In its inaugural year, the N.C. Folk Festival brought about 150,000 people to downtown Greensboro, festival organizers have announced.
The festival, a free outdoor celebration of cultural roots and heritage that took place Sept. 7 to 9, came about after Greensboro hosted the National Folk Festival from 2015 to 2017. When the national festival rotated away from Greensboro after its three-year run, local organizers decided to continue the tradition by starting the N.C. Folk Festival.