Programming at The Ark frequently reaches beyond the regular concert schedule to present major events and special workshops. These include the annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, fundraisers, workshops, and various special events.
Get ready to find your folk! The Ann Arbor Folk Festival is a two-night extravaganza in late January, showcasing up-and-coming artists, a few veterans you may have missed, and headlining acts.
Want to hear some great music (and eat some great food!) and kick your support for The Ark up a notch? The Ark's annual Fall Fundraiser brings favorite artists to the club for a concert and a big party.
Whether you're looking for your big break, want to perfect your live performance skills, or just want to perform live for the sheer fun, Open Stage nights at The Ark offer wonderful, warm audiences and a terrific stage on which to play.
The Ark's annual Storytelling Festival is a two-day celebration of the art of the tale, a well-loved journey to the land of the mind's eye. The Storytelling Festival is an event for all ages, building the next generation of tellers and hearers in a unique way.
The Ark welcomes students back to Ann Arbor each Fall with a free show featuring an up and coming artist. The student show performer is highlighted at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival the following January.