Not even a pandemic can stop the North Carolina Folk Festival from reaching the eyes, ears, and hearts of the thousands of patrons who flock to experience the annual eclectic mix of performers, which spans many different genres, generations, and media.
This year’s festival will be online September 11 – 13, 2020, which means it will reach even more people. So sit back, grab your favorite snacks and beverage, and partake in a socially distanced celebration of North Carolina’s rich cultural heritage through music, dance, and crafts.
Festival-goers are in for a treat with a fantastic lineup of performers, some of which feature local iconic video shoot locations such as the famous Underground Railroad Tree in the Guilford Woods, the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, and the new Rotary Carousel at the Greensboro Science Center. All of these locations have strong connections to UNCG in one way or another.
During past events, UNCG has supported the festival through in-person activities such as the Spirit Squad, Spartan Way Student Ambassadors, and the big video wall. This year’s UNCG participation includes a virtual swag bag giveaway. Go here to enter the drawing, which includes a chance to win a $50 gift card for the UNCG Campus Bookstore, a swag bag of UNCG items, or UNCG merchandise.
The 2020 Folk Festival Virtual Concert Series will be available in 3 segments of approximately two hours each:
Friday, September 11, 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 12, 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 13, 6 p.m.
Visit the Folk Festival ‘How You Can Watch!‘ page for information on all the ways to access the performances this weekend and beyond.
Photography by Jiyoung Park, University Communications