Close

Festival Schedule

Download Festival Map Download Schedule

The 78th National Folk Festival is September 7-9, 2018.

Friday, September 7, 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Saturday, September 8, Noon – 10:30 PM
Sunday, September 9, Noon – 6:30 PM

Food and merchandise vendors will open at 5 pm on Friday and 11 am on Saturday and Sunday.


indicates a performance that will include American Sign Language translation

City Stage

6:00 – 6:45Tremé Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)
6:45 – 7:15OPENING PARADE to PRMC Stage—Tremé Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)
8:00 – 9:00Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn (klezmer)
9:15 – 10:15Orquesta SCC (salsa dura)

PRMC Stage

7:15 – 7:30Opening Remarks
7:15 – 7:30Mariachi Los Camperos (mariachi)
8:30 – 9:15The Quebe Sisters (Texas fiddling & western swing)
9:30 – 10:30Marquise Knox (blues)

Richard A. Henson Foundation Stage

7:45 – 8:45Liz Carroll & Jake Charron (Irish)
9:00 – 10:00Yves Lambert Trio (Québécois)

Perdue Dance Pavilion

7:45 – 8:15Cajun dance lesson with Ben Pagac
8:15 – 9:15Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
9:30 – 10:30Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band (reggae)

City Stage

12:15 – 1:00Jason Samuels Smith (tap dance)
1:15 – 1:45Rahzel (beatboxing)
2:00 – 2:45Make a Joyful Noise: Gospel Masters—Mangum & Company, The Sensational Royal Lights
3:00 – 4:00Albert Lee (rockabilly)
4:15 – 5:15Marquise Knox (blues)
6:15 – 7:00The Quebe Sisters (Texas fiddling & western swing)
7:15 – 8:00Tremé Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)
8:15 – 9:00Mariachi Los Camperos (mariachi)
9:15 – 10:15West African Highlife Band (highlife)

PRMC Stage

12:00 – 12:45Imamyar Hasanov & Abbos Kosimov (Azerbaijani kamancha and percussion)
1:00 – 1:45Yves Lambert Trio (Québécois)
2:00 – 2:45Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
3:00 – 3:45Liz Carroll & Jake Charron (Irish)
4:00 – 4:45Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn (klezmer)
5:05 – 5:50Orquesta SCC (salsa dura)
6:45 – 7:30Mangum & Company (gospel brass “shout band”)
7:45 – 8:30Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass)
8:45 – 9:30Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band (reggae)
9:45 – 10:30Albert Lee (rockabilly)

Richard A. Henson Foundation Stage

12:00 – 12:45Mariachi Los Camperos (mariachi)
1:00 – 1:45Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
2:00 – 3:00World Beats: Masters of Rhythm—Abbos Kosimov; Jason Samuels Smith; Jose Vázquez-Cofresi, Charles Dilone, Manuel Carro (Orquesta SCC); Babá Ken Okulolo, Rasaki Aladokun (West African Highlife Band); Sue Yeon Park, Vong Park (Sounds of Korea)
3:15 – 4:15Stringed Instruments: From the Silk Road to Southern California—Imamyar Hasanov, Sergio Alonso (Mariachi Los Camperos), Yuniel Jimenez (Orquesta SCC), Mike & Tim Bing, Adesoji Odukogbe (West African Highlife Band)
5:15 – 6:00Sounds of Korea (Korean music and dance)
6:15 – 7:00Imamyar Hasanov & Abbos Kosimov (Azerbaijani kamancha and percussion)
7:15 – 7:45Nukariik (Inuit throat singing)
8:00 – 8:45Jason Samuels Smith (tap dance)
9:00 – 10:00Nicolae Feraru (Romanian cimbalom)

Perdue Dance Pavilion

12:00 – 1:00Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn (klezmer)
1:00 – 1:30square dance lesson with Mack Samples
1:30 – 2:15The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (old-time string band)
2:30 – 3:30Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band (reggae)
3:45 – 4:45Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
5:00 – 6:00West African Highlife Band (highlife)
7:00 – 7:45Rahzel (beatboxing)
8:00 – 9:00Marquise Knox (blues)
9:00 – 9:30salsa dance lesson with Eileen Torres
9:30 – 10:30Orquestra SCC (salsa dura)

Salisbury University Amphitheater

12:00 – 12:30Nukariik (Inuit throat singing)
12:45 – 1:30Liz Carroll & Jake Charron (Irish)
1:45 – 2:30Nicolae Feraru (Romanian cimbalom)
2:45 – 3:30The Quebe Sisters (Texas fiddling & western swing)
3:45 – 4:30Yves Lambert Trio (Québécois)
4:45 – 5:15The Chankas of Perú (Andean scissors dance)
5:30 – 6:30Fiddle Masters of the Americas—Liz Carroll; Jake Krack (The Bing Brothers Band); Michael Cleveland; Kevin Wimmer (Steve Riley); Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, Raul Cuellar, Alfredo Gomez (Mariachi Los Camperos)
6:45 – 7:30The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (old-time string band)

Pohanka Auto Family Area & Stage

12:00 – 12:45Sounds of Korea (Korean music and dance)
1:00 – 1:30Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars (precision jump rope team)
1:30 – 2:00Jeghetto (puppetry)
2:00 – 2:30The Red Trouser Show (circus arts)
2:30 – 3:00Awesome Jewish Stunts & Dances with Steve Weintraub
3:15 – 3:45The Chankas of Perú (Andean scissors dance)
3:45 – 4:15Dancing On Air Crew (breakdance)
4:15 – 4:25Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:30 – 5:00Jeghetto (puppetry)

Street Performances (Mill St. near Main St.)

1:30 – 2:00Dancing On Air Crew (breakdance)
2:30 – 3:00Greenbelt S.I.T.Y. Stars (precision jump rope)
3:30 – 4:00The Red Trouser Show (circus arts)
4:45 – 5:15Tremé Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)

Avery Hall Maryland Traditions Stage

*Saturday’s stage program will feature Chesapeake Traditions program participants.

12:15 – 12:30Pocomoke Indian Nation (Grand Entrance)
12:45 – 1:30Hugh Campbell & Dave Reed (old-time and bluegrass)
1:45 – 2:30Singing & Praying Bands of Maryland and Delaware (African American devotional music)
2:45 – 3:30Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
3:45 – 4:30Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition (bluegrass)
4:45 – 5:30The Sensational Royal Lights (gospel quartet)

Maryland Traditions Narrative Stage

1:00 – 1:45Heritage Tourism—Norris Howard, Phil Langley, Mary Ada Marshall, Rich Smoker
2:00 – 2:45Boat Captains—Phil Langley, Kermit Travers, Stoney Whitelock
3:00 – 3:45Experience Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad with Tony Cohen
4:00 – 4:45Seasonal Harvests—Ted Daniels, Janice Marshall, Newell Quinton
5:00 – 5:45Hunting & Guiding—Rhonda Aaron, Norris Howard, Rich Smoker

Maryland Traditions Foodways Stage

1:00 – 1:45Newell Quinton (scrapple making)
2:00 – 2:45Rhonda Aaron (muskrat preparation)
3:00 – 3:45Mary Ada Marshall (crab cake making)
4:00 – 4:45Michael Whidbee (oyster preparation)
5:00 – 5:45Mary Ada Marshall (Smith Island cake making)

Maryland Traditions Moderated Folklife Demonstrations

(at craft demonstrators’ booths, unless otherwise noted)

12:45Rhonda Aaron (eel pots & trapping)
1:30Janice Marshall (crab picking)
2:15Ted Daniels (oyster tonging)—on the river
3:00Rich Smoker (decoy floating)—on the river
4:00Anna Pasqualucci & Lisa Marie Penn (screen painting)
5:00Roger Richardson (agriculture harvest equipment)

City Stage

12:00 – 12:45Sounds of Korea (Korean music and dance)
1:00 – 1:45Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn (klezmer)
2:00 – 2:45Mangum & Company (gospel brass “shout band”)
3:05 – 4:00Celebrate Good Times!: Gypsy & Klezmer—Nicolae Feraru, Michael Winograd & the Honorable Mentshn
4:15 – 5:00Jason Samuels Smith (tap dance)
5:15 – 6:00Yves Lambert Trio (Québécois)

PRMC Stage

12:00 – 12:45Mangum & Company (gospel brass “shout band”)
1:00 – 1:45Nicolae Feraru (Romanian cimbalom)
2:00 – 2:45Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass)
3:00 – 4:00West African Highlife Band (highlife)
4:15 – 5:15Mariachi Los Camperos (mariachi)
5:30 – 6:30Albert Lee (rockabilly)

Richard A. Henson Foundation Stage

12:00 – 1:00Global Song Traditions—Clinton Fearon; Yves Lambert; Babá Ken Okulolo, Pope Flyne (West African Highlife Band); Grace, Sophia & Hulda Quebe; Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, Raul Cuellar, Alfredo Gomez (Mariachi Los Camperos)
1:15 – 2:00Jason Samuels Smith (tap dance)
2:15 – 3:00Sounds of Korea (Korean music and dance)
3:15 – 4:15Blues, Boogie & Bayou Masters—Albert Lee, Marquise Knox, Phil Wiggins, Steve Riley
4:30 – 5:00The Chankas of Perú (Andean scissors dance)
5:15 – 6:00Liz Carroll & Jake Charron (Irish)

Perdue Dance Pavilion

12:00 – 12:45Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
1:00 – 2:00Marquise Knox (blues)
2:15 – 3:00The Quebe Sisters (Texas fiddling & western swing)
3:15 – 4:15Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band (reggae)
4:30 – 5:15Rahzel (beatboxing)
5:30 – 6:15West African Highlife Band (highlife)

Salisbury University Amphitheater

12:00 – 12:30The Chankas of Perú (Andean scissors dance)
12:45 – 1:30The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (old-time string band)
1:45 – 2:30Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
2:45 – 3:30Mind-blowing Mouth Music: Inuit, Tuvan & Beatboxing—Nukariik, Rahzel, Bady-Dorzhu Ondar
3:45 – 4:30Imamyar Hasanov & Abbos Kosimov (Azerbaijani kamancha and percussion)
4:45 – 5:15Nukariik (Inuit throat singing)
5:30 – 6:15Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass)

Pohanka Auto Family Area & Stage

12:00 – 12:30Nukariik (Inuit throat singing)
12:45 – 1:15Jeghetto (puppetry)
1:15 – 1:45Dancing On Air Crew (breakdance)
1:45 – 2:30Experience Harriet Tubman’s Underground Railroad with Tony Cohen
2:45 – 3:15Beatboxing for Beginners with Shodekeh
3:15 – 3:45The Red Trouser Show (circus arts)
3:45 – 4:15Blues Dancing 101 with Junious Brickhouse
4:15 – 4:25Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:30 – 5:00Jeghetto (puppetry)

Street Performances (Mill St. near Main St.)

1:45 – 2:15The Red Trouser Show (circus arts)
3:45 – 4:15Dancing On Air Crew (breakdance)

Avery Hall Maryland Traditions Stage

*Sunday’s stage performers are all 2017-18 Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award teams

12:00 – 12:45Shodekeh & Ian Hesford with Bady-Dorzhu Ondar (Tuvan throat singing)
1:00 – 1:45Mohammadreza Kazemifar & Ali Analouei (Persian classical singing)
2:00 – 2:45Mama Linda Goss & Dr. David Fakunle (African American storytelling)
3:00 – 3:45Chum Ngek & Suteera Nagavajara (Cambodian homrong music)
4:00 – 4:45Andrea Hoag & Christopher Ousley (Swedish fiddling)
5:00 – 5:45Sebastian Wang & Sanghyuk Park (Korean samulnori)

Maryland Traditions Narrative Stage

12:00 – 12:45Documenting Maryland Folklife—Betty Belanus, Cliff Murphy, Kara Rogers Thomas, Lora Bottinelli
1:00 – 1:45Decoy Carving—Rich Smoker, Kenny Glasgow, Daniel Baltezegar
*2017-18 Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award team
2:00 – 2:45Screen Painting—Anna Pasqualucci & Lisa Marie Penn
*2017-18 Maryland Traditions Apprenticeship Award team
3:00 – 3:45Small Farms & Backyard Gardens—Jay Martin
4:00 – 4:45Sea-level Rise—Rhonda Aaron, Ted Daniels, Stoney Whitelock

Maryland Traditions Foodways Stage

1:00 – 1:45Janice Marshall (Smith Island cake making)
2:00 – 2:45Rhonda Aaron (muskrat preparation)
3:00 – 3:45Janice Marshall (oyster preparation)
4:00 – 4:45Newell Quinton (scrapple making)
5:00 – 5:45Joyce Fitchett (soft shell crabs)

Maryland Traditions Moderated Folklife Demonstrations

(at craft demonstrators’ booths, unless otherwise noted)

12:30Stoney Whitelock (skipjacks)—at marina
1:15Ted Daniels (crab pots)
2:00Michael Whidbee (oyster shucking)
3:00Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (Smith Island-style skiff)
4:00Pocomoke Indian Nation (dugout canoe making)
5:00Jay Martin (farm stands)

The National Folk Festival | Salisbury, MD is produced by

In Partnership with