Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Salisbury Hires Caroline O'Hare as Local Manager for the Salisbury Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2017
Contact: Mayor’s Office
410-548-3100

City Names Local Manager for National Folk Festival 2018-2020

Salisbury – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce that the City has chosen Caroline O’Hare as Salisbury’s Local Manager for the National Folk Festival.  Caroline was selected from a field of over a dozen candidates who applied for the position.

Caroline O'Hare - Salisbury's National Folk Festival Local Manager
Caroline has proven her production management skills in some of the most challenging and highly-regarded production environments throughout her career—notably as the Creative Director for Live! With Kelly and Michael, where she produced daily promotions, gave direction to on-air talent, and oversaw a team of editors and graphic designers. Prior to working with Live!, Caroline was a Senior Writer and Producer for The Wendy Williams Show, and a Producer for MTV/Viacom.

After moving to Salisbury, Caroline was employed as the Administrative Head of Wicomico Day School. In addition to supervising the daily activities of staff and students, she facilitated the overhaul and updating of the school’s communication platforms, and developed and implemented marketing strategies for the school. As Administrative Head, Caroline was the liaison between parents and faculty, and oversaw the school’s multiple fundraisers and events.

As Salisbury’s Local Manager for the National Folk Festival, Caroline will be the City’s direct line to the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) to ensure that the Festival is a remarkable success for the entirety of its three-year residency in Salisbury. With myriad essential tasks which require constant oversight, the position demands that the Manager serve in multiple capacities, switching gears frequently, all while maintaining a sharp eye for detail. In addition to representing the festival, writing grants, and communicating with media outlets, Caroline will supervise the marketing of the festival and will work with the City, the NCTA, and the Festival’s Executive Committee to create fundraising materials.

“I am so excited to welcome Caroline as our Local Manager for this festival that will be unlike anything Salisbury has ever experienced,” said Mayor Day. “The National Folk Festival will bring a very large, very diverse offering of music, folk art, food, traditional crafts, and much more to Salisbury over the next three years. Managing such a large event takes a unique skillset, and Caroline’s wealth of knowledge and experience make her an invaluable asset to the City team.“

First held in 1934, the National Folk Festival is the oldest multicultural festival of traditional arts in the nation, and has been produced from its inception by the National Council for the Traditional Arts.  It is a traveling festival produced in partnership with communities around the country.  The National Folk Festival’s three-year stay in each host city is intended to lay the groundwork for sustainable, locally-produced festivals and events that continue after the National moves on.  To date, the National has been presented in 26 cities.  Musicians and craftspeople from every state in the Union and most U.S. territories have participated in this “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.”  Presented to audiences free of charge over a three-day period, National Folk Festivals since 1987 have had audiences upwards of 175,000. Salisbury, Maryland will be the home of the National Folk Festival from 2018 – 2020.


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Christopher M. Demone
Public Information Officer
City of Salisbury
125 N. Division St.
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-548-3100
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www.salisbury.md<http://www.salisbury.md>

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

She should help guide the event to success.....certainly has the background to be successful!!!!!! GREAT STEP FORWARD for the City!!!!

Anonymous said...

A good woman with a strong back and a weak mind.And she has all of her teeth.

Anonymous said...

That thing is dead. Let it RIP!

Anonymous said...

Waste of money.

Anonymous said...

This is a joke, right?

Anonymous said...

Do you even get 150,00 people to Sunfest?

Anonymous said...

Some of you people writing on blogs are so negative

After the Folk Festival is over AND if it turns out to be a dud you can say it was a failure, heck, you can even say "I knew it would be a bust"

Making that statement BEFORE the event is speculation and your opinion.

This is new to our area, you nor I have read contracts, not helped with the planning, not met with Festival Personnel and you probably won't lift a finger to help during the three day event. I will help, I am determined your daily negative whining over anything Salisbury will not rub off on me. Go over to the other blog and whine and cry with the Negative Nellies over there who never look at the bright side. You cannot succeed if you do not try. If you do not try you have no reason to complain about those who do.

Anonymous said...

175,000 people!!! When is this? I'm out of here!!!

Anonymous said...


Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Go To Buddy's Tonight, $25.00 All You Can Eat Crabs

Just mention Salisbury News and instead of their standard $40.00 All You Can Eat crabs with Hand Cut Fries & Eastern Shore Corn...... you'll only be charged $25.00 starting at 4 PM to 10 PM.
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Anonymous said...

Handcut fries?What idiot would cut fries by hand instead of using a knife?

Anonymous said...

9:53 A$$BURROW wants to "look" like he has connections....he's really a nobody!!! His wife is way more "popular" than he is!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Good one! Lol

Anonymous said...

Hmmm interesting fact concerning contacting Shit for Brains by email. He is so tech savvy he gets his email through Walmart - The same Walmart he rants about on his blog.

(email) alberobutzo@wmconnect.com

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Anonymous said...

WTH?? I thought that is why they hired Andy Kitzrow as the second Assistant City Administrator?

LES Politics said...

Andy was hired to be a Deputy City Administrator. In the structure there are Dept Heads who actually report to him.

Anonymous said...

If Salisbury could make it undesirable for undesirables it would be a success.

Anonymous said...

5:59 You have negativity confused with realism. That is the major problem with you people. It's not exactly rocket science you know.
It is very sad that some like yourself actually think this is a great thing. It shows a complete lack of high goals and expectations. You are happy with being at the bottom of the barrel. This is something that is a short term boost that will only affect 1 or 2 percent of Sby residents. It will not help anyone to become a home owner. It will not raise wage. It will not create one single lasting thing. Yep that is the major problem with you people You are so used to swimming in the sea of low goals and expectations that something like this is great thing to you. Sad very sad that you have sunk so low.

Anonymous said...

10:29 AM Apparently, that is because we are lowly tenants. A$$berro just insulted 75% of the population of Ghettobury blaming them for Day/Iretons illegal backdealings on the firehouse.

Anonymous said...

Well it does seem the mayor and the rest are very immature. It's about one big party to them. There has been no long term benefits to the residents of Salisbury with them. Between their excitement over this, fireworks, etc it's sad. What Salisbury needs and what residents want are good paying jobs. Jobs where people can buy homes and not rent. Their mindset is mind boggling. It is as if they haven't advanced into adulthood and the real problems adults face and not just children looking for a few days of a good time.

Anonymous said...

Sad. Very sad. Actually pathetic

Anonymous said...

100 percent the TRUTH! Companies hiring all numbers of employees are moving into other parts of MD all the time. The powers that be do need to grow the hell up, stop planning parties and get on the ball. It ridiculous they are planning and spending all this money on what will amount to nothing. They need to put their big boy pants on and go out and court the companies that are looking to relocate. If it's not a party or alcohol involved they couldn't be bothered. Immature and grossly incompetent.

Anonymous said...

dsand we'repaying for it. The problem is they don't understand business or what makes it successful. Just no experience

Anonymous said...

@4:53 you're right. Wicomico County is a pit stop for the western shore people before they get to the beach. How many vacation in Pittsville?