Now in its 12th year, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series located at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor. Every Thursday through Aug. 29 (except for July 4 and July 18), Sonic Lunch will feature a range of local and national artists. Sonic Lunch will once again host opening acts prior to each performance beginning at 11:30 a.m. featuring predominately regional artists.
7/25 Guster wsg Andrew Horowitz of Tally Hall
8/1 SHAED wsg Ladysse
8/8 Mat Kerekes wsg Oren Levin
8/15 TBA May 31st wsg Amy Petty
8/22 Michael Franti and Spearhead wsg Abigail Stauffer
8/29 Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas wsg Jacob Sigman
After taking a week off for the Ann Arbor Art Fair, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch concert series will return in grand style on Thursday, July 25th with our headlining act Guster!
We’ll be closing off Liberty Street and putting up the big stage for Guster, the long-running alternative rock band from Boston. Formed in 1991 when Ryan Miller, Brian Rosenworcel and Adam Gardner were attending Tufts University in Massachusetts, Guster is best known for the hit singles “Amsterdam,” “Satellite,” “One Man Wrecking Machine” and “Careful.” The quartet is on a U.S. tour this summer in support of its eighth studio album “Look Alive,” which includes yet another hit single — “Overexcited.”
A fun-loving group of musicians with a large, dedicated fan-base, Guster has its serious side as well: guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner and his wife formed the non-profit organization Reverbover fifteen years ago, which is dedicated to assisting musicians in making environmentally sound decisions when touring. Reverb greens artists’ tours and has worked with Dave Matthews Band, Bonnie Raitt, Jack Johnson and many others.
Opening the show at 11:30 a.m. with be very special guest Andrew Horowitz of Tally Hall. Andrew played keyboards and wrote many of the songs for Tally Hall, the much-loved indie-pop quartet that got together in Ann Arbor when its future band members were attending the University of Michigan. Horowitz is an incredibly accomplished musician, and his post-Tally Hall career includes work with John Legend, Janelle Monae, and Celine Dion.
Get out of the office and join us at Liberty Plaza on Thursday, July 25th for a truly special Sonic Lunch concert with Guster and Andrew Horowitz!
By Martin Bandyke, morning drive host on Ann Arbor’s 107one.