Fall Fundraiser

The Ark’s 25th Annual Fall Fundraiser – An Evening with May Erlewine & The Motivations – took place on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

About The Event

The Ark’s annual Fall Fundraiser is our second largest annual fundraiser after the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. This year we celebrate being back in person at The Ark with May Erlewine and The Motivations. An Online Silent Auction via Bidding Owl will take place, with auction lots on display at The Ark during the event, but all bidding and payment will take place online.

Many thanks to our media partners at Ann Arbor’s 107one and WEMU for their support!

25th Annual Fundraiser May Erlewine & The Motivations graphicAbout the Artist

On a few special dates each year, singer-songwriter May Erlewine breaks from her Americana and folk roots to front The Motivations: a seven-piece dance party funk band that dishes up boogie jams and classic soul cuts and features vocals, guitar, keys, bass, organ, trumpet, saxophone, drums and percussion. Expect a retro-groove dance party meant to get you moving (we’ll set aside room for dancing on the left and right sides of the stage), make you feel connected, and help you celebrate the moment. You can look forward to feel-good fun and small revolutions to shake things up, just enough.

mayerlewine.com/the-motivations

COVID-19

Event will follow safety protocols, all applicable laws, local guidelines, and national best practices. This includes but is not limited to those guidelines regarding social distancing and face masks that are in place at the local and/or state level at the time of the shows.

COVID-19 FAQ

Tickets

Tickets on sale to the public Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10 am.

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

$500 Platinum

  • Reserved seating at The Ark, front and center for the show at 8:00pm
  • Dinner at Jolly Pumpkin 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Dessert reception at Conor O’Neill’s 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Drinks at The Ark
  • Ability to re-watch the performance online during the 72 hours following the performance
  • Tax-deductible contribution to The Ark of $405.00

$250 Gold

  • Reserved seating at The Ark, center and just behind Platinum ticket buyers for the show at 8:00pm
  • Dinner at Jolly Pumpkin 5:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Dessert reception at Conor O’Neill’s 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Drinks at The Ark
  • Ability to re-watch the performance online during the 72 hours following the performance
  • Tax-deductible contribution to The Ark of $155.00

$125 Silver

  • Reserved seating at The Ark in drink rail areas for the show at 8:00pm
  • Dessert reception at Conor O’Neill’s 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Drinks at The Ark
  • Ability to re-watch the performance online during the 72 hours following the performance
  • Tax-deductible contribution to The Ark of $65.00

$50 Bronze

  • General Admission seating at The Ark in remaining seats
  • Tax-deductible contribution to The Ark of $25.00

$25 Livestream Only

  • Livestream to be watched live or at any point during the following 72 hours

Donation + Livestream Only

Add a donation to your livestream only ticket to cover multiple viewers in your household or to support The Ark at the Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum level (even though you won’t be attending in person). Contact Tom Stoll or Charlotte Csicsila at (734) 761-1800.

Silent Auction

We’ve taken our silent auction online this year! Bidding will remain open until 9 pm on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

Bid Online