"GREENSBORO, NC (August 10, 2015) – The City of Greensboro is offering free bus service along all routes during the National Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro from September 11-13. Festival goers can hop on any Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA) bus along the route to downtown and be dropped off, free of charge, right in the middle of the festival. Free transit service is also available to all transit users throughout the City during the festival.
“We hope people will take advantage of free public transportation to get to and from the National Folk Festival,” says Greensboro Department of Transportation Director Adam Fischer. “This is an effort to reduce traffic congestion and ease parking issues in the downtown area throughout the Festival. We also hope residents will see how easy public transit is to use and be more inclined to use it in the future.”
Three of the City’s four parking decks, located in the central business district, will be open throughout the Festival for a flat rate of $10. The Church Street deck will be reserved for official festival use. “The decks, located on Davie, Greene, and Bellemeade streets, offer up to 2,300 parking spaces and will likely fill up quickly each day,” adds Fischer. “The limited parking capacity at the downtown decks makes the free bus rides to the National Folk Festival, which is also free, all the more attractive.”
Plan your bus trip using Google Transit or review the various routes at www.greensboro-nc.gov/BusRoutes. Find the locations of the parking decks at www.greensboro-nc.gov/ParkingDecks.
Approximately 300 artists—musicians, dancers, puppeteers, storytellers, and craftspeople—will appear during the National Folk Festival, with at least 30 different individuals and groups performing on seven outdoor performance venues throughout downtown Greensboro. The three-day Festival is free to the public.
More than 20 National Folk Festival performers have been announced to date, with further announcements scheduled throughout the summer. Visit NationalFolkFestival.com for updates and information on all performers."
- A Press Release