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: Agenda 21 on 6/4, Team Love on 6/11, Bohemian Ru’sters on 6/18 and Bekah Greenman on 6/25.
7-9pm. Zou Zous Cafe, Chelsea. zouzouscafe.com Free
Alongside Chelsea’s Sounds and Sights Festival, stop into the Zou every Thursday through 8/15 featuring a variety of local talents like Judy Banker, Sam Corbin and Dave Boutette this month.
Dead at the Winery
8pm. Northville Winery & Brewing Co. northvillewinery.com Free
All year around, get your fix of the jams, listening to Grateful Dead tribute band playing set lists from the past. Many Thursdays in the summer feature visiting food trucks to the winery as well.
Face the Music
7-8pm. 88.3 FM. wcbn.org Free
Listen in for often rare and unusual recordings of jazz, blues and other cultural residues from the first half of the 20th century hosted by arwulf arwulf.
Live Music Kellogg Park!
7pm. Kellogg Park, Plymouth. downtownplymouth.org Free
June kicks off live music in the park every Friday evening throughout the summer. Get there early to set up your blankets and chairs, and stroll downtown to visit shops and restaurants.
Latin Night at Agave
10pm. Agave Tequila Bar. agaveannarbor.com Free
Get out and stay out for late nights full of food, drinks and alot of dance. Hosted by DJ Tony Seduction and Guest DJs who enhance your salsa, bachata, merengue, reggaeton, and cumbias moves.
TREEVERB Music Festival
2:30pm. First & Huron Lot. treeverbmusicfestival.com Free
See a variety of regional and nationally acclaimed artists like Computer Games, JR JR, Tunde Olaniran, Anna Burch, Joshua Davis, Corey Harper, Jacob Sigman, and The North41. Ross Federman of Tally Hall is scheduled to DJ the event.
8pm. The Rumpus Room, Chelsea. therumpusroomchelsea.com Free
The Hollands! are a multinational family band with roots in Australia and the US. They frolic in the Americana/Folk Revival scene and are known for engaging audiences with merrymaking.
The Phoenix Theory
7pm. Milan Community Fair. milanfair.com Free
Performing classic rock and dance favorites from the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today.
Adonis Rose Genesis Quintet
7pm. $15 – $60. Blue Llama Jazz Club. bluellamaclub.com
Drummer Adonis Rose has played with some of the world’s most esteemed jazz artists. Also features special guests Tia Fuller, Maurice Brown, Miki Hayama and Jasen Weaver.
Blessed in Hell
10:30am. $10/bike. Hell Creek Campground, Hell. gotohellmi.com
Southeast Michigan’s Largest Bike Blessing with 4 Blessings (11:30, 12:30, 1:30 & 2:30). Plus, a Ride-In Bike Show, Live Band, 20+ Vendors, Food Vendors, and more! Benefits The American Legion Post 31’s Program: Veterans Helping Veterans.
7pm. $30. The Ark. theark.org
This California singer-songwriter looked herself in the eye with each song she wrote, with her sad, knowing music. Karla comes to Michigan with a new release, “Carry Me Home,” featuring new versions of classic songs as well as original material.
7-10:30pm. Corner Brewery, Ypsilanti. arborbrewing.com Free
Mellow out with music after getting back to the weekly grind, June’s line up features Dede & The Dream on 6/3, Jay Fry on 6/10 and Travis Auckerman Trio on 6/17.
Opera on Tap: Music in Bloom
6:30pm. Sidetrack Bar and Grill, Ypsilanti. operaontap.org/a2y Free
Dinner begins whenever you like, the program starts at 8:30pm, with a group of artists performing opera arias and art songs.
Blue Lep Basement Takeover
10pm. The Blue Leprechaun. theblueleprechaun.com Free
Come get ALL THE WAY DOWN in the Basement of Blue Lep every Wednesday. Sleezy Hamilton will be serving up heaters all night long. Food and drink specials too.
Open Mic Night with Jonas
7pm. Unity Vibration Kombucha Bar, Ypsilanti. unityvibrationkombucha.com Free
Sing, strum, dance, tell a joke or juggle, we will cheer and you will shine! Your MC for the evening will be Mr. Jonas Dainius Berzanskis. Also on 6/20.
Sounds & Sights Festival
6:30-8:30pm. Downtown Chelsea. chelseafestivals.com Free
Check out this weekly summer outdoor concert series for its mixture of music from jazz to country to indie rock and more. Acts perform on ten separate-staged areas throughout downtown Chelsea.
4:30pm. Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor locations. eventsi.us Free
Kick off the 8th edition of Intellect Records, YPSIARBOROO! Starting with disc golf at Mary Beth Doyle Park, followed by Raw Honey at 5:30pm then Patrick Elkins. Lo-Fi Bar features Towner at 8pm, then Naked Shark, ending with Strange Flavors. Also on 6/7, 6/8 and 6/9 check website for line up and locations.
Prince’s Birthday Party
8pm. $5 (after 10pm). Blind Pig. blindpigmusic.com Free
Dove release will be at 8pm in honor of his Purple Majesty’s birth. Music by DJ Psycho of Detroit Techno Militia, DJ Scotty D and Dante LaSalle.
Akropolis Reed Quintet Featuring World Premiere Performance of Sprocket
8pm. $10-17. Kerrytown Concert House. kerrytownconcerthouse.com
Ann Arbor-based Akropolis Reed Quintet offers a special program featuring the world premiere of Sprocket, a new work composed by Steven Snowden and a rideable percussion bicycle designed and built by Detroit metal artist, Juan Martinez.
Bridging The Gap
9:30pm. $5. Club Above. Club-above.com
Tru Klassick Presents Live Hip Hop once a month. Open Mic Sign up starts at 9:30pm followed by Producer Sets, Open BBoy Circle, Live Art, DJ Sets, Live Bands, and Open Cypher.
First Fridays Rock Star Karaoke!
9pm. Maidstone Theatre, Ypsilanti. facebook.com/maidstonetheatre Free
Bust out your moves and your pipes at First Fridays Ypsilanti edition of Rock Star Karaoke at Maidstone Theatre!
Johnny Ill, Shells, and Book Lovers
8-11pm. Lo-Fi Bar. lofiannarbor.com Free
Check out this trio of local emerging artists, starting with Johnny Ill from Detroit, then Shells from southeast Michigan and Book Lovers first show ever!
The Dark Carnival
8pm. $10 – $20. The Token Lounge, Westland. tokenlounge.com
Come one, come all for sideshows, circus acts, stilt walkers and so much more. TWO showtimes! First show for kids at 8pm and second for adults at 10pm with a dance party until 2am!
Mary Ann Kirt Music
5-7pm. Ypsi Alehouse, Ypsilanti. ypsialehouse.com Free
Listen to some alternative indie folk music from local singer songwriter Mary Ann Kirt.
5:30-7:30pm. Bel-Mark Lanes. belmarklanes.com Free
Listen to a Motown and Soul Tribute Show by local band Salmagundi at the Jackson Road Cruise. They will be playing in the tent on the Jackson Road side of Bel-Mark Lanes.
7pm. $25. The Ark. theark.org
Immerse yourself in americana, alt-country, classic folk, country rockabilly sounds of the prolific Tom Russell. Featuring two new albums, more songs and originals from his album “Folk Hotel”.
UMMA Pop Up: Emma Aboukasm & Alex Anest
1-2pm. University of Michigan Museum of Art. umma.umich.edu Free
Emma Lee Aboukasm is a local award-winning, recording artist, vocalist, pianist, and composer. Alex Anest has been teaching, performing, and recording music professionally in the Southeast Michigan area since 1996.
Karaoke at Aubree’s Depot Town
9pm. Aubree’s Pizzeria & Grill, Ypsilanti. aubrees.com Free
Stuff your face and sing your heart out with Karaoke every Tuesday in Depot Town.
The Blue Rays Trio
6:30-9:30pm. The Grotto. thegrottobar.com Free
Listen to a unique blend of traditional and modern blues and funk along with some rock, emphasizing strong grooves, and vocal harmonies. Also on 6/18, 6/25.
9pm. $8 – $10. Blind Pig. blindpigmusic.com
Hailing from Grand Rapids, Pretoria brings its alternative indie/rock band to the Pig, alongside special guests Car Crash Rhetoric, The Roundabouts and Anonymous Phone Calls.
Alexis Lombre Trio
7pm. Blue Llama Jazz Club. bluellamaclub.com Free
Alexis Lombre is a professional jazz pianist who is making her way onto the jazz scene. Come listen and not only hear but feel how her music keeps the ‘Soul’ in music alive.
9pm. Diamondback Saloon, Belleville. diamondbacksaloon.com Free
Swing by any Thursday to hear different live local bands, varying from rock, country, pop and classic country each week until midnight. Ladies get $3 drink specials all night.
Ann Arbor Summer Festival – Top of the Park
5pm. Rackham Stage. a2sf.org Free
Kick off the 36th Season at opening night of Top of the Park and keep coming back six nights a week starting at 5pm. Tonight’s musical line up starts with Sarah D’Angelo at 5pm, followed by Ali Bey Quartet, the Detroit Party Marching Band on each hour, then Junglefowl at 8:45pm and The Outer Vibe closes out the evening with their set at 10:15pm.
Dave Tuck Skate Jam VI
9am-4pm. Ann Arbor Skatepark. facebook.com Free
Come celebrate the life of Ann Arbor’s own skate legend Dave Tuck by what else, skating! Skate contests for all ages (fee for contestants), MUSIC ALL DAY, raffles, giveaways, fun stuff of all kinds. Event provides opportunities to support Grind For Life’s critical work helping people with cancer.
Caveman & Bam Bam, Milk Bath and Girl Fight
7pm. Lo-Fi Bar. lofiannarbor.com
See three short sets of “killer snotty sweaty loud ass punk rock-n-roll show” sure to sate your drinking and dancing desires.
Human Skull and Apollo’s Din
8pm. $5. The Late Station, Ypsilanti. facebook.com/thelatestation
Get your deathrock on with Ann Arbor’s Human Skull, meld into grungy trance blues from Flint’s Apollo’s Din and enjoy special guests In A Daydream and Freedom from Concern.
Hand Drumming Workshop & Circle
3-5pm. $15. The Rumpus Room, Chelsea. therumpusroomchelsea.com
All ages and experience levels welcome, to discover and develop your rhythm with Randall Moore, percussionist for the The Ragbirds, owner of Woodspeak Drums and more. Also on 6/2 and 6/30.
Eventjazz Presents: Rob Crozier Trio
6:30pm. Weber’s Inn. event-jazz.com Free
Join every Sunday night at Weber’s for the best in live jazz. Enjoy jazz standards and originals.
7-9pm. Ypsi Alehouse. ypsialehouse.com Free
Wet your palate with award winning ales while listening to a rag-tag medley of genre bending tunes.
Rebecca HH Rosen
6pm. Top of the Park. a2sf.org Free
Rebecca is a singer/songwriter that hails from southeast Michigan with a background in classical music. Come sample her sounds full of soul with an acoustic and roots feel.
Sugartips Acoustic Duo
8-11pm. Mash. mashbar.net Free
Create your own leisurely midweek oasis by stopping in for some drinks, while listening to languid acoustic hits.
The James Hunter Six
7:30pm. $25. The Ark. theark.org
James was dubbed the United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer a few years back, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear his gritty, soulful voice.
11:30am. Liberty Plaza. Soniclunch.com Free
Local up and quickly coming singer/musician Magdalen Fossum opens, followed by morgxn at noon. Morgxn is working on an upcoming EP for his electronic-soul songs to be released through his label, wxnderlost records.
Fuzz Fest 6
8pm. $10 – $20. Blind Pig. blindpigmusic.com
Not one but THREE NIGHTS – 11 BANDS EACH of out of control, ears bleeding, body bending, mind altering live music and performances.
Third Thursdays in Milan
5pm. Downtown Milan. milanthirdthursdays.org Free
Get downtown on the third Thursday of every month (June – October) for great food, beer, live music, activities for kids and adults, and handmade, handcrafted, and homegrown vendors.
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival in Residence
8pm. $10-40. Kerrytown Concert House. kerrytownconcerthouse.com
Find a variety of incredibly talented and esteemed musicians play a medley of different classical pieces. Consult website for specifics. Also on 6/28 and 6/30.
8-10pm. Unity Vibration Kombucha Bar, Ypsilanti. unityvibrationkombucha.com Free
Delight in this newfound Celtic inspired band, that integrates classical and jazz into their repertoire both providing relaxing and invigorating musical moments.
Japan Week | Godaiko Drummers
3pm. Ann Arbor District Library Downtown. aadl.org Free
In honor of Japan Week, watch this special taiko drumming performance by the Godaiko drumming group. Taiko is a Japanese form of ensemble percussion using large drums.
Horace the Van, Naked Shark, Nokomis
8pm. $5. Maidstone Theatre, Ypsilanti. facebook.com/maidstonetheatre
Come get your dose of Indie Rock on the east side, with Ypsilanti’s Horace the Van’s space grunge rock, Naked Shark’s funk and Nokomis art rock band both hailing from Ann Arbor.
Plastic Passion 10-Year Anniversary Reunion!
9pm. $5 – $10. Necto Nightclub. Necto.com
Resident DJ Josh Burge brings the passion back to the Red Room with 80s/90s alternative dance, new wave, post-punk, electro-funk, industrial, EBM, indie, and modern synthicide!
Tiny Corner Concerts
5:30pm. Ann Arbor Distilling. annarbordistilling.com Free
This week’s concert features local musician Brennan Andes & Friends. Check online for each week’s feature act on Sundays. Also on most Fridays and Saturdays from 7-9pm.
UMMA Pop Up: Progressive Acoustic Music with Warren and Flick
1-2pm. University of Michigan Museum of Art. umma.umich.edu Free
Ann Arbor’s two person band, Warren & Flick play original material and standards from many genres with double bass as well as violin, tenor guitar and mandolin.
Artist Spotlight: Rin Tarsy
7:30pm. The Ark. theark.org Free
Come listen to Ypsilanti’s Rin in the optimal acoustics of the Ark, all while helping Food Gatherers if you can (bring nonperishables) plus ticket giveaways and other door prizes.
6pm. The Ravens Club. theravensclub.com Free
Swing by every Tuesday to listen to Chris Buhalis play, sometimes with special guests.
8pm. $30 – $55. The Power Center for the Performing Arts. a2sf.org
Southern California’s Dawes latest record Passwords full of guitar vibes explores politics, interconnections, wins and losses we can all relate to.
Salty Summer Sounds
7-9pm. Main Street, Saline. salinemainstreet.org Free
The Memphis Thrillbillies Rockabilly bring swinging sounds to Saline’s summer outdoor concert series on Thursday nights, so be ready to dance in the street. Also on 6/13 and 6/20.
8pm. $25 – $55. The Power Center for the Performing Arts. a2sf.org
American singer Madeleine Peyroux has been compared to Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf with her enchanting ability to transport one away from the everyday though voice.
Dexter Summer Concerts
6:30pm. Monument Park, Dexter. Dexterchamber.org Free
Bring a lawn chair and your foot tapping shoes as you enjoy the best of American Jazz Standards brought to you by The Jazz Bums. The concert is held at the gazebo in the park.
Fangs & Twang
8pm. Original Gravity Brewing Company, Milan. ogbrewing.com Free
Revel in LIVE Music every Friday held out on the patio at OG. This week enjoy Ypsilanti’s trio of twangy vampire-ish country full of indie, roots-rock noise with bluegrass and monster mash ups.
The Summer Showcase
7:30pm. $10. Club Above. club-above.com
Red 8 Printing presents local rock bands: V A S E, Ricochet The Kid, The Garbage Guys, Paper Lanterns, Future Misters, Asphalt Flowers for the summer showcase.
Conor O’Neills Show
9:30pm. Conor O’Neills. conoroneills.com Free
Saunter down to the pub to indulge and listen to classic and modern rock hits by Plan B Band. Also on 6/8.
8-11pm. The Session Room. sessionrooma2.com Free
Swig some savory sips while lounging in the Beer Garden, experiencing the local jam-fusion band, Ma Baker improvising funk and soul sounds sure to enhance your buzz.
2-4pm. Ypsi Alehouse. ypsialehouse.com Free
Lounge away your Sunday afternoon listening to this local band playing both rock and roll covers and Americana originals. Also on 6/2 and 6/16.
One-String Electric Guitar Building
1pm. Ann Arbor District Library Downtown. aadl.org Free
The one-string guitar, aka Diddley Bow, has its roots in both West Africa and the American South. Come to the Secret Lab to make one for yourself (tools and information provided).