Bettye Lavette is bringing Motown soul to The Ark

. July 5, 2017.

Having just 36 miles between Ann Arbor and Detroit means you likely have a healthy appreciation for Motown, soul, R&B and the blues. And if you check any of those boxes, you need to make it down to The Ark on July 9 to see Bettye Lavette.

Lavette, a lifelong Michigander, was overshadowed by more well-known Motown Era voices like Aretha Franklin and Bettye Swann, but her signature soulful pipes have a cult following among aficionados. She reached some commercial fame with her song “My Man – He’s a Loving Man” in 1946 and more recently has earned recognition with her country-inspired voice.

If you’re a fan of the genre or just have an interest in the Motown Era and its effect on popular music don’t miss Bettye Lavette. Rarely will you be able to see such a powerful voice on such an intimate stage.

Bettye Lavette
Sunday July 9 | 7 pm
$30

The Ark | 316 S. Main
(734) 761-1818 | theark.org

Trending

Food Insecurity Remains a Critical Issue for Washtenaw County Residents

The pandemic has shown a light on the food insecurity crisis in Washtenaw County, and is slated to get worse. Here is what’s happening and how you can help!

They Exist!: Cocktails-to-Go and Who’s Serving Them

Ann Arbor bars and restaurants serve up drinks for takeout. Here is where! With fewer in-person dining options available and the ever-present risk of COVID-19 in public spaces, it’s never been more appealing to drink adult beverages at home. Luckily, a recent change to Michigan’s liquor control laws now allows those staying in to enjoy

Matthew Dear Remixes a Mustang on New Single

World-renowned Ann Arbor-based electronic music producer/songwriter Matthew Dear has created a new single that samples the futuristic sounds of the new Mustang Mach-E!

Stages “Tear Down” Razor Fences in Prisons Across the Globe, Empower Incarcerated Artists

In Ashley Lucas’ new book, Prison Theatre and the Global Crisis of Incaraceration, we get a first-hand experience of the role that theater plays in prison and why it’s important.