The Judy Banker Band (w/ Dave Roof, John Sperendi, Tony Pace, Alan Pagliere with Michael Shimmin sitting in on drums) returns to the Trinity House Theatre for a night of original music, including a selection of songs that we are currently recording for my fourth studio album, Bona Fide. Bringing an opening set to start off the evening is the amazing Nikki Morgan ( It's going to be a great night!

$20 per ticket

It's going to be a great evening playing out under the stars for this fantastic Ann Arbor Broken Branch summer music series. Settled in a shady grove of trees right inside the city limits this wonderful house concert series hosts live music all summer long. My band and I are thrilled to be sharing the evening with our good friends and out of this world artist Billy King. Really looking forward to it! We'll be playing songs fresh from the studio where we are working on my 4th studio album, Bona Fide!

Lager/Brooklyn Music Fest

Corktown , Detroit

I'll be doing a rare solo performance for this 3-day Corktown music fest in support of the work of Girls Rock Detroit ( on Sunday, July 9. Time TBA $20 wristband provides admission to all 3 days of the festival. Advance sales info TBA

I've lost count as to how many years this makes at Holler Fest - a gem of a SE Michigan outdoor summer music festival. Over 10 for sure. The first few performing with my longtime musical partner Jay Stielstra, and then in 2015 also performing with my own band. It's always an unforgettable experience to play this wonderful festival in the rolling hills of Frog Holler Farm. We are excited to start off the first full day of the festival Saturday, Aug. 26 on the Main Stage at 10 a.m. The air will be cool and the mood off the charts - and we plan to bring all we've got to start the day off with a bang!

Music at the Gazebo

Music at the Gazebo, 1437 W. Marshall, Ferndale, Michigan

Dave Roof, John Sperendi, and I are thrilled to be a part of this popular Ferndale house concert series. We'll be doing our stripped down version of some of the new songs coming out on my new album, BONA FIDE (Nov. 2023) and lots more outside in the gazebo or indoors in case of rain.

$20 per ticket RSVP or

So thrilled to be able to celebrate the release of my 4th studio album, BONA FIDE, at one of the finest listening rooms anywhere, The Ark - Ann Arbor! It is also my birthday, which brings something extra special to the evening. Joining me are my band members who all played a significant part in the development and recording process for this album. With endless thanks to David Roof/Rooftop Recording Studio (engineering, keys, guitar, background vocals); John Sperendi (bass, background vocals); Alan Pagliere (pedal steel); Tony Pace (electric guitar); and Brian Williams (percussion) and to producer Ben Sayler, my son and creative listening ear, who was instrumental in bringing out the heart of each song. Special guest opener is a favorite artist of mine, the wonderful Annie Bacon. To add to the event, I will have available for purchase photos from my Jerusalem Road series, a rural area just outside of Ann Arbor I love to photograph. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, an organization that works to preserve these precious natural spaces.

Tickets: $25 (reserved $33)

Pete Seeger Birthday Concert at The Ark

The Ark, 316 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

After a 3 year hiatus, the iconic Pete Seeger Birthday Concert and fundraiser for The Ark returns, Thursday, May 2, 2024! I am very happy to be taking the reins on organizing this return event. There will be a lineup of bands and solo artists from all musical genres who will take turns covering the songs of Pete Seeger -- with (in true Pete Seeger style) singalongs galore.