Close

Performers

Performers

The Campbell Brothers

sacred steel guitar Rochester, New York

From electrifying, raise-the-roof solos, to meditative sounds of beauty and reflection, this family-based band is among the finest ambassadors of the sacred steel tradition. Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Dale Ann Bradley

bluegrass Middlesboro, Kentucky

Raised in a Primitive Baptist family in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, this acclaimed bluegrass singer transports listeners with her shimmering voice and personal songwriting.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy

blues Houston, Texas

Emerging from the Houston blues scene like a force of nature, this Texas powerhouse has a commanding stage presence and a voice to match.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Eileen Ivers

Irish Bronx, New York

Raised in the Irish American community in the Bronx, this musical pioneer and innovator has won over 30 All-Ireland medals and redefined the boundaries of Irish traditional fiddling.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

E.U. featuring Sugar Bear

go-go Washington D.C.

Led by dynamic front man Gregory “Sugar Bear” Elliott, this legendary group is synonymous with the funky, quintessentially Washington, D.C., dance music known as go-go. Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Gene Tagaban (Guuy Yaau)

Tlingit storyteller, musician, and dancer Ruston, Washington

Dancing in a stunning, hand-painted mask and feathered wings, this renowned storyteller and Raven Dancer brings audiences into active participation with timeless Indigenous teachings.

Continue reading

Himalayan Heritage Band

Nepal Boston, Massachusetts

This virtuosic ensemble provides a vital link for Boston’s growing Nepalese community, bridging their new lives in New England with their homeland high in the Himalayas.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Hālau ‘O Lilinoe

traditional Hawai'ian hula Carson, California

With graceful and mesmerizing performances, this halau (school) celebrates hula and nourishes the roots of their culture, preserving it for generations to come.

Continue reading

Los Texmaniacs feat. La Marisoul

conjunto tejano San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, California

One of the most dynamic bands in conjunto tejano joins forces with a soulful, East L.A. singer, breathing fresh energy into timeless songs and sharing the rich legacy of Mexican American music—with a twist. Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

zydeco Lafayette, Louisiana

Led by arguably zydeco accordion’s foremost living practitioner, this rollicking group represents the crème de la crème of the vibrant Black Creole dance music native to Southwest Louisiana.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Rogelio Ortiz with Eduardo Betancourt

música llanera Laurel, Maryland

Lively, fiery, and heartfelt tradition from Colombia and Venezuela has a champion in this singer known as el caballero del canto nacional (“the gentleman of the national song”).

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Thomas Maupin & Friends with Daniel Rothwell & Overall Creek

Appalachian buck dance and old-time music Smyrna and Murfreesboro, Tennessee

This 83-year-old Tennessee buck dancer is the most renowned of his generation, with a distinctive style that dancers and musicians alike emulate—including the apprentices and family members joining him on stage. Continue reading

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters

funk and R&B New Orleans, Louisiana

The Crescent City’s preeminent funk master is another in that city’s long line of singular musical personalities, adding touches of soul and jazz to his distinctive rhythm and blues sound.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Wylie & the Wild West

cowboy and western music Conrad, Montana

This world-class yodeler and cowboy singer still lives the life of a working rancher and cutting-horse champion—and is one of America’s most popular western entertainers.

Continue reading

More Info
A B c D E F F F
Listen

Maryland Folklife Area & Stage Performers

Maryland Folklife Area & Stage performers will be announced in Summer 2022.

Click here to view past performers

The National Folk Festival | Salisbury, MD is produced by

In Partnership with