Schedule

The Richmond Folk Festival is October 12-14, 2018.

Friday, October 13, 6 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, Noon - 9:30 PM
Sunday, October 15, Noon - 6:00 PM


The 2017 Performance Schedule

The 2018 schedule will be released in Summer 2018.



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Friday, October 13

Altria Stage

6:30 – 7:30 Dale Ann Bradley (bluegrass)
7:45 – 8:45 The Green Fields of America (Irish)
9:00 – 10:00 Eddie Cotton, Jr. (soul blues)

WestRock Foundation Stage

7:30 – 8:30 Hot Club of Cowtown (western swing and hot jazz)
8:45 – 9:45 Paulin Brothers’ Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)

The Community Foundation Stage

8:00 – 9:15 Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Afro-Venezuelan parranda)

Dominion Energy Dance Pavilion

7:15 – 7:45 zydeco dance lesson with Talia Moser
7:45 – 8:45 C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
9:00 – 10:00 Bitori feat. Chando Graciosa (Cabo Verdean funaná)

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Saturday, October 14

Altria Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Nicolae Feraru (Romanian cimbalom)
1:00 – 1:45 Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s (gospel)
2:00 – 2:45 Wayne Hancock (honky-tonk)
3:00 – 3:45 Paulin Brothers’ Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)
4:00 – 5:00 The U.S. Army Blues (classic big band jazz)
6:00 – 7:00 Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Afro-Venezuelan parranda)
7:15 – 8:15 Hot Club of Cowtown (western swing and hot jazz)
8:30 – 9:30 Don Bryant (Memphis soul)

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka & the San Francisco Taiko Dojo (Japanese taiko drumming)
1:00 – 1:45 The Green Fields of America (Irish)
2:00 – 2:45 Patti Kusturok (Métis fiddle and dance)
3:00 – 4:00 World Beats: Percussion Masters—Ote Gomez, Orheo Gomez, Youse Cardozo, Blanca Castillo (Betsayda Machado); Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, Nancy Lee; Miroca Paris, Chando Graciosa (Bitori); Naghmeh Farahmand (Sahba Motallebi); Misael Sanchez, Carlos Vasquez (Wembler’s)
5:00 – 6:00 Guitar Traditions: Andalusia to Austin to the Amazon—Jan Knutson, Rose Sinclair (Wayne Hancock), Pablo Giménez, Victoria Macias (Corazón de Granada), Whit Smith (Hot Club of Cowtown), Alberto & Bonar Sanchez (Wembler’s)
6:15 – 7:00 Innov Gnawa (Moroccan Gnawa)
7:15 – 8:15 Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo (flamenco)
8:30 – 9:15 Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka & the San Francisco Taiko Dojo (Japanese taiko drumming)

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Hot Club of Cowtown (western swing and hot jazz)
1:00 – 2:00 Community Music Celebrations: Venezuela, Morocco & New Orleans—Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo, Innov Gnawa, Paulin Brothers’ Brass Band
2:15 – 3:00 Eddie Cotton, Jr. (soul blues)
3:15 – 4:45 A Step Ahead (step team competition)
5:45 – 6:30 Be’la Dona (go-go)
6:45 – 7:30 Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s (gospel)
7:45 – 8:30

Bitori feat. Chando Graciosa (Cabo Verdean funaná)
8:45 – 9:30 Dale Ann Bradley (bluegrass)

Dominion Energy Dance Pavilion

12:00 – 12:45 C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco)
1:00 – 2:00 The U.S. Army Blues (classic big band jazz)
2:00 – 2:30 square dance lesson with Julie Shepherd-Powell
2:30 – 3:15 Crooked Road Ramblers (old-time)
3:30 – 4:15 Innov Gnawa (Moroccan Gnawa)
4:30 – 5:30 Don Bryant (Memphis soul)
6:30 – 7:30

Eddie Cotton, Jr. (soul blues)
7:45 – 8:30 Los Wembler’s (cumbia amazonica)
8:45 – 9:30 Be’la Dona (go-go)

CoStar Stage

12:15 – 1:00 Jan Knutson (jazz guitar)
1:15 – 2:00 Sahba Motallebi (Persian tar)
2:15 – 3:00 Dale Ann Bradley (bluegrass)
3:15 – 4:00 Nicolae Feraru (Romanian cimbalom)
4:15 – 5:00

The Green Fields of America (Irish)
5:15 – 6:15> Outside the Box: Accordion Traditions—C.J. Chenier, Bitori, Billy McComiskey & Niall O’Leary (Green Fields), Marian Milita (Nicolae Feraru), Jeremy Rusu (Patti Kusturok)

CarMax Family Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Crooked Road Ramblers (old-time)
1:00 – 1:45 Northern Neck Chantey Singers (Menhaden sea chanteys)
2:00 – 2:45 Claire Hitchins (presented by JAMinc)
3:00 – 3:45 Northern Neck Chantey Singers (Menhaden sea chanteys)
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/Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00 – 12:10 Reverend Frank Newsome (opening Old Regular Baptist hymn)
12:15 – 1:00 Susan Gaeta & Gina Sobel (Sephardic ballads)
1:15 – 2:15

Cora Harvey Armstrong (gospel)
2:30 – 3:30 Ladies Vocal Workshop—Cora Harvey Armstrong, Telisha Williams (Wild Ponies), Laura Leigh Jones, Susan Gaeta & Gina Sobel
3:45 – 4:30 Wild Ponies (honky-tonk/country)
4:45 – 5:45 Big G (southern soul)
6:00 – 6:45 Sherman Holmes Project (Americana)

Virginia Folklife Cooking Demonstrations

12:00 – 12:30 Clyde Jenkins (apple tree grafting and heirloom apple varietals)
12:45 – 1:15 Luz Lopez (Mexican cochinita pibil)
1:30 – 2:00 Sondus Asad Moussa (baklava)
2:15 – 2:45 Chris Brooks (southern soul chicken)
3:00 – 3:30 Barb Gillespie (simple bread)
3:45 – 4:15 Red, White & Blue Stew Crew (Brunswick stew making)—AT DEMONSTRATOR’S TENT
4:30 – 5:00 Deborah Pratt & Clementine Macon Boyd (oyster-shucking contest)

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Sunday, October 15

Altria Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Patti Kusturok (Métis fiddle and dance)
1:00 – 1:45 Don Bryant (Memphis soul)
2:00 – 2:45 Jan Knutson (jazz guitar)
3:00 – 3:45 Los Wembler’s (cumbia amazonica)
4:00 – 4:45 Hot Club of Cowtown (western swing and hot jazz)
5:00 – 6:00 Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Afro-Venezuelan parranda)

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Sahba Motallebi (Persian tar)
1:00 – 1:45 Nicolae Feraru (Romanian cimbalom)
2:00 – 2:45 Dale Ann Bradley (bluegrass)
3:00 – 4:00 Stringed Instruments of the World—Sahba Motallebi, Nicolae & Laurentiu Feraru, Matt Leadbetter (Dale Ann Bradley), Sammy Shelor, Maâlem Hassan Ben Jaafer (Innov Gnawa)
4:15 – 5:00 The Green Fields of America (Irish)
5:15 – 6:00 Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo (flamenco)

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka & the San Francisco Taiko Dojo (Japanese taiko drumming)
1:00 – 1:45 Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s (gospel)
2:00 – 2:45 Corazón de Granada: Flamenco Joven y Jondo (flamenco)
3:00 – 4:00 Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: Blues, Soul & Gospel—Don Bryant, Eddie Cotton, Jr., Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s
4:15 – 5:00 Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka & the San Francisco Taiko Dojo (Japanese taiko drumming)
5:15 – 6:00 Wayne Hancock (honky-tonk)

Dominion Energy Dance Pavilion

12:00 – 1:00 Los Wembler’s (cumbia amazonica)
1:15 – 2:15 Eddie Cotton, Jr. (soul blues)
2:30 – 3:15 Wayne Hancock (honky-tonk)
3:30 – 4:45 Bitori feat. Chando Graciosa (Cabo Verdean funaná)
5:00 – 6:00 C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band (zydeco)

CoStar Stage

12:00 – 1:00 Troubadour Tales: Songs of Trial & Triumph—Dale Ann Bradley, Wayne Hancock, Jackson Cunningham (Cabin Creek Boys), Mick Moloney & Liz Hanley (Green Fields), Alejandro Luján (Corazón de Granada)
1:15 – 2:00 Innov Gnawa (Moroccan Gnawa)
2:15 – 3:00 Transatlantic Fiddle Traditions—Athena Tergis (Green Fields), Elana James (Hot Club of Cowtown), Kilby Spencer (Crooked Road Ramblers), Patti Kusturok & Beverly Lambert
3:15 – 4:00 Crooked Road Ramblers (old-time)
4:15 – 5:00 Jan Knutson (jazz guitar)
5:15 – 6:00 Sahba Motallebi (Persian tar)

CarMax Family Stage

12:00 – 12:45 Angelica Garcia (presented by JAMinc)
1:00 – 1:45 Northern Neck Chantey Singers (Menhaden sea chanteys)
2:00 – 2:30 Paulin Brothers’ Brass Band (New Orleans brass band)
2:45 – 3:15 Free Rangers (presented by JAMinc)
3:30 – 4:15 Patti Kusturok (Métis fiddle and dance)
4:15 – 4:25 Junior Ranger Swearing-In
4:30 – 5:00 Northern Neck Chantey Singers (Menhaden sea chanteys)

Union/Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00 – 12:05 Reverend Frank Newsome (opening Old Regular Baptist hymn)
12:05 – 12:45 Danny Knicely’s Next Generation with Eli and Aila Wildman, Victor Furtado, Andrew Vogts & Jack Dunlap (bluegrass)
1:00 – 1:15 Ved Sheth (Hindustani Khyal singing)
1:30 – 2:15 Africa to Appalachia: Cheick Hamala Diabate, Sammy Shelor, Riley Baugus & friends (banjo traditions)
2:30 – 3:15 Cabin Creek Boys (old-time/bluegrass)
3:30 – 4:15 Laura Leigh Jones (Nashville singer-songwriter)
4:30 – 5:15 The Legendary Ingramettes (Richmond gospel)

Virginia Folklife Cooking Demonstrations

12:00 – 12:30 Chris Brooks (soul-style alfredo)
12:45 – 1:15 Luz Lopez (homemade tortillas)
1:30 – 2:15 Tina Ingram-Murphy (soul supper with the Legendary Ingramettes)
2:30 – 3:00 The Lohman Family (matzo ball soup)
3:15 – 3:45 Trushita Sheth (Indian cooking traditions)
3:45 – 4:15 Red, White & Blue Stew Crew (Brunswick stew making)—AT DEMONSTRATOR’S TENT
4:00 – 4:30 Deborah Pratt & Clementine Macon Boyd (oyster-shucking seminar)

 

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