Richmond Folk Festival announces the first set of artists
for 2016

Richmond Folk Feast 2015

There's nowhere else you can find both Sri Lankan dancers and rockabilly! For the first time we'll also feature the sounds of Afganistan and after many years of trying, Gary U.S. Bonds with Gene "Daddy G" Barge will bring the Norfolk Sound, a unique brand of rock 'n' roll. Read bios and listen to samples from the first of many great artists that will grace our stages this October.

Pictured at left, Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader

Time to register to volunteer
at the 2016 Richmond Folk Festival!

Volunteers collecting donations

We rely on more than 1,300 volunteers to keep this festival going each year. And for many of those who do volunteer, it's a way to give back to the festival and enjoy it from an "insider's" point of view. Whether you sign up as an individual, or want to sign up a group, we have lots of great opportunities! Read the job descriptions, and sign up!"

That's a Wrap! Thanks to all!

Richmond Folk Feast 2015

Three beautiful days of music, dance, food and fun brought more than 200,000 to the Richmond Riverfront. We are so thankful to our sponsors and volunteers, and to EVERYONE who made a drop in the bucket. Our bucket brigade brought in a record $118,000, helping us keep the festival free for ALL.

Photo by Skip Rowland

The 2015 Richmond Folk Festival Begins

Skip Traffic, Take Amtrak to the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival


Coming in to town for the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival? Take the train! Railroads came first, long before the interstate and the airplane, making Amtrak the perfect official travel sponsor for the Festival. Amtrak is a convenient way for families and leisure travelers to visit Richmond, its cultural amenities and this top-rated destination city without worrying about traffic or hassles. Plan your trip to the Folk Festival 14 days in advance to save 25% on fares at Amtrak's website.

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