What a summer!

First, we would like to thank our amazing community for making the 9th season of Sonic Lunch a great success! We appreciate you coming out each week to experience phenomenal music, fantastic food and all the culture that Ann Arbor has to offer!

Thank you to Wild BelleLaith Al-Saadifrontier ruckusJR JRJoe HawleyBen Daniels BandThe Outer VibeThe SuffersBrett DennenThe AccidentalsJoshua DavisThe RagbirdsJoe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers & Mitch Ryder for your amazing performances this season at bank of ann arbor‘s Sonic Lunch!

Lastly, thank you to Ann Arbor’s 107one, the amazing Martin Bandyke, the Current, THS Audio, our food vendors, our wonderful marketeers and Perich Advertising + Design for their contributions to make this season fun!


Martin Bandyke on Mitch Ryder

Mitch Ryder is the legendary link between classic Motown R&B and hard rocking Detroit-area bands like the MC5 and the Stooges.  The Hamtramck native has recorded over two dozen albums in a career that stretches back to the mid-60s, and he still captivates audiences with his fiery vocals and commanding stage presence.  He was in fine form the last time he performed at Sonic Lunch, so expect another great set of timeless hits when Mitch Ryder closes out the 9th season of Sonic Lunch on Thursday, August 25th! — Martin Bandyke, ann arbor’s 107one


Martin Bandyke on Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

On Thursday, August 18th, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch concert series will feature Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, the Lansing-based folk-soul-psych-pop group.

Purveyors of delightful dance music, Hertler insists that his group’s live show is the purpose of the band. “Playing music is a symbiotic process, and without a crowd it is just a bunch of guys jamming,” says Hertler. “We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles—literally anything goes.”

Catch Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers when they take the stage at Liberty Plaza on Thursday, August 18th at noon as part of Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch free concert series. — Martin Bandyke, ann arbor’s 107one