Monthly Archives: September 2018

September 27, 2018

National Council for the Traditional Arts Announces Selection of New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2018   National Council for the Traditional Arts Announces Selection of New Executive Director   SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND. The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lora Bottinelli has been selected as the organization’s new executive director. Bottinelli is a skilled and experienced arts leader, administrator, fundraiser and folklorist...

September 13, 2018

The 78th National Folk Festival Draws 63,000 Attendees to Downtown 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, Maryland drew approximately 63,000 attendees in its inaugural year. “It’s an unequivocal success,” said Mayor Jake Day. “We expected to draw record crowds Downtown over...

September 8, 2018

First Day of the National Folk Festival- The Party Has Started!

The Party Has Started!! Friday night the Tremé Brass Band got a great party started in Salisbury, Maryland. But don’t just take my word for it. Festival goer Lori Carter described the opening parade this way: “The music! The sound! The excitement, the people just enjoying themselves. And the band, the Tremé Band was just fabulous. And the dancer was...

September 6, 2018

Vibrant Array of Family Area Activities and Performances

The National Folk Festival will feature a special interactive area with hands-on crafts, quiet games and active games, and other creative learning activities for young audiences and their families. The Family Stage, located within the Family Area, showcases a variety of performances, including storytelling, puppetry, and interactive music and dance. Both the Family Area and stage are open from noon...

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