SONIC LUNCH HISTORY
Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series happening at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor Thursdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Sonic Lunch features a live band from an impressive array of talent in the region, as well as national and international acts. Each week, lunch will be available on-site for purchase from a local vendor.
Sonic Lunch concerts are free and suitable for all ages. Seating is available but lawn chairs are welcome. Join the crowds for an energizing mid-day break or just relax and enjoy the sounds.
Sonic Lunch is a collaborative effort spearheaded by Bank of Ann Arbor. ann arbor’s 107one and Morning Host Martin Bandyke provide promotional support and host each event. Perich Advertising & Design, a local advertising agency, contributes the annual design of Sonic Lunch posters, banners, t-shirts and stickers. THS Audio provides sound production. As a result, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch has become one of the coolest summer events in Ann Arbor.
Bank of Ann Arbor would like to recognize and offer a tip-of-the-hat to both Jesse Bernstein, former Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce President, and Hal Davis for all their great work in bringing some local music to Liberty Plaza in 2007. Thank you!
*Much of the photography from 2015 - 2018 is thanks to Leisa Thompson Photography. You can view her work at leisaphoto.com
Sonic Lunch Alumni | A Look Back at 11 Seasons!
ALUMNI | 2018 Moon Taxi wsg/ Nadim Assam | ZZ Ward wsg/ Jill Jack | JD McPherson wsg/ Olivia Millerschin | Mt. Joy wsg/ Michigander | Michigan Rattlers wsg/ Misty Lyn | Sunflower Bean wsg/ Kate Peterson | The Accidentals wsg/ Chris DuPont | Anderson East wsg/ Phillip-Michael Scales | Bettye LaVette wsg/ Antwaun Stanley | Caitlyn Smith wsg/ The Zindles | The Ragbirds wsg/ Katie Lee | Theo Katzman wsg/ Jacob Sigman |2017 Laith Al-Saadi | LP | Tuxedo feat. Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One | The Accidentals | Theo Katzman | Michigan Rattlers | Tim Reynolds Band - TR3 | NOMO | The Record Company | May Erlewine & The Motivations | Jacob Sigman & The Stellars | Joshua Davis | Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers | 2016 Wild Belle | Laith Al-Saadi | Frontier Ruckus | JR JR w/ Joe Hawley of Tally Hall | Ben Daniels Band | The Outer Vibe | The Suffers | Brett Dennen w/ The Accidentals | Joshua Davis | The Ragbirds | Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers | Mitch Ryder 2015 Martha Reeves | Joshua Davis | Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas | Michelle Chamuel w/Absofacto | Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers | Laith Al-Saadi | Bennett | Luke Winslow-King | BØRNS w/Chris Bathgate | Theo Katzman w/Joey Dosik | Vulfpeck 2014 Stepdad | Eric Hutchinson | Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers | The Wild Feathers | ZZ Ward | The Appleseed Collective | Vance Joy | Laith Al-Saadi | The Ragbirds | Michelle Chamuel w/Theo Katzman | The Alternate Routes 2013Martha Reeves & The Vandellas | Darren Criss w/Theo Katzman | Family of The Year | Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | Luke Winslow-King | Brett Dennen w/Dan Henig | The Ragbirds | Laith Al-Saadi | Greensky Bluegrass | Kopecky Family Band w/Kat Peterson | George Bedard & The Kingpins 2012 Laith Al-Saadi | Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. | Mitch Ryder | Jill Jack | Frontier Ruckus w/Chris Bathgate | Scars on 45 | Mayer Hawthorne | The Macpodz w/Sophistafunk | Seth & May | The Ragbirds | Black Jake & The Carnies | Theo Katzman 2011 Brian Vander Ark | Shout Sister Shout | Laith Al-Saadi | The Ultrasounds | Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful | Scars on 45 | The Ragbirds | Serena Ryder | Hoots and Hellmouth | Chris Bathgate & Theo Katzman | Nervous But Excited | My Dear Disco 2010 The Macpodz | Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers | Enter The Haggis | Seth & May | Theo Katzman | Jill Jack | Jamie Register & The Glendales | The Ragbirds | Laith Al-Saadi | My Dear Disco | Greensky Bluegrass | Baskery 2009 Enter The Haggis | Jill Jack | Laith Al-Saadi | Dave Sharp Quintet | Red Arrow Highway | Tumbao Bravo | Dragon Wagon | The Macpodz | The Ragbirds | Jamie Register & The Glendales | Shout Sister Shout 2008 The Ragbirds | HiDef | The Terraplanes | John E. Lawrence | My Dear Disco | Tumao Bravo | Laith Al-Saadi |John E. Lawrence | Jill Jack | The Macpodz | The Roadhouse Revival Band | Dave Sharp