NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The National Folk Festival will take a hiatus in 2012 after financial problems stemming from funding shortfalls at the 2011 event in Nashville.
The festival showcases traditional arts of many nations, races and cultural groups. The 2011 festival over Labor Day weekend included performances of bluegrass music, Hawaiian hula, Mexican mariachi and East African rumba.
According to a news release from the festival, the crowds were enthusiastic, but stifling heat followed by tropical downpours kept many people away.
The National Council for Traditional Arts has produced the festival almost continuously since 1934.
Nashville previously won the right to host the festival through the year 2013. A festival still is planned for next year in Music City.
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