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Membership

  • Heart
    Reason #1
    You Love The Ark!
  • Reason #2
    The Printed Calendar
  • Discount
    Reason #3
    Discount on Merchandise
  • Popcorn
    Reason #4
    Free Popcorn
  • Tickets
    Reason #5
    Advanced Tickets to the Folk Festival
  • Beer
    Reason #6
    Beer at the Shows

Help The Ark keep the music happening! As a non-profit organization, membership is an important source of revenue for The Ark, helping to support annual programming and operations. When you become a member of The Ark, you join a vibrant community of music lovers. Ticket sales pay for only about 70 percent of what it costs to run The Ark each year; memberships help make up the difference. Membership contributions are 100% tax deductible. Without Ark members, the music would go silent.

Membership Levels & Benefits

$5 Introductory

  • Ability for member to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Valid during the current University of Michigan semester.
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$20 Friend

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
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$50 Solo

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
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$100 Premiere

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
  • Benefits apply to up to two people living in the same household.
  • One-time public recognition of your gift.
  • One free popcorn per show when you show your membership card.
  • Advance invitations to participate in special events.
  • E-mail notification of occasional opportunities to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for concerts at The Ark.
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$250 Applauder

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
  • Benefits apply to up to two people living in the same household.
  • One-time public recognition of your gift.
  • Advance invitations to participate in special events.
  • E-mail notification of occasional opportunities to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for concerts at The Ark.
  • Two hours of parking validation for any Republic parking lot or garage.
  • Free unlimited fountain soda, popcorn, coffee, and tea.
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$500 Producer

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
  • Benefits apply to up to two people living in the same household.
  • One-time public recognition of your gift.
  • Advance invitations to participate in special events.
  • E-mail notification of occasional opportunities to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for concerts at The Ark.
  • Two hours of parking validation for any Republic parking lot or garage.
  • Free unlimited fountain soda, popcorn, coffee, and tea.
  • Priority seating for up to four people at Ark produced shows with at least one week’s notice. Our managers will select your seats prior to the show. Location varies. Purchase your tickets then call us at (734) 761-1800 and we’ll reserve seats for you.
  • For occasional “no priority seating” shows, members at this level will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public.
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$1,000 Virtuoso

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
  • Benefits apply to up to two people living in the same household.
  • One-time public recognition of your gift.
  • Advance invitations to participate in special events.
  • E-mail notification of occasional opportunities to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for concerts at The Ark.
  • Two hours of parking validation for any Republic parking lot or garage.
  • Free unlimited fountain soda, popcorn, coffee, and tea.
  • Priority seating for up to four people at Ark produced shows with at least one week’s notice. Our managers will select your seats prior to the show. Location varies. Purchase your tickets then call us at (734) 761-1800. Seating subject to availability.
  • For occasional “no priority seating” shows, members at this level will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public.
  • Invitation to a special annual evening to include dinner followed by a concert at The Ark.
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$2,500 Ark Angel

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
  • Benefits apply to up to two people living in the same household.
  • One-time public recognition of your gift.
  • Advance invitations to participate in special events.
  • E-mail notification of occasional opportunities to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for concerts at The Ark.
  • Two hours of parking validation for any Republic parking lot or garage.
  • Free unlimited fountain soda, popcorn, coffee, and tea.
  • Priority seating for up to four people at Ark produced shows with at least one week’s notice. Our managers will select your seats prior to the show. Location varies. Purchase your tickets then call us at (734) 761-1800 and we’ll reserve seats for you.
  • For occasional “no priority seating” shows, members at this level will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public.
  • Invitation to a special annual evening to include dinner followed by a concert at The Ark.
  • Ability to order tickets directly from The Ark office.
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$5,000 Benefactor

  • Ability for members to purchase alcohol at The Ark for themselves and their guests.
  • Voting privileges in accordance with Ark bylaws.
  • Receive notification of The Ark’s annual meeting.
  • Ability to purchase Ann Arbor Folk Festival tickets in advance of the public.
  • Receive bi-monthly print calendar of Ark events at your home.
  • Valid for one year.
  • $1 ticket rebate in the form of a wooden nickel, which can be cashed at the bar or used to purchase concessions. The nickel is given to you at the door when you show your card. Available for Ark produced shows which take place at The Ark.
  • 20% discount on Ark merchandise such as shirts and hats (does not apply to performer CDs or merchandise).
  • Free attendance at Open Stage Nights.
  • Free entry to a designated Ark performance on a quarterly basis.
  • Fully tax-deductible.
  • Benefits apply to up to two people living in the same household.
  • One-time public recognition of your gift.
  • Advance invitations to participate in special events.
  • E-mail notification of occasional opportunities to purchase tickets in advance of the general public for concerts at The Ark.
  • Two hours of parking validation for any Republic parking lot or garage.
  • Free unlimited fountain soda, popcorn, coffee, and tea.
  • Priority seating for up to four people at Ark produced shows with at least one week’s notice. Our managers will select your seats prior to the show. Location varies. Purchase your tickets then call us at (734) 761-1800 and we’ll reserve seats for you.
  • For occasional “no priority seating” shows, members at this level will have the opportunity to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public.
  • Invitation to a special annual evening to include dinner followed by a concert at The Ark.
  • Ability to order tickets directly from The Ark office.
  • A private all-access tour of The Ark for you and up to 6 guests (to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time).
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If you have questions or to become a member by phone call us at (734) 761-1800, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.

Please note that the Introductory Membership and Friend Membership are available only in person at The Ark.

If you would like to become a member by mail, please download our application form and mail to:

The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Ark Annual Meeting

As set forth in The Ark’s By-laws, The Ark holds the Annual Meeting of its Membership on the fourth Monday of November. Per the By-laws, the membership elects Executive Board members at this meeting and may conduct other membership-related business. Occasionally, the Charter Members may be called upon to update or amend sections of The Ark's By-laws. The Annual Meeting is also an opportunity for the Executive Board and Ark staff to provide the membership with an overview of the current State of The Ark.

The Ark’s Annual Meeting for 2017 will take place in November. Please check back for date.

All current Ark members and anyone who has been an Introductory member during the past year are welcome to attend.