Acoustic Routes Concerts announced today that tickets are now on sale to see music legend, five-time Grammy® winner and Grand Ole Opry member Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives live at The Ark on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
The concert is the 10th annual benefit for the Breakfast at St. Andrew’s in Ann Arbor, which is hosted by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Every day since the fall of 1982, volunteers have gathered there to serve a free meal to anyone in need.
Tickets are available in-person online and by phone from the Michigan Union Ticket Office, which is located downstairs in the Michigan League at 911 N. University Ave. The phone number is (734) 763-TKTS. In The Ark's intimate, 400-person listening room, no seat is more than 50-feet from the stage.
“I’m honored to have been asked to be part of this event,” Stuart said. “This is one of those times when I’m reminded of what my musical gift is really for.”
Stuart's latest record, "Way Out West," is a self-described love letter to the American west. NPR said it "finds country's stalwart neo-traditionalist turning cosmic cowboy for a journey through the Joshua trees, shadowy canyons and desert dreams that tantalize travelers with the promise of a golden shore on the other side.
This concert will mark the tenth annual benefit produced by Saline-based Acoustic Routes, and another sell-out will push the cumulative amount raised to feed the hungry above $100,000. Sponsors at press time include General Motors Co., Ann Arbor State Bank, the Kiwanis Foundation of Ann Arbor and Zingerman's Community of Businesses.
Opening for Marty Stuart is Bloodshot Records artist and Cadillac, Michigan native Luke Winslow-King, who spent most of the last 15 years steeped in the musical cauldron of New Orleans and touring across North America and Europe. Lisa Tucker-Gray, whose mother Svea Gray helped lead the Breakfast Program for 30 years, will emcee and also perform with Curt Waugh of Ann Arbor.
Acoustic also produces monthly concerts at Stony Lake Brewing in Saline, focusing on the blues, bluegrass, Americana and Celtic music. The next show is Sunday, Sept. 23, featuring The Steel City Rovers from Hamilton, Ontario. The Rovers play what they call "Celti-billy," of Irish, Scottish and North American traditional music. Their arrangements are hypnotizing, mix fiddle, guitars, Scottish small pipes mandolin and other instruments, with rich vocal harmonies. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. There is a $15 cover at the door, with 100 percent going to the artists.