Salisbury to host Maryland Folk Festival in September 2023


SALISBURY, Md. – The first-annual Maryland Folk Festival is set to take the stage in downtown Salisbury next year.

Festival organizers say the 2023 Maryland Folk Festival will be held September 22nd through the 24th. It will be free and open to all. Organizers say the festival is a large-scale, multi-day outdoor event celebrating American culture. The City of Salisbury plans to welcome hundreds of musicians and performers.

“Salisbury is excited and proud to carry on the legacy of the National Folk Festival,” said Caroline O’Hare, Events and Culture Manager for the City of Salisbury, in a release. “Through the celebration of diverse communities and by creating learning experiences for our attendees, we are proud to expand the impact of artists, performers, and tradition-bearers in our state and our country.”

For five years, the city hosted the National Folk Festival. over 400,000 attendees, musicians, and creatives visited Salisbury for festivals-past. However, the city’s tenure for hosting the National Folk Festival has ended. So, they’re planning on keeping the celebration in town, with a closer focus on Maryland’s folk culture.

“While the curtains may have closed on the National Folk Festival in Salisbury for the final year, we are more than eager and excited to let the music play on at the Maryland Folk Festival,” said Mayor Jacob Day in a release. “There is no question that this festival will take our City’s arts, culture, and community to the next level. We are thrilled to finally share what’s next, and just know, there is only much, much more to come.”

More announcements about the Maryland Folk Festival are expected in the coming months. For more information, click here.
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