August's Spotlight is Kerrytown Concert House!

Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) exists to engage, educate and entertain the public by bringing high-quality artists and audiences together for enhanced appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the performing arts.

Now in its 38th year, Kerrytown Concert House provides a very special live music experience for patrons and artists alike. Set in the intimate setting of a Victorian-era home in the Kerrytown District of Ann Arbor, “the House” offers a unique opportunity to experience world-class music in a kaleidoscope of genres – jazz, classical, cabaret, world, folk, blues, and more – all in an up-close and personal setting. This nonprofit venue offers a “listening room” or “salon” style concert setting for live music that creates unique opportunities for our cultural community to connect in meaningful ways. Many artists and patrons describe performing and attending concerts at Kerrytown Concert House to be like doing so in one’s own living room – the atmosphere is warm, interactive, friendly and comfortable. Entering the doors of the House feels like “coming home.”

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Events to support Kerrytown Concert House

Ari's Arias
August 11, 2022
7:30 pm

NYC Cabaret Artist (and Ann Arbor native), Ari Axelrod

Harry Allen Meets the Midwest All-Stars
August 17, 2022
7:30 pm

Internationally renowned melodic swing tenor saxophone master, Harry Allen performs with Andy Brown (Chicago guitarist) and area jazz masters, Paul Keller (bass) and Pete Siers (drums)

Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel
September 21, 2022
7:30 pm

The Blue Llama / Kerrytown Concert House Exchange featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel

What KCH provides for our community

With the pandemic shut-down, Kerrytown Concert House immediately pivoted to a free livestreaming platform in order to keep artists working and to keep bringing a bright spot of live music to the community in an otherwise dark and concerning time. Now, with the return to in-person programming, KCH has maintained its online presence and continues to offer its concerts livestreamed for free to all who attend online at concert time. Donations are encouraged but not required.

These concerts can be accessed in the following ways:
1. On their YouTube channel:
2. On their website archive:

Kerrytown Concert House has had a long-standing relationship with area nonprofits to provide monthly free concert tickets to low-income patrons and the staff who serve them.

Kerrytown Concert House also entered a partnership with Michigan Medicine's Gifts of Art program, sharing their livestreams with hospital patients and first-response healthcare workers during the pandemic when live musicians could not safely attend in-person.

How the public can support

Members of the community can contribute to the organization in a variety of ways:

1. Make a donation to Kerrytown Concert House! Their donors make all of the difference in their ability to continue providing this distinctive platform for artists and the community. or click the donation buttons!

2. Attend their concerts! They are lining-up a great season for '22/'23! See their website for their events line-up.

3. Sponsor a concert! There are a variety of sponsorship levels from which to choose. They couldn't present the world-class artists that they do without their concert sponsors!

4. Give your friends and family the gift of live music with a Kerrytown Concert House gift card!

Volunteering at KCH

You can! Their volunteers contribute to KCH in a number of ways: as ushers, greeters and merchandise salespeople at their concerts; helping to prepare mailings for the patrons on their "snail mail" mailing list; sharing posters and flyers around town; and so much more! Anyone interested can reach out to them at [email protected] and let them know what their specific volunteer interests are.

Why Zingerman's loves KCH

What a beautiful place to take in a show! And it's an easy walk from our Deli or Miss Kim so talk about a perfect dinner and a show combo!

We love that Kerrytown Concert House brings such an eclectic blend of musical performances to our city. As Hans Christian Andersen said, "Where words fail, music speaks." Sometimes what we all need to unite and find a sense of comfort or joy is simply to hear a performance that can move the parts of our soul that only music can touch. It's been a trying couple of years for everyone and art like what is showcased at KCH can do some serious healing.

Donate directly to Kerrytown Concert House