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Dates Announced for the 2015 National Folk Festival

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The “National” will celebrate its 75th anniversary in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, September 11 – 13, 2015 August 25, 2014 —The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) and ArtsGreensboro announced today that the 75th National Folk Festival will take place September 11 – 13, 2015, in the heart of downtown Greensboro, marking the first of the festival’s three-year residency ... Read More »

Greensboro, North Carolina, Chosen As National Folk Festival Host City, 2015 – 2017

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For 80 years, the National Folk Festival has provided a way for people to embrace the dazzling array of cultural traditions that define our nation.  It celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional craft, storytelling, food and more.  To date, this free-to-the-public “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts” has been held in 27 ... Read More »

We’ve Moved

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After 24 years in our Silver Spring office on Fenwick Lane, the NCTA has moved – one block.  Our new address is 8757 Georgia Avenue, Suite 450.  Situated between Cameron and Spring Streets, the new office is an easy walk from the Silver Spring Metro station. Read More »

Treasures From the NCTA Collection

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We invite you to explore our new website, which allows us to share the riches of the NCTA’s extraordinary audio and video collection of original live recordings. Documenting many decades of NCTA events, these precious recordings capture thousands of unique and exciting musical moments, interviews and cultural conversations.  Changing features will offer a sampling of treasures from the NCTA Collection ... Read More »