The National Folk Festival has returned to town. This year's festival is number seventy-six, year two out of three for the itinerant festival that began in 1934. The weather is shaping up to be beautiful. Can you believe Greensboro is really fortunate enough to host the festival for three years? Please, please come downtown and support these great performing artists. Here is the link that has all of the background information, schedules, and maps. So many musicians from many different ethnicities and music traditions will perform. The giant puppets (Paperhand Puppet Intervention) from Saxapahaw will be here; blues, jazz, polka, musicians; dance from Native Americans, Mexican mariachi, old-time.... too much to mention.
Now that we have LeBauer Park as a venue for performing, downtown is even more inviting. There are also "Fabric of Freedom" events to celebrate Greensboro's diversity and cultural history. Vendors of arts and crafts, food trucks, are scattered throughout downtown. Do bring a chair and water bottle if you plan to sit a while. Come do the happy, proud-of-our-city dance with us! If you see someone from out of town, thank them for attending and show them our southern charm.