N.C. Folk Festival Announces Performances on Blue Cross Blue Shield NC CityStage
The N.C. Folk Festival would like to thank Blue Cross BlueShield of North Carolina for their support. With their contributions, we’re able to celebrate America’s roots and heritage through live music, dance, and art in downtown Greensboro, Friday, Sept. 7th to Sunday, Sept. 9th. Take a musical trip around the world without leaving North Carolina!
“Folk music is an expression of the rich history and culture in our state,” said Cheryl Parquet, director of community and diversity engagement at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. “The North Carolina Folk Festival is an opportunity for North Carolina to host people from around the country so they can gather and enjoy music traditions that have been passed down for generations in our own communities.”
The festival kicks off on the Blue Cross Blue Sheild NC CityStage at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, September 7th.
John Jorgenson Quintet
Saturday, September 8
Noon – 1:00p: The Embers Featuring Craig Woolard (Beach Music)
1:15p – 2:15p: The Fitzgeralds (Ottawa Valley Fiddling and Stepdancing)
2:30p – 3:30p: Kristyn Harris (Western Swing, Country, Yodeling), presented by the Carroll Companies
3:45p – 4:45p: John Jorgenson Quintet (Gypsy Jazz)
5:00p – 6:00p: Sona Jobarteh (West African Kora)
6:30p – 7:30p: Bobby Hicks, Mark Kendall & Asheville Bluegrass (Bluegrass)
7:45p – 8:45p: Rhiannon Giddens (African American String Band, Gospel, & Balladry Traditions)
9:00p – 10:00p: Viento de Agua (Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena), presented by the Levitt Foundation
Bobby Hicks, Mark Kendall & Asheville Bluegrass
Sunday, September 9
Noon – 1:00p: Matthew Olwell & Cybertrad (Traditional Irish w/ Funk and Hip-Hop)
1:15p – 2:15p: Trio Brasileiro (Brazilian Choro)
2:30p – 3:30p: Amythyst Kiah (Alt-Country Blues, Singer-Songwriter)
3:45p – 4:45p: Sona Jobarteh (West African Kora)
5:00p – 6:00p: Big Sam’s Funky Nation (New Orleans Funk), presented by the NC Education Lottery
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
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!