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The Ark

316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-761-1451
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Ranked #1 of 15 nightlife in Ann Arbor
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: This nonprofit organization and nightclub is dedicated to the presentation and encouragement of folk, roots and ethnic music through live performances... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Jackson, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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7 reviews 7 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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4 reviews 4 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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Manila, Philippines
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been here numerous times over the years and this is one of the BEST places to see acts up close and personal.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

If you like your music live and you enjoy new groups as well as those who have been around for awhile - this is a great place to visit! It is a non-profit organization and deserves your support. They have a number of community events that they provide fund raising events typically with locally great performers. They have several events... More

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West Melbourne, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

The Ark seats around 400 people. I cannot imagine that there is a bad seat in the house. We went for a bluegrass show and the Ark is the perfect place to see acoustic type music. If you close your eyes, you can imagine that the performance is in your living room and solely for you! The Ark is a... More

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Livonia, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We love seeing concerts at The Ark in Ann Arbor! There are no bad seats and you are never more than 8 or 10 rows from the stage. This allows you to experience the music and the musicians in a way you never could in an arena setting. The Ark is non-profit so if you want a cocktail, you must... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This delightful non-profit concert venue allows you to see top notch entertainment in an intimate setting. Many great performers have been here over the years. People aren't here to drink and socialize, they are hear to see a great show, which is the number one thing I like about The Ark. The Ark is best known for its annual Folk... More

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