BY BTL STAFF
ANN ARBOR – The historic Kerrytown bar, /aut/Bar, will celebrate its 20th Anniversary Aug. 29 and has a whole day of events planned to commemorate a 20 year legacy serving the LGBT+A communities of Ann Arbor.
The bar brings together local artists and entertainment in a 20th anniversary event for LGBT+A individuals including /aut/Bar alumni bartenders, DJs and a performance from main headliner and Ann Arbor legend Tracy Mack.
Beginning at 11 a.m., /aut/Bar kicks off the day’s celebrations with a jazz brunch. A local jazz band will play for those dining in the relaxed environment.
Tracy Mack, Ann Arbor singer/songwriter, will take to the stage from 7-9 p.m. followed by performances from local DJs at 10 p.m., who will close out the evening’s entertainment by “Dancing the Night Away.”
Mack fuses blues, rock and R&B styles to create a raw and soulful performance. Her style was influenced by hit rock bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Charlie Daniels Band, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge, and she has performed her songs around Michigan, Ohio and the Los Angeles area.
By 1998 Mack was already an Ann Arbor favorite as a solo artist but decided to assemble some of the best musicians in the area to form The Tracy Mack Band. The band recorded Tracy’s debut CD titled “Losing My Mind,” described by Current Magazine as “inspired genius shimmering with usual magic.” Mack recently put together a new group performing as “Tracy Mack and the Magic Land Band,” a high-energy, five-piece band combining guitar, sax, bass, drums and backup vocals.
For more information on Tracy Mack and her band visit her website at http://www.tracymack.com/.