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The Ark

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Address: 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
Phone Number: 17347611800
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Great Venue

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank kportgirl
Arkona, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Place is awesome for an intimate show of your favorite artists. 5 dollar membership to buy beer and great bar selection. Volunteer staff are polite and very helpful for first time attendees to the venue. Have amazing music line up year round. Always enjoy this place.

Thank jimmySarnia
Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We saw Lucy Kaplansky at The Ark last night. The facility was clean, the volunteers who run the place were friendly and the seating comfortable. The sound was excellent - not overbearing - and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Thank WalkerB8
Detroit, Michigan
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I LOVE this place. At this point we have been here for several shows and have not been disappointed yet. The venue is comfortable and intimate. With only 400 seats you're always close to the action. We have sat in several different places with yet to find a bad seat. The website is a great place to... More 

Thank Aaron B
Jackson, Ohio
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The Ark is the perfect venue for an intimate evening of entertainment. It's limited 400-persons capacity provides not a bad seat in the house. We were lucky to have seats for the sold-out Alan Doyle & The Beautiful Gypsies performance. Our seats though at the back of the house were not too far from the stage to clearly see and... More 

Thank Patka-DeHart
Maumee, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The Ark is an intimate setting and you feel close to the artist. The sound is great and venue has very good sight lines to the stage. Do yourself a favor and check out their website to see who is coming and enjoy the show.

Thank Mark B
Fishers, IN
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I came to see my favorite Irish band, The High Kings. This venue is very intimate, with audience members right next to the stage on three sides. Everyone at The Ark was wonderful. Ushers were very friendly and helpful. I was impressed that volunteers came around during intermission and at the end to collect recyclables and trash. Very different mindset... More 

Thank murnkam
Hastings, Michigan
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This was my first time at the Ark. If you love an intimate setting at a venue which holds around 400 people, this is the place for you. Almost all seats have a great view of the stage and I would say you are within 50 feet of the stage in almost all seats. We sat in row 3a seat... More 

Thank howandyes
North Canton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

The Ark has been smart enough to host Jane Siberry multiple times over 10+ years. That alone is worth 5 stars to me - enough to have repeatedly traveled from northeast Ohio to catch a show. Every concert I've attended at The Ark has been intimate and the sound engineer has done a great job. Not a fancy place, but... More 

Thank Danielle B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Top folk groups perform at the Ark. I heard Tom Paxton, which was truly memorable. You are very close to the stage, and the acoustics are great. You can have unforgettable experiences there.

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