This year has not gone as expected to say the least. That’s why festival organizers everywhere are adjusting the dial to keep the music alive in our living rooms. The virtual NC Folk Festival is no exception. This marks the third year for the Greensboro music festival, and it might just end up being the biggest yet.
The virtual NC Folk Festival organizers partnered with the 34th annual Carolina Blues Festival to solidify a significantly North Carolinian lineup. The festival will be streaming worldwide starting Friday, Sept. 11. It ends Sunday evening, Sept. 13. In addition, it will be available at ncfolkfestival.com, on the festival’s YouTube channel, and on the city’s Greensboro Television Network.
Listeners and viewers can expect two hours of pre-recorded live performances by an array of musical artists representing a mix of styles each of the three festival nights—some of Greensboro’s most notable locations serve as the backdrop. The filming was done by Greensboro’s own 7 Cinematics, the Emmy Award-winning video music and streaming production company.
Festival organizers worked diligently to find a plethora of home-grown talent that also showcases a broad range of styles. Musical groups The Hamiltones, Chatham County Line, and Mandolin Orange headline this year’s virtual NC Folk Festival.
There are more than 10 musical acts and styles ranging from R&B/soul to bluegrass to funk to jazz and back to the blues! If Greensboro-born rapper Justin Harrington, AKA Demeanor, performing his own blend of unorthodox folk and hip-hop, is any indication, there’s clearly something for everyone.
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A fun, creative element that is opened through the virtual doors is the filming and producing side of things. The added artsy element, represented through the chosen Greensboro landmarks, highlights and educates viewers about the rich history, the traditions, and culture that run deep in the Southern town.
Not to spoil any surprises, but a few of the city’s attractions that made the set include Center City Park, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, Magnolia House, and The Old Mill of Guilford.
It is in hard times that people in communities come together to find comfort and strength in each other. The virtual NC Folk Festival is pleased to offer this little “bit of hurting, healing and hope” Sept. 11-13. To find out more about the festival, check out this video on YouTube.
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