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Ann Arbor Folk Festival

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Each January, for more than 40 years, folk music fans have warmed their spirits at this lively gathering. National and international acoustic performers, jazz, folk, bluegrass, and singer/songwriters take the stage.

The first Ann Arbor Folk Festival took place in 1976, and since then it’s grown in scope and depth. The range of genres and styles is large, the sense of tradition when all the evening’s performers join together in song at the end of the Saturday show even stronger.

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

Many impressive entertainers have performed at the festival, including John Prine, Leon Redbone, Arlo Guthrie, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Taj Mahal, Chet Atkins, Lyle Lovett, Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Keb Mo’, Joan Baez and so many more.  View all of the performers that have taken the stage at the Ann Arbor Folk festival since 1976!