The North Carolina Arts Council will sponsor Legacies of Song and Fire a stage and artists’ marketplace at the National Folklife Festival scheduled in Greensboro Friday, Sept. 11 to 13.
Legacies of Song and Fire is being curated by Sally Peterson, N.C. Arts Council Folklife Director. The North Carolina stage will feature previous North Carolina Heritage Award recipients, including Bobby Hicks and Bill Myers.
Visitors to the festival will be able to hear legendary bluegrass and old-time string bands, as well as masters of jazz, funk and gospel music. Additionally, visitors will experience Cherokee ceremonial dances, listen to ballads and stories and watch ‘flatfoot’ dancers. Artists from the pottery making regions of Seagrove and the Catawba Valley will display and potters from the Cherokee, Catawba and the Haliwa-Saponi tribes will be there to share the styles and techniques that have made North Carolina’s clay traditions so rich and vibrant. To find out more about the North Carolina stage contact Sally.Peterson@ncdcr.gov or visit nationalfolkfestival.com.