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Attendance for the NC Folk Festival in 2018

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Tap Self-Serve Beer Wall at Roar Food Hall (Winton-Salem)


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Live Music

Get Out Your Dancing Shoes

Looking for a cool vibe with modern décor and next-level entertainment? Visit Marley’s Café & Lounge in Fayetteville, where local musicians and experienced mixologists create the perfect vibe for a night out. The Ramkat is a two-level, 1,000 capacity venue in Winston-Salem with a calendar-full of fabulous musicians performing everything from Steely Dan tributes to original compositions. One of the most popular in High Point is 1614 Drinks Music Billards, while the electrifying nightlife scene in downtown Greensboro offers thrilling experiences like the Elm Street Lounge, Boxcar Bar & Arcade and the Artistika Nightclub – an exclusive Latin and International dance club that has been in business since the year 2000.

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Festivals & Events

Make Memories that Last a Lifetime

Festivals run year-round in the Carolina Core, creating an atmosphere where of any day warrants celebration. Check out the free NC Folk Festival in Greensboro – which brings 100,000+ attendees every year to see 300+ international and American roots artists. And the annual Barbecue Festival in Lexington brings in 150,000+ attendees to get a taste of the signature-style recipes.