This benefit concert is organized as part of a community-wide grassroots campaign to save Johnny's Speakeasy - a highly regarded house concert venue owned and operated by Johnny Williams, a staple of the Michigan music community. 18+ months ago Johnny's home above the Speakeasy sustained extensive damage from a serious fire. Johnny's insurance company is denying him a fair settlement, despite his paying for a premium homeowner's policy the many years he has lived in his home. In addition, the insurance company suddenly stopped paying for temporary housing for Johnny (a one bedroom apartment) last month rendering him effectively homeless. Johnny has been forced to leave Ann Arbor to live up north near family. This concert seeks to raise donations to a community founded legal fund to assist Johnny in attaining a swift and fair settlement so he can rebuild his home and salvage the beloved Speakeasy, and return to the community he has been an essential part of for decades.

My band and over a dozen other artists from a variety of genres will be performing. Lineup TBA.

$25 General admission $35 Reserved seating $75 Golden Circle seating

Pete Seeger Birthday Concert at The Ark

The Ark, 316 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI

After a 3 year hiatus, the iconic Pete Seeger Birthday Concert and fundraiser for The Ark returns, Thursday, May 2, 2024! I am very happy to be taking the reins on organizing this return event. There will be a lineup of bands and solo artists from all musical genres who will take turns covering the songs of Pete Seeger -- with (in true Pete Seeger style) singalongs galore.

Judy Banker Band at Noreast'r Music Festival

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Oscoda County Fairgrounds, Mio, MI

One of the jewels of Michigan music festivals, my whole band will be appearing at the popular Noreast'r Music Festival in Mio, MI at the start of summer, the weekend of June 7-9, 2024. More details to come, but we are so excited to be back performing as part of this beloved Michigan music tradition! Tickets go on sale in November!