Friday September 9, 2016 8:00pmLaurelyn Dossett and Friends’ Songs of Hope and Justice 9:45pm UrbanSoul Dance Party Saturday Saturday September 10, 2016 2:00pm-5:00pm Bruce Piephoff The Parsons Christiane Smedley Bryan Toney 8:00pm The Sam FrazierBand 9:45pm The Funky Soul of DobySunday September 11, 2016 1:00pm-4:00pm Abigail DowdBilly WestDavid BoltonLizzy RossOmar Ruiz-LopezDuring Festival weekend, from September 9 – 11, the new South End Stage at the Forge will be reverberating with a variety of music from funk and soul to an Americana groove. South End neighborhood merchants and developer Andy Zimmerman are working together with ArtsGreensboro to produce FREE performances at this alternative venue in the historic district along South Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. Festival-goers may walk or hop on a special Festival trolley to Lewis and South Elm, the crossroads of the South End, a neighborhood that is undergoing a remarkable renaissance.
Thanks to support from Downtown Greensboro Incorporated, two trolley routes will be running throughout Festival weekend. Both routes will originate at The Depot, at Washington and Church Streets. One route will run south to Lewis and Elm Streets, while the other will run north to take Festival audiences to the Wells Fargo Family Area and Wrangler Stage.
For more information, visit 17DAYSgreensboro.org or download our FREE mobile app by searching “National Folk Festival/17DAYS” in your phone’s app store.
About ArtsGreensboro: With an annual budget of approximately $3.5 million, ArtsGreensboro is a catalyst for innovation to build recognition and support for the arts. Through its ArtsFund-supported grant programs, the 17DAYS Arts & Culture Festival, the Levitt AMP Greensboro Music Series, I HEART ARTS Month, and other opportunities including the National Folk Festival and the soon-to-be-opened Van Dyke Performance Space, ArtsGreensboro is driving the health and vitality of our community by supporting arts education, celebrating the diversity of Greensboro, and driving economic impact through excellence in arts programming. artsgreensboro.org
About Downtown Greensboro Incorporated: Downtown Greensboro Incorporated (DGI) is an economic development organization focused on stimulating investment and activity in the center city. DGI’s primary focus is to lead the development of Downtown Greensboro as a prosperous and vibrant urban center, memorable and meaningful for those who choose to live, work, play and invest here. downtowngreensboro.net