National Folk Festival 2011

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

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Summary

The National Folk Festival is the oldest multi-cultural festival of traditional arts in the nation. Musicians and craftspeople from every state in the Union and most U.S. territories have participated in this "movable feast of deeply traditional folk arts" for 73 years. 2011 will be the festival's first year in Nashville, Tennessee after spending the past three in Butte, Montana. The event will host up to 30 acts on 6 outdoor stages throughout the weekend./n/nThe National Folk Festival is a member of the NCTA Festival Family. Artists applying to this festival need not apply to the Richmond or Lowell Folk Festivals, which are also produced by the NCTA.


Started in 1934, the National Folk Festival is the oldest event of it kind. This FREE TO THE PUBLIC traveling celebration of traditional music, dance, storytelling, food, and crafts, moves to a new host city every three years. 2011 will be the festival's first year in Nashville, Tennessee after spending the past three in Butte, Montana. The event will host up to 30 acts on 6 outdoor stages throughout the weekend.


The 73rd National Folk Festival is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) in partnership with NashvilleÂ’s local National Folk Festival group, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, the Community Foundation, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and the Compass Records Group.

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FOLK & TRADITIONAL ARTS - a definition

The folk and traditional arts are rooted in and reflective of the cultural life of a community. Community members may share a common ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, or geographic region. These vital and constantly reinvigorated artistic traditions are shaped by values and standards of excellence that are passed from generation to generation, most often within family and community, through demonstration, conversation, and practice. Genres of artistic activity include, but are not limited to, music, dance, crafts, and oral expression.

-National Endowment for the Arts