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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...

March 5, 2021

2021 Festival Season Update

Here is an update from our producing partners at NCTA concerning their 2021 festival season. For the National Folk Festival, it is our hope to produce an in-person event in Salisbury on September 10-12, 2021. We know that we must reimagine the festival and be willing to adapt as the ongoing public health crisis unfolds. We expect to update our...

September 8, 2020

Virtual Celebration Schedule Announced

THE SCHEDULE OUT NOW! The National Folk Festival 2020 Virtual Celebration is only 4 days away and we have packed the entire weekend with music, dance, art, and fun. #NFFMaryland   Click to download Saturday schedule: https://bit.ly/2FekMKK   Click to download Sunday schedule: https://bit.ly/3jYIj1k   Listen. Watch. Chat. Join the fun at: https://nationalfolkfestival.com/virtual-celebration/ 

August 13, 2020

National Folk Festival Announces Plans for a Virtual Celebration

Salisbury, MD – Today, the National Folk Festival announced plans for a virtual celebration on the weekend of September 12-13. The longest-running multicultural celebration of the finest folk and traditional artists in the United States, each year the National features over 350 artists—musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople—with more than 35 different groups performing on the festival’s seven outdoor stages. Last...

April 22, 2020

Important Update from the National Folk Festival

A joint statement from Mayor Jake Day, City of Salisbury, and Lora Bottinelli, executive director, National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA). The National Folk Festival is an event that fosters the well-being of community through vibrant cultural exchange and the joyous gathering of tens of thousands of people from across the country in celebration of the richness of American...

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