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Refugia Festival-Ann Arbor (RF-A2)
Refugia Festival-Ann Arbor (RF-A2)

Sat, Apr 20

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Nichols Arboretum "Stage in the Arb"

Refugia Festival-Ann Arbor (RF-A2)

Refugia Festival’s inaugural event will take place at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Join us for two days full of music performances, education workshops, community service, and environmental celebration on April 20-21, 2024.

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2024, 12:30 PM EDT – Apr 21, 2024, 7:30 PM EDT

Nichols Arboretum "Stage in the Arb", Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

About the event

Refugia Festival-Ann Arbor (RF-A2) is a two-day event advocating for environmental conservation and preservation through the sense of sound. Refugia Festival highlights the sonic beauty of our natural surroundings through music performances, educational programming, and community service to create meaningful environmental change on a local level. RF-A2 includes four performances and three educational workshops each day, in addition to community service offerings, food vendors, and ongoing activities such as sound installations and interactive games. 

Each day of RF-A2 begins at 12:30 pm and ends by 7:30 pm. Kids 12 and under attend for free. Student tickets for ages 13+ are pay-what-you-can (suggested rates in the details). 

RF-A2 is an outdoor, open-air event. While RF-A2 is advertised as "rain or shine," RF-A2 reserves the right to cancel the event if there is severe, inclement weather. Refund policies will apply if that happens (but let's hope for sun!). Camping chairs and picnic blankets are welcome. Umbrellas may be used as long as they do not block or inhibit the view for other attendees. 

What to bring:

  • reusable water bottle (a free water filling station will be available throughout RF-A2)
  • sunscreen
  • camping chairs/picnic blankets
  • snacks are welcome, but RF-A2 will also be partnering with local restaurants to provide food for sale (we are also a Zero Waste Event, so please plan to pack your refuse out with you or bring snacks that are in recycleable packaging)
  • flowerpot (***optional to bring if you plan to participate in "Flowerpot Music" on Saturday, April 20 at 1 pm-- we will have extras available)

While we recommend "Bike, Hike, Bus, Scooter, Uber" for getting to Nichols Arboretum, there are some parking options around the Arb. More details soon! A golf cart shuttle will be available to help transport attendees from the Reader Center/Washington Heights entrance to RF-A2.  The amphitheater is about .5 miles from both the Washington Heights entrance as well as the riverfront entrance off of Nichols Drive. 

RF-A2 has partnered with local environmental organizations to offer "Green Ticket" discounts for volunteering in advance of or at RF-A2. Please contact us at info@refugiafestival.com if you have any difficulty with the discount codes offered for your service work!

Overall, RF-A2 seeks to not only create a memorable event for the community, but we hope attendees leave with a greater awareness of and appreciation for the sonic beauty found within our natural surroundings, which in turn may lead to actionable changes within the community to ensure that those sonic experiences may continue to thrive in the region.

Schedule


  • 30 minutes

    Welcome Session

    Stage in the Arb

  • 1 hour 30 minutes

    Flowerpot Music + Native Plant Species + Up-potting Native Plants

    Stage in the Arb
13 more items available

Tickets

  • General Admission (Sunday)

    Sale ends: Apr 21, 7:30 PM EDT

    Single-day pass to attend RF-A2 only on Sunday, April 21, 2024

    $25.00
    Tax: +$1.50 Tax+$0.66 service fee
  • Student (Weekend, Ages 13+)

    2-day pass for RF-A2 at the student rate (ages 13 and older). Must show student ID at event. Pay what you want with suggested amount of $20

    From $10.00 to $30.00
    • $10.00
      Tax: +$0.60 Tax+$0.27 service fee
    • $20.00
      Tax: +$1.20 Tax+$0.53 service fee
    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax+$0.80 service fee
  • Student (Saturday, Ages 13+)

    Single-day pass for RF-A2 at the student rate (ages 13 and older) to attend only on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Must show student ID at event. Pay as you can with suggested amount of $15

    From $5.00 to $20.00
    Sale ended
    • $5.00
      Tax: +$0.30 Tax+$0.13 service fee
    • $10.00
      Tax: +$0.60 Tax+$0.27 service fee
    • $15.00
      Tax: +$0.90 Tax+$0.40 service fee
  • Student (Sunday, Ages 13+)

    Sale ends: Apr 21, 7:30 PM EDT

    Single-day pass for RF-A2 at the student rate (ages 13 and older) to attend only on Sunday, April 21, 2024. Must show student ID at event. Pay as you can with suggested amount of $15

    From $5.00 to $20.00
    • $5.00
      Tax: +$0.30 Tax+$0.13 service fee
    • $10.00
      Tax: +$0.60 Tax+$0.27 service fee
    • $15.00
      Tax: +$0.90 Tax+$0.40 service fee
  • Merch Gold Shortsleeve Tshirt

    RF shirts at site - sizes XS-2XL

    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax
    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax
    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax
  • Merch Charcoal Shortsleeve

    RF shirts at site - sizes XS-2XL

    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax
    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax
    • $30.00
      Tax: +$1.80 Tax
  • Merch Light Grey Longsleeve

    RF shirts at site - sizes XS-2XL

    • $40.00
      Tax: +$2.40 Tax
    • $40.00
      Tax: +$2.40 Tax
    • $40.00
      Tax: +$2.40 Tax
  • Merch Green Longsleeve

    RF shirts at site - sizes XS-2XL

    • $40.00
      Tax: +$2.40 Tax
    • $40.00
      Tax: +$2.40 Tax
    • $40.00
      Tax: +$2.40 Tax

Total

$0.00

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