Next five performers for 2022 National Folk Festival announced

Folk Fest Postponed

SALISBURY, Md. – The National Folk Festival has announced the next five artists performing live for this year’s event.

The 81st National Folk Festival moves to a new weekend for 2022 and will mark the final year of the event’s residency. In 2023, the festival will transition to the Maryland Folk Festival in Salisbury.

The five artists announced on Tuesday include:

  • Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy (Houston, Texas) – Blues
    • Emerging from the Houston blues scene like a force of nature, this Texas powerhouse has a commanding stage presence and a
      voice to match.
  • Hālau ‘O Lilinoe (Carson, California) – Traditional Hawai’ian Hula
    • With graceful and mesmerizing performances, this halau (school) celebrates hula and nourishes the roots of their culture,
      preserving it for generations to come
  • Los Texmaniacs feat. La Marisoul (San Antonio, Texas, and Los Angeles, California) – Conjunto Tejano
    • One of the most dynamic bands in conjunto Tejano joins forces with a soulful, East L.A. singer, breathing fresh energy into
      timeless songs and sharing the rich legacy of Mexican American music—with a twist.
  • The Campbell Brothers (Rochester, New York) – Sacred Steel Guitar
    • From electrifying, raise-the-roof solos, to meditative sounds of beauty and reflection, this family-based band is among the finest
      ambassadors of the sacred steel tradition.
  • Thomas Maupin & Friends with Daniel Rothwell & Overall Creek (Smyrna and Murfreesboro, Tennessee) – Appalachian buck
    dance and old-time music
    • This 83-year-old Tennessee buck dancer is the most renowned of his generation, with a distinctive style that dancers and
      musicians alike emulate—including the apprentices and family members joining him on stage.

“The festival offers our community, and all those who attend, a very special and unique opportunity to experience up close the richness and diversity of American culture in one location. We are honored to have these master performers take the stage and showcase their music, dance, and traditions,” said Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local  Manager. “Salisbury, Maryland, is the place to be this August.”

The National Folk Festival will be held August 26th through 28th in Downtown Salisbury. More information on the festival can be found here.

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