Hailing from California, Michael Franti seems like an Ann Arbor native, with his love of blending music and social justice activism. He and his band Spearhead have been making music that spans genres from hip hop to reggae to funk since 1994. Their most recent album, “Stay Human, Vol. II,” the soundtrack to Franti’s documentary,
Canadian Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, best known for emotionally-charged anthems such as “Adia”, “Angel”, and “Building a Mystery,” will bring her soulful sound to Rochester Hills, with accompaniment from the local Meadow Brook Festival Orchestra. McLachlan’s 2014 album, Shine On, inspired by the death of her father, hit No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard
Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Ann Arbor Blues Festival will “Make Ann Arbor Gyrate Again.” Regarded as the first “electric” blues festival in North America, the Blues Fest has brought together iconic musicians, from the likes of Miles Davis and Etta James, since 1969. This year’s three-day lineup features slightly lesser-known but still well-loved local
An alternative rock band from Boston, Guster has recently topped the charts with its energetic, unconventional style of witty lyrics paired with acoustic guitar and unique percussion beats.
This Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, musician, and LGBT rights activist is now on tour for her latest album, “The Medicine Show,” which Classic Rock Magazine calls “her biggest-sounding album this century.”
Ongoing Tuesdays Happy Hour Vibes 5-8pm. Ziggy’s, Ypsilanti. ziggysypsi.com Free DJ Batz and his savior machine spins while you kick back and enjoy $1 off any alcoholic drink. Live Music at the Market 5-7pm. Cobblestone Farm Market. cobblestonefarmmarket.org Free Hear live music while picking up fresh produce and other locally made goods. Bands in June: