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The Ark

316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
+1 734-761-1451
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Perfect place to watch a show

Loved it. just saw Ricky Skaggs and thought the show and the place was outstanding. Very small... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
Joe M
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Detroit, Michigan
An Icon of the Midwest

This is an acoustical venue that has been around for 70 years plus! Totally run by volunteers, it... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
CaptMc
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South Haven, MI
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This music venue and nonprofit organization is dedicated to the presentation and encouragement of folk, roots and ethnic music through live performances by well-known and up-and-coming entertainers.
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“non profit” (6 reviews)
“great concert” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
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+1 734-761-1451
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Loved it. just saw Ricky Skaggs and thought the show and the place was outstanding. Very small room, but thats what makes this pace great. Make sure you get in line early. I was there about 45 min early and a line was already going....More

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is an acoustical venue that has been around for 70 years plus! Totally run by volunteers, it is an exceptional place to visit. Check their web page for something of your liking and enjoy!

Thank CaptMc
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is one of the best concert stages in the country. Most seats are very close to the performance, making for a strong connection between players and audience. That creates an up close and personal magic for the viewer. The Ark is a legendary theater...More

Thank Claude F
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

I love the Ark. They have music for all ages. Many people working there are volunteers and committed to a great venue and music. You can see top music acts for cheap. And it's like being in your living room. They have an open bar...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was a nice venue & great concert. Most of the people waiting on you are volunteers. You do need to buy a membership to buy alcohol.

Thank Jodiba71
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I absolutely adore The Ark! My husband and I go 4 to 6 times every year. The top talent musicians, the intimate venue, the amazing people...plus it's Ann Arbor and The Ark has that nostalgic throw back feel to the peace and love of the...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

If you like live folk music, roots, Americana, Celtic, world music or anything that's considered "off the beaten track" then you will love The Ark. Great shows almost every night of the week. Local, regional and national acts take the stage to entertain here. Recently...More

Thank cfklein129
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Unique, friendly, lovely venue where you feel 'at home' while watching excellent performers of Folk, Blues, Jazz music shine. if in Ann Arbor for a while, don't miss it!

Thank Katimelrot
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We went to the Ark for the first time. This is a really great venue and appears much more close and intimate then it's 400 seating capacity. The were doing some renovating which should not be about finished, but it did not take away from...More

Thank Larry T
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have been to the ARK many, many times, however, I don't know how it missed my reviews. Last night I saw Mandolin Orange and My Bubba. Walk down the hallway full of framed performer pics and you will recognize many. Any seat in the...More

Thank DebQuantock
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pops2022
9 July 2017|
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Response from cfklein129 | Reviewed this property |
No. You have to have a membership to purchase beer or wine and they won't sell you one if you're under 21. Venues in Ann Arbor, being a college town regularly check ID before serving alcohol.
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leslie969
2 December 2016|
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Response from Tom S |
Stairs, yes, but there’s also an elevator. Seats are average width— not particularly crowded.
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