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May 17, 2022

More Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival 

The 81st National Folk Festival is excited to reveal several more performers who will be sure to enchant and delight attendees in Downtown Salisbury, MD, this August 26-28, 2022. This year’s festival will mark the final year of the event’s residency. In 2023, the festival will transition to the Maryland Folk Festival in Salisbury. Approximately 350 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and...

April 5, 2022

Next Five Performers Revealed

The National Folk Festival has announced the next five artists who will perform live and for free in Downtown Salisbury, August 26-28, 2022. The festival strives to present the nation’s very finest traditional artists. Music and dance traditions from every part of the country are represented. The five artists announced today include: Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy (Houston, Texas) –...

March 1, 2022

First Six Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival

SALISBURY, MD (March 1, 2022) – Today the National Folk Festival revealed the first six performers who will take the stage in Downtown Salisbury, August 26-28, 2022. The 81st National Folk Festival in 2022 moves to a new weekend in August and marks the final year of the event’s residency. In 2023, the festival will transition to the Maryland Folk...

December 16, 2021

National Folk Festival Marketplace is back in 2022

The National Folk Festival is excited to announce the return of the Festival Marketplace in 2022 with generous support from the Perdue Family. The Festival Marketplace will exclusively feature the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional crafts and more contemporary artistic expressions....

August 27, 2021

Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Festival Attendees

We are thrilled to be Together Again in Downtown Salisbury, Maryland, to celebrate the 80th National Folk Festival after the postponement of the event in 2020. As the 80th presentation of the festival, it comes as no surprise to note the festival has been in many shapes, durations, sizes, and locations over many years. And, clearly, this year will be...

August 10, 2021

80th National Folk Festival Releases Performance Schedule; Announces Additional Artist

Today festival organizers released the full performance schedule for the 80th National Folk Festival. Additionally, organizers announced that the U.S. Army Blues will perform at this year’s festival, on Saturday, September 11. The National Folk Festival returns to Salisbury September 10-12, 2021, with performances, special family and Maryland folklife programming, diverse food and beverage offerings, and more—all presented free to...

July 20, 2021

Fourth Stage Added as 80th National Folk Festival Announces the Maryland Traditions Family Folklife Area Program

Today, the 80th National Folk Festival announced the Maryland Traditions Family Folklife Area program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople, and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the festival in 2021. Additionally, festival organizers revealed the addition of a fourth stage at this year’s festival, the Maryland Traditions Family Folklife Stage. The National Folk Festival is...

June 29, 2021

Another Six Artists Announced for 80th National Folk Festival

Today festival organizers announced another six performers who will be featured at the 80th National Folk Festival. The festival returns to Salisbury September 10-12, 2021, with performances, special family and Maryland folklife programming, diverse food and beverage offerings, and more—all presented free to the public on outdoor stages located in the heart of the city’s recently revitalized downtown. This year’s...

May 18, 2021

Together again! First Six Artists Announced for 80th National Folk Festival

The first six performers have been announced for the 80th National Folk Festival. The festival returns to Downtown Salisbury September 10-12, 2021, with performances, special family and Maryland folklife programming, diverse food and beverage offerings, and more—all presented free to the public on three outdoor stages. This year’s event will mark the celebration of the 80th National Folk Festival as...

April 21, 2021

80th National Folk Festival and Salisbury are Together Again!

Today the National Folk Festival confirmed it will return to downtown Salisbury September 10-12, 2021, with performances, special family and Maryland folklife programming, diverse food and beverage offerings, and more—all presented free to the public on three outdoor stages. This year’s event will mark the celebration of the 80th National Folk Festival as well as the third year of the...

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