Nicole Chillemi joined Festival Hall as its Executive Director in December 2018. A Greensboro native, Nicole is passionate about Festival Hall’s mission and works diligently to preserve the building, plan an exceptional variety of programming, and engage with community leaders.

Prior to Festival Hall, Nicole worked with the city’s Main Street Program and Downtown Development Authority as events coordinator. Nicole has been instrumental in helping bring to life annual festivals such as the Southland Jubilee and continually promotes downtown Greensboro businesses.

Since 2001, Nicole has performed professionally throughout the southeast as a jazz vocalist. She has recorded two albums produced by Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Shawn Mullins, and continues to perform on occasion.

Nicole holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia and is a graduate of Nathanael Greene Academy in Siloam, GA.


Blayne May

Board Chairman
Greensboro Downtown Development Authority

Justin Cullifer

Board Vice Chairman
Reynolds Lake Oconee

Carol Lynch

Oconee Performing Arts Society

Connie Oliver

Oconee Performing Arts Society

Jarvis Wingfield

Greensboro Downtown Development Authority

Chris Griffith

Oconee Performing Arts Society

Christine Plazola

Reynolds Lake Oconee

Kendrick Ward

Greensboro Downtown Development Authority

Festival Hall Board of Directors Front to Back, Left to Right
Row one: Carol Lynch, Nicole Chillemi – Executive Director
Second Row: Chris Griffith, Connie Oliver, Kendrick Ward
Third Row: Blayne May – Chairman, Justin Cullifer – Vice Chairman, Christine Plazola
Not Pictured:  Jarvis Winfield