National Folk Festival Announces 2015 Festival Footprint

Seven stages, Family Area, N.C. Folklife Area, and N.C. Arts Marketplace will be located at sites across downtown Greensboro

"Greensboro, N.C., June 17, 2015 — The National Folk Festival today unveiled the site map for the 2015 Festival, which will feature 300 artists on seven stages over three days in downtown Greensboro from September 11 – 13, 2015. The Festival is FREE; no tickets are necessary.

ArtsGreensboro President and CEO Tom Philion and Local Festival Director Amy Grossmann outlined the Festival footprint, starting with the Wrangler Stage, the Festival’s “northern star,” which will be located on Elm Street at Lindsay Street, in front of Wrangler headquarters.

Other 2015 National Folk Festival venues include:
·      The Family Area & Stage, located between Lindsay and Summit at Church Street;
·      A stage located on Church Street between the Central Library and the Greensboro Children’s Museum;
·      A stage located at Market Street between Church and Davie Streets;
·      The N.C Arts Marketplace, which will feature the juried work of dozens of regional artists, located around Center City Park on Davie, Friendly, and Elm Streets;
·      The N.C. Folklife Area & Stage, located on Greene Street and in Government Plaza;
·      The Dance Pavilion, located across from the baseball stadium at Eugene and Bellemeade Streets; and
·      A stage located on Commerce Place at Bellemeade.

There will also be two late-night venues for performances presented by ArtsGreensboro outside official Festival hours:
·      Thursday night, September 10, at The RailYard on Barnhardt Street, and
·      Friday night, September 11, at Hamburger Square (McGee at Elm).

“We are delighted to unveil the 2015 National Folk Festival site map,” said Philion. “Downtown Greensboro offers a wealth of possibilities for performance venues, and we are excited to be presenting 300+ Festival artists across such such a broad swath of our center city.”"

- A Press Release

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