Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne reps Ann Arbor Neo-soul like no other. With a stage name combining his middle name (Mayor) with the street he grew up on (Hawthorne), he wears his hometown pride on his sleeve. 2016 saw him release an LP called Man About Town and Party of One – EP on Vagrant Records. Both releases evoke vintage vibes likening James Brown and Steely Dan through the filter of modern sensibilities. Hawthorne retains what made R&B and soul great in the first place and what keeps it relevant today.

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Ann Arbor, MI
Hill Auditorium
Hill Auditorium is the largest performance venue on the University of Michigan campus. The auditorium was named in honor of Arthur Hill, who served as a regent of the university from 1901 to 1909.
825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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Cozy spot for traditional Italian eats & pizza with cocktails in Mason jars & a patio with fountain.
812 Monroe St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
Alley Bar
Boisterous hangout lures locals with its craft cocktails & cold brews served in a hip atmosphere.
112 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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Pinball Pete’s
Enduring arcade with pinball machines & video games, plus pool tables, skee-ball, air hockey & more.
1214 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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Fleetwood Diner
Retro-style venue dishing American classics including its signature "hippie hash" 24/7.
300 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger
Established in 1953, this burger joint with a cafeteria-style setup also makes sandwiches.
304 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
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Power Center-Performing Arts
Sophisticated campus center featuring student theater performances in a spacious, modern interior.
121 Fletcher St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
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The Blind Pig

Established as a home for blues musicians, the historical venue has famously hosted acts like Joan Baez, Sonic Youth, Pearl Jam and Nirvana.

208 S 1st St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA
Michigan Stadium
Michigan Stadium, nicknamed "The Big House", is the football stadium for the University of Michigan. It is the largest stadium in the United States and the second largest stadium in the world.
Stadium Pl, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, USA
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