New Video Captures Essence of National Folk Festival ’16

ArtsGreensboro today announced the release of a new three minute promotional video about the 2016 National Folk Festival to help spread word of the Festival’s success online and through social media, and showcase the event’s immense popularity and growth in just two short years.

The video highlights moments during the 76th National Folk Festival, which took place in downtown Greensboro from September 9 through 11, 2016. An estimated 138,000 people attended the Festival during the free, three-day weekend and enjoyed 300 artists – musicians, dancers, puppeteers, storytellers, potters, and craftspeople – across seven outdoor stages.

The video was co-produced by ArtsGreensboro and Downtown Greensboro, Inc., and created by local producer Paul Byun.

ArtsGreensboro will use the video to promote the 2017 National Folk Festival across the nation and locally with supporters, volunteers, and fans – and is available to any organization for use at meetings or events to learn more about this historic national arts destination event.

“It’s a powerful presentation about a transformative event,” noted ArtsGreensboro President & CEO Tom Philion. “People ask us how to best describe what the Festival is all about, and this video accomplishes that as we look ahead to the Festival weekend coming September 8, 9 and 10, 2017.”

“Downtown Greensboro Inc is excited to be a part of such a wonderful event that showcases our downtown. This video truly captures the essence of the energy surrounding the National Folk Festival,” stated Downtown Greensboro Incorporated President Zack Matheny.

The video can be viewed on the National Folk Festival’s YouTube channel, at, and on social media.