Lowell Folk Festival 2011

Posted by:  National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)  | 


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The Lowell Folk Festival is a free, three-day annual event featuring a multi-ethnic array of music, dance, food, crafts, and more. The festival has become one of the largest and most important traditional arts festivals in the nation, drawing over 185,000. It is part of the NCTA family of festivals./n/nThe Lowell Folk Festival is a member of the NCTA Festival Family. Artists applying to this festival need not apply to the Richmond or National Folk Festivals, which are also produced by the NCTA.

Over 20 years old, the annual Lowell Folk Festival is one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. A celebration of traditional music, dance, storytelling food, and crafts, presenting the arts of many nations, races and languages at the same event on an equal footing, the FREE TO THE PUBLIC event attracts crowds in excess of 185,000. The festival books up to 30 acts, which are scheduled throughout the weekend on 6 outdoor stages.

The Lowell Folk Festival is produced by the Lowell Festival Foundation & the Lowell National Historical Park in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).