NC Folk Festival finalizes 2022 lineup with George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic
Greensboro, NC, August 10, 2022 – The NC Folk Festival today announced the latest performer to join the 2022 main stage lineup, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic. Clinton will close evening performances on Saturday, September 10, 2022 in downtown Greensboro.
Learn more about George Clinton:
George Clinton, the legendary and internationally acclaimed grandfather of funk and founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina in 1941. As a child, George moved with his family to New Jersey and formed his first doo-wop group in 1955. – playing school dances and other local social events for 5 years before traveling to Detroit in 1960 to audition for Motown. Although the band had not signed with Motown at this time, George’s songwriting skills were recognized and he was signed as the iconic record company’s staff songwriter. Influenced by the psychedelic revolution of the late 60s, George and his band changed their musical direction…and the rest is history. Along with James Brown and Sly Stone, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are considered one of the most influential innovators in funk music – drawing inspiration from science fiction, creative fashion and psychedelia. After decades of touring and inspiring rock, funk, hip-hop and generations of other artists, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 – recognition of their lifetime contributions creating and creating music with a funky groove.
To learn more about the 2022 lineup and their stories, please visit nfolkfestival.com/lineup.
About the North Carolina Folk Festival: The mission of the North Carolina Folk Festival is to honor, celebrate and share the meaningful ways in which communities express their creativity and cultural traditions through music, dance, food, crafts and other folk arts to enhance appreciation of diverse traditions and contribute to community vibrancy and inclusion. Our flagship event, the annual North Carolina Folk Festival, is one of the fastest growing destination events in the Southeast, drawing people from across the United States to downtown Greensboro each September. The festival is a FREE three-day event featuring performing groups representing a wide range of cultural traditions from around the world on multiple stages, including non-stop music and dance performances, a makers market, food regional and ethnic products, festival products and more. The 2022 North Carolina Folk Festival will take place in downtown Greensboro September 9-11. Additional information is available at www.nfolkfestival.com.