AMY GROSSMANN is the President, CEO, and Director of The North Carolina Folk Festival. She was appointed to that role when the Festival transitioned from The National Folk Festival to the North Carolina Folk Festival in 2018. In her role as Festival Director, Grossmann oversees all administrative, logistical, production and financial elements of the festival, and plays a leadership role in managing local operations—from vendor relationships to volunteer needs.
In the "A Place in the Band: Women in Bluegrass and American Roots Music" discussion series, North Carolina singer-songwriter and social activist, Laurelyn Dossett, speaks with women in the music business, including musicians and others involved behind the scenes in the music industry. During these conversations, the women share behind the scenes stories, talk about their role models and mentors, discuss issues they've encountered specific to women in the industry, and highlight changes they've seen over the years. The individual stories show the collective strength and possibilities for women in bluegrass and American roots music.