CLUBS AND CONCERT SERIES

Below is a listing of the folk music venues and concert series in the southeastern Michigan area. For special folk music events not included in these series, visit the Concerts & Events link on this site.


Acoustic Muse Concert Series
Held at Aeolian Hall
795 Dundas St.
London, Ontario
519-473-2099
http://www.iandavies.com/concerts.htm

Concerts held Fridays beginning at 8:00 p.m.


Acoustic Routes Concerts
Held at Stony Lake Brewing Co.
447 E. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI
734-316-7919
https://www.facebook.com/acousticsaline/

Concerts once a month on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Showcasing the blues, Americana, bluegrass, country, Irish trad and more.


The Ark
316 South Main St.
(between E. Liberty and William)
Ann Arbor, MI
734-761-1800
734-761-1451 (24 hour hotline)
http://www.theark.org

Offers concerts six nights a week. Since its inception in 1965, The Ark has earned an international reputation for the quality and breadth of its programming. In addition to its mission of keeping the American musical traditions of folk and bluegrass alive, The Ark is a leader in the presentation of music from around the world.


Café 704 Coffee House
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth
704 Airport Blvd.
(off S. State Street, just south of I-94)
Ann Arbor, MI
734-327-0270
http://www.interfaithspirit.org/cafe-704-coffeehouse

Café 704 Coffee House is new concert series for local musicians. The venue seats up to 140 in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free setting, with parking at the door. Concerts are held year-round at 8:00 pm on the last Saturday of the month (except in November and December, the second Saturday). Suggested donation is $5-$10; light refreshments are for sale. For upcoming concerts, see the Website. To inquire about bookings, please contact Al Carter at 248-515-4644.


Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room
114 South Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI
734-665-2757
http://www.crazywisdom.net/live-music.html

Concerts Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Tea, coffee, baked goods, cozy upstairs listening room.


Cuckoo's Nest Folk Club
Held at Chaucer's Pub
122 Carling Street
London, Ontario
519-473-2099
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cuckoos-Nest-Folk-Club-London-Ontario/208784709187884

A non-profit organization promoting traditional folk music in association with The Home County Folk League. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.


East River Folk Society
Held at St. John's United Church of Christ
2744 4th St.
Wyandotte, MI
313-278-7389
https://www.facebook.com/EastRiverFolkSociety

The East River Folk Society is a Downriver-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which celebrates the joy of music with monthly, public "musical coffee house" performances in an open-mic format.


Flint Folk Music Society
Concerts held at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint
2474 S. Ballenger Hwy.
Flint, MI
810-569-6610
http://www.flintfolkmusic.org

All concerts start at 7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.). Tickets are $17.00 ($12.00 for members, $7.00 for students). Tickets for all shows are available at the door.


Garfield House Concerts
Northville, MI
stangarfield@yahoo.com
http://www.myspace.com/stangarfield

Two concerts a year -- spring and fall


Grand River Folk Arts Society
Concerts held at Wealthy Theatre Annex
1110 Wealthy SE
Grand Rapids, MI
616-246-6468 or 616-361-9219
http://www.grfolkarts.org

Concerts held on Saturday nights, starting at 8:00 p.m.


Green Wood Coffee House Series
First United Methodist Church
1001 Green Road
(south of Plymouth Rd., just north of Glazer Way)
Ann Arbor, MI
734-665-8558
http://www.fumc-a2.org/ministries/music-and-liturgical-arts/green-wood-coffee-house/

Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Features local and national folk musicians in a beautiful listening room. Coffee, cold drinks, and desserts available.


The Kettle Coffee House Concerts
Held at Huron Valley Council for the Arts
205 West Livingston Road
Hartland, MI
248-684-9234
http://www.huronvalleyarts.org/1/257/kettle_concerts.asp

A non-profit organization dedicated to live music and art. Doors open 7:30 p.m., open mic at 7:45 p.m., followed by the featured performer.


Live! From the Living Room Acoustic Showcase
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Held at Unity of Lake Orion
3070 S. Baldwin Road
Orion Township, MI
248-338-9389
http://www.unitylakeorion.org/calendar/#
marmik21@yahoo.com

Features fine local musicians in a listening room setting. Beautiful auditorium, excellent sound system, and free, convenient parking. Light refreshments available. For questions or booking information contact Maggie Ferguson at marmik21@yahoo.com.


MAMA's Coffeehouse
(Michigan Acoustic Musicians Alliance)
Held at Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Avenue
(NW corner of Woodward and Lone Pine)
Bloomfield Hills, MI
248-569-0965
https://www.bucmi.org/mamas-coffeehouse

Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Showcases local and national acoustic musicians in a relaxed, fun, and respectful atmosphere. Coffee, cold drinks, and desserts available. Open mic at 7:15 p.m.; doors open at 7:00 p.m.


Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society
Concerts held at Trinity House Theatre
38840 W. Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI
248-646-4030
http://www.fingerstyle.org


On the Tracks Songwriter Showcase
Held at the Chelsea Depot
125 Jackston St.
Chelsea, MI
http://onthetrackschelsea.com/

Concerts held on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May in the beautiful and intimate setting of the Historic Chelsea Depot. Concert time 7:00-9:00 p.m. No advance tickets, pay at the door, first-come first-serve seating. 100% of the admission price goes to the performers.


Raven Coffeehouse
Held at Raven Café
932 Military Street
Port Huron, MI
810-984-4330
http://www.ravencafeph.com

Located in a Civil War-era building, the Raven Café offers a wide selection of appetizers, lunch/dinner items, coffee and tea, wine and micro-brewed beers, and desserts-to-die-for. Concerts presented Thursday through Saturday nights, 7:30-10:30 p.m.


Ten Pound Fiddle
Concerts held at MSU Community Music School
4930 S. Hagadorn
East Lansing, MI
[and other locations]
517-337-7744 (24 hour hotline)
http://www.tenpoundfiddle.org

Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m. during the academic year. This long-running series features a wide variety of national and international folk, bluegrass, and blues musicians.


Trinity House Theatre
38840 W. Six Mile Road
Livonia, MI
734-464-6302
http://www.trinityhousetheatre.org

Concerts usually on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.


West Bloomfield Township Public Library
4600 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, MI
248-851-0463
http://www.wblib.org

Concerts are held once a month on Sundays, with two shows at 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.


White Crow Conservatory of Music
3736 Mackinaw
Saginaw, MI
989-790-2118
http://whitecrowconservatory.blogspot.com

Presents concerts and workshops five days a week by local and national performers, band class concerts, open mics, and Irish sessions (main concert season runs September through April). All Friday and Saturday performances 8:00-10:00 p.m. Coffee, tea, and cold drinks available.


Windsor Folk Music and Arts Society
Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre
3277 Sandwich Street
Windsor, Ontario
(From Ambassador Bridge, exit north onto Huron Church Avenue. Travel 3 blocks to Sandwich Street at the river. Go west 4 blocks to Brock Street.)
519-255-7600
http://www.windsorfolk.org

Open Stage Coffee Houses monthly (usually, second Friday -- see the Web page) at 8:00 p.m. Local aspiring and semi-professional folk musicians perform to a friendly and supportive audience. Donation suggested. Coffee, cold drinks, and desserts available. To perform at the next available Windsor Folk open mic Acoustic Stage, please call Jan Ciborowski (519-978-3274) and leave a message including a telephone number and e-mail address where you can be reached.

Concerts feature top Canadian folk artists in a small hall with superb acoustics. Performances are Friday or Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Tickets available in advance or at the door: $12.00-$15.00. Coffee, tea, cold drinks, and desserts available.