Mitch Ryder to Close Sonic Lunch Aug. 25

 07/02/2016 - 00:27

Bank of Ann Arbor is excited to announce that Michigan born rocker, Mitch Ryder will close out the 9th consecutive year for Sonic Lunch. Ryder, a music legend with hits like Sock It To Me Baby and Devil with a Blue Dress On will take the stage at noon on August 25th in Liberty Plaza.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Serena Ryder is not able to perform, as previously announced.

“Mitch Ryder is the legendary link between classic Motown R&B and hard rocking Detroit-area bands like the MC5 and the Stooges. The Hamtramck native has recorded over two dozen albums in a career that stretches back to the mid-60s, and he still captivates audiences with his fiery vocals and commanding stage presence. He was in fine form the last time he performed at Sonic Lunch, so expect another great set of timeless hits when Mitch Ryder closes out the 9th season of Sonic Lunch on Thursday, August 25th”, said Martin Bandyke, from ann arbor's 107one.

“Good fortune smiled upon Ann Arbor this week when we learned that Mitch was going to play Sonic Lunch for us again. His pervious Sonic Lunch performance, from the big stage on Liberty Street, left one of the largest crowds in our history dancing in the streets as he sang his classic songs throughout the entire show,” said Tim Marshall, President and CEO of Bank of Ann Arbor. “When we learned that his schedule was open and available for August 25, we jumped on it.”

Sonic Lunch Started in 2008, Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch is a free summer outdoor concert series at the corner of Liberty and Division in downtown Ann Arbor Thursdays from Noon to 1:30pm, June 4 to August 27. 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.

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 is a locally owned and operated bank with total assets and assets under management of over $2.2 billion, serving people and businesses in Southeast Michigan with offices at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Ann Arbor, in the Traver Village Shopping Center, at the corner of Stadium and Liberty streets, on West Ellsworth Road in Pittsfield Township, on West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti, in Plymouth on Ann Arbor Road and on East Michigan Avenue in downtown Saline. UniFi Equipment Finance, the banks wholly owned equipment finance subsidiary that is headquartered in Ann Arbor, is a well-established company with a national presence in the small ticket vendor space. UniFi has funded more than 85,000 transactions, totaling over $1 billion. / Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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