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Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Feb10

Country Roots with Judy Banker & Bill Edwards and their bands

Trinity House Theatre, 38840 West Six Mile, Livonia, MI

Very thrilled to be playing the one-of-a-kind Trinity House Theatre with my full band. And especially thrilled to be sharing the evening with my good friend and a great songwriter, Bill Edwards. I'll be sitting in with his band for a set with Bill, then playing a set with my bandmates Dave Roof, Tony Pace and Brian Williams. Bill and I will be pulling the bands together for a couple of songs at the end. Looking forward to this!

Jan20

Songwriters In The Round with Scott Fab, Judy Banker and Ed Dupas

Plymouth Coffee Bean, 884 Penniman Ave, Plymouth, MI

I'll be joining my good friends and fellow songwriters Scott Fab and Ed Dupas for an evening of swapping songs in the intimate listening room at the Coffee Bean. Very excited about this one! Pitcher passed.

Jan14

Jay Stielstra & friends CD Release Celebration at the Old Town

Old Town Tavern, 122 W Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan

I'll be joining my musical partner, Jay Stielstra, to celebrate the release of Jay's new CD, Heaven For Me, at the Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor. All the musicians who played on the CD will be joining us including Peter "Madcat" Ruth, Dave Roof, Jason Dennie and Mary Seelhorst! Donation pitcher. CD's will be available for sale!

Dec23

Holiday Busk for Charity

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan

This new event is based on "Holiday Busk for Charity" created by Irish musician and really good man, Glen Hansard, who has gathered a number of Dublin musicians together every Christmas Eve for the last few years to raise money for Simon Community--a homeless shelter in Dublin, Ireland. Over a dozen Michigan acoustic music performers will be gathering at Crazy Wisdom on December 23rd to "busk" outside and inside the store on behalf of "Lost Voices" (http://www.lostvoices.org), a group of folk and blues musicians who help at-risk boys and girls find healing by inviting them to reach into their deepest feelings and ideas, then express them in music. I'll be performing with my friend, Bill Edwards, and others inside the store from 8-8:25. Many other wonderful musicians, including Kitty Donohoe and Josh White, Jr. will be performing throughout the evening.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/crazywisdombookstore/ for performance schedule.

Dec22

Private holiday/benefit event

Holiday Empty Chair Night at Trinity House Theatre

Trinity House Theatre, 38840 W. Six Mile, Livonia, MI

My friend, Bill Edwards, and I will be performing a song together for this special Empty Chair Night at one of the best listening rooms around! Not just another open mic show, the Empty Chair Night offers members of the audience a chance to join the hosts and featured act on stage to share a song in-the-round style.

The brain-child of Joel Palmer and co-hosted by Annie & Rod Capps, each month there is a featured guest artist. This special holiday show will feature multiple special guests including Jim Bizer, Bill Edwards and Judy Banker, Sharon Tse and John Finan, Bobby Pennock, Dave Falk and John Latini.

Audience members who are interested in performing sign up at the door. A new name is drawn each round for up to 7 chances to share a song. Performers of all experience levels are welcome and encouraged.

This is a special Sunday night concert event. Show time is 7pm! Tickets are $12. $9 for members of the Trinity House.

Judy Banker at Crazy Wisdom

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room, 114 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Looking forward to this show, playing with my friends and two of the best musicians around--Dave Roof and John Sperendi. I'll get to sit back and let these guys take it. And we'll be up in the intimate Crazy Wisdom Tearoom venue---free. Donations only. Stop by and say hello!

Songwriters-in-the-Round at Chelsea Alehouse

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery, 420 North Main Street, Chelsea, MI 48118

I'll be joining my musician friends Ed Dupas, Sara Melton Keller, and Kathy Wieland for a Nashville-style songwriters-in-the-round event at the popular Chelsea Alehouse. We'll be swapping originals songs, duets, and our favorite covers. Free. Donation pitcher.

Veterans for Peace John Lennon Birthday Concert at The Ark

The Ark, 114 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan

I'll be joining the musical lineup, with my friend, Dave Roof, for this 10th annual concert benefits the Veterans for Peace Chapter 93 Peace Scholarship Fund and the Wayne State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for students enrolled in an accredited peace studies program and for Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) programs to assist combat veterans suffering from serious trauma. Lineup (TBA) features popular area musicians covering the music of John Lennon. Tickets $15 at the door or online at http://theark.org/shows-events/2017/oct/05/veterans-peace-john-lennon-birthday-concert

Sep30

Johnny Williams w/ Judy Banker open for the Wild Ponies

Johnny's Speakeasy, Dexter Road, Ann Arbor, MI

I'll be joining my friend, Johnny Williams to open up the evening for the wonderful Wild Ponies at Johnny's Speakeasy in Ann Arbor. Ticket sale link will be announced soon.

Josh Rose, Judy Banker, and Ed Dupas at Kerrytown Concert House

Kerrytown Concert House , 415 N Fourth Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan

"Three critically acclaimed songwriters share the stage" at one of Ann Arbor's intimate concert house jewels, Kerrytown Concert House. I am a huge fan of Josh and Ed's songwriting and am excited to be doing this special songwriter-in-the-round event with them. We'll be performing our original work, sometimes joining in on each other's songs and throwing in a trio version of our favorite covers here and there. It's going to be an outstanding night!

Aug15

Michigan Tribute To Jay Stielstra

The Ark, 114 S. Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michigan honors songwriter and playwright and my long time friend and musical partner, Jay Stielstra, with a Legislative Tribute for his artistic, cultural, and environmental contributions to our great state. The evening will include Michigan musicians honoring Jay by covering his popular folk songs as well as spoken testimonials. The musical lineup is not finalized but will include: Matt Watroba, Chris Buhalis, Dick Siegel, The Chenille Sisters, Peter "Madcat" Ruth, Mustard's Retreat, Dave Boutette and Kristi Davis, Christine McMullen, Charlie Weaver, David Menefee and more.

Green River Schoolhouse Hootenanny 2017

Green River Schoolhouse, 3023 Cedar River Road, Manchester, MI

I'll be playing a set with Tony Pace and Brian Williams for this annual camping, music and potluck extravaganza at Johnny Williams Green River Schoolhouse annual Hootenanny. This year's Hootenanny is a fundraiser to support the repairs needed to preserve our beloved Green River Schoolhouse. You can donate online at http://www.gofundme.com/greenriverschoolhouse.

Jul28

Judy Banker Band at South Lyon Gazebo Concert Series

McHattie Park, South Lyon, MI

The whole band will be performing at this wonderful summer outdoor concert series in beautiful McHattie Park, South Lyon, MI. I'll be joined by David Roof (bass), Tony Pace (electric guitar/dobro), Brian Williams (drums) and Katie Van Dusen (fiddle). Looking forward to this one!

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  • Bob Lippert

    Bob Lippert Milford

    Hi Bob, I'm so excited that you have a video of my band's Hollerfest performance! That's awesome! If you could email me the links that would be great-----judithbanker@gmail.com. Many thanks!!! Judy

    Hi Bob,

    I'm so excited that you have a video of my band's Hollerfest performance! That's awesome!
    If you could email me the links that would be great-----judithbanker@gmail.com. Many thanks!!!

    Judy

  • Michael G Nastos

    Michael G Nastos Ann Arbor

    Hi Judy...Pulp has approved to write a profile on you...contact me at mnastos@emich.edu...734-395-3634 (text or voice mail) or messenger on facebook...will coordinate an upcoming public appearance...thank you...mgn

    Hi Judy...Pulp has approved to write a profile on you...contact me at mnastos@emich.edu...734-395-3634 (text or voice mail) or messenger on facebook...will coordinate an upcoming public appearance...thank you...mgn

  • Amy Pershing

    Amy Pershing Ann Arbor

    Beautiful music!!!! Congratulations, Judy!

    Beautiful music!!!! Congratulations, Judy!

  • Drew

    Drew MI

    Luv ya Judy!

    Luv ya Judy!

  • Roger Beukema

    Roger Beukema Davisburg MI

    Coul u send me your email? I heard you both at the Living Room and really enjoyed your songs. I'm looking for chord and words for a couple. I'm a struggling new guitar and she too. Thank for your hep. Dutchbeuk12@ Gmail.com

    Coul u send me your email? I heard you both at the Living Room and really enjoyed your songs. I'm looking for chord and words for a couple. I'm a struggling new guitar and she too. Thank for your hep. Dutchbeuk12@ Gmail.com