45th annual Ann Arbor Folk Fest returns in january

Sara Watkins hosts the event at Hill Auditorium

Folk artist Sara Watkins will be emceeing the 45th Ann Arbor Folk Festival at the end of January. Watkins is a fiddler, vocalist, and member of the progressive bluegrass band Nickel Creek. She most recently performed at the 2019 Folk Festival as part of the acoustic group I’m With Her. The festival will be a two day event and the funds raised will benefit The Ark, Ann Arbor’s non-profit home for folk, roots, and ethnic music. 

The lineup on Friday, January 28 will include Glen Hansard, Punch Brothers, Madison Cunningham, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Gina Chavez, Kyshona, and Sara Watkins as the MC. Saturday, January 29 will include performers Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Oshima Brothers, Sweet Water Warblers, Brittney Spencer, Jared Deck and Sara Watkins as the MC.

The show starts at 6:30pm on both nights of January 28 and 29. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, December 10 at 10am and can be purchased here or by calling 734-763-8587. Prices range from $45 to $1,250 based on contribution wishes and seating areas. 

For more information about the festival and the performers, visit their website

Please Note: Proof of vaccination is required for admission and current University policy requires masking at all times during events at Hill Auditorium. For more information, visit The Ark’s COVID policy page

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