Thursday, December 7, 2017

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan, and Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue and Jan Perdue to Serve as Honorary Chairs of the National Folk Festivals in Salisbury, Maryland

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT:  Caroline O’Hare, National Folk Festival Local Manager / cohare@salisbury.md



Salisbury, MD – Mayor Jake Day is pleased to announce, on behalf of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) and the City of Salisbury, the Honorary Chairs for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland.  Graciously accepting the invitation to serve are Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan, and Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue and his wife, Jan Perdue.

The National Folk Festival will begin its residency in Salisbury in 2018.  The annual, three-day event will take place September 7th, 8th, and 9th in and throughout the City’s Downtown.   Presented to audiences free of charge, the Festival is known as a “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts.”  Over the course of its annual 3-day run, the National Folk Festival will present an exciting and diverse panoply of music, dance and cultural traditions from across America.

“It is an honor and a pleasure for me to announce that our good friends, Governor and Mrs. Hogan, and Jim and Jan Perdue will serve as the Honorary Chairs for the National Folk Festival during its time here in Salisbury,” said Mayor Jake Day.  “With the Festival coming home to Maryland for the first time in its 80-year history, it is so perfectly appropriate that the Governor and First Lady have graciously agreed to co-chair.  And I can think of no one better to represent the Eastern Shore than the Perdue family.  We are thankful and appreciative that the Governor and First Lady, and the Perdues will join us as we celebrate the folk arts here in our beautiful Downtown.”

“The support and enthusiasm with which the State of Maryland, the City and the entire region have embraced the National Folk Festival is just incredible,” said NCTA Executive Director Julia Olin. “We look forward to a smashing three-year run in Salisbury.”  

For more information on the National Folk Festival, go to www.NationalFolkFestivalMD.com

To hear a special message from the Hogan and Perdue families, click here:  https://youtu.be/2UHMLlFa2Ww


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About the National Folk Festival
Since it was first presented in St. Louis in 1934, the National Folk Festival, the NCTA’s flagship event, has celebrated the roots, richness and variety of American culture.

Championed in its early years by Eleanor Roosevelt, it was the first event of national stature to present the arts of many nations, races, and languages on equal footing. It was also the first to present to the public musical forms such as the blues, Cajun music, a polka band, Tex-Mex conjunto, Peking Opera, and many others. Today, the National is an exuberant traveling festival, produced by the NCTA in partnership with communities around the country that embraces the diverse cultural expressions that define us as a people in the 21st century.

About the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA)
A leading non-profit in the field, the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), is dedicated to the presentation and documentation of folk and traditional arts in the U.S. Stressing excellence and authenticity, the NCTA presents the nation’s finest traditional artists in major festivals, tours, concerts, workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions, media productions, school programs, cross-cultural exchanges and other activities. It works in partnership with American communities to establish new, sustainable traditional arts events that deliver lasting social, cultural and economic benefits. Over 6,000 hours of the NCTA’s archival audio recordings dating from the 1930s are permanently housed at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The NCTA champions the interests of folk and traditional artists and organizations in the arena of public policy. For more information about the NCTA, go to www.ncta-usa.org

About the City of Salisbury, Maryland
Founded in 1732, Salisbury is the county seat of Wicomico County, a place where John Smith touched land in 1608 during his exploration of the Chesapeake Bay. Situated on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore at the crossroads of the Delmarva Peninsula, Salisbury is now one of the region's largest cities, and serves as the capital of the Eastern Shore, a rural area defined by its agricultural and maritime traditions, landscapes and industries. The Chesapeake Bay is central to this distinctive identity. Though a relatively small city, Salisbury is the geographic and economic hub of one of the nation's fastest-growing Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Led by a dynamic mayor, the City of Salisbury is working to build its reputation as an arts and culture destination, and is aligning its downtown development and revitalization efforts with the arts. Salisbury believes hosting the National Folk Festival is the perfect catalyst to further a cultural renaissance and urban renewal.

Find more information about Salisbury, Maryland at www.salisbury.md





19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pander Pander Panderer

Anonymous said...

Looks as this will get Culver inline, his nose is stuck so far up Hogan's ass he won't be able to refuse support for the event.

Anonymous said...

Free rent, free services, free toys , free tuition

Anonymous said...

I wonder how ole little man A$$BURROW will throw NEGATIVE SPIN on this???? Great news for the Festival!!!

Anonymous said...

What does an "honorary chair" actually do? My guess is absolutely nothing.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that last paragraph "about the city of salisbury, maryland" is really a stretch! Marketing BS to the max.

Anonymous said...

I talked to the Governor last night and he hasn't accepted any honorary chair and doesn't plan on giving state support for this. Just because Jake Day plans on bestowing a title doesn't mean the Governor will accept it. Jake Day needs to stop trying to guilt someone into supporting his failure.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What does an "honorary chair" actually do? My guess is absolutely nothing.

December 7, 2017 at 3:09 PM

Bingo

Anonymous said...

bulletproof vests will be on sale for $299.95 at the entrance

Anonymous said...

Culver needs to keep County money out of this. Salisbury wanted it let them pay for it.

Anonymous said...

How about Albero as the event's clown?

Anonymous said...

That's too good for him. He deserves to be honorary portapotty cleaner.

Anonymous said...

What say you, Bobbyboi?

Anonymous said...

Put Albero in a cage and sell chances to guess his IQ for charity.

Anonymous said...

Exactly trying to kiss up to governor for money and to pressure culver

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Exactly trying to kiss up to governor for money and to pressure culver

December 7, 2017 at 10:16 PM

With the help of John Cannon!

Anonymous said...

Jake needs to just go ahead and throw in the towel and admit that he is in over his head on this one and let someone else do it.

The State of Maryland has already said they are not going to allow runners on state roads. Sucking up to Hogan by giving him an honorary title isn't going to change things. The have rules for a reason.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:01 PM - No. You didn't talk to Governor Hogan. You wrote "he wouldn't accept the title"... yet there he is in the video with the title. We aren't all as dumb as you.

Anonymous said...

Wrong anon 7:56. SHA permit is in hand for the marathon. I saw it on WMDT last night. The runner is already out of the gate on that one. Nice try tho!