The Ark Announces Lineup for 36th Ann Arbor Folk Festival

The annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to Hill Auditorium for two dynamic and different nights of folk and roots music on Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night. The Folk Festival will celebrate its 36th year with a selection of the world's finest traditional and contemporary performers. Each night includes a blend of well-known and up-and-coming artists, providing you with an opportunity to hear artists you know and love while discovering great new talent.

The voice is unmistakable - immediately identifiable by those that know it and intensely intriguing to those who don't. It belongs to Dallas Green, perhaps better known as the man who writes, records, and performs under the moniker of City and Colour. He will make his Ann Arbor Folk Festival debut as Friday night's headliner. Friday night's program also features Rodriguez, the enigmatic singer-songwriter whose rediscovery is at the heart of the astounding Sundance Film Festival Award-winning movie, "Searching for Sugar Man."

Saturday will include Lucinda Williams, named "America's best songwriter" by Time Magazine, and longtime Ark friend and favorite Dar Williams. Saturday night's program is completed by several artists delving into the heart of folk and roots traditions, including Frank Fairfield and The Steel Wheels. A headliner is still being sought after The Civil Wars recently canceled.

Former Men At Work frontman, born entertainer and master of the one-man show, Colin Hay, will bring his humor and talent to this year's Festival, serving as Master of Ceremonies both nights.

Check out the information below to see how to Find Your Folk at the 36th Ann Arbor Folk Festival and follow the Festival on Tumblr for music, video, artist info and updates at

Tickets are on sale to Ark annual members by mail only now through Nov. 21 and are priced at $47.50 for a single night. Series tickets (both nights) are $85. For information on becoming an Ark member call 734-761-1800. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Nov. 30 by phone at 734-763-TKTS or in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Herb David Guitar Studio, the Ark box office, or online at General public tickets are $35 and $47.50 for a single night; $60 and $85 for series tickets.

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

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