National Folk Festival 2010

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

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Summary

First held in 1934, 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 72 years. 2010 will mark its final of three years in Butte, Montana. In Montana, the event hosts 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 other festivals produced by the NCTA (including the Lowell, Richmond, and American Folk Festivals).


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. 2010 will mark its final of three years in Butte, Montana. In Montana, the event hosts up to 30 acts on 6 outdoor stages throughout the weekend.


The 72nd National Folk Festival is produced by Historic Uptown Butte and the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).

Terms And Conditions

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