73rd National Folk Festival Comes To Nashville
June 7, 2011 at 4:33 PM (PT)
The 73rd NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL is in NASHVILLE this year from SEPTEMBER 2nd-4th. The free-to-the-public event is expected to bring tens of thousands of people to downtown NASHVILLE.
The first eight acts for the event have been announced, and they represent a diverse selection of musical styles. They include: THE HOLMES BROTHERS, GREEN FIELDS OF AMERICA; MARIACHI LOS CAMPEROS DE NATI CANO; DALE ANN BRADLEY; BEAUSOLEIL AVEC MICHAEL DOUCET; LA EXCELENCIA; ROAN MOUNTAIN HILLTOPPERS and SAMBA MAPANGALA & ORCHESTRE VIRGUNGA.
"NASHVILLE’s diverse lineup of artists is evidence of a commitment to our entire community to broaden the MUSIC CITY brand and welcome a vast array of performers from all genres of music," said TIM DUBOIS, VP/Managing Executive of ASCAP. "This city is a growing haven for culturally diverse musicians and the NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL stands to highlight this on a national stage."
The 73rd, 74th and 75th festivals will be held in NASHVILLE and is produced by the NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE TRADITIONAL ARTS and NASHVILLE FOLK AND ROOTS, in partnership with the Metropolitan Government of NASHVILLE and DAVIDSON COUNTY, the ARTS AND BUSINESS COUNCIL OF GREATER NASHVILLE, the state of TENNESSEE, the NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN PARTNERSHIP, the NASHVILLE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, and the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM.
The NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL is a celebration of traditional music and cultures from all over the UNITED STATES. For more information, visit nationalfolkfestival.com.