concert performer playing guitar

About the Concert

The annual benefit concert has raised more than $120,000 for The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s since the first show kicked off in 2010. Each winter, performers have gathered at The Ark, in Ann Arbor, donating their musical talents to support our program. That, combined with a growing list of sponsorships from local businesses and community groups, has enabled us to direct all of the concert profits directly to feeding the hungry.

From Jazz to Bluegrass and Beyond

The concerts have celebrated the roots and branches of American music, including jazz, blues, bluegrass and folk. Artists have ranged from local groups, such as Manchester-based Creole du Nord, Hot Club of Detroit’s Evan Perri, and bluegrass and country band Bill Bynum & Company, to world-renowned fiddle players Bonnie Rideout, Kevin Burke and Liz Carroll, Grammy winner Al Petteway and Amy White, and guitar virtuosos Duck Baker, Dan Crary and Dakota Dave Hull. Concert hosts have included Ann Arbor’s 107one (WQKL-FM) radio personalities Rob Reinhart, John Bommarito and Matt Altruda.

Reverend Robert Jones and his wife Bernice performing at benefit concert
The Reverend Robert Jones and his wife Bernice at the 2010 benefit concert at the Ark