July 2, 2012 8:52
8:00am, 7/5: Sonic Lunch is still planned for outdoors in Liberty Plaza. Stay tuned for updates.
Yes, there is a Sonic Lunch on Thursday, July 5. We're serving up a full menu of indie folk music for the holiday week with a double bill of Frontier Ruckus and Chris Bathgate.
Chris Bathgate is a prominent American Indie folk singer/songwriter in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area. His signature country-tinged gothic folk has been perfectly honed in his latest critically acclaimed album Salt Year.
Frontier Ruckus is a literate dynamic folk-derived band from Detroit with many layers of complexity within their music. Below the obvious layer, many fans sensed an intangible element ingrained within the notes and lyrics that Frontier Ruckus, through some kind of rare ability, turned memories into melodies and transformed a from-the-inside-out examination of their native Michigan into a creaky back-porch storytelling session relevant well beyond the Great Lakes.
Join us on Thursday, July 5 from 11:45a to 1:30p in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza.
For more information, visit soniclunch.com.
June 27, 2012 9:19
It's gonna be a hot one on Thursday, but the music will suit the mood day perfectly. Jill Jack, this week's Sonic Lunch performer, serves up original songs and covers of favorites in her own country/folk/soulful style. Her warm personality makes her live performances especially delightful. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy. Oh, and maybe tap your toes or clap along.
Visit soniclunch.com to learn more about Jill Jack and our lunch partners for the week, The LunchRoom and Mighty Good Coffee.
June 20, 2012 9:32
Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is proud to welcome Motor-City rock icon Mitch Ryder to the stage for an epic free performance in Liberty Plaza Thursday, June 21. Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels served as the musical bridge between the Motown soul factory and the high energy, take no prisoners rock ‘n’ roll that would roar out of Detroit via Iggy & The Stooges, MC5, Ted Nugent and Bob Seger. Mitch is known for his hits in the mid to late 1960s, most notably “Devil with a Blue Dress On”, their highest-charting single at #4, as well as “Sock It to Me-Baby!”, a #6 hit in 1967, and “Jenny Take a Ride!”, which reached #10 in 1965. Mitch has been called “the unsung heart and soul of the Motor City rock and roll scene” by the All Music Guide, and is celebrating a career that has spanned six decades.
Following his performance, Mitch will discuss and sign his new autobiography, Devils & Blue Dresses: My Wild Ride as a Rock and Roll Legend, at 7 p.m. at the Ypsilanti District Library, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti, MI.
Ann Arbor’s 107one’s Martin Bandyke gets us excited for this week’s Sonic Lunch: Mitch Ryder comes to Sonic Lunch for Thursday’s Sonic Lunch.
June 19, 2012 9:43
Michigan Radio (WUOM) featured Sonic Lunch's Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr concert on June 14 in this short story: Care for a little art with that lunch?
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June 7, 2012 7:14
It's going to be a beautiful day to enjoy lunch outside listening to the incredible talent of today's Sonic Lunch opener, Laith Al Saadi. Laith Al Saadi is an incredibly talented musician who is a local favorite. Music runs from Noon to 1:30pm in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza. Restaurant partner is eat and our beverage partner is lab. Visit soniclunch.com for today's menu and more information. See you at Sonic Lunch!
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August 2, 2010 9:40
On Friday, July 30, 2010, the Sonic Lunch Facebook fan page hit our goal of 1,000 fans! And the count continues to climb. Many thanks to all who invited friends to show their support for free live music by "liking" the Sonic Lunch fan page. We especially appreciate the efforts of A2Fiber. As promised, our team will be serving up scoops of Washtenaw Dairy ice cream to the crowd at the August 5 Sonic Lunch with Laith Al-Saadi. Come down early for the best selection.
August 2, 2010 9:26
Our president, Tim Marshall, was featured in Martin Bandyke's column in AnnArbor.com on Sunday, August 1. Martin gave a preview of the remaining Sonic Lunch shows for August. Read the full story here.
June 16, 2010 11:41
What would summer be without street fairs and music in the park? But with so much oriented toward bringing people into Ann Arbor, sometimes it's nice to have something specifically for the locals. Not only does Sonic Lunch deliver 12 weeks of free noon-time concerts to downtown, the president of Bank of Ann Arbor actually helps pick the bands.
Watch the video Keith Jeffries and Concentrate Media put together on Bank of Ann Arbor's Sonic Lunch.
June 3, 2010 9:16
AnnArbor.com attended Bank of Ann Arbor's kick-off concert featuring Ann Arbor's own The Macpodz, and created this fun video. Check out Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers at Sonic Lunch on Thursday, June 10, 2010.
June 1, 2010 8:37
In the mood for something extra-tasty for your mid-day meal this summer? Then feast your ears on Sonic Lunch, the free concert series that returns Thursdays from June 3 -Aug. 26 at the corner of Division and Liberty streets. Read the entire article on AnnArbor.com.