The National Folk Festival kicks off in “Music City”

One of the longest-running celebrations of the arts, the National Folk Festival, kicks off this weekend in Nashville. The National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the organization that created and has produced the National Folk Festival since 1934, chose Nashville to host the event for a three-year tenure kicking off September 2nd 2011.

The National Folk Festival celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture. It features a broad array of music and dance performances, participatory dancing, workshops, children’s activities, regional and ethnic foods, storytelling, parades and more.

The large-scale three-day outdoor event kicks off at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Friday night at 7PM and is free to the public. For more check out nationalfolkfestival.com

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