Photo of Silvana Estrada by Sofía López Bravo

Greensboro, N.C., December 15, 2021 — Tickets went on sale today for The North Carolina Folk Festival’s first event of 2022 – a concert by renowned Mexican folk musician Silvana Estrada on January 28 at UNC Greensboro’s Tew Recital Hall. 


Born in Mexico and rooted in the traditional music of Veracruz, Silvana Estrada is a rising star in the international folk music scene. She is a soulful storyteller through song – performing enchanting vocals and masterful acoustic instrumentation that draw from tradition and combine with global musical inspirations (including jazz) to create contemporary musical poetry that captivates the ears and hearts of audiences.


“We are grateful for this opportunity to host Silvana’s Greensboro concert debut,” said Amy Grossmann, President and CEO of the North Carolina Folk Festival. “Silvana’s music speaks to the love and healing we all need right now and we are excited to feature her in this special presentation to kick off the new year.”


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*Due to ongoing COVID safety precautions, masks will be required of all attendees and seating/ticket capacity in the Tew Recital Hall will be limited to accommodate physical distancing.


This engagement of Silvana Estrada is made possible through Performing Arts Global Exchange, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the North Carolina Folk Festival: The North Carolina Folk Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to honor, celebrate, and share the meaningful ways communities express their creativity and cultural traditions through music, dance, food, crafts and other folk arts to enhance appreciation of diverse traditions and contribute to community vibrancy and inclusivity.  Our signature event, the annual North Carolina Folk Festival, is co-produced by the City of Greensboro and is one of the fastest-growing destination events in the Southeast, attracting people from across the U.S. to downtown Greensboro each September. The festival is a FREE admission, three-day event that continues the legacy of the National Folk Festival, which was held in Greensboro from 2015–2017. In the tradition of “The National,” the North Carolina Folk Festival features performing groups representing a diverse array of cultural traditions from around the world on multiple stages, including continuous music and dance performances, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, festival merchandise and more. The 2022 North Carolina Folk Festival will take place in downtown Greensboro September 9 through 11. Additional information is available at