National Folk Festival in Salisbury

National Folk Festival 2018 – Salisbury, MD

This year, and for the next three years, the National Folk Festival will be held in SALISBURY, MD through the days of SEPTEMBER 7 -9, 2018.

The festival has been hosted in different areas across the country for the last 78 years and is now finally coming to the Eastern Shore. This exciting 3-day event is free to the public and will allow guests to embrace the roots of American culture, and of the local culture here on Delmarva. The event is expecting a crowd of over 80,000 during its 3-day run. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Something for Everyone

  • 350 of the nation’s finest traditional musicians  
  • Dancers, performers and demonstrators
  • Craftspeople and storytelling
  • Children’s activities
  • Tasty cuisine and craft brews
  • 7 stages of continuous music and dance 
  • A parade!
  • And more…


Performers at the previous National Folk Festival site in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Date: September 7 – 9

Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Address: Downtown Plaza in Salisbury MD @  126 N Division St. Salisbury,MD 21801 United States // throughout Downtown Salisbury

Performers Announced

Clinton Fearon
Imamvar Hasanov & Abbos Kosimov
Mariachi Los Camperos
Marquise Knox
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Orquesta SCC
The Quebe Sisters
The Chankas of Peru
Jason Samuels Smith
Liz Carroll & Jake Charron
Michael Winograd
Nicolae Feraru
Phil Wiggins Blue House Party
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Treme Brass Band
West African Highlife Band
Yves Lambert Trio
Sounds of Korea

Among these performers, there are more than 300 other artists. Experience music from across the entire nation including bluegrass, salsa, reggae, Korean, blues, mariachi and more!


If you would like to get involved, donations and volunteers are accepted. The festival needs over 800 volunteers to pull this event together. Find out more information about getting involved here.