F&B in the News: N.C. Folk Festival Announces New Program: Folk Fest Music Spots will feature local artists in downtown Greensboro spaces
News Release from Yes! Weekly
August 30, 2019
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Greensboro, N.C., August 28, 2019 – 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
Moore Music Company
Deep Roots Market
Joymongers Brewing Co.
Sunday, September 8
Vintage to Vogue
Antlers & Astronauts
The Flat Iron
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.
To learn more about the N.C. Folk Festival, please visit ncfolkfest.com. And keep up with more news on our Facebook page (facebook.com/NCFolkFestival), Twitter (twitter.com/NCFolkFestival) and Instagram (instagram.com/ncfolkfestival).
About the 2019 North Carolina Folk Festival:
Produced by ArtsGreensboro, in partnership with the City of Greensboro, and presented by TowneBank, the North Carolina Folk Festival is one of the fastest-growing destination events in the Southeast, attracting over 150,000 people from across the U.S. to downtown Greensboro for an estimated economic impact of $15 million for each festival weekend. This year’s festival, on September 6, 7, and 8, continues as the FREE three-day event that got its start as 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 North Carolina Folklife Area featuring ongoing demonstrations, an interactive Family Area, a makers marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, festival merchandise and more. Additional information is available at ncfolkfestival.com.
About Fiddle & Bow:
Fiddle and Bow, founded in 1981, is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of folk music and dance and their related arts. We do this primarily through our concert series, presenting approximately two concerts per month on the first and third Fridays. Our concerts range from contemporary and traditional folk music and Americana to old-time, bluegrass, acoustic blues, Celtic and world music. Fiddle & Bow also works with other organizations in the Triad through special events and festivals, such as the North Carolina Folk Festival, Art in the Arboretum, Forsyth County Arts Partners, and the community organizations. Additional information is available at fiddleandbow.org.
About Downtown Greensboro Incorporated:
Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) is an economic development organization focused on stimulating investment and activity in the center city. DGI’s primary focus is to lead the development of Downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here. downtowngreensboro.org