From June through mid-August, downtown Chelsea is a hub of excitement with live entertainment, special exhibits, activities for the kids and much more with the 42nd Annual Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival. The Zou is thrilled to support this spectacular festival and encourages you to check out the schedule of events at https://chelseafestivals.com. On Thursday evenings, during the Chelsea Sounds and Sights Festival, the Zou is launching our new Twilight Thursday Summer Music Series, 7 – 9 p.m. every Thursday starting 6/6 through 8/15 featuring the talents of our Thursday Open Mic guest artists including Annie Capps, Sam Corbin, Rochelle Clark, Rollie Tussing, Dave Boutette, and Judy Banker.
Tonight Ann Arbor songwriter, Judy Banker, starts out the series. Judy is back in the studio working on her third full-length album, Buffalo Motel, to be released in fall 2019. Her second album, Devils Never Cry, has received airplay throughout the U.S. and the U.K. and was awarded 2017 Best Folk Album Philby Award by WHFR.FM and her song, Thing About Us awarded 2018 Top 100 Songs by WHFR.FM. Judy performs at festivals, clubs, and listening rooms throughout Michigan including The Ark, Ann Arbor Top Of The Park, Nor-East’r Music Festival, Holler Fest, and Harvest Gathering. She’s heading to Boise, Idaho this summer to perform at the 1st Annual Rosalie Sorrels Music Festival. Her music is available on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music.
“Her voice, tangy and bright as fall cider, brings to life articulate, arresting songs of lost love and the perfidy of human nature. Reminiscent of Loretta Lynn and Rose Maddox, Judy Banker’s music remains contemporary, rich in everything the modern listener appreciates about old-time country music.” Maggie Ferguson, Host, Live! From the Living Room