Washington, DC — A free concert will highlight the diversity
of art found throughout the United States with blues, tejano, and
African-American religious singing; Irish dancing; and Native-American,
African-American, and Ukrainian crafts.
All of the artists featured are
recipients of a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, the nation's highest
honor in the folk and traditional arts.
The 2014 National Heritage Fellowships
Concert will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. EDT at the George
Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. Nick Spitzer, host of public radio’s
American Routes, will emcee this evening of performances, demonstrations, and
The concert will also be streamed live at arts.gov.
Prior to the
concert on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. EDT at the Library of
Congress the recipients will be honored in an awards ceremony. Both events are
open to the public and managed by the National Council for the Traditional
See more at: http://arts.gov/news/2014/nea-celebrates-folk-and-traditional-arts-free-concert