One On One, June 6, 2019: Dine & Stay United, more Folk Festival artists

Caroline Phillips of the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore joins us to talk about the nonprofit’s “Dine And Stay United” program which allows a percentage of tabs for meals consumed at Ocean City restaurants to be returned to United Way programs. Then, Caroline O’Hare of the National Folk Festival discusses the latest list […]

Folk Festival adds Baltimore Orioles as stage sponsor

The National Folk Festival is excited to welcome the Baltimore Orioles as a 2019 stage sponsor for the 79th National Folk Festival, which returns to Downtown Salisbury, Sept. 6 – 8. “The city of Salisbury is overwhelmed with excitement to welcome the Baltimore Orioles as a major sponsor of the National Folk Festival,” said Salisbury […]

New round of performers added to NFF roster

Another four performers have been announced for the 79th National Folk Festival in Downtown Salisbury. The National Folk Festival returns for the second year of the festival’s three-year residency in Salisbury from Sept. 6-8. “The artistic program for the 79th National Folk Festival is shaping up to be an amazing, expansive display of our nation’s […]

Four more performers added for Folk Festival

Another round of performers has been announced as excitement continues to grow for the 79th National Folk Festival, which is returning to Downtown Salisbury, Sept. 6-8. The 79th National Folk Festival in 2019 marks the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. More than 15 performance groups have been named so far, with […]

One On One, April 4, 2019: Martin Hutchison and Caroline O’Hare

Pastor Martin Hutchison joins us to talk about his good work with the Camden Community Garden and the growth of neighborhood gardens across the Salisbury. Then, Caroline O’Hare of the National Folk Festival reveals the first musical acts announced for the big entertainment event this September in Salisbury.

More performers added for National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival has announced another four performers who will take the stage in Downtown Salisbury, Sept. 6-8. The 79th National Folk Festival in 2019 marks the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. “The 79th National Folk Festival is going to be an outstanding showcase of traditional arts and culture, featuring […]

First 8 performers named for National Folk Festival

The National Folk Festival has revealed the first eight performers who will be featured in the 79th National Folk Festival, which will take place in Downtown Salisbury, Sept. 6-8. This will be the second year of the event’s three-year residency in Salisbury. On hand at the announcement were government leaders and planners for the event—including […]

Bottinelli to lead National Folk Festival group

The National Council for the Traditional Arts Board of Directors — the national group behind the National Folk Festival that was just held in Salisbury — has announced that Lora Bottinelli has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director. Bottinelli is an experienced arts leader, administrator, fundraiser and folklorist who comes to the NCTA […]

National Folk Festival crowds pegged at 63,000

Salisbury Mayor Jake Day, National Folk Festival Local Manager Caroline O’Hare, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts are excited to announce that attendance estimates have been tallied, and the National Folk Festival in Salisbury drew approximately 63,000 attendees in its inaugural year. “It’s an unequivocal success,” said Mayor Jake Day. “We expected to […]

Festival ‘a transformative moment’ for Salisbury

As far as Mayor Jake Day is concerned, the National Folk Festival changed Salisbury forever. “It was, I think, a transformative moment for our city,” he said about the three days of music, arts, entertainment and foods last Friday to Sunday that drew about 60,000 people to the ever-growing and much-improved Downtown. “We have received […]