The National Folk Festival has announced its first eight musical acts for this year.
Among them are the award winning blind fiddler Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Sounds of Korea and the fiddle Western singing group Quebe Sisters.
In addition there will be Clinton Fearon & the Boogie Brown Band, Imamyar Hasanoy & Abbos Kosimov as well as Mariachi Los Comperos, Marquise Knox and Orquesta SCC.
Mayor Jake Day said that he was “blown away at how lost you get in the talent.”
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that there will be around 300 artists ranging from musicians and dancers to storytellers and craftspeople as part of the festival.
View the list of performers here.