Maryland Folk Festival Announces Second Round of Performers

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Salisbury, MD – The Maryland Folk Festival will bring artists from all over the country to Downtown Salisbury for this year’s event, in addition to local favorites. 

Today, the festival announces three more artists traveling to Salisbury to perform, in addition to six of the musicians who will perform on the Salisbury University Locals Stage.

The second-annual Maryland Folk Festival is set for Friday-Sunday, Sept. 20-22. The Maryland Folk Festival is dedicated to creating unique experiences of discovery and learning; cultivating cultural and ethnic diversity; and pursuing all opportunities to inspire and enlighten through music, dance, food and more.

Flor de Toloache is a mariachi/música Mexicana group traveling from New York City; Max Rosado, a salsa singer, will come from Washington, D.C.; and Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run will bring a bluegrass and beyond show to Salisbury.

The Salisbury University Locals Stage, which will feature the Academy of Music Performance, Blind Wind, the Christine Havrilla Duo, Jonathan Zapuche, Marlee and Wes Davis, is sponsored by Salisbury University and Salisbury University’s Fulton School of Liberal Arts.  

“As the festival gets closer, we’re excited to continue sharing with everyone who will be performing in Downtown Salisbury for this year’s Maryland Folk Festival,” said Caroline O’Hare, events and culture manager for the City of Salisbury. “These artists are truly impressive.”


Flor de Toloache (New York City) – mariachi / música Mexicana

Latin Grammy®-winning, all-female group Flor de Toloache mixes tradition and innovation, breaking boundaries with its edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional Latin American music.

Max Rosado (Washington, D.C.) – salsa

Max Rosado is an award-winning salsa singer born and raised in Puerto Rico and currently based in Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Frazier + Hit & Run (Nashville, Tenn.) – bluegrass

Rebecca Frazier brings a high-energy, female-led bluegrass and beyond show that features award-winning musicianship and songwriting with her band, Hit & Run.

Locals Stage Artists:

Academy of Music Performance – AMP Studio (Salisbury, Md.) – rock

The young musicians of AMP Studio – the Academy of Music Performance – are ready to rock.

Blind Wind (Ocean City, Md.) – country/bluegrass

Blind Wind is an award-winning father/son duo featuring blind harmonica player Cole Moran and his dad, Frankie Moran.

Christine Havrilla Duo (Milton, Del., and Salisbury, Md.) – “neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock
Christine Havrilla wins crowds over wherever she goes with her musical innovation, heartfelt lyrics, and her guitar a mere extension of herself.

Jonathan Zapuche (Fruitland, Md., and New York City) – classical violin / música llanera

Jonathan Zapuche began violin lessons when he was 4 years old, and in the last nine years, he has won numerous competitions in the United States and in Europe. In 2022, at the age of 13, Jonathan performed at Carnegie Hall. Currently, he is the youngest violinist in the Peabody Youth Orchestra.Marlee (Salisbury, Md.) – contemporary R&B / pop

Marlee is a contemporary R&B/pop recording artist from Salisbury, Maryland, who is quickly capturing the hearts of fans around the world.Wes Davis (Salisbury, Md.) – prog rock / blues
Wes Davis and his band connect with listeners through songs that hit the heart, bring back memories and make the feet move.

Over a dozen people of different backgrounds, and with a deep passion of music and art forms, came together from across Delmarva to serve on the Performers Committee. This committee’s role is to advise, review, and select the artists who will perform at the Maryland Folk Festival. To learn more about these artists and their stories, please visit

The Maryland Folk Festival will feature individual artists on Facebook ( and Instagram ( More performers will be announced as they are confirmed.