Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ann Arbor Folk Fest Announces 2011 Lineup...

The Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, will celebrate its 34th year with some of the finest in traditional and contemporary artists. The Festival returns to Hill Auditorium for two dynamic and different nights of folk and roots music on Friday, January 28, and Saturday, January 29, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each night. In keeping with the Festival¡¦s longstanding reputation, each night will feature a blend of renowned and up-and-coming performers, providing audiences with the opportunity to hear popular artists working at the top of their field while discovering terrific new talent. All funds raised through the Festival benefit The Ark, Ann Arbor's non-profit home for folk, roots, and ethnic music.

Friday evening will feature The Avett Brothers and a solo performance by Citizen Cope along with a host of artists who are known for pushing the boundaries of their art, bringing a progressive sound to the folk music scene. Saturday night will delve into the heart of folk and roots traditions showcasing styles well known to folk and roots audiences. Featured on Saturday night¡¦s program is The Swell Season along with folk icon Judy Collins. Additional artists will be announced soon!

Friday Line Up:
The Avett Brothers
Citizen Cope (solo)
Vienna teng
Sarah Harmer
The Spring Standards
Susan Werner, MC

Saturday Line Up:
The Swell Season
Judy Collins
Red Horse featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka AND Lucy Kaplansky
Eileen Jewell
Susan Werner, MC

Member Pre-Sale: Tickets are on sale to Ark annual members by mail only November 1 through 30 and are priced at $47.50 for a single night. Series tickets (both nights) $85. For information on becoming an Ark member call (734) 761-1800.



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