preserved it in a multimedia project. This m

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The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

The Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela

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 after the tyranny of apartheid. Th

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson

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 Górecki’s symphony for an expansive an

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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.

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.

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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