Salisbury, MARYLAND - Piedmont Airlines Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group (AAG), has donated one million airline travel miles to the National Council for the Traditional Arts to support the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland. This first-of-its-kind festival for Salisbury will be held September 7 through 9 and is the oldest and longest-running multicultural celebration of traditional arts in the country.
“Piedmont is honored to be part of the inaugural National Folk Festival in Salisbury, and delighted to provide miles and flight services for artists coming in from all corners of the country,” said Lyle Hogg, Piedmont President/CEO. The large scale, three-day festival will feature seven stages of continuous music, a dance pavilion, traditional crafts, regional food, storytelling, parades and folk life demonstrations in the downtown area.
Piedmont team members will be volunteering at the event, and are encouraging other companies to join them.
Caroline O’Hare, local manager for the National Folk Festival, is grateful to have Piedmont as a festival partner. “Piedmont Airlines’ generous donation will help Salisbury shine in the national spotlight as a cultural destination for visitors old and new,” said O’Hare.
This free, family-friendly outdoor festival will be held in Salisbury each fall through 2020. “We wish the City of Salisbury and the National Council for the Traditional Arts great success, and look forward to many years of quality entertainment,” said Hogg.