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NESSA - World Music. Celtic Inspired.

Friday, July 9th @ 8:00 PM

Join Nessa for a program of exciting arrangements of traditional tunes alongside a host of new original music! Expect funky grooves, haunting melodies, and virtuosic musicianship from this Ann Arbor ensemble.  
Celtic mythology is the genesis for this band’s name and its attitude. Nessa’s leader and principal vocalist, Kelly McDermott, embodies attributes of Nessa, the Celtic goddess. Transformed from a sweet, unassuming lass to a firebrand, Nessa went about turning bad situations to good. This is a goddess that any women’s empowerment group would love to have as its leader.

Featuring heart and spirit music that appeals to nearly everyone, listeners can expect the dreamy quality of Loreena McKennit, the drive of traditional groups like Solas, and the innovation of Pentangle. Nessa has been compared to Loreena McKennitt, Brian Eno, and Enya.  Kelly and her band bring charm and delight to listeners of all ages.

Learn more about Nessa at nessamusic.com.


The Lot Lounge is an outdoor venue in our back parking lot. A cash beer and wine bar will be available for those 21+.

If this event needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, the show will go on for you at home! We’ll move the artists inside and pivot to a livestreamed concert on the same date and time at a private link that will be shared only with ticket holders. All decisions regarding inclement weather cancellations will be made no later than 2 hours prior to the performance, at which point all ticket holders will be notified by email about the cancellation with instructions for accessing the private livestream.

PLEASE NOTE: Since we have this livestreaming option for our audiences (and the artists we engage), there will be no refunds or exchanges for The Lot Lounge ticket purchases this summer. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to find innovative ways to continue connecting artists and audiences!

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