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We hope to see you October 10-12, 2008 at the Richmond Folk Festival

The 2014 performance schedule is now available

Start planning your musical journey by checking out our three day schedule packed full of music from merengues to country & western, Pontic Greek to Indian slide guitar, soul to zydeco. Review or print out a schedule, because you're not going to want to miss a thing.

Richmond Folk Festival Celebrates 10 Years,
Invites Favorites Back to the Stage

Aug. 13, 2014

Debashish BhattacharyaRICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Folk Festival turns 10 this year. To celebrate the occasion, the festival is bringing back a number of its most popular performers from years past.

 “We’ve seen some amazing artists over the last nine years,” Festival Director Lisa Sims said. “It seemed fitting to work with our local Programming Committee to invite back some of the best-loved performers.”

The 10th Richmond Folk Festival, October 10-12, 2014, will feature thirty-five performing groups, including such past crowd favorites as:

  • Debashish Bhattacharya
  • Ensemble Shandehzadeh
  • Jesse McReynolds
  • Le Vent Du Nord
  • Maggie Ingram & the Ingramettes
  • Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
  • Tezcatlipoca Voladores
  • The Bailey Hummingbirds
  • The Holmes Brothers
  • Trouble Funk

Click here for a full roster of 2014 performers. Or read the full release here.

Bucket Brigade


Taste the best of RVA and support the Richmond Folk Festival

To kick off The Richmond Folk Festival, join us on Tuesday, October 7th from 6pm-9pm, for FOLK FEAST, a tasting experience to benefit the Richmond Folk Festival. The brightest stars of Richmond's restaurant community will gather at Upper Tredegar to support the Folk Festival by presenting their signature dishes, and showcasing Richmond's rich and diverse dining scene. This is an exclusive chance to experience the best eats our city has to offer, meet the chefs shaping our culinary landscape and support Virginia's largest, most culturally dynamic festival, all under one tent! Read more and buy tickets here

Skip Traffic, Take Amtrak to the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival

AmtrakComing in to town for the 2014 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

Bucket Brigade

Volunteer registration is now open!

In 2013, more than 1,300 volunteers joined in the effort to make the Richmond Folk Festival such a success – don’t miss out on your chance this year. Sign up now!

The Festival is a wonderful place for civic, school, church and office organizations to volunteer. Please email Jamie Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator, at to learn more about group volunteer opportunities.

Sponsors and Volunteers

As always, we are very thankful to all of our great sponsors who make this festival a reality. And we are very grateful for the volunteers that have already started signing up. Whether you're an invidual or a group looking for ways to contribute to this fabulous community event, check out the volunteer opportunities and sign up!

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The Richmond Folk Festival in 2012 drew more than 200,000 people to downtown Richmond's historic riverfront, making it the largest folk festival in the country.

SPONSORS: Altria | Dominion | MWV | The Community Foundation | Union First Market Bank | University of Richmond | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Genworth Financial | NewMarket | | Loveland Distributing Co | CarMax | City of Richmond | Children's Museum of Richmond | Amtrak| Virginia Commonwealth University | VCU Medical Center | Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU | The American Civil War Center | National Council for the Traditional Arts | Virginia Folklife Program | Wells Fargo | WCVE | Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) | J H I | JAMinc. | House of Hayes | SIR | NBC 12 | Easy 100.9 |K95 | 96.5 Classic Rock| 103.7 Play | Hot 106.1 | Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield | Spring Rock Green | Bond Companies | Hilton Garden Inn | Plan 9 Music | Martin's | GRTC Transit System | Virginia Waste Services | R.M.C. Events Staff | VHDA | CW Richmond | National Park Service | Winn Transportation | Usry, Inc. | Precision Recycling Industries of Virginia | Virginia War Memorial | Smartbox | RMA


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Latest News

September 5, 2014:
Richmond Folk Festival celebrates 10th year with special lineup (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

August 20, 2014
Get ready for weird body movement and weirder instruments at the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival - Full line up (RVAMag)

August 20, 2014
Richmond Folk Festival Announces Lineup
(RVA Playlist)

August 19, 2014
2014 Folk Festival lineup announced (RVAnews)

August 13, 2014
Richmond Folk Festival Turns 10, Performers Announced (

July 22, 2014
Advance Tickets for Folk Feast Now on Sale

July 22, 2014
Richmond Folk Feast back for seconds with more chefs in the kitchen

October 14, 2013
Richmond Folk Festival rocks through rain (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 11, 2013
Possible showers not changing Folk Festival plans (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 10, 2013
Folk Festival in town this weekend (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 9, 2013
Photos: RVA Folks Feast (

October 9, 2013
Richmond Folk Fest: Kids! (

October 9, 2013
Top 5 Weekend Events (

October 9, 2013
Photos: Improvements to Richmond Folk Festival (

October 9, 2013
Folk Festival may have rainy start (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 9, 2013
Five not-to-miss acts at the Folk Festival (RVA News)

October 8, 2013
Richmomd Folk Fest: Beer & Booze (

October 8, 2013
How to make the most of the biggest music festival of the year (Style Weekly)

October 8, 2013
Richmond Folk Festival Returns (WRIC)

October 8, 2013
5 Things For Families (RVA News)

October 7, 2013
Richmond Folk Fest: Five to Try Music Pics

October 7, 2013
Richmond Folk Festival performers share love of music (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 7, 2013
A festival volunteer with a lot of heart (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 6, 2013
Folk Festival adds special beer to its lineup (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

October 6, 2013
Nathalie Pires to bring Portuguese fado to Richmond Festival (

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