Rembering Joe Wilson

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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.

Announcing the first eight artists for the 2015 Festival

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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.

Volunteer Registration Is Now Open

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 jamierichmondfolkfest@gmail.com to learn more about group volunteer opportunities.

Richmond Folk Festival Unveils its 10th Anniversary Poster

2014 poster designThe 2014 festival poster was designed by Leslie Herman and unveiled September 30 at Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Va. Eight past festival posters' artists were also in attendance. Mr. Herman joins an esteemed group of painters and illustrators; Robert Meganck (2005), JHI (2006), Sterling Hundley (2007, unable to attend), Ed Trask (2008), Jason Smith and Laura Marr (2009), Wes Freed (2010), Matt Lively (2011), Kelly Alder (2012) and, Brianna Bevan and Jason Frank (2013). You can purchase your very own copy at the folk festival merchandise tents operated by the kind folks of Plan 9 Music.

Skip Traffic, Take Amtrak to the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival

 

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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.

 

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Folk Festivals

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  • American Folk Festival
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