The Secret: Sopranos, Poets, and Sklar’s

The week of September 16th celebrates an amazing Soprano, a renowned poet, and a pair of brother comedians.

No matter what activities you choose, The Bell Tower Hotel in Ann Arbor, Michigan is within walking distance – and we always offer optional valet parking.

If you need directions or have any questions you can always feel free to ask anyone on our staff.

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University of Michigan Football

Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverine Football Team will play at the Big House on September 19th against the University of Nevada Las Vegas from the Mountain West Conference. The game starts at noon (12 p.m).

Award Winning Soprano Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald brings prodigious vocal talent to Hill Auditorium on the campus of the University of Michigan September 17th.

Ms. McDonald has won six Tony Awards for her work on Broadway (including winning all the Tony’s available to women actors and singers). She will be appearing as part of the University Musical Society’s 2015/2016 season.

She will be accompanied by Andy Einhorn (piano), Mark Vanderpoel (bass), and Gene Luen (drums). The performance is scheduled to begin at 7:30.

Beat Poetry in a Beautiful Environment

Gary Snyder, who has been called the “Poet Laureate of Deep Ecology,” will perform a reading at White Lotus Farms. Mr. Snyder got his start in San Francisco and has been an accomplished and recognized poet since the 1950’s. The Farms are located at 7217 West Liberty Road.

His reading will start at 7:00 pm.

Sports Options for U of M Parents and Fans

Welcome back to all Michigan Athletes, family, fans, and friends! Go Blue!  

Men’s Soccer will play Detroit at the U-M soccer stadium on Wednesday September 16th at 7:30 p.m.

Field Hockey will play Penn State at Ocker Field on Friday September 18th at 6:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer will play Nebraska at the U-M soccer stadium on Friday September 18th at 7:00 p,m.

Women’s Rowing takes on Michigan State at Bellville Lake on Sunday September 20th at 10:00 a.m

Women’s Soccer plays Iowa at the U-M soccer stadium on Sunday September 20th at 12:00 p.m.

Field Hockey plays Kent State at Ocker Field on Sunday September 20th at 2:00 p.m

Men’s Soccer plays Northwestern University at the U-M soccer stadium on Sunday September 20th at 3:00 p.m.

Looking For Laughs

This is a great weekend to visit The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

On September 17th they will host the Laugh Strong Tour featuring comedians Dean Masello, Adam Sokol, Brad Hagen, and Max Boyajian.

And on September 18th and 19th they will welcome home (U of M graduates) The Sklar Brothers who have appeared on ESPN, HBO, Comedy Central, and most recently on the USA series “Playing House” and Comedy Central’s show “@ Midnight.”

The Bell Tower Hotel Staff is Here For You

The Bell Tower Hotel offers the best hotel accommodations near Ann Arbor with the best proximity to downtown and the University of Michigan Campus.

Please let us help you with planning, logistics, or whatever you need to have the best possible time while you are staying with us!

The Bell Tower prides themselves on providing you with the best service you will find in anywhere in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We also offer excellent conference facilities.

When you want to feel like you are at a resort while in Ann Abor, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you – if you have any questions, or want to make a reservation, feel free to contact us at any time at (734) 769-3010 or at


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