Folk Festival

The Ark and Bank of Ann Arbor will present the 47th Ann Arbor Folk Festival at Hill Auditorium on January 26–27, 2024. In addition, we are excited to announce a warm-up event at The Ark the week prior to Folk Fest on Thursday, January 18.

Folk Fest Warm-Up: On a Winter's Night

Folk Fest Warm-up: On a Winter’s Night brings together four veteran singer-songwriters – all longtime friends of The Ark and the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. Join us in the cozy, intimate space of The Ark’s Ford Listening Room for an in-the-round performance with Ark favorites John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Lucy Kaplansky, and Cliff Eberhardt.

Tickets for our Folk Fest Warm-up: On A Winter’s Night now on sale.

Gold Circle tickets are located in the first four rows and priced at $125 ($85 tax deductible)

Reserved seating in the tiered center section are $75 ($35 tax deductible)

General admission tickets are priced at $40


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

The line up for the 47th Ann Arbor Folk Festival at Hill Auditorium, January 26–27, 2024, will be announced in mid-October.

Presented by Bank of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Folk Festival is the largest annual fundraising effort for The Ark, Ann Arbor’s non-profit home for folk, roots, and acoustic music. Featuring a blend of renowned and up-and-coming performers, the program provides audience members with the opportunity to hear artists they know and love while discovering great new talent.

In 2024, Folk Fest will return to a two-night format in Hill Auditorium for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival delivers the full spectrum of “Ark music,” presenting a taste of what’s happening on the leading edge of acoustic music while delving into the very heart of folk and roots traditions. 


See the 46th Folk Festival line up