825 N University Ave
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

When: 1/30/09 through 1/31/09
Where: Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor

The 32nd annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival features new talent and old favorites, including Jeff Tweedy, Old Cros Medicine Show, Kris Kristofferson and Pete Seeger -- to name just a few. Tickets start at $30.

Friday, January 30 & Saturday, January 31, 2009
at Hill Auditorium

At this time tickets for Saturday, Janaury 31 are SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the Friday evening performance.

The Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, will celebrate its 32nd 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 30, and Saturday, January 31, 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 Jeff Tweedy as headliner and will also feature Old Crow Medicine Show 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. Headlining on Saturday night is Kris Kristofferson. Also featured is the legendary Pete Seeger.

The 32nd Annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival Line-up
Jeff Tweedy
Old Crow Medicine Show
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Ryan Montbleau Band
Katie Herzig
Chelsea Williams
The Ragbirds
Joe Pug
Jim Lauderdale, MC

Saturday [Currently Sold Oct]
Kris Kristofferson
Pete Seeger
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Luke Doucet & The White Falcon
Claire Lynch Band
Misty Lyn & The Big Beautiful
Joe Pug
Jim Lauderdale, MC

**Program subject to change**

- Patron & Sponsor Tickets: Patron and Sponsor tickets for both Friday and Saturday are sold out.

- Public Sale: Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 1 by phone at (734)763-TKTS or in person at the Michigan Union Ticket Office, Herb David Guitar Studio or any TicketMaster outlet, or on line at http://www.ticketmaster.com. General public tickets are $30 and $45 for a single night; $50 and $80 for series tickets.

CORPORATE SPONSORS: The Ann Arbor Folk Festival is made possible with support from DTE GreenCurrents, Comerica Bank, Cranmer Communications, Four Points Sheraton, Giddy Up!, KeyBank, Littlite, Maggie's Functional Organics, Q Ltd., The RFD Boys, Whole Foods Market and Zingerman's Community of Businesses. Support also comes from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for The Arts. Media partners include Ann Arbor's 107one, WEMU, WDET and Metro Times.

Official Website: http://www.theark.org/ann_arbor_folk_festival.html

Added by ladyirene on January 28, 2009

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