Ocrafolk Announces 2017 Lineup

Press Release
2017 Ocrafolk Festival artwork by Karen Rhodes
2017 Ocrafolk Festival artwork by Karen Rhodes
Artisan applications for this year's Ocrafolk Festival, June 2nd–4th, are open until March 15th.

While we anxiously await the 18th annual Ocrafolk Festival, the planning, booking, and selection process is already well underway. Above is a sneak peak at this year’s artwork by Ocracoke Island resident Karen Rhodes. Thanks so much for her brilliant work! Can't wait to have it splashed across our T-shirts on festival weekend!

The festival performers have been selected. This year we welcome newcomers Bio Ritmo, Violet Bell, Mitch Barrett, Hank, Pattie & the Current, Ballet Folklorico de Guadalupano, and Amy Allen. We are also thrilled to have so many returning performers from previous years. (Some more may be added; we'll keep you posted.)

Martin Garrish and Friends – Donald Davis – Molasses Creek – Bio Ritmo (salsa) – Violet Bell (Lizzy Ross & Omar Ruiz-Lopez) – Beleza – Mitch Barrett – Lipbone Redding – The Blue Eyed Bettys – Hank, Pattie and the Current – Ballet Folklorico –Mahalo Jazz –De Tierra Caliente – Amy and Louis Allen – Craicdown – Bob Zentz – Jef – Paperhand Puppet Theater.

Violet Bell
Violet Bell

Artisan Applications are now available online
If you are interested in having an artisan booth at this year’s festival, please visit www.ocracokealive.org/artisan-application.html and submit your application today! The deadline for Ocrafolk Festival Artisan applications is March 15th.

Ocrafolk Festival PreOrders ~ A Perfect Valentine Gift for that Ocrafolk Fan! Avoid Waiting in Line in June!
February is also the month of early ticket sales and festival packages! These are now available for purchase online.  Pre-order your tickets as a gift for yourself or as a great surprise for your Valentine!

Avoid the dreaded Ocrafolk Festival Moment . . . you rush to the merchandise booth to secure your T-shirt and mug with the fabulous new design, and wrestling your way to the front, you discover that the last has just been sold!

The Blue-Eyed Bettys
The Blue-Eyed Bettys

1. Pre-order online
2. We will contact you when we have finalized shirt and mug styles so that you may pick our your preference.
3. You will choose if you want to pick up your items at the festival or have them shipped.

That way you just pop off the ferry, don your shirt and button, and you are ready to strut the festival grounds!

Find out more about the annual Ocrafolk Festival at www.ocracokealive.org, or by reading one of these Current articles (here, here, and here) from past festivals. 

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