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Address: 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone Number: 734-761-1451
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Description: This nonprofit organization and nightclub is dedicated to the presentation...
This nonprofit organization and nightclub 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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Great place to see your favorite artists

If an artist that you like happens to be playing here, this is a great spot to see them. I was at the Mary Fahl (formerly of October Project) concert recently. She has one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
DanielPofMI
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Williamston, Michigan
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Williamston, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If an artist that you like happens to be playing here, this is a great spot to see them. I was at the Mary Fahl (formerly of October Project) concert recently. She has one of the most incredible voices and it would've been a dream to be able to see her from a front row seat. Well, the dream came... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Ark has never disappointed me. It's smaller and easy going. It's a place where you can sit in a chair in the front row and rest your feet on the stage. The friendly audience was a nice mix of all ages. We weren't members but a kind person who was offered to help us buy our drinks, otherwise there's... More 

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Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I visited the Ark for the first time to see Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin and the Guilty ones. I had seen them before in a much larger space without near the quality acoustics found at the Ark. It was a great concert experience. My only complaints have to do with the popularity of the group and the resulting crowd.... More 

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Pemberville, Ohio
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174 reviews 174 reviews
22 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What a treat! Great, independent music and a really awesome environment. The theater is set-up so that everyone has a good seat. It is intimate. The seating is comfortable. They take good care of you. They have snacks, drinks of all kind (bar and cafe), and it is a very comfortable environment. It is fun to watch people here, too.... More 

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central ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Intimate venue for music performances. We attended Loudon Wainwright III concert in October. Only drawback was waiting in line in the cold wind for a GA seat. Generally affordable pricing. I bought tickets by phone and picked up tickets the night of the show. If I lived here, I'd probably be an usher. Inexpensive popcorn is available. Line for alcohol... More 

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Jackson, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Right in the middle of Ann Arbor on Main Street is this unique concert venue that hosts a wide variety of acts from open mike nights to free concerts to national and international acts. There is not a bad seat in the house, and even for reserved seating shows, you are close to the artists and the crowd is always... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I have been going to The Ark for acoustic music for many, many years. Every single artist I've seen mentions that it is one of their favorite venues. It is certainly one of mine. It is a very low key, intimate venue with about 400 seats (no standing), though sometimes they have a dance floor. The Ark is a non-profit... More 

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cleveland, ohio
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138 reviews 138 reviews
29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Drove from Cleveland, Ohio to Ann Arbor to see Arlo Guthrie and was not disappointed. Arlo was his usual charming self and put on a great concert with his son and a couple friends. Opening act was A J Croce and he did a good job of starting the evening. Loved the size and atmosphere of The Ark and thought... More 

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Findlay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Got tickets to see Arlo Guthrie ,venue advertised that AJ Croce would open,he did not. Tickets were pretty high priced,venue was small and not laid out well but the worst part was this place is like a private yuppie club.I got a beer when we arrived but when I went to get a 2nd one,I was told that I had... More 

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Temperance, Michigan, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Have heard many folk musicians at the Ark over the years. Every seat is a good one, and it's a down-home kind of place. Tomorrow I'm meeting friends there to hear and enjoy, HorseFeathers. check them out on Youtube or Spotify. Go on the website to see the whole year's line up, order tickets, become a member, and there are... More 

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