Local band Last Rays of Sunday members pose with a guitar and fiddle.

Folk Fest Music Spots will feature local artists in downtown Greensboro spaces.

Now celebrating its second year, the North Carolina Folk Festival will present Folk Fest Music Spots – a new program during this year’s Festival featuring eleven local bands in intimate spaces hosted by eight downtown Greensboro businesses.

The Folk Fest Music Spots program is produced in collaboration with Fiddle & Bow Society and with support from Downtown Greensboro, Inc.  The performances will take place between 12:30pm and 5:30pm on both Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8.

“The North Carolina Folk Festival brings in thousands of people to downtown Greensboro.  This new collaboration with music is a great step to truly showcase what downtown Greensboro has to offer,” says Zack Matheny, President & CEO of Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

“As we strengthen our place as a destination event in downtown Greensboro, we have a unique opportunity to partner with and feature local artists in local spaces adjacent to our traditional Festival site. This year’s Folk Fest Music Spots are accessible to festival-goers and will feature dedicated seating and listening space for enjoying local favorites from our community.” says Amy Grossmann, director of the NC Folk Festival.

Fiddle & Bow Society curated the program of local artists with the Festival and will produce the performances at all eight locations.

The businesses that will serve as Folk Fest Music Spots include:

Saturday, September 7

  • Scuppernong Books
  • Moore Music Company
  • Deep Roots Market
  • Joymongers Brewing Co.

Sunday, September 8

  • Vintage to Vogue
  • Antlers & Astronauts
  • The Flat Iron
  • Preyer Brewing

The local artists featured in this year’s Folk Fest Music Spots program include The Alley Rabbits, Cicada, Sam Frazier, Chris Frisina, Big Ron Hunter, Last Rays of Sunday, Minor Swing, Our Band, Sinai Mountain Ramblers, The Williamson Brothers, and The Zinc Kings.To learn more about the performers and for a complete listing of performance times and locations, visit ncfolkfestival.com/schedule.