The traditiuonal arts lost a tirelss advocate when Joe Wilson passed away at the age of 77. He lead the National Council for the Traditional Arts for 28 years, produced countless music festivals, including the National Folk Festival, and was instrumental in the creation of the American Folklife Center at the library of Congress. Read more on the Virginia Folklife website.
All of the performers have been selected and now we can finally start to reveal who will be wowing the crowds at this year's Richmond Folk Festival! Who will be your new favorite?
“Our local programming committee has once again put together an amazing roster of artists,” said festival director Lisa Sims. “We’re extremely excited about this year’s festival and will announce additional acts later this summer, including a few surprises.” See the first eight artists.
Pictured at left is Deacon John.
In 2014, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about group volunteer opportunities.
Coming 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 AmtrakVA.com.