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June 26, 2019

Announcing the Maryland Folklife Area Program at the 79th National Folk Festival

Today, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, the 79th National Folk Festival announced the Maryland Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople, and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the festival in 2019. The National Folk Festival is returning to downtown Salisbury, September 6 – 8, 2019, the second year...

May 24, 2019

Festival Welcomes a Major League Sponsor

The National Folk Festival is excited to welcome the Baltimore Orioles as a 2019 stage sponsor for the 79th National Folk Festival, which returns to downtown Salisbury, September 6 – 8. “The City of Salisbury is overwhelmed with excitement to welcome the Baltimore Orioles as a major sponsor of the National Folk Festival,” said Jake Day, the mayor of Salisbury....

May 22, 2019

More artists headed to Salisbury

Another four performers have been announced for the 79th National Folk Festival in downtown Salisbury. The National Folk Festival returns for the second year of the festival’s three-year residency in Salisbury from September 6-8, 2019. “The artistic program for the 79th National Folk Festival is shaping up to be an amazing, expansive display of our nation’s premier traditional artists—from stalwarts...

April 23, 2019

Four New Artists Announced for 79th National Folk Festival

SALISBURY, MD (April 23, 2019) – Another round of performers has been announced as excitement continues to grow for the 79th National Folk Festival, which is returning to 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. Over 15 performance groups have been named...

March 19, 2019

More Performers Announced for 79th National Folk Festival

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 culture, featuring longstanding traditions like mountain ballads...

February 27, 2019

79th National Folk Festival Reveals First Eight Performers

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 leaders and planners for the...

January 17, 2019

2019 Food Vendor applications are now open

Salisbury, MD – The 79th National Folk Festival, returning to Salisbury, Maryland, is now accepting food vendor applications for the 2019 festival to be held on September 6-8. Applications may be submitted through the festival portal on SlideRoom (https://nationalfolkfestival.slideroom.com/)   Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019   The National Folk Festival seeks the top food and handcrafted beverage vendors in...

December 7, 2018

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 (https://nationalfolkfestival.slideroom.com/) Application Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019 The...

September 27, 2018

National Council for the Traditional Arts Announces Selection of New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2018   National Council for the Traditional Arts Announces Selection of New Executive Director   SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND. The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lora Bottinelli has been selected as the organization’s new executive director. Bottinelli is a skilled and experienced arts leader, administrator, fundraiser and folklorist...

September 13, 2018

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 draw record crowds Downtown over...

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