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B.B. King at the Michigan Theater – June 1st, 2014

Blues legend, B.B. King, will be in Michigan performing at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on June 1st, 2014.  If you’re heading into town for this event and are looking for affordable accommodations the Lamp Post Inn is offering discounted room rates.  Just enter promo code: KING when booking your stay online.

“15-time Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee B.B. King has defined the blues for a worldwide audience for more than half a century. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, many of them classics. Soon after his first number one hit, “3 O’Clock Blues,” in 1951, King and his guitar Lucille began touring and haven’t stopped since. He has performed at the Michigan Theater many times throughout his career, most recently in 2004.” – excerpt taken from michtheater.org

Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.   Prices range between $35 and $60, with limited Gold Circle seating also available.

The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is located just 2 miles away from the Michigan Theater and the downtown Ann Arbor area.  We offer comfortable and affordable rooms and are pleased to give a discounted room rate to attendees of this concert.  Just enter promo code: KING when booking your stay online.

Demetri Martin at the Michigan Theater – April 26th

Comedian Demetri Martin will be preforming at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on Saturday, April 26th, 2014.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is pleased to offer discounted room rates for attendees of the show.  Just enter promo code: MICHTH when booking your stay online.

Demetri Martin rose to relative obscurity when he started doing stand-up comedy in New York City at the end of the 20th Century. Later he became a writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and then a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2003, Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival for his first one-man show, If I. He released a comedy album called These Are Jokes and then created and starred in his own television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin. His first stand-up comedy special, Demetri Martin. Person is considered by many to be his longest and only hour-long stand-up comedy special. Martin has appeared in movies as an actor, most recently in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion and most lengthily in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. His first book, This Is a Bookby Demetri Martin is a New York Times Bestseller. Demetri has brown hair, and he is allergic to peanuts. You can find him at www.demetrimartin.com, at www.facebook.com/demetrimartin, on Twitter @demetrimartin, and in various places in the actual physical world.” – excerpt from michtheater.org

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 14 at 10 AM at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

The Lamp Post Inn is located only two miles away from downtown Ann Arbor and the Michigan Theater.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices.  Attendees of this event can receive a discounted room rate just by entering promo code: MICHTH when booking their stay online.

The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Ark – March 20th

The Blind Boys of Alabama will be preforming at the Ark on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is pleased to offer a discounted room rate for attendees of this event.  Just enter promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

“The Blind Boys of Alabama are an American institution, with a 60-year career that had its beginnings early in the era of modern African-American gospel music. Their sinewy harmonies and fiery vocal effects are instantly identifiable, and the sheer spiritual power of their music brings audiences to their feet and touches the soul. And when they really get down to the business of taking the audience to church, well, hold on to your hats. The Blind Boys have a new album, “I’ll Find a Way,” featuring such classics-to-be as “There Will Never Been Any Peace (Till God Is Seated at the Conference Table).” The album is a bit more hardcore than the Blind Boys’ other recent outings, drawing on the classic Sam Cooke/Soul Stirrers gospel style. Everybody should experience the Blind Boys once, but they’re no relic: since 2000, they’ve won five Grammys and four Gospel Music Awards.” – from theark.org

The Lamp Post Inn is located just two miles away from downtown Ann Arbor.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices.  If you would like to receive a discounted room rate for this event just enter promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

Discounted Hospital Room Rates at the Lamp Post Inn

Ann Arbor, Michigan is host to several fantastic hospitals and health care facilities.  Both the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System and the VA Ann Arbor Health System are about two and a half miles away from the Lamp Post Inn.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor motel, is pleased to offer a discounted room rate for patients and family members who are receiving treatment or attending appointments at any of the area’s health facilities.

For more information or to make a reservation please give us a call at (734) 971-8000 anytime between 7 am -11 pm.

 

 

Michigan Flyer Motorcoach Service

The Michigan Flyer motorcoach service is a fantastic option for traveling to and from Ann Arbor, Michigan and Detroit Metro Airport.  Essentially it is a luxury bus service that travels between East Lansing, Ann Arbor and  Detroit Metro Airport.  12 to 13 round trips are available daily, and there is long term parking available both in Ann Arbor and East Lansing.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone or from the driver.  They range anywhere from $12 to $42 depending on your departure point and whether or not it is a round-trip ticket.

Michigan Flyer arrival and departure locations are as follows:

  • East Lansing (Marriott Hotel)
  • Ann Arbor (Blake Transit Center)
  • Ann Arbor (Kensington Court Hotel)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (McNamara Terminal)
  • Detroit Metro Airport (North Terminal)

To purchase tickets, see a detailed schedule or for more information please visit the Michigan Flyer website.

The Lamp Post Inn is a comfortable and affordable motel located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  If you’re coming into town via the Michigan Flyer you can choose to depart at the Blake Transit Center.  From there you can easily transfer to one of Ann Arbor’s local buses and take route 4 down to the Washtenaw and Sheridan stop.  The Lamp Post Inn is located about 50 yards west from there, right at the Washtenaw and East Stadium Boulevard intersection.

The Pat Metheny Unity Group at The Michigan Theater – March 10th, 2014

Jazz fusion ensemble, The Pat Metheny Unity Group, will be performing at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater on March 10th, 2014.  Winner of 17 Grammy awards, Pat Metheny is a true living legend of the jazz world.  This is a show that jazz lovers will not want to miss out on.  The Lamp Post Inn is pleased to offer discounted room rates for attendees of this event.  Just enter the promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay online.

Tickets are still available for purchase at The Ark’s website.

The Lamp Post Inn is conveniently located only ten minutes away from The Michigan Theater and Downtown Ann Arbor.  We offer comfortable rooms at affordable rates, and by entering promo code: ARKEVENT attendees of this event are eligible for discounted room rates.

FrenchieSkate 2014 at the University of Michigan’s Yost Ice Arena

On Sunday, March 9th the Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan will play host to FrenchieSkate 2014.  This exciting ice skating event will feature performances by international, US and local ice skating super stars.  It’s all for a good cause too, benefiting North Star Reach, a camp for children with serious health challenges and their families.  The Lamp Post Inn, located only two miles away for the Yost Ice Arena, is offering discounted room rates for attendees of this event.  Just enter promo code: SKATE when booking your stay online.

 “We are thrilled to be able to bring together this incredible group of skaters, to perform in front of so many friends and to honor the memory of my great friend Francesca “Frenchie” Persico, who lived life so fully and fought pediatric cancer so bravely. We chose North Star Reach as the beneficiary of FrenchieSkate because their goal is to bring joy to these special children and allow them to let go of their diagnosis and just be kids at camp” – Georgia Glastris, event founder, reigning Greek National Champion and a junior at the University of Michigan.

FrenchieSkate 2014 performers include:

Jeremy Abbot – 2014 and 2010 US Olympic Team, 2014 Team Bronze medalist and 4-time US Men’s Champion
Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje -  placed 7th for Canada in the 2014 Olympics
Alissa Czisny -  2-time US Ladies Champion
Valentina Marchei – skated for Italy in the 2014 Olympics
Georgia Glastris – 3-time Greek Ladies Champion
Elladj Balde – Canadian Junior Champion
Reyna Hamui - Mexican Ladies Champion
Alissandra Arnow and Colin Brubaker – US National Champions competitors
Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton – World Junior Ice Dance Bronze medalists
Holly Moore and Daniel Klaber - US Junior Champion competitors in ice dance
 The Ann Arbor Hockettes Synchronized Skating Team and the Harmony Theatre Company

The Yost Ice Arena is located on the campus of the University of Michigan.  Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online.

For more information on this event and it’s beneficiary you can visit frenchieskate.com and northstarreach.org.

If you are looking for lodging for this event then check us out at the Lamp Post Inn.  We are conveniently located only five minutes away from the Yost Ice Arena, and offer comfortable and affordable accommodations.  We are also offering a 10% discount to attendees of this event.  Just enter promo code: SKATE when booking your stay online.

42nd Annual Dance For Mother Earth Pow Wow

The 42nd annual Dance for Mother Earth Pow Wow will be held at Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan.  Located less than ten minutes away, Ann Arbor’s Lamp Post Inn is offering discounted room rates for attendees of this event.  Just enter promo code: POWWOW when booking your stay online.

Image courtesy of EA / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of EA / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On April 5th and 6th hundreds of dancers and drummers will converge at the EMU Convocation Center for this monumental cultural event.  The Dance for Mother Earth Pow Wow is an annual Native American celebration held in honor of the Earth Mother.  Everyone is welcome to this grand event where you can experience Native American culture, enjoy traditional foods and shop at many wonderful Native American arts and crafts vendors.  This year’s event is a collaboration between the UM Native American Student Association and the EMU Native American Student Organization.

Special guest Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, owner and creator of Beyond Buckskin Boutique, will be hosting a Native American designer fashion show on Saturday April 5th at 3:30 pm.  Dr. Metcalfe will also have merchandise available for purchase at the event.

The Eastern Michigan Convocation Center is located at 799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Doors open 10:30 am
General Admission:
Adults: $10
Students and Seniors: $7
Family Pass: $25
Children (5-12): $5

The Lamp Post Inn is offering a 10% discount on rooms to attendees of this event.  We are located less than ten minutes away from the EMU Convocation Center, and offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices.  Just enter promo code: POWWOW when booking your stay.

52nd Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival

The Michigan Theater

The 52nd annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is just around the corner, taking place from March 25th through the 30th.  This six day festival is a celebration that showcases independent and experimental film and animation from around the world.  The Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor hotel, is offering special discounted rates to attendees of the film festival.  Just enter promo code: AAFF52 when booking your stay online.

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is one of North America’s longest running independent and experimental film festivals.  Each year over 2,500 submissions are received from filmmakers around the globe.  The AAFF consists of 40 programs with over 180 films.  Awards of over 20,000 cash and film/stock services are presented to filmmakers during the event.  In addition to the juried program, the AAFF presents filmmaker retrospectives, gallery installations, panel discussions, historic and thematic surveys and contemporary artist programs.

Full and Weekend Passes are available for purchase at the AAFF’s official website.  The Michigan Theater, located in downtown Ann Arbor, is host to the film festival’s screenings.  Nightly after-parties are held at some of Ann Arbor’s best late-night locales.

If you’re looking for accommodations, the Lamp Post Inn offers comfortable and affordable lodging.  Located only ten minutes away from downtown Ann Arbor, the Lamp Post Inn is an ideal place to stay if you’re attending this year’s Film Festival.  We are offering a 10% discount on room rates for this event.  Just enter the promo code: AAFF52 when you book your stay online.

Tom Rush at The Ark – Feb. 19th, 2014

Tom Rush is coming to The Ark in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014.  Commonly known as “Folk Royalty” Tom Rush helped to usher in the era of the singer-songwriter.  Tom is a great performer and storyteller and is credited as an inspiration to many well known artists today.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at The Ark.

The Lamp Post Inn is located just ten minutes away from The Ark and downtown Ann Arbor.  We are pleased to offer a 10% discount to attendees of this event.  Just enter the promo code: ARKEVENT when booking your stay at the Lamp Post Inn.