FolkFest News

Folk Festival Update – March 15

NC Folk Festival Friends: Late last week we made the decision to cancel our “Folk in the Park” event that was to take place in Greensboro’s LeBauer Park this coming Saturday, March 21.  While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Guilford County, NC yet, we respect and...

Folk In The Park – March 12 Statement on the Coronavirus

Folk In The Park Cancelled North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper held a briefing today at 4 pm to update the public on the state’s response to COVID-19. Governor Cooper advised postponing or canceling gatherings of more than 100 people. This guidance is in effect for the entire state. City of...

Job Opportunity – Marketing Production Coordinator

The North Carolina Folk Festival (NCFF) is seeking a Marketing Production Coordinator who will be responsible for operational and production support of our marketing efforts. You will work collaboratively with NCFF staff and external partners to ensure that projects meet our high-quality standards and that deadlines are met in our...

Folk in the Park – March 9 Statement on the Coronavirus

We are monitoring the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community and are in regular contact with local officials. Our top priority is always the health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators. On the recommendation of local health officials, there have been no scheduling changes to our...

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

📷 Photo by Lynn DonovanGreensboro’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...

2020 Food Vendor Applications Are Now Open!

The North Carolina Folk Festival is accepting applications for 2020 Festival Food Vendors. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, 2020. The North Carolina Folk Festival is September 11-13, 2020.

2020 Makers Marketplace Applications Are Now Open!

The North Carolina Folk Festival is accepting crafts vendor applications for its Makers Marketplace. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, 2020. The North Carolina Folk Festival is September 11-13, 2020.

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

Photo by Lynn DonovanThe North Carolina Folk Festival has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support the presentation of artists and performers at the 2020 FestivalThe 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...

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

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...

2020 GRAMMY Nods to Five NC Folk Fest Participants!

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...