August the Duo // Ell // King Ink

By The Stray, LLC (other events)

Friday, September 8 2023 6:30 PM 10:00 PM EDT

Come on out to The Stray for a night of music featuring full band performances from Ell and King Ink, with a special opening performance from August the Duo. King Ink will be debuting their second EP, Mythical Holy Good Guy.

Doors open 6:30 and performances start at 7pm. In addition to our craft beer, coffee and wine selection, our kitchen will be open serving our full dinner menu until 9pm! Get here early to snag your favorite seat and grab a bite to eat before the show begins.


The women of West Michigan’s very own Soul-Pop band, August, have come together to create a stripped-down yet fiery duo collaboration. August the Duo has everything from tight harmonies, to soaring vocals, to raw lyricism. This powerful duo is a soulful force to be reckoned with.


Ell is the brainchild and stage moniker of Michigan west coast native, Lane Ellens. In shining stadium pop he delivers tight hooks, dynamic bridges and subtle americana twists while his lyrics ruminate on life’s universally relatable minutiae. Three singles into the rollout for his debut album–set for release in August–he’s already soundtracking summers. Find Ell on Instagram (@whocalledell) and TikTok (@whocalledell) to get a front row seat for what’s next.


After writing music for 10+ years, this is what it comes to: King Ink. Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, JD Waldvogel blends together vanity, humor, and unapologetically pure joy and fun into his songs. His second EP, Mythical Holy Good Guy, is due out in September 2023.