Shows & Events

Live and Virtual

My Folky Valentine

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Please Note: Proof of Vaccination is required for admission. By purchasing a ticket you agree that you and your guests will comply with all laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health […]

$20

The Ark’s Open Stage

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

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 of it, Open Stage nights offer supportive audiences and a terrific space.

$3, $2 members, seniors, students

John McCutcheon

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

John McCutcheon's art grew out of his absolute mastery of American traditional music and instruments. He's a legend of the guitar, the hammered dulcimer, and several other instruments, and a prolific songwriter, and there's nobody more qualified to own the folkmusic.com domain name!

$25

Peter Mulvey

Opener: SistaStrings

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

To call Peter Mulvey an acoustic singer-songwriter and guitarist just doesn't cover it. He's equally—and tremendously on all counts—gifted as a singer, writer, and guitarist.

$20

Bettye LaVette

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation”, Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any type of song and make it completely her own.

$40
Artist Spotlight Series

Marielle Kraft

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

When you hear Marielle Kraft’s music or experience her candid live shows, you feel as though you already know her. The Nashville-based indie pop singer/songwriter, originally from Rhode Island, displays craftsmanship beyond her years, evident through her use of salient detail, raw emotion, and poignant word choice to describe moments “exactly as they feel.”

Free

Enter the Haggis

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

For more than 20 years, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis has been bringing a rock edge to contemporary celtic music by effortlessly melding bagpipes and fiddles with classic rock n’ roll instrumentation and AAA-friendly vocals.

$20

Allison Russell

Special Guest: SistaStrings

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Allison's new album, Outside Child -- that draws water from the dark well of a violent past -- is her first solo offering, she also being a pivotal voice in two bands: Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters.

$30
Live and Virtual

35th Annual Storytelling Festival

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Please Note: Proof of Vaccination is required for admission. By purchasing a ticket you agree that you and your guests will comply with all laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health […]

$20
Cancelled

Black Jake & the Carnies

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Think of a carnival, or indeed a carny, and it’s very likely that images of bearded ladies, mustachioed strongmen, trapeze artists, wolf boys and the like will come flooding into your mind. Add a healthy dash of punk rock and old-timey music, and you have Ypsilanti, MI based Black Jake & the Carnies

$20

John Moreland

Opener: Will Johnson (Centro-Matic)

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Over the last half a dozen years or so, John Moreland’s honesty has stunned us––and stung. As he put hurts we didn’t even realize we had or shared into his songs, we sang along. And we felt better.

$20

Martin Sexton

The Ark 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI

Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is like an ultra-active antenna, adventuring through the static to grab a clear signal.

$35