Schedule

The Richmond Folk Festival is Oct 13-15, 2017.

Friday, October 13, 6 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, Noon - 10:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, Noon - 6:00 PM

 


The 2016 Performance Schedule

The 2017 schedule will be announced in September 2017


Friday, October 7

Altria

6:30-7:30 BeauSoleil Trio: Doucet, Doucet, & Reed (Cajun)
7:45-8:45 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
9:00-10:00 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

7:30-8:30 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
8:45-9:45 The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

8:00-9:15 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

7:15-7:45 zydeco dance lesson with Talia Moser
7:45-8:45 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)
9:00-10:00 Marquise Knox (blues)


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Saturday, October 8

Altria

12:00-12:45 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
1:00-1:45 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
2:00-3:00 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)
3:15-4:00 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
4:15-5:00 The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)
6:00-6:45 Maceo Parker (funk)
7:00-7:45 Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)
8:00-8:45 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)
9:00-10:00 Gary U.S. Bonds with Gene “Daddy G” Barge (The Norfolk Sound)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:15-1:15 The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)
1:30-2:15 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY (traditional Sri Lankan dance)
2:30-3:30 World Song Slam: From Queens to the Congo Rahzel, Wawali Bonane Bungu & Monuko Doddo Gisalu (Afrisa), Kevin Locke & Doug Good Feather, Alessia Tondo (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino), Larry Sigmon & Martha Spencer
3:45-4:30 “Quarter to Three”: The Norfolk Sound Gary U.S. Bonds & Gene “Daddy G” Barge
5:30-6:15 Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgarian kaba gaida)
6:30-7:15 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
7:30-8:30 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
8:45-9:30 Balinese All Stars (gamelan orchestra)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
1:00-1:45 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
2:00-3:00 Juke Joints, Honky-Tonks, & Old-Time Religion Marquise Knox, Phil Wiggins & Junious Brickhouse, Jason D. Williams, The Branchettes, Sherman Holmes
3:15-4:00 Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgarian kaba gaida)
4:15-5:00 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)
5:15-6:00 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)
7:00-7:45 Marquise Knox (blues)
8:00-8:45 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)
9:00-9:45 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

12:15-1:15 Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco)
1:30-2:30 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
2:30-3:00 conjunto dance lesson with Tomas Salas

3:00-4:00

Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)

4:15-5:15 The Beat[box] Goes On: Rahzel, Nicole Paris, & Ed Cage (beatboxing)
6:15-7:15 Gary U.S. Bonds with Gene “Daddy G” Barge (The Norfolk Sound)
7:30-8:30 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)
9:00-10:00 Maceo Parker (funk)

 

VCU Health Stage

12:15-1:00 The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)
1:15-2:00 Ben Hall (“Travis-style” thumb-picked guitar)
2:15-3:00 Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
3:15-4:00 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY (traditional Sri Lankan dance)
4:15-5:15 Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
5:30-6:15 The Big Squeeze: Accordion Masters Geno Delafose & Demetric Thomas, Juan Longoria, Jr. & Juan Longoria III (Conteño), Massimiliano Morabito (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)

 

CarMax Family Stage

12:00-12:45 Rebekah Todd (presented by JAMinc)
1:00-1:45 Kevin Locke (Lakota hoop dance and flute)
2:00-2:45 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)
3:00-3:45 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
3:45-3:55 Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:00-5:00 The Scott Street Five-String Finals (youth banjo contest presented by JAMinc)

 

Union Bank & Trust Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00-12:05

Reverend Frank Newsome (opening Old Regular Baptist hymn)

12:05-12:45 The Hurdle Brothers with Reverend Tarrence Paschall (gospel)
1:00-1:45 Humayun Khan (Hindustani singing)
2:00-2:45 Dori Freeman (Appalachian singer-songwriter)
3:00-3:45 Cora Harvey Armstrong (gospel)
4:00-4:45 Spiritual Voices Cora Harvey Armstrong, Reverend Frank Newsome, Susan Gaeta (Trio Sefardi), Humayun Khan, The Legendary Ingramettes
5:00-5:45 Shadowgrass (bluegrass)
6:00-6:30 Oyster Shucking V: The Battle Continues with Deborah and Clementine (oyster shucking contest)

 

Virginia Folklife Cooking Demonstrations

12:15-12:45 Chef Ida MaMusu – West African Plantain Medley
1:00-1:30 Geraldine Newsome – Coalfield cooking – Clinch Mountain Meatloaf
1:45-2:15 Luz Lopez – Tacos Al Pastor
2:30-3:00 Frances Davis – Fried Dried Apple Pies
3:00-3:30  “Shucking Seminar” (at oyster tent)
3:15-3:45 Stuart Parks – Tangier Island Crab bisque
3:45-4:15 Brunswick Stew with the Red White and Blue Stew Crew (at Stew Trailer)
4:00-4:30 The Sephardic kitchen:  Borek with Beyhan Cagri Trock
4:45-5:15 The Filipino kitchen: Florian Manalang
6:00-6:30 Oyster Shuck Down V: The Battle Continues with Deborah and Clementine (oyster shucking contest – VIRGINIA FOLKLIFE STAGE

 

Tredegar Plaza

4:15-5:00 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square Tent

1:15-1:35 Nicole Paris & Ed Cage
2:15-2:35 The Fairfield Four
3:15-3:35 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader
4:15-4:35 Geno Delafose (with band member Demetric Thomas)
5:15-5:35 Marquise Knox
6:15-6:35 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy


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Sunday, October 9

Altria

12:00-12:45 The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)
1:00-1:45 Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
2:00-2:45 Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
3:00-3:45 Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)
4:00-4:45 Marquise Knox (blues)
5:00-6:00 Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Balinese All Stars (gamelan orchestra)
1:00-1:45 Kevin Locke (Lakota hoop dance and flute)
2:00-2:45 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY (traditional Sri Lankan dance)
3:00-4:00 Coming to America: Musical Legacies of the British Isles Sheila Kay Adams, Jimmy Noonan, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers
4:15-5:00 Ben Hall (“Travis-style” thumb-picked guitar)
5:15-6:00 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00-1:00 Masters of Percussion Salar Nader; Adonis Puentes, Branlie Mejias, & Keisel Jimenez (Adonis Puentes); Parigo Asuka Nzelo (Afrisa); Giancarlo Paglialunga & Mauro Durante (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino); Dilhan Pinnagoda, Uthpala Eroshan, & Sachintha De Silva (Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY)
1:15-2:00 Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
2:15-3:00 Global Pickin’ Parlor Ben Hall, Homayoun Sakhi, Federico Longoria (Conteño), Huit-Kilos Nseko & Hussein Kalonji (Afrisa), Presley Barker & Kyser George (Shadowgrass)
3:15-4:00 Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)
4:15-5:00 The Beat[box] Goes On: Rahzel, Nicole Paris, & Ed Cage (beatboxing)
5:15-6:00 Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

12:00-1:00 Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)
1:15-2:15 Marquise Knox (blues)
2:15-2:45 Cuban son dance lesson with Eileen Torres
2:45-3:45 Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
4:00-5:00 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)
5:15-6:00 Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)

 

VCU Health Stage

12:00-12:45 Ben Hall (“Travis-style” thumb-picked guitar)
1:00-1:45 Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
2:00-2:45 Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues and dance)
3:00-3:45 Kevin Locke (Lakota hoop dance and flute)
4:00-4:45 Blown Away: Bagpipes, Flutes, & Whistles Paddy Keenan, Kaynak Pipers Band, Giulio Bianco (Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino)
5:00-5:45 The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)

 

CarMax Family Stage

12:00-12:30 James Harrison & Emma White (presented by JAMinc)
12:45-1:30 Kaynak Pipers Band (Bulgarian kaba gaida)
1:45-2:30 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)
2:45-3:15 Nicole Paris & Ed Cage (beatboxing)
3:30-4:15 Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo puppetry)
4:15-4:25 Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:30-5:15 Tin Can Fish Band (presented by JAMinc)

 

Union Bank & Trust Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00-12:15 Reverend Frank Newsome (Old Regular Baptist hymns)
12:15-12:45 Sherman Holmes (soul and gospel)
1:00-1:45 Songwriters Dori Freeman, Martha Spencer, David and Mason Via, The Legendary Ingramettes
2:00-2:45 Trio Sefardi (Sephardic folk songs)
3:00-3:45 David and Mason Via (bluegrass/singer-songwriters)
4:00-4:45 Unique Sound of the Mountains: Larry Sigmon and Martha Spencer (old-time)
5:00-6:00 The Legendary Ingramettes (Richmond gospel)

 

Virginia Folklife Cooking Demonstrations

12:30-1:00 Virginia apple varieties and tree grafting demonstration – Clyde Jenkins
1:15-1:45 Frances Davis – Fried Dried Apple Pies
2:00-2:30 Luz Lopez – Mexican Barbacoa  
2:45-3:15 Soul Supper with the Ingramettes
3:30-4:00 The Sephardic Kitchen: Stuffed grape leaves with Beyhan Cagri Trock
4:15-4:45 Baking Bread with Floyd’s Barbara Gillespie

 

James River Boat Landing

12:00-1:00 communal tashlikh ceremony led by Rabbi Michael Knopf, with music by Frank London’s Mini-Klezmer Allstars

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square Tent

1:15-1:35 Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (Joe Mullins, Duane Sparks, & Mike Terry)
2:15-2:35 L’Orchestre Afrisa International (Modero Mekanisi, Wawali Bonane Bungu, Doddo Munoko Gisalu)
3:15-3:35 Sri Lankan Dance Academy of NY(Dilhan Pinnagoda, Charya De Silva, Kasuni Udugampola)
4:15-4:35 Adonis Puentes
5:15-5:35 Sheila Kay Adams


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Documentary Film Series

National Park Service Civil War Visitors Center

The 2016 Richmond Folk Festival Documentary Film Series celebrates the richness and diversity of our National Parks. This year’s film series highlights the centennial year of the National Park Service by featuring films from national park sites across the U.S. America’s national parks preserve our cultural, historical, and natural resources, and this selection of films offers viewers an opportunity to learn more about these national treasures.

Film screenings will take place in the National Park Service Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works, located at the center of the festival site, throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

See the schedule here