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Get ready to Find Your Folk! 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, January 31, and Saturday, February 1, 2014 beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night. The Folk Festival, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund, will celebrate its 37th 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.

Friday night’s headliner is Iron & Wine. For his second appearance at the Festival, Iron & Wine appears with a full band and comes with a new album that is winning raves. Also headlining on Friday night and making her first appearance at the Festival is Neko Case. Her music has always transcended genre and her latest release is both uncategorizable...and utterly brilliant. To hear what else is happening on the leading edge you’ll want to check out Justin Townes Earle, Willie Nile, Pearl and the Beard, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, and local favorites The Appleseed Collective.

On Saturday night, the lineup will feature Ark and Folk Festival favorite Patty Griffin, who comes with her first album of mainly new material since 2007. Also topping the bill on Saturday night is folk-pop songstress Ingrid Michaelson as well as actor and musician, Jeff Daniels. Saturday night’s program is completed by several artists delving into the heart of folk and roots traditions, including Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Johnnyswim, PigPen Theatre Co., and the great, young Michigan band The Crane Wives.

Roots artist Seth Walker, with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, a dash country, and stage presence to spare, will serve as our Master of Ceremonies both nights.

Check out the information below to see how to Find Your Folk at the 37th Ann Arbor Folk Festival and follow the Festival on Tumblr for music, video, artist info and updates at www.findyourfolk.org.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

IRON AND WINE
NEKO CASE
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
WILLIE NILE
PEARL AND THE BEARD
THAO AND THE GET DOWN STAY DOWN
THE APPLESEED COLLECTIVE
SETH WALKER, MC

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

PATTY GRIFFIN
INGRID MICHAELSON
JEFF DANIELS
BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS
JOHNNYSWIM
PIGPEN THEATRE CO.
THE CRANE WIVES
SETH WALKER, MC


TICKETS ON SALE:

- Member Pre-Sale: Tickets are on sale to Ark annual members by mail only November 1 through 20 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.

- Gold Circle and Platinum Circle Tickets: Gold and Platinum Circle tickets – the best seats in the house – are on sale beginning November 1 until they are gone by calling The Ark office at 734-761-1800 or by mail. Gold Circle tickets are $85 for a single night and $155 for series tickets (both nights). Platinum Circle tickets are $160 for a single night and $290 for series tickets. Gold and Platinum Circle tickets include a tax-deductible donation to The Ark. Platinum Circle tickets include backstage passes during intermission and an invitation to our Saturday pre-glow party.

- Benefactor Circle Tickets: Become a Benefactor of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and provide additional support to The Ark. Benefactors receive all the benefits of Platinum Circle ticket holders and enjoy personalized seat selection and more. To become a Folk Festival Benefactor, contact Annual Giving Manager Tom Stoll or Executive Director Marianne James at The Ark office at 734-761-1800.

- Public Sale: Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, December 2 by phone at (734)763-TKTS or in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, the Ark box office, or on line at www.mutotix.com. Tickets are $35 and $47.50 for a single night; $60 and $85 for series tickets.


Program subject to change. No refunds or exchanges on ticket orders or purchases

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