MBC’s Spotlight Charity for August

At MBC we’re dedicated to making a positive impact in our communities by helping individuals, families and organizations that make a huge impact in the lives of many throughout Michigan. One of the ways we raise money is with Friday Casual Days. Every month MBC employees have the opportunity to pay monies for the privilege of wearing blue jeans or other casual attire on Fridays.

The spotlight charity for the month of August is The Ark.


Considered one of the top music clubs in the world, The Ark is Michigan’s nonprofit home for folk and roots music. With live music over 300 nights each year in one of the best listening rooms anywhere, The Ark is renowned for the quality and breadth of its programming.

The Ark is committed to presenting performers throughout the entire arc of their career. We introduce emerging artists and celebrate acoustic music’s elite.

At The Ark, we take seriously our role as part of a larger musical community. We nurture rising artists, we listen to the wisdom (and the humor) of those who’ve been around for a while, and, frankly, we’re not afraid to present music that you just won’t hear anywhere else.


Tickets to Ark performances typically range in price from $11-$50. The Ark offers a free concert series called Artist Spotlight on the fourth Tuesday of each month, and sometimes offer additional free shows as well, so nothing will stop you from experiencing great music at The Ark.

The best way to buy Ark tickets is online!

The University of Michigan’s Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO) provides ticketing for most Ark events. Click on any ticket link in our calendar or the BUY TICKETS ONLINE button found on each event detail page to purchase tickets. .