N.C. Folk Fest Announces Schedule for NC Folklife Area, Family Stage and Van Dyke Performance Space

N.C. Folk Fest Announces Schedule for NC Folklife Area, Family Stage and Van Dyke Performance Space

The N.C. Folk Festival would like to thank the City of Greensboro and the following sponsors for their support in the 2018 #NCFolkFest Family Area and Stage, NC Folklife Narrative Stage and Van Dyke Performance Space. With their contributions, we’re able to celebrate America’s roots and heritage through live music, dance, and art at this FREE ADMISSION three-day event in downtown Greensboro, Friday, Sept. 7th to Sunday, Sept. 9th.

The Family Activities Area features hands-on crafts, parades, quiet and active games, and other creative learning opportunities for kids and families.
Presented By:

Saturday, September 7
1:00p – 1:45p: Matthew Olwell & Emily Oleson (Celtic Dance)
2:00p – 2:45p: Michael Newton (Gaelic Storyteller)
3:00p – 3:45p: Connie Steadman (NC Gospel and Storytelling)
4:00p – 4:45p: Donna Washington (NC Storyteller

Sunday, September 8
12:30 – 1:15: Big Bang Boom (Kindi Music)
1:30 – 2:00: Arnold Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi Flutist & Storyteller)
2:15 – 3:00: Big Bang Boom (Kindi Music)


NC Folklife & Narrative Stage
Every year, the North Carolina Folk Festival celebrates the music, crafts, and storytelling traditions that are thriving in our state. Through performances, workshops, and artist demonstrations, the Festival shines a light on master artists from our region.

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Saturday, September 7
Noon – 1:00p: Pottery Family Traditions and Narratives
2:00p – 3:00p: American Indian Pottery in North Carolina
4:00p – 5:00p: Face Jugs and Figurative Traditions

Sunday, September 9
Noon – 1:00p: Women in North Carolina Pottery
2:00p – 3:00p: Working with Materials from Nature
4:00p – 5:00p:  Pottery Traditions of Early North Carolina Faith Communities

Dance at the Van Dyke

Saturday, September 8
9:00a – Noon: Banjo Cultures and Community, Transformations through Time: A Banjo Symposium Hosted by Rhiannon Giddens
1:30p – 2:30p: West African Dance Demo & Workshop with Wesley Williams of Suah African Dance Theatre
3:00p – 4:00p: Community/Contra Dance

Sunday, September 9
12:30p – 1:30p: Breaking/Battle Techniques Demo & Workshop with Dom Sebastian of the Bboyballet
2:00p – 3:00p: Mexican Folklorico Dance Demo & Workshop with Mexican Tradition de Julio Ruiz

View the full performance schedule at ncfolkfestival.com and download our mobile app. Scan the QR code below and download the app today on your iPhone or Android device!

The North Carolina Folk Festival will continue to post updates on its Facebook page (facebook.com/NCFolkFestival), Twitter (twitter.com/NCFolkFestival) and Instagram (instagram.com/ncfolkfestival).