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Concert Weekend: Ann Arbor Folk Festival, Ferndale Blues Festival, Jacob Sartorious, Candlebox and more...
 

By Gary Graff
ggraff@digitalfirstmedia.com, @GraffonMusic on Twi

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John Prine and Jason Isbell headline the Ark’s 41st Ann Arbor Folk Festival, taking place at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 26-27, at Hill Auditorium on the U-M campus. Tickets, $42.50-$200, still remain for Friday. Call 734-761-1800 or visit the ark.org.

Also Playing:

•The 17th annual Ferndale Blues Festival kicks off Friday, Jan. 26, running through Feb. 3 at various city venues and raising money for youth education and enrichment programs. The full schedule and more details can be found at ferndalebluesfestival.org.

• Florida blues man Albert “Big Dog” Castiglia marks his territory at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd., Auburn Hills. Tickets are $20 and $15. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.

• The veteran local rock troupe Crashing Cairo plays Friday, Jan. 26, with Half Light Music opening, a the Magic Bag, 22920 Woodward Ave., Ferndale. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Call 248-544-1991 or visit themagicabag.com.

• Teen social media sensation Jacob Sartorious, along with Zach Clayton and Luna Blaise, bop till they drop on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Fillmore Detroit, 2115 Woodward Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• Northwest rockers Candlebox (remember “Far Behind?”) visit on Friday, Jan. 26, at Saint Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are $35. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

• Guitarist Bobby Murray pays tribute to his old boss with “The Music of Etta James” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Callahan’s Music Hall. Tickets are $20. Call 248-858-9508 or visit atcallahans.com.

• The Tom Petty tribute band The Insiders play Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Parliament Room in Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Road. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 248-291-6160 or visit otussupply.com.

• Country hitmaker Chase Rice brings his Lambs & Lions Tour, with Travis Denning opening, to the Fillmore Detroit on Saturday, Jan. 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30-$59.50. Call 313-961-5451 or visit thefillmoredetroit.com.

• G Jones and Eprom will have the dance floor thumping on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Majestic Theatre, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance $35 day of show. Call 313-833-9700 or visit majesticdetroit.com.

• Minnesota rapper Mod Sun brings the beats to Detroit on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Tickets are sold out. Call 313-961-6358 or visit saintandrewsdetroit.com.

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