More Performers Announced for 79th National Folk Festival

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SALISBURY, MD (March 19, 2019) – Today the National Folk Festival announced another four performers who will take the stage in downtown Salisbury, September 6 – 8, 2019. The 79th National Folk Festival in 2019 marks the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. “The 79th National Folk Festival is going to be an outstanding showcase of traditional arts and… Read more »

79th National Folk Festival Reveals First Eight Performers

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SALISBURY, MD (February 27, 2019) – The National Folk Festival revealed today the first eight performers who will be featured in the 79thNational Folk Festival, which will take place in downtown Salisbury, September 6 – 8, 2019. This will be the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. On hand at the announcement were government… Read more »

79th National Folk Festival Marketplace Applications Open To Maryland and Delmarva Artisans

Salisbury, MD – The search for the finest artisans and craftspeople in Maryland and on the Delmarva peninsula launches December 11. Selected applicants will be invited to join the 79th National Folk Festival, coming to Salisbury, Maryland, September 6 – 8, 2019. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom ( Application Deadline:… Read more »

The 78th National Folk Festival Draws 63,000 Attendees to Downtown Salisbury


Mayor Jake Day, National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts are excited to announce that attendance estimates have been tallied, and the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland drew approximately 63,000 attendees in its inaugural year. “It’s an unequivocal success,” said Mayor Jake Day. “We expected to… Read more »

First Day of the National Folk Festival- The Party Has Started!

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The Party Has Started!! Friday night the Tremé Brass Band got a great party started in Salisbury, Maryland. But don’t just take my word for it. Festival goer Lori Carter described the opening parade this way: “The music! The sound! The excitement, the people just enjoying themselves. And the band, the Tremé Band was just… Read more »

Vibrant Array of Family Area Activities and Performances

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The National Folk Festival will feature a special interactive area with hands-on crafts, quiet games and active games, and other creative learning activities for young audiences and their families. The Family Stage, located within the Family Area, showcases a variety of performances, including storytelling, puppetry, and interactive music and dance. Both the Family Area and… Read more »

78th National Folk Festival Announces Artisans Featured in the 2018 Festival Marketplace


The National Folk Festival has just announced the accomplished artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2018. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase the handmade creations from 23 of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include… Read more »

Festival Parking Plans Announced

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Parking locations and a free shuttle service have been announced for festival goers wishing to drive to the 78th National Folk Festival taking place over the weekend of September 7- 9, 2018, in downtown Salisbury. “With about 1,000 parking spaces located in our downtown parking lots and garage, plus 5,000 parking spaces available at and next… Read more »

Six More Performers Announced for 78th National Folk Festival

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New stage performers announced include: Albert Lee (Malibu, California) – rockabilly Nicknamed “Mr. Telecaster,” this rockabilly guitar icon is noted for his unique picking technique, melodic sensibilities, and lightning speed. The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (Marlinton and Huntington, West Virginia) – old-time string band One of the Mountain State’s finest old-time bands ably… Read more »

Chesapeake Traditions at the National Folk Festival

Chesapeake Traditions

THIS JUST IN – the 78th National Folk Festival announced today the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the Festival in 2018, the first year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. Adding to the festive air of the press… Read more »

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