34th Annual Carolina Blues Festival partners with 2020 North Carolina Folk Festival

Logo for the North Carolina Folk Festival presented by Towne Bank above the logo for the Carolina Blues Festival presented by Piedmont Blues Preservation Society.

The North Carolina Folk Festival and the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society announce a unique collaboration to present the 34th Carolina Blues Festival as part of the annual Folk Festival the weekend of September 11-13, 2020. Piedmont Blues Preservation Society president Atiba Berkley, and North Carolina Folk Festival president & CEO Amy Grossmann, began discussing the […]

An Update Regarding the 2020 NC Folk Festival

An early crowd gathers for a dance workshop at the NC Folk Festival.

📷 Photo by Lynn Donovan Dear Friends, Fans, and Supporters –  Together we are a community of arts supporters, professionals, consumers, advocates, and artists who are nimble, resilient, and creative. We WILL successfully weather these challenging times, and emerge from them stronger and more unified in our support of and gratitude for all the “folk” […]

North Carolina Folk Festival presents Folk In The Park in LeBauer Park

Musicians performing at the Towne Bank Stage at LeBaur Park. Above the crowd is an aerial textile sculpture, “Where We Meet.”

📷 Photo by Lynn Donovan Greensboro’s rich history of college basketball tournaments now includes the addition of a one-day festival in downtown’s LeBauer Park on Saturday, March 21, 2020, in conjunction with the Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s hosting of the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (March 20 & 22).  Folk in the Park, presented by the […]

National Endowment For the Arts Grants $25,000 to North Carolina Folk Festival

Musicians preform at Towne Bank Stage at LeBauer Park. The crowd stands under an aerial textile sculpture, “Where We Meet.”

📷 Photo by Lynn Donovan. The North Carolina Folk Festival has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support the presentation of artists and performers at the 2020 Festival The North Carolina Folk Festival announced news of a $25,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the 2020 Festival this coming […]

2020 GRAMMY Nods to Five NC Folk Fest Participants!

Rhiannon Giddens plays the fiddle as she smiles and leans towards to her fellow musician playing the guitar on a North Carolina Folk Festival stage.

Their creativity and artistry has graced our stages at the NC Folk Fest in Greensboro, and now they are international contenders for a 2020 GRAMMY Award!  The NC Folk Fest proudly recognizes five past festival participants for their work in the recording studio – three artists, one sound engineer, and one curator. The GRAMMY Awards […]

What a Year We’ve Had, and What a Year is Ahead!

Musician bathed in red light leans back in delight as he plays piano on stage for a large crowd.

As we enter a new year, we reflect on an incredible year filled with gratitude for and celebration of all the “folk” who have made this event possible for the past 5 years: 156,000 attendees who contributed $70,000 (a record high!) to the Bucket Brigade 1,000+ volunteers filling 1,800 shifts 5 outdoor stages plus 9 […]