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 […]

Volunteers still needed for National Folk Festival

With just under two weeks until the National Folk Festival opens in Salisbury, drawing up to 80,000 people in town to enjoy music and dance, volunteers are still needed. About 800 volunteers are required to man the event, Sept. 7 tthrough 9 Downtown, and can sign up individually or with groups of friends or business […]

How the National Folk Festival has changed communities

The National Folk Festival, set to launch in Salisbury on Sept. 7, promises to spring a pleasant surprise on inhabitants of the town and the region, based on its track record in other places across the country. The unique multicultural musical event, free to the public, has been bringing fresh energy to American cities for […]

Salisbury Folk Festival preparations in high gear

As the National Folk Festival draws closer to opening in Salisbury, filling the city with music and dance Sept. 7 to 9, there is a need for volunteers to help the event run smoothly, since 60,000 to 80,000 people are expected to attend. About 800 volunteers are required and can sign up individually or with […]

One One One, April 26, 2018: National Folk Festival manager Caroline O’Hare

Caroline O’Hare, Local Manager for the National Folk Festival that is coming to Salisbury in September, talks about the preparations that are under way to host crowds approaching 100,000 people.