An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

A Fundraiser for The Ark

It is our pleasure to announce our 17th Annual Fall Fundraiser: An Evening with Cowboy Junkies on Sunday, November 3!

We're excited to have Cowboy Junkies as our performers! A buffet dinner will be provided for Platinum, Gold and Silver level ticket holders. The evening will also feature a Silent Auction for your bidding pleasure and an afterglow dessert reception.

Our schedule for the evening: 5:00 Doors open for Platinum, Gold and Silver level ticket holders 5:00 Buffet Dinner (until 6:45) 7:15 Doors open for Bronze ticket holders 7:30 The music begins

A dessert after-glow reception follows the performance for all ticket holders.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit The Ark, helping us continue to present the best folk and roots music to be heard anywhere in the world, over 300 nights a year.

Ticket levels: $500 Platinum ($450 tax-deductible). Includes dinner, valet parking, table seating during dinner, converting to front and center seating on the dance floor during the show.

$250 Gold ($200 tax-deductible). Includes dinner, valet parking, table seating during dinner, converting to reserved seating on the dance floor during the show.

$125 Silver ($75 tax-deductible). Includes dinner, valet parking and reserved seating in the drink rail areas (best available; location will vary).

$50 Bronze ($25 tax-deductible). Includes only the show and dessert reception. General admission seating in remaining seats.

Tickets at all levels will be available by phone through The Ark's business office beginning June 24 at 9 a.m. Call our office M-F between 9 and 5 at 734-761-1800.

Bronze level general admission tickets will also be available for purchase starting June 24 through the Michigan Union Ticket Office. To purchase GA tickets online, follow the online ticketing link above.

About the band Rooted in country and blues styles, the world-famous Cowboy Junkies sound just like what the name suggests: you can identify the band that's playing the languid, darkly seductive music after hearing just a few notes. Often described as haunting, alluring and dreamy, Cowboy Junkies have long since secured their place in the annals pop rock history. Their lauded 1988 release, The Trinity Session, is the band's seminal album, a melancholic mixture of blues, country, folk, and rock featuring a collection of originals, covers and traditional songs. After the success of that unforgettable album, the Junkies gracefully built an impressive discography, and they've just finished a cycle of four albums completed over 18 months. The latest, "The Wilderness," sees the band taking the long view without losing their atmospheric bluesy sound. "These idle tales we need to keep us going, these tales are for our children," they sing. Writes Fred Thomas of AllMusic: "Topics like parenthood and getting older come up more than late-twenties existential ennui, but are addressed with the same lost, wandering uncertainty that characterized the band's earlier work." Cowboy Junkies are, in short, a band whose value has transcended the excitement of youth. They were extraordinary then and they are equally extraordinary today. We are very proud to welcome them for The Ark's 2013 Fall Fundraiser.

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