35th annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival to start

January 12, 2012 by  

On Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th, the 35th Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival will be held at The Ark. This event will take place in the Hit Auditorium, 825 North University St., Ann Arbor, Michigan. This annual event is The Arks, Ann Arbor’s non-profit folk festival, major fundraising event of the year.

This year, many of the performing artists have digital business cards that can be downloaded from their personal websites. Friday evening features Carbon Leaf, Devotchka, Ryan Adams, Dawes, Elephant Revival, David Wax Museum, Sunny War, and Haywood Banks who is serving as master of ceremony both evenings. Saturday evening features Glen Campbell, Emmylou Harris, Joe Henry, Nanci Griffith, Caravan of Thieves, Sarah Jarosz, Heywood Banks and Seth Glier.

This festival brings together a collection of the finest contemporary and traditional folk artists. Each evening upcoming musical acts are mixed with longstanding well-known musical performances, so there is something for everyone.

Circle Series tickets, the best seats available range in price from $80.00 to $290.00, depending on the options you choose. New this year, is Benefactor Tickets, which allow supporters to enjoy special seating selection and much more. To find out more about the benefactor options, please contact Tom Stoll at 734-761-1800.

Since this is a fundraising event, public tickets are now on sale. Prices range from $35.00 to $80.00 per person, depending on which performance options are chosen – one night or both evenings. Tickets can be purchased through the Ark box office, Herb David Guitar Studio, Michigan Union Ticket office, or online.