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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...

September 8, 2018

First Day of the National Folk Festival- The Party Has Started!

The Party Has Started!! Friday night the Tremé Brass Band got a great party started in Salisbury, Maryland. But don’t just take my word for it. Festival goer Lori Carter described the opening parade this way: “The music! The sound! The excitement, the people just enjoying themselves. And the band, the Tremé Band was just fabulous. And the dancer was...

September 6, 2018

Vibrant Array of Family Area Activities and Performances

The National Folk Festival will feature a special interactive area with hands-on crafts, quiet games and active games, and other creative learning activities for young audiences and their families. The Family Stage, located within the Family Area, showcases a variety of performances, including storytelling, puppetry, and interactive music and dance. Both the Family Area and stage are open from noon...

August 13, 2018

Performance Schedule and Map Unveiled

The National Folk Festival unveiled its complete schedule of performance times and stage locations for more than 350 performers, demonstrators, and artisans set to appear September 7 through 9 in Downtown Salisbury, Maryland. From bluegrass, Irish and rockabilly — to reggae and mariachi, this year’s complete Festival schedule of performances and activities is now available at https://www.nationalfolkfestival.com/schedule “There is so much...

July 13, 2018

78th National Folk Festival Announces Artisans Featured in the 2018 Festival Marketplace

The National Folk Festival has just announced the accomplished artisans and craftspeople who will be featured in the festival’s juried Marketplace in 2018. The Festival Marketplace will offer festival attendees the opportunity to purchase the handmade creations from 23 of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the Delmarva Peninsula. It will include both deeply traditional crafts and...

July 9, 2018

Festival Parking Plans Announced

Parking locations and a free shuttle service have been announced for festival goers wishing to drive to the 78th National Folk Festival taking place over the weekend of September 7- 9, 2018, in downtown Salisbury. “With about 1,000 parking spaces located in our downtown parking lots and garage, plus 5,000 parking spaces available at and next to the Wicomico Youth &...

June 27, 2018

Six More Performers Announced for 78th National Folk Festival

New stage performers announced include: Albert Lee (Malibu, California) – rockabilly Nicknamed “Mr. Telecaster,” this rockabilly guitar icon is noted for his unique picking technique, melodic sensibilities, and lightning speed. The Bing Brothers Band feat. Jake Krack (Marlinton and Huntington, West Virginia) – old-time string band One of the Mountain State’s finest old-time bands ably carries on their Appalachian musical...

June 12, 2018

Chesapeake Traditions at the National Folk Festival

THIS JUST IN - the 78th National Folk Festival announced today the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople and demonstrators who will be featured in this special area of the Festival in 2018, the first year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. Adding to the festive air of the press event was the participation of three...

June 7, 2018

Be a Volunteer – Shifts now Open

Over 800 volunteers needed to fill a variety of positions for the free, 78th National Folk Festival taking place in downtown Salisbury, September 7 – 9, 2018 Salisbury, MD, June 5, 2018 —The National Folk Festival has announced that volunteer shifts are now posted and OPEN for online sign up. Partnering with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s...

May 15, 2018

Look Who’s Coming to Salisbury

MORE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED - The National Folk Festival has released the fourth group of performers who will be among those featured at the 2018 Festival, which will take place over the weekend of September 7 – 9 in downtown Salisbury. “The word ‘folk’ can mean different things to different people, so some may be surprised to learn that National Folk...

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