Nov 30 Thursday
Katie Smith backed by house Hot Club band Djangophonique. Having recently returned to Michigan, Smith fronts her own group Cabaret Boreale, and performs regularly with Djangophonique, in addition to a variety of other projects around the area. Smith is both dynamic and precise, embodying the vibe of the era with a voice that at once feels effortlessly light, while at the same time grounded in a fullness and depth that combined, convey a sound rich with color and meaning.
Dec 01 Friday
Featuring:Ron Brooks (bass)Rick Roe (keys)Ramona Collins (vocals)Kasan Belgrave (sax)David Alvarez (drums)
Now leader of the Ron Brooks Trio, he began his jazz journey after high school in Ann Arbor. Brooks went to EMU for his undergrad and followed it up with Masters and PHD work at the University of Michigan. While in college, Brooks competed in the Notre Dame Inter-Collegiate Jazz Festival with the Bob James Trio. After the festival, iconic producer Quincy Jones gave the trio an opportunity to record on Mercury Records. Brooks’ next step was to record with the Contemporary Jazz Quintet, a Detroit-based ensemble that released two fantastic albums on Blue Note Records, followed by one more on Strata Records, the independent jazz label founded by CJQ pianist, Detroit’s own Kenny Cox. 2020 saw the release of The Black Hole, a previously unreleased set from CJQ that had been recorded at the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival. In between then and now, the stage was set for Brooks to enjoy great success in opening Ann Arbor’s own jazz club, The Bird of Paradise, a venue which saw wide recognition for almost 20 years. At the Bird, Brooks enjoyed playing with and listening to world-renowned jazz musicians, as did the Ann Arbor jazz-loving community.
Reservations are required and, due to capacity, communal seating will be implemented for this event.
Hailing from the Ann Arbor area, the Pontiac Trail Blazers have been the house bluegrass band for Detroit Street Filling Station since 2017. They are often joined by a bevy of special guests and focus on the beautiful harmonies and acoustic prowess that are unique to their Bluegrass roots. Feat. Jordan Adema on Fiddle
Dec 06 Wednesday
Please join us for a wonder-filled musical journey the whole family will enjoy this December in Detroit. In this exciting new Christmas musical, a modern family discovers the GIFT OF LOVE that came late ONE SLEEPY NIGHT in Bethlehem. You won’t want to miss this one of a kind Christmas experience that features 16 original songs, a 20 person cast, and an exciting choir like no other. Plus…a few break dancing angels! Need we say more?
Showtimes at Garden Theater:December 6 - 7PMDecember 7 - 7PMDecember 8 - 7PMDecember 9 - 1PM; 7PM
Also playing for one night only at Detroit's iconic Music Hall on December 15 at 7PM. https://www.musichall.org/events/One-Sleepy-Night-Detroit
Synopsis:The story centers around Grandpa Benny Wilson, a retiree struggling with his life and his wife, LaToya, who discovers their granddaughter, Shantelle, doesn’t know the story of Christmas. Through the magic of his telescope, the characters in this modern-day story become figures in the ancient story. Grandpa Benny becomes Kaspar, the head Wise Man. Grandma LaToya becomes Mrs. K. And Shantelle becomes the Boss Shepherd of her three older brothers.Through a series of mishaps, all roads eventually lead to Bethlehem where a glorious discovery is made at the manger. The scene changes back to the modern story where insights from the ancient journey—and in a check-out line—reunite Benny and LaToya and with them the whole family in joy and love all late One Sleepy Night.
Dec 07 Thursday
The Ypsilanti Community Choir presents Holiday Colors. Hosted by Linda Yohn and sponsored by Horizons Planning Co, a variety of holiday songs including I Saw Three Ships, Carol of the Bells, Bashana Haba'ah, Its the Holiday Season will be presented. An audience sing-along and the culminating Hallelujah Chorus are annual favorites! Directed by Ariel Toews Ricotta and accompanied by Maria Cimmarelli. YCC is a non-auditioned choir in its 41st year. All adults who love to sing are welcome. This holiday concert is free.
Dec 08 Friday
Join us for a free Happy Hour Concert!
As he prepares to release his 5th studio album, singer-songwriter, guitarist (and Michigan Alumnus) Dan Cafferty will return to Ann Arbor to play his innovative originals and eclectic mix of covers.
Hailing from the Ann Arbor area, the Pontiac Trail Blazers have been the house bluegrass band for Detroit Street Filling Station since 2017. They are often joined by a bevy of special guests and focus on the beautiful harmonies and acoustic prowess that are unique to their Bluegrass roots. With a deep repertoire of traditional standards, originals, and unique covers, the Trail Blazers will keep you guessing with unexpected tunes and arrangements every week. Featuring David Keeney on guitar.
It’s engagement season and 20 something Kinzley, an assistant and aspiring writer for BANGS! Magazine, is still single and turning 30 on Christmas Day! She returns home to her small town of Whispering Pines to celebrate the double engagement of her sister and dad (not to each other). If she can win the affections of Eric Silverspoon, she can make it a triple engagement, receive a promotion, and make all her dreams come true this Christmas!
Directed by Marisa Dluge | Music Direction by Kristin Anne Danko
Starring: Cole Dzubak, Andrea Evans, Kylista Geiger, Michelle Marin, Courtney M. Rice, Rodney Rice, Josh Stewart, Drew Tallquit, andJen Whaley
This show is presented without an intermission. Contains adult humor.