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Folk Festival

Get ready to Find Your Folk! The annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium for two dynamic and different nights of folk and roots music on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27, 2018.

Friday, January 26
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
JJ Grey & Mofro
Lori McKenna
Stephen Kellogg
Dead Horses
Chastity Brown
Joe Pug, emcee

Saturday, January 27
John Prine
Aimee Mann
Mountain Heart
Birds of Chicago
The Cactus Blossoms
The War and Treaty
Joe Pug, Emcee

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at Hill Auditorium
825 North University
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Check out the information below to see how to Find Your Folk at the 41st Ann Arbor Folk Festival and follow The Ark and the Festival on Tumblr for music, video, artist info and updates at


Public Sale: Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, December 1 by phone at (734) 763-TKTS or in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, the Ark box office, or on line at   General public tickets are $42.50 and $60 for a single night; $75 and $110 for series tickets.

**Program subject to change**

The first Ann Arbor Folk Festival took place in 1977, and since then it’s grown in scope and depth. The range of genres and styles is large, the sense of tradition when all the evening’s performers join together in song at the end of the Saturday show even stronger.

All funds raised through the Festival benefit The Ark, Ann Arbor’s non-profit home for folk, roots, and ethnic music.