Sonic Lunch welcomes Bettye LaVette to the stage on Thursday


Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series happening at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor Thursdays from Noon to 1:30pm. Sonic Lunch features a live band from an impressive array of talent in the region, as well as national and international acts. Each week, lunch will be available on-site for purchase from a local vendor.

​Sonic Lunch concerts are free and suitable for all ages. Seating is available but lawn chairs are welcome. Join the crowds for an energizing mid-day break or just relax and enjoy the sounds.

​Sonic Lunch is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Bank of Ann Arbor. ann arbor’s 107one and Morning Host Martin Bandyke provide promotional support and host each event. Perich Advertising & Design, a local advertising agency, contributes the annual design of Sonic Lunch posters, banners, t-shirts and stickers. THS Audio provides sound production. As a result, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch has become one of the coolest summer events in Ann Arbor.

Aug. 16 – Caitlyn Smith wsg The Zindles

Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch concert series is down to the final three weeks of its 11th season at Liberty Plaza, and headlining the August 16th show will be Americana singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith.

Smith is an artist who showcases her own material and also writes songs for others.  Compositions of hers have been covered by John Legend, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and James Bay — all major players in the music business.  As for her own career as a singer, Caitlyn has won accolades from Rolling Stone magazine, which praised her “soaring and expressive” voice and named her of their 10 New Artists You Need to Know.  She was also selected as one of the top female vocalists by Billboard magazine’s SXSW 2017 Music Discovery panel.

A native of Cannon Falls, Minnesota, Caitlyn Smith is touring in support of her major-label debut album Starfire.  Influenced by classic pop and country, she has a captivating voice and major songwriting abilities.

Opening the show at 11:30 a.m. that morning will be Zindles.  This will be the very first public performance by siblings Erin Zindle and TJ Zindle of the Ragibirds!  Erin and TJ are making it clear that this is not a scaled back, unplugged version of the Ragbirds.  Zindles will feature all new tunes written by the two in a true collaborative spirit.  — Martin Bandyke, morning host on ann arbor’s 107one.

Coming up

​​August 23 – Absofacto wsg Katie Lee

​August 30 – Theo Katzman wsg Jacob Sigman


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