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Sunday, October 27, 2019

An Evening with Pokey LaFarge - The Ark's 23rd Annual Fall Fundraiser

  • Doors Open: 5:00 pm
  • Show Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Ticket Price: $40-$500
  • Genre: Contemporary Songwriters & Groups

A fundraiser for The Ark!


It is our pleasure to announce The Ark's 23rd Annual Fall Fundraiser: An Evening with Pokey LaFarge! 

Over the last decade, Pokey LaFarge has won the hearts of music lovers across the globe with his creative mix of early jazz, string ragtime, country blues and western swing, all while writing songs that ring true in both spirit and sound. His music transcends the confines of genre, continually challenging the notion that tradition-bearers fail to push musical boundaries. Cleverly striding among numerous forms of traditional American music, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own, marked by its accessible ingenuity. Rather than merely conjuring up half-forgotten imagery of days past, Pokey is a lyrical storyteller, the plot delivered smoothly through his dynamic vocals. One moment he shouts a line and the next he croons above his archtop guitar. He transmits a rare distillation of old American sounds! Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Pokey honors the musical traditions of that town without aping them. He's an Ark favorite, heard most recently at the 2019 Ann Arbor Folk Festival, and he's got new music on the way.

A buffet dinner and desserts will be provided by Zingerman's Roadhouse for Platinum, Gold and Silver level ticket holders. The evening will also feature a Silent Auction for your bidding pleasure. 

Our schedule for the evening:

5:00        Doors open for Platinum, Gold and Silver level ticket holders

5:00        Buffet Dinner (until 6:45)

7:15        Doors open for Bronze ticket holders

7:30        The music begins

Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Ark, helping us to present the best folk and roots music to be heard anywhere in the world, over 300 nights a year.

To order ticketscall 734-761-1800 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • Payment by MasterCard, Visa or Discover.   
  • There's a $5 per order processing fee.
  • Seating for each level will be assigned based on the order date.
  • We'll confirm your order with a receipt letter; then send tickets close to the event.
  • The number of tickets available at each level is limited, so don't wait!
  • Bronze (general admission) tickets can also be purchased online through MUTO at the ticket link above or by phone at 734-763-8587.

Ticket levels:

$500 Platinum ($450 tax-deductible).  Includes dinner, dessert, valet parking, table seating during dinner, converting to front and center seating on the dance floor during the show.

$250 Gold ($200 tax-deductible).  Includes dinner, dessert, valet parking, table seating during dinner, converting to reserved seating on the dance floor during the show.

$125 Silver ($75 tax-deductible).  Includes dinner, dessert, valet parking and reserved seating in the drink rail areas (best available; location will vary).

$40 Bronze ($15 tax-deductible).  Includes only the show. General admission seating in remaining seats.

Photos & Videos


Pokey LaFarge
Credit: Andrew Rogers

Pokey LaFarge - Better Man Than Me (Official Music Video)