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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 »

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 ... Read More »

First Six Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival

MEDIA RELEASE DATE: March 1, 2022 CONTACT:  Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local Manager / cohare@salisbury.md First Six Performers Announced for 81st National Folk Festival SALISBURY, MD (March 1, 2022) – Today the National Folk Festival revealed the first six performers who will take the stage in Downtown Salisbury, August 26-28, 2022. The 81st National Folk Festival in 2022 moves to a new weekend ... Read More »

National Council for the Traditional Arts to Receive $150,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the American Rescue Plan

DATE: Thursday, January 27, 2022 CONTACT: Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director, media@ncta-usa.org Silver Spring, MD — National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) is pleased to announce they have been approved to receive an American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to help the arts and cultural sector recover from the pandemic. NCTA is recommended ... Read More »

NCTA 2021 Season Summary

The year 2021 has been a time of transformation, resilience, and celebration for the National Council for the Traditional Arts and our partners. Thank you for another year of supporting the oldest folk arts organization in the nation. Read more here. Read More »

NCTA & National Park Service Premiere “Abundance”

November 5, 2021 New Orleans, La. – Today the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the National Park Service, and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve released a new episode in an ongoing collaborative documentary series featuring Louisiana lifeways. This series of short documentary films follows Cajun musicians and cultural advocates Joel Savoy and Jo Vidrine as they journey ... Read More »