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The Ark

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Address: 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
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+1 734-761-1451
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19:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This music venue and nonprofit organization is dedicated to the...

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.

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Intimate Music at a Great Price

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
glane2007
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and munchies. Downtown Ann Arbor is fantastic to stroll and Ann Arbor is rated the... More 

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Howell, Michigan
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57 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Jodiba71
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 60's. Yup a bunch of aging hippies having a great time! We always go early... More 

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Thank Ava W
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 renovated, there's not a bad seat in the house. Volunteer run and organized as a... More 

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Thank cfklein129
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 the comfortable feel of the place. We will return!

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Thank Larry T
Saline, Michigan
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 house is a good one, but the couple extra dollars for reserved center section in... More 

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Thank DebQuantock
Cleveland, Ohio
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Saw Darlingside - great show. This is a small theater so almost all seats are good. Get line at least an hour early though since they don't open doors until 30 min before the show. Drinks and snacks available. Ticket prices are very reasonable. A must-do if you're visiting Ann Arbor.

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Thank StusanO
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Place is great to see a show at not a bad seat in the place. Real close to the performers, awesome venue for seeing live music.

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Thank Nicholas S
Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Don't hesitate to come see a show here. It's a super venue with excellent sight lines. It's also right downtown within walking distance of many great eateries.

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