concert performer playing guitar

About the Concert

The annual benefit concert for The Breakfast at St. Andrew’s presented by Acoustic Routes Concerts and The Ark has raised more than $125,000 to feed the hungry since the first show kicked off in 2010.  Legendary performers, including multi-Grammy winners Mavis Staples, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and Lucinda Williams, along with dozens of Michigan artists have performed.  Their music and sponsorships from local businesses and community groups has enabled us to direct all of the concert profits directly to feeding the hungry.

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.

Marty Stuart and his band

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives sold out The Ark in 2019