2011 National Folk Festival Dates Announced
October 21, 2010 at 10:57 AM (PT)
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE TRADITIONAL ARTS (NCTA) has announced that 73rd NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL will be in NASHVILLE Labor Day weekend (SEPTEMBER 2nd-4th) in 2011.
As originally revealed earlier this year, the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL will be presented in downtown NASHVILLE from 2011-2013, with the final year in NASHVILLE marking the FESTIVAL's 75th anniversary.
"You can't have too much live music in MUSIC CITY," said NASHVILLE Mayor KARL DEAN. "The NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL is going to be a great addition to the music festivals already held in NASHVILLE. It’s a chance to display not only the traditional cultures and art of our city, but also the growing diversity of musical genres that call NASHVILLE home."
One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious celebrations of traditional music and culture, the FESTIVAL, planners are currently working with city and state officials to determine the downtown site for the event, which will be announced in the near future.