Note: This is archived info from the original website for the Friends of Dicken Woods. 
It was written when the Friends were in the process of saving DW


Saving Dicken Woods

How to Help - Enjoy the Benefit Concert, August 21, 2003

Thanks to the generosity of very special musicians, the Friends have organized a wonderful benefit concert for Thursday August 21, 2003 at the Ark. Tickets are $20 each ($25 for reserved seats) with all proceeds benefitting the preservation efforts. According to the Ark's Calendar of Events:

"Great music and the chance to keep Ann Arbor tree-filled. A handful of SE Michigan's most loved musicians join together for a concert to perserve the green world. Local legend and award-winning guitarist George Beddard will be joined by Emmy-winning songwriter David Barrett; Matt Watroba, the voice of SE Michigan's folk community; Khalid Hanifi, writer/vocalist for jazz group Map of the World; along with some special guests yet to be named. The proceeds from this event will help purchase Dicken Woods (located at the corner of Pauline and Maple on the west side of Ann Arbor) to perserve the area from development."

Purchase your tickets now! The best way to get general admission tickets is through Jim and Leigh Ann Boyd, 2136 Stephen Terrace, 662-8348, email: If you buy through Jim and Leigh Ann there will be no service charges on the tickets, and they'll be happy to deliver the tickets for free. Reserved seats are only available from other outlets listed below (and have a $1 service fee). Reserved seats, (as well as general admission seats with a small service fee) can be purchased at the downtown Borders (612 E. Liberty, 668-7652), Herb David Guitar Studio (302 E. Liberty, 665-8001), the Michigan Union Ticket Office (530 S. State Street, 763-TKTS) or any Ticketmaster outlet.

Call the Ark for more information:

The Ark is located at:

  • 316 S. Main St., downtown Ann Arbor
  • Web:
  • Phone: (734) 761-1800

Directions to the Ark:

  • FROM I-94
    Take the Ann Arbor-Saline Road Exit 175. Head North. Ann Arbor-Saline Road becomes Main Street after the Stadium Blvd. intersection. Continue on Main Street, the ark will be on the left at 316 S. Main Street.
  • FROM 1-94 East (& US-23)
    Take I-96 East to US-23 South to M-14 West. Take Downtown Ann Arbor exit (exit 3) which puts you on Main Street. Continue south on Main Street. The Ark is at 316 South Main Street.
  • FROM I-96 West
    Take I-96 to M-14 West. Follow M-14 West signs closely as by Ann Arbor, it forks to the left. Take the second exit after the fork which is marked "Downtown Ann Arbor" (exit 3); this will place you on Main Street. Continue south on Main Street. The Ark is at 316 South Main Street.