hiattOn July 18, acclaimed singer-songwriter John Hiatt will be performing at The Ark, along with his band dubbed The Combo, as part of a current tour in support of his latest album, The Open Road – a classic Hiatt recording that offers sizzling rock songs inspired by the feeling of looking at life through the rear-view mirror. This is one concert not to be missed, for, as The Ark puts it, it will be “a rare intimate show from an American songwriting master.” Not only do audiences get to enjoy an amazing, vibrant Hiatt performance, as they do every time he takes the stage, but they are also given the rare opportunity to experience his music like never before at an extremely intimate venue.

Hiatt – who is best known for his hit songs like “Have a Little Faith in Me,”, “Thing Called Love” and “Slow Turning” – has a songwriting career that dates back to the New Wave era and has passed through phases of country, blues, Americana, and more without losing its basic flavor. He has been nominated for eleven Grammy Awards and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry, including the 2000 Nashville Music Awards ‘Artist of the Year’ award and 2008 Americana Music Association ‘Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting.’

You should definitely try to make it out to hear this extremely talented musician perform in such a uniquely relaxed, intimate setting. And if you do, the Lamp Post Inn, an Ann Arbor hotel located less than 2 miles from The Ark, will offer a special overnight housing discount for individuals attending the event. Simply enter the hotel’s website, http://www.lamppostinn.com and use the special promo code ARKEVENT in the code box when searching for availability on the evening of the performance to receive a 10% discount on many popular overnight unit types.