The Secret: Walk Anywhere – Dancing, Hootenannies & Songwriters

The week of August 5th will be a really enjoyable time to be in Ann Arbor  – there will be Dancing, Hootenannies, and Songwriting Kings.

No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel 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. It would be hard to find better service at another accommodation in Ann Arbor, MI.

If you are looking for hotels in Ann Arbor, you can call us any time – learn more at (734) 769-3010.

Michigan Football

Michigan Football will open the season on the road for the first time since 1998 against a tough University of Utah team September 3rd.

Jim Harbaugh’s first home game as the University of Michigan’s head coach will take place against another Pac-12 opponent in Oregon State on September 12th.

One of the big questions to be answered as practices start this week, is who will be the Wolverine starting QB this season. Many feel that Iowa transfer Jake Rudock will end up under center while others think Shane Morris, Alex Malzone, or Zach Gentry will win the job.

A Sonic Lunch Fit For A King (Luke Winslow King)

The Sonic Lunch series in Downtown Ann Arbor continues on August 6th when New Orleans singer-songwriter Luke Winslow King takes the Liberty Plaza stage at noon. Mr. King’s Old/New Baby album was recognized as one of the top 10 albums of 2009 by the editors of American Songwriter Magazine. Mr. King’s music is a combination of classic pop with a taste of blues and jazz mixed in.

People Will Be Dancing

Celebrate Dance with the 30th Anniversary performance by the ‘People Dancing’ Dance Company at the Arthur Miller Theater at the University of Michigan on August 7th and 8th at 8 pm. The show will feature dancers from the repertory, from the Dance in the Mitten Festival, as well as several guest artists like Jillian Hopper (Detroit) and Valerie Green (NYC). You can purchase tickets from their website.

When Was Your Last Hootenanny

The dictionary definition of a hootenanny is, “an informal gathering with folk music and sometimes dancing.” Apparently, in the early days of Ann Arbor’s legendary folk venue The Ark, hootenannies were a regular occurrence.

To celebrate their 50th Anniversary, The Ark is bringing the hootenanny back with a full slate of performers experienced in bringing this unique performance format to life. The Ark Reunion All Star Hootenanny will take place on August 5th and feature artists like Chris Buhalis and Dee Dee Palazzola. The Ark’s doors will open at 7:30 pm.

Sports Options for U of M Parents and Fans

It has been a good Summer for Michigan Athletes, family, fans, and friends! Go Blue!  Congratulations to Michigan’s athletes in the Pan American Games. There are no games on campus this week but Soccer and Field Hockey will start playing their new seasons next week.

Looking For Laughs

The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase will feature comedian Kevin Mcpeek who has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, and Fox. Kevin, originally from Michigan, has opened shows for Jerry Seinfeld and Drew Carey. You can count on Mr. McPeek to work clean, so his shows will be funny as well as family friendly.

The Bell Tower Hotel Staff is Here For You

If you want the feel of a Classic Campus Hotel in downtown Ann Arbor, the Bell Tower offers the best accommodations in Ann Arbor and 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 lodging in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Have you looked into our amazing conference facilities? When you are looking for Ann Arbor Hotels, 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.

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