Additional performers announced for 2022 National Folk Festival

Folk Fest Postponed

SALISBURY, Md. – The 81st National Folk Festival has announced several additional performers for this year’s event in Downtown Salisbury.

This year’s festival will mark the final year of the event’s residency. In 2023, the festival will transition to the Maryland Folk Festival in Salisbury. Approximately 350 artists, including musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople, will take part in the National Folk Festival, with more than 25 different musical groups performing on four outdoor stages throughout the downtown area.

The artists announced on Tuesday include:

  • Eileen Ivers (Bronx, NY) – Irish
    • Raised in the Irish American community in the Bronx, this musical pioneer and innovator has won over 30 All-Ireland medals and
      redefined the boundaries of Irish traditional fiddling
  • Gene Tagaban (Guuy Yaau, Ruston, WA) – Tlingit storyteller, musician, and dancer
    • Dancing in a stunning, hand-painted mask and feathered wings, this renowned storyteller and Raven Dancer brings audiences into
      active participation with timeless Indigenous teachings.
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas (Lafayette, LA) – zydeco
    • Led by arguably zydeco accordion’s foremost living practitioner, this rollicking group represents the crème de la crème of the vibrant
      Black Creole dance music native to Southwest Louisiana.

This year’s event will be held August 26th through 28th.

More on these performers can be found here.

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