Folk Festival Set For Three-Year Run in Nashville

The National Folk Festival is putting down roots in Nashville for a three-year run starting this Labor Day weekend. Going on Sept. 2-4, the free, public event offers music and dance performances, workshops, children’s activities, regional and ethnic foods, storytelling, parades, craft exhibits and demonstrations, and more.

The Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will host the event which celebrates a range of diverse cultures. Expected are over 250 traditional performers and craftspeople on six stages throughout the park.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean credits the music industry, the business sector, and the nonprofit community with coming together to bring the Folk Festival to town.

Marking its 73rd anniversary in 2011, the National Folk Festival is organized by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

It will be held in Nashville during Labor Day weekend 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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