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Performance Schedule and Map Released for the 81st National Folk Festival

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: July 20, 2022 CONTACT:  Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local Manager / nff@ncta-usa.org 81st National Folk Festival Releases Performance Schedule and Map SALISBURY, MD – Today festival organizers released the full performance schedule for the 81st National Folk Festival. Additionally, the festival map has also been revealed. Make your plans now to attend the National Folk Festival ... Read More »

Announcing the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area Program at the 81st National Folk Festival

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2022 CONTACT: Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local Manager / nff@ncta-usa.org     Announcing the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area Program at the 81st National Folk Festival   SALISBURY, MD (June 14, 2022) – Today, the 81st National Folk Festival announced the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage program, sharing details about the performers, craftspeople, and demonstrators who will be featured in this ... Read More »

Announcing National Treasures: A Tour of Culture Bearers in National Parks

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: June 7, 2022 CONTACT: nationaltreasures@ncta-usa.org SILVER SPRING, MD – The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is proud to announce the launch of National Treasures: A Tour of Culture Bearers in National Parks. A pilot program of the 2026 United States Semiquincentennial in collaboration with the National Park Service (NPS), National Treasures showcases the nation’s most distinguished ... Read More »

More Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2022 CONTACT:  Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local Manager / nff@ncta-usa.org More Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival SALISBURY, MD (May 17, 2022) – The 81st National Folk Festival is excited to reveal several more performers who will be sure to enchant and delight attendees in Downtown Salisbury, MD, this August 26-28, 2022. This year’s festival ... Read More »

Next Five Performers Revealed for 81st National Folk Festival

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2022 CONTACT: Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local Manager / nff@ncta-usa.org Next Five Performers Revealed for 81st National Folk Festival SALISBURY, MD (April 5, 2022) – The National Folk Festival has announced the next five artists who will perform live and for free in Downtown Salisbury, August 26-28, 2022. The 81st National Folk Festival in ... Read More »

New NPS/NCTA Collaboration: Pleneando en el Castillo San Cristóbal

a group of four men stand in front a sign with percussion instruments on the ground in front of them

San Juan, PR – Today the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the National Park Service, and La Casa de la Plena, announce a historic new collaborative and free public performance project, Pleneando en el Castillo San Cristóbal. This new series of interactive and family friendly workshops and performances feature Plena, a Puerto Rican heritage expression, rooted in oral ... Read More »

80th National Folk Festival Commemorative Acadian Accordion Auction

80th National Folk Festival Commemorative Acadian Accordion Auction This Acadian accordion was custom built by Marc Savoy and his son Joel in support of the 80th National Folk Festival. Sixty-five years of playing the Cajun accordion, together with fifty-eight years of building these instruments, is the reason for the special sound and feel of this beautiful Acadian accordion. Built in ... Read More »

News for the 15th Anniversary of the Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival Announces Compilation Album    The Richmond Folk Festival has announced the release of the first single from a special compilation album celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Richmond Folk Festival. The record, titled All Together Now: 15 Years of the Richmond Folk Festival Live includes select tracks recorded live over the years since the National Folk Festival ... Read More »