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The Ark

Closed Now: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Open today: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Excellent concert

This was my first visit to the Ark. We had an amazing time listening to Arturo Sandoval. He and his... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
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Great Venue

We went here in September to watch a Riders in the Sky Concert. The volunteers that work the venue... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Perrysburg, Ohio
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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.
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Hours Today: 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
+1 734-761-1451
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Ark. We had an amazing time listening to Arturo Sandoval. He and his group put on a fantastic show. The venue worked out very well. Even in general admission we had a great view of the show. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KHA8
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We went here in September to watch a Riders in the Sky Concert. The volunteers that work the venue were super friendly. We loved that there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. The small intimate venue was the perfect place for the concert.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 316JessicaB
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Intimate experience every time. The acoustics are amazing. Never over-powering. Truly a listening room. While the performer is on stage you could hear a pin drop. The audience is captivated by who's on stage. Sometimes as a added bonus the artist will come out to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jenn F
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Our first visit to the Ark was for a Susan Werner concert. Not a bad seat in the house. They served drinks, but you have to buy a club membership for $5.00.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lwlevey
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We saw Alan Doyle at this intimate venue with great acoustics. This is a gem for Michigan and Southwestern Ontario music fans!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gvanb70
Reviewed March 19, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank marajoe
Reviewed November 8, 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!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank CaptMc
Reviewed November 4, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Claude F
Reviewed April 21, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank glane2007
Reviewed April 10, 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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jodiba71
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July 8, 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.
December 1, 2016|
Response from E8702QDtoms |
Stairs, yes, but there’s also an elevator. Seats are average width— not particularly crowded.