Bonnie Raitt and Marc Cohn to present kick off event for Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Lamp Post Inn, a nearby hotel will offer special hotel rates the evening of the concert using promo code HILLEV.

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival has announced that Bonnie Raitt will perform at Hill Auditorium on May 25th. This will be a “pre-festival” event for the Summer Festival. She will be accompanied by Marc Cohn, The Slipstream Tour.

The Festival Website describes the concert as:

More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in American music. With a unique style that blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop, she was a cult favorite for twenty years before breaking through to the top in the early 90s with her Grammy Award-winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits such as “Something To Talk About” and “I Can’t Make You Love Me.”

With nine Grammy Awards under her belt and a long history of social activism, Raitt tours regularly incorporating many benefit concerts into her schedule. After a brief hiatus, she is back and recharged with a batch of great new songs to play in her live set along with the tried and true favorites that have treated her very loyal following to countless memorable shows through the years.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s nineteenth album, Slipstream, is daring, bluesy, and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. Out April 10th, Slipstream marks Raitt’s first new album in seven years, and the debut for her new label, Redwing Records.

Opening the concert is singer and songwriter Marc Cohn, who combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Cohn will play from his new album, Listening Booth: 1970, where he transforms songs from such artists as Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and
Van Morrison. Cohn is best known from his critically acclaimed debut album and the song “Walking In Memphis.”

Please note: At the artist’s request, fifty cents of each ticket sold for this concert will be donated to the ARIA Foundation, which will distribute grants to local charities at the end of the tour.

Bonnie Raitt’s website is http://www.bonnieraitt.com

Marc Cohn’s website is http://marccohn.net/

The Lamp Post Inn will offer special overnight rates for those attending the Bonnie Raitt concert. To obtain the special pricing please use the promo code HILLEV when placing your housing request for May 25th on our website Lamp Post Inn (http://www.lamppostinn.com)