GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The National Folk Festival is coming back to Greensboro for the third ear and they're bringing dozens of amazing artists to the state. There will be about three hundred musicians, artisans and performers at the three-day event running in downtown Greensboro from September 8 – 10, 2017 in downtown Greensboro.

The 2017 National Folk Festival marks the event’s third historic year in North Carolina and you can have a front row seat to all the action.

Festival organizers need volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Volunteer opportunities include Bucket Brigade, Information Services, Soda Sales, Beer and Wine Sales, and Merchandise. Average volunteer shifts are two to four hours, and volunteers may sign up for more than one shift during the three-day Festival.

Building on the success of the past two Festivals, and based on a projected audience of 150,000 or more, ArtsGreensboro hope to secure approximately 1,500 volunteers for the 2017 event.

Volunteers may sign up individually or in groups at, and indicate the roles they are interested in as well as preferred time slots when registering online.

All volunteers will be asked to attend an orientation session prior to the National Folk Festival weekend. Depending on their area, some volunteers will also participate in special training sessions. Each volunteer will receive a National Folk Festival t-shirt and have the opportunity to create unforgettable memories.

To learn about volunteer roles and to register, prospective volunteers should visit

And you can find more information on the 2017 National Folk Festival by clicking here.