Nashville Named For Folk Festival
March 10, 2010 at 11:43 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL COUNCIL for TRADITIONAL ARTS of NASHVILLE announced today with MAYOR KARL DEAN and COMPASS RECORDS GROUP, that NASHVILLE has been selected as the city for the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The event is oldest and longest-running multi-ethnic traditional arts festival in the nation. 2013 will also mark the Festival’s 75th Anniversary. NASHVILLE won this honor in a competitive process involving 40 cities across the nation.
“No city in the U.S. can match the raw talent, creativity, and long history of making music like we have here in NASHVILLE," said MAYOR DEAN. "You combine that with our growing international diversity and growing recognition and appreciation for the arts, and you have a city that is well primed to host the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL and to create an event of a caliber worthy of serving as the celebration of its 75th anniversary,”
For info, vist www.nationalfolkfestival.com.