2022 Festival Season Announcements

The NCTA and our many various partners are thrilled to welcome you to our 2022 season with a first glimpse at the year ahead in traditional arts! With excitement, as well as an abundance of care, we’re continuing to take precautions to ensure everyone can safely enjoy everything our in-person festival experiences have to offer this year. Please take a moment to Save the Date and make a drop in the festival buckets. Thanks for your goodwill and generosity to the communities that help host these magnificent events. We have many highlights featured here, but you can also stay current by visiting each festival’s website and following us on social media.

Fill the Festival Buckets!

Help us kick start the 2022 season by contributing to our shared festival fund! Your gift will be shared between our five festival partner nonprofits and the NCTA.
To learn more, or to support your favorite festival directly, visit us at: https://ncta-usa.org/fill-the-festival-buckets/
2022 Festival Season
Montana Folk Festival
Butte, Montana
July 8-10, 2022
Produced by Main Street Uptown Butte, NCTA, and other local partners
Learn more at: https://montanafolkfestival.com 
Lowell Folk Festival
Lowell, Massachusetts
July 29-31, 2022
Produced by the Lowell Folk Festival Foundation, NCTA, and other local partners
Learn more at: https://lowellfolkfestival.org 
National Folk Festival
Salisbury, Maryland
New Date: August 26-28, 2022
Produced by the City of Salisbury, MD, NCTA, and other local partners
Learn more at: https://nationalfolkfestival.com 
North Carolina Folk Festival
Greensboro, North Carolina
September 9-11, 2022
Produced by North Carolina Folk Festival & the City of Greensboro, NC
Learn more at: https://ncfolkfestival.com
Richmond Folk Festival
Richmond, Virginia
October 7-9, 2022
Produced by Venture Richmond, NCTA, and other local partners
Learn more at: https://www.richmondfolkfestival.org 
To learn more about the National Folk Festival Legacy Festival community, visit: https://ncta-usa.org/legacy-festivals
Stay Tuned for Announcements
Our social media is the best way to stay up to date with us. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube and watch for updates on our season in addition to other gems from our programs.
In 2022, the National Council for the Traditional Arts is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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