Additional Artists Announced for National Folk Festival 2022


SALISBURY, Md. — The 81st National Folk Festival has announced several additional performers for this year’s event in downtown Salisbury.

This year’s festival will mark the final year of the event’s residency. In 2023, the festival will move to the Maryland Folk Festival in Salisbury. Around 350 performers, including musicians, dancers, storytellers and artisans, will take part in the National Folk Festival, with more than 25 different musical groups performing on four outdoor stages downtown.

Artists announced on Tuesday include:

  • Eileen Ivers (Bronx, NY) – Irish
    • Raised in the Irish American community of the Bronx, this musical pioneer and innovator has won over 30 medals from all over Ireland and
      redefines the boundaries of traditional Irish fiddling
  • Gene Tagaban (Guuy Yaau, Ruston, WA) – Tlingit storyteller, musician and dancer
    • Dancing in a stunning hand-painted mask and feathered wings, this famous storyteller and Raven Dancer brings the audience into
      active participation in timeless Indigenous teachings.
  • Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas (Lafayette, LA) – zydeco
    • Led by arguably the greatest living practitioner of the zydeco accordion, this cheerful band represents the crème de la crème of dynamics
      Black Creole dance music originating in southwestern Louisiana.

This year’s event will take place August 26-28.

More information about these artists can be found here.

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