The National Folk Festival – September 11-13
The National Folk Festival kicks off tonight in Downtown Greensboro! The Amesbury staff is going to be there and we hope you will be too! Located just in the city, just a 5 minute drive from The Amesbury on West Market Apartments, the National Folk Festival will be held over the next 3 days and be comprised of over 300 incredible performing artists!
We are so excited to go and if you see us there make sure you say hi!
From the National Folk Festival Website:
“Make your plans now to join us in the heartland of North Carolina for The National Folk Festival—one of America’s largest, most prestigious, and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage. Best of all, this three-day celebration is FREE! No tickets needed!
In choosing Greensboro as the National Folk Festival Host City for 2015, 2016, and 2017, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)—the organization that created and has produced the National Folk Festival since its founding in 1934—recognized Greensboro’s and North Carolina’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. The Festival will celebrate its 75th anniversary as it launches its first-ever residency in North Carolina in downtown Greensboro in September 2015.
A large-scale, three-day outdoor event presented FREE to the public, the National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness, and variety of American culture. It features over 300 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians, dancers, and craftspeople in performances, workshops, and demonstrations, plus children’s activities, savory Southern and ethnic cuisines and craft brews, non-stop participatory dancing, storytelling, parades, and more.
With 30+ groups performing on seven stages, the North Carolina Folklife Area, the Family Activities Area, the North Carolina Arts Marketplace, and theFestival Food Courts, the National Folk Festival offers a jubilant array of experiences for all ages.”
Learn More at http://nationalfolkfestival.com/