Festival Blog

February 23, 2024

First acts announced for 2024

The Maryland Folk Festival is gearing up for three jam-packed days of music, arts and culture in Downtown Salisbury, and today announced the first five artists who will be taking the stages; spanning a variety of genres and are just the start of more than 25 performers. They include: DuPont Brass (Washington, D.C., metro area) – eclectic soul DuPont Brass...

September 23, 2023

Maryland Folk Festival canceled for Saturday, to resume Sunday

In the interest of safety, we regret to inform you that the entire Maryland Folk Festival schedule for Saturday, Sept. 23, has been canceled due to the worsening inclement weather conditions, specifically heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds. The safety and well-being of all attendees, performers, and staff are our utmost priority. The current plan is for Sunday's schedule to...

September 22, 2023

Maryland Folk Festival to have delayed start Saturday, Sept. 23

In the interest of safety, we regret to inform you that the start of the Maryland Folk Festival schedule on Saturday will be delayed due to inclement weather conditions, specifically heavy rain and strong winds. The safety and well-being of all attendees, performers, and staff are our utmost priority; therefore, we will look to begin Saturday’s festivities at 3 p.m....

August 30, 2023

Get your holiday shopping done early

The Festival Marketplace is the perfect location to find unique hand-crafted gifts for everyone in your family. Plus, you can meet the artisans face to face and learn more about their artistic process. The Festival Marketplace will offer festivalgoers the opportunity to purchase the juried, handmade creations of the finest artists and craftspeople from the State of Maryland and the surrounding region....

August 28, 2023

Maryland Traditions Folklife Demonstrators Connect Us

Maryland Traditions Folklife Area & Stage Presented in collaborations with Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council Within its most basic of definitions, Folklife is the sharing of living traditions, and is commonly associated with practices such as dance, song, and art. But when you consider traditions that have sustained and evolved within generations and...

August 9, 2023

Maryland Traditions Folklife Stage performers announced

Experience the rich, living traditions of Maryland at the Maryland Traditions Folklife Area and Stage during this year’s Maryland Folk Festival, set for Sept. 22-24 in Downtown Salisbury. Performances will range from traditional music to storytelling, spoken word and more. The Maryland State Arts Council and Maryland Traditions, the state’s traditional arts program, have generously sponsored this area with a...

July 3, 2023

Get up on your feet!

This September in Downtown Salisbury, we'll have polka, go-go, and flamenco to get you up on your feet at the Maryland Folk Festival. The Boys, The Chuck Brown Band, and the Furia Flamenca Dance Company will all be featured at the festival, which is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 22-24. The Boys (Millersville, Maryland) - polka (Polish-style) The Boys are an...

July 2, 2023


There are only 2 weeks left to submit your design for a $2,000 prize. Create the OFFICIAL Maryland Folk Festival poster! Tell us what 'folk' means to you. Submit your design for the official 2023 Maryland Folk Festival poster Poster design must include the following words and items: Maryland Folk Festival Salisbury, MD September 22-24, 2023 The artist’s signature...

June 26, 2023

2023 first group of performers revealed

Salisbury in September is the place to be! From Afro-Caribbean music to boogie-woogie piano, the Maryland Folk Festival will bring a wide range of talented musicians to Downtown Salisbury this September. The first five to be announced are The Blue and Gold, Daryl Davis Band, The High & Wides, Ken & Brad Kolodner and Tifane. The Blue and Gold (British...

May 30, 2023

2023 Poster Challenge Kicks Off

Maryland Folk Festival’s inaugural Poster Challenge kicks off today! Artists are encouraged to enter for the chance to win $2,000. For the festival’s poster challenge, entrants are asked to design a creative festival poster using any two-dimensional medium that answers the question “What does ‘folk’ mean to you?” Posters must be vertical, 18 by 24 inches, and the design must...

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