N.C. Folk Festival Announces Performances on Blue Cross Blue Shield NC CityStage


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.

We’d also like to thank City of GreensboroNews & RecordLincoln Financial Group and UNC-TV for their support in the 2018 #NCFolkFest.

Friday, September 7
6:45p – 7:30p: Opening Comments
7:30p – 8:30p: John Jorgenson Quintet (Gypsy Jazz)
8:45p – 9:45p: Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas (Zydeco)

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!

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).