WORLD ROOTS MUSIC is an ongoing series which brings in diverse styles of ethnic, folk, and traditional musical genres to the Ark.

This innovative series brings world-class artists to the Driftless Region, featuring performances and music workshops in an intimate format, creating exceptional and unique opportunities for audiences to experience artists who rarely perform in small markets.

Many times following each concert, there is a free public reception to meet the performers and featured visual artists exhibiting in the Ark Center for the Arts Gallery, and often the performers will host music classes at the Ark or locally, during their visit.

For more information about the World Roots Music Series at the Ark  contact:
Parrish Music
(608) 637-7730

World Roots Series Sponsors Have Included:

kickapoo-coffee-logo-NEW  parrish-music-logo   wccu

vernon      proline

Some recent concerts have included:

Liz Carroll

Internationally acclaimed fiddler and “Master Traditional Artist” Liz Carroll is one of traditional Irish music’s most sought after performers. Her compositions have entered into the repertoire of Irish and Celtic performers throughout the world.​


Sones De Mexico


Aloha Lives! with Lanialoha Lee
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Alfonso Ponticelli Trio, Swing Gitan