The Ark and Ann Arbor Summer Festival Announce Three Live Outdoor Concerts

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival and The Ark are partnering for three live outdoor concerts. Here’s what to expect and how to grab your tickets at 10am on May 21!

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Image courtesy of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and The Ark.

The Ark and Ann Arbor Summer Festival (A2SF) announces a new partnership. Their partnership will bring three live outdoor concerts to Fuller Park in Ann Arbor. Come enjoy some amazing sounds from The War and Treaty, Kishi Bashi (duo), and Laith Al-Saadi on June 25 and 26!

On Friday, June 25, Kishi Bashi will perform at 8pm. This singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter was born in Seattle, Washington but grew up in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended the cross-genre musical hotbed of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied film music composition. Bashi’s music is unique and reflects many different aspects of his background. You’ll be treated to his skills in film scores, classical violin, electric rock, and indie rock. His live shows often include violin and vocal loops, beatboxing, and original compositions. Tickets for this event will be available here.

Laith Al-Saadi won America’s heart and a spot on the season 10 finale of NBC’s The Voice. Now, he’s ready to bring his authentic blend of blues, soul, and classic rock to audiences around the world. Laith Al-Saadi has always had the perfect combination of Midwestern hustle and incredible musical chops. He honed these skills at the University of Michigan school of music in his hometown of Ann Arbor. He’s worked with legends like Taj Mahal, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Gregg Allman, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Paul Rodgers, and even recently opened for Bob Seger during his farewell tour in January 2019. Tickets for this event can be found here.

The War and Treaty have amassed a following as eclectic as their sound. The bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll will sure to get your toes a-tapping. Although they are known for a live show nearly revival-like in intensity, the husband-and-wife team of Michal Totter Jr. and Tanya Blount-Totter endlessly create an exhilarating exchange of energy with their audience. This is a dynamic they’ve brought to the stage in opening for the legendary Al Green and touring with the likes of Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell. So when it came time to choose a title for their forthcoming sophomore album, The War and Treaty quickly selected Hearts Town — the Nashville duo’s adoring nickname for their ardently devoted fanbase. Purchase tickets for this show here.

Tickets will go on sale for all events on May 21 at 10am. Limited tickets are available at $25, $72, and $125. Premium tickets at the $125 and $74 patron levels put audience members closer to the stage. The price also includes a tax-deductible contribution to help support The Ark and A2SF. Should weather force a cancelation, respective concerts will be broadcast live from The Ark with an exclusive streaming link provided to ticket-holders.

Audience capacity is limited and local and state COVID-19 safety regulations will be in effect. These events will follow on the heels of two nights of free movies and concerts by local artists, which will require RSVPs at the same location. Be sure to pick up your tickets to these awesome outdoor concerts!