Schedule

The Richmond Folk Festival is October 7-9, 2016.

Friday, October 7, 6 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, October 8, Noon - 9:30 PM
Sunday, October9, Noon - 6:00 PM

The schedule for the 2016 Festival will be announced in early Fall. Please stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the schedule of great artists from 2015


The 2015 Performance Schedule


Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, October 9, 2015

Altria Stage

6:30-7:30 The Alt (Irish)
7:45-8:30 Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band(Cajun)
8:45-9:45 Shemekia Copeland (blues)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

7:30-8:30 Cambodian American Heritage Dance Troupe (Khmer classical dance)
8:45-9:45 Riyaaz Qawwali (qawwali)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

8:00-9:15 The Campbell Brothers (sacred steel guitar)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

7:30-8:30 Sleepy LaBeef(rockabilly)
8:30-9:00 cumbia dance lesson with Eileen Torres
9:00-10:00 Grupo Rebolú (Colombian)

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Altria Stage

12:00-12:45 The Harris Brothers (Appalachian songsters)
1:00-1:45 Amargue Bachata Quintet with Andre Veloz (Dominican)
2:00-2:45 Danny Paisley & the Southen Grass (bluegrass)
3:00-3:45 Brooklyn Klezmer Orchestra (klezmer)
4:00-5:00 The Campbell Brothers (sacred steel guitar)
5:15-6:00 Feedel Band (Ethiojazz)
6:15-7:00 Shemekia Copeland (blues)
Departs at 6:30 Bolivian Dance parade
7:15-8:15 Deacon John’s Jump Blues (New Orleans)
8:30-9:30 Grupo Rebolú (Colombian)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:15-1:15 Cambodian American Heritage Dance Troupe (Khmer classical dance)
1:30-2:15 The Harris Brothers (Appalachian songsters)
2:30-3:30 Masters of Rhythm – Morris Cañate (Grupo Rebolú); Leonardo Sandoval; Ensemble Shanbehzadeh; Ernesto Maldonado, Joel Guzmán (Amargue Bachata)
3:45-4:30 Zedashe (Republic of Georgia)
4:45-5:30 Riyaaz Qawwali (qawwali)
5:45-6:30 The Alt (Irish)
6:45-7:30 The Virginia Luthiers (Appalachian)
7:45-8:30 Leonardo Sandoval (tap)
8:45-9:30 Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Persian Gulf)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Brooklyn Klezmer Orchestra (klezmer)
1:00-1:45 Divine Communion: Music of Devotion, Worship & Praise – The Campbell Brothers, Riyaaz Qawwali, Zedashe
2:00-2:45 Reverend John Wilkins (blues & gospel)
3:00-3:45 Bruce DaigrepontCajun Band (Cajun)
4:00-4:45 Everyday I Have the Blues: Blues Masters – Shemekia Copeland, Reverend John Wilkins, Deacon John Moore
5:00-5:45 Deacon John’s Jump Blues (New Orleans)
6:00-7:00 Cambodian American Heritage Dance Troupe (Khmer classical dance)
7:15-8:00 The Campbell Brothers (sacred steel guitar)
8:30-9:30 Sun Ra Arkestra (big band free jazz)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

12:00-1:00 Dudley Laufman & His Barn Dance Band (New England barn & contra dances)
1:15-2:00 Grupo Rebolú (Colombian)
2:15-3:15 Shemekia Copeland (blues)
3:30-4:15 Sleepy LaBeef (rockabilly)
4:30-5:15 Amargue Bachata Quintet with Andre Veloz (Dominican)
5:15-5:45 Cajun dance lesson with Talia Moser
5:45-6:45 Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band (Cajun)
7:00-8:00 Feedel Band (Ethiojazz)
8:15-9:30 DJ Grandmaster Flash (hip hop)

 

VCU Health Stage

12:00-12:45 Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Persian Gulf)
1:00-1:30 Leonardo Sandoval (tap)
1:45-2:15 Ongwehonwe Singers & Dancers (Haudenosaunee)
2:30-3:15 Riyaaz Qawwali (qawwali)
3:30-4:15 The Alt (Irish)
4:30-5:15 Appalachian Musical Trails: North Carolina to Pennsylvania – Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, The Virginia Luthiers, The Harris Brothers
5:30-6:15 Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass (bluegrass)

 

CarMax Family Stage

12:15-1:00 The Articles (presented by JAMinc)
1:00-1:30 Masaji Candyman (Japanese candy art) – Family Area grounds
1:30-2:15 The Church Sisters (bluegrass/gospel)
2:15-2:45 Masaji Candyman (Japanese candy art) – Family Area grounds
2:45-3:30 Andrew Alli Harmonica Workshop (presented by JAMinc)
3:30-4:00 Masaji Candyman (Japanese candy art) – Family Area grounds
4:00-4:45 Ongwehonwe Singers & Dancers (Haudenosaunee)

 

Union Bank & Trust/University of Richmond
Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00-12:05 Reverend Frank Newsome (opening Old Regular Baptist hymn)
12:05-12:45 The Church Sisters (bluegrass/gospel)
1:00-1:45 Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra with Andrei Saveliev & Aaron Mott (Russian folk music)
2:00-2:45 Ash Breeze (contemporary bluegrass)
3:00-3:45 Hot Pickers Guitar Workshop – Wayne Henderson, Danny Knicely, Presley Barker, Reggie Harris, Josh Pickett
4:00-4:45 Bud’s Collective with Danny Knicely (bluegrass)
4:45-5:00 Kitty Amaral & Presley Barker (bluegrass fiddle and guitar)
5:15-6:00 Anhayla (Richmond R&B)
6:15-6:30 Pro Bolivia Comite (Bolivian dance)
6:30 (departs) Bolivian dance parade

 

Virginia Folklife Craft Area – Focused Demonstration Schedule:

12:30 Salt Making
1:30 Mongolian Mask Making and Dance
2:30 Traditional Photographic Methods – Tintypes
3:30 Moonshine Making
4:30 Bolivian Mesa Ceremony

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square Tent

1:00 – 1:20 Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass
2:15 – 2:35 The Alt
3:00 – 3:20 The Campbell Brothers
4:15 – 4:35 Bruce Daigrepont
5:00 – 5:20 Grupo Rebolú
6:00 – 6:20 Andre Veloz

 

Documentary Film Series

National Park Service Civil War Visitors Center

10:30 a.m. Dance of Tears (90 min.)
12:00 p.m. Hamper McBee: Raw Mash (29 min.)
12:30 p.m.   All the Past We Leave Behind (22 min.)
1:00 p.m. Biker’s Preacher (14 min.)
1:15 p.m. Spend It All (43 min.)
2:00 p.m. Industrial Heart of the Confederacy: Tredegar Iron Works (12 min.)
2:15 p.m. Sacred Steel: The Steel Guitar Tradition of the House of God Churches (55 min.)
3:15 p.m. Counting Oysters (10 min.)
3:30 p.m. No Maps on My Taps: The Art of Jazz Tap Dancing (58 min.)
4:30 p.m. All the Past We Leave Behind (22 min.)
4:55 p.m. Mask Tradition Reborn (8 min.)
5:05 p.m. From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (56 min.)

 



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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Altria Stage

12:00-12:45 The Virginia Luthiers (Appalachian)
1:00-1:45 Grupo Rebolú (Colombian)
2:00-2:45 Reverend John Wilkins (blues & gospel)
3:00-3:45 Ahava Raba (klezmer & cantorial)
4:00-5:00 Deacon John’s Jump Blues (New Orleans)
5:15-6:00 Sleepy LaBeef (rockabilly)

 

WestRock Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Riyaaz Qawwali (qawwali)
1:00-2:00 Cambodian American Heritage Dance Troupe (Khmer classical dance)
2:15-2:45 Ongwehonwe Singers & Dancers(Haudenosaunee)
3:00-4:00 Global Voices – The Alt; Andre Veloz (Amargue Bachata); Johanna Castañeda, Ronald Polo (Group Rebolú); Sleepy LaBeef; Bruce Daigrepont
4:15-5:00 Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Persian Gulf)
5:15-6:00 Amargue Bachata Quintet with Andre Veloz (Dominican)

 

The Community Foundation Stage

12:00-12:45 Getting into the Reeds: Bagpipes, Woodwinds & Accordions – Ensemble Shanbehzadeh; Michael Winograd, Patrick Farrell (Ahava Raba); Alexander Matiashvili, VanoChincharuli (Zedashe); Moges Habte, Feleke Hailu, Araya Woldemichael (Feedel)
1:00-1:45 Ahava Raba (klezmer & cantorial)
2:00-3:00 Sun Ra Arkestra (big band free jazz)
3:15-4:00 The Harris Brothers (Appalachian songsters) 
4:15-5:00 Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass (bluegrass)
5:15-6:00 The Alt (Irish)

 

Dominion Dance Pavilion

12:00-12:45 Dudley Laufman & His Barn Dance Band (New England barn & contra dances)
1:00-1:45 Sleepy LaBeef (rockabilly)
2:00-3:00 DJ Grandmaster Flash (hip hop)
3:15-4:00 Feedel Band (Ethiojazz)
4:15-5:00 Reverend John Wilkins (blues & gospel)
5:15-6:00 Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band (Cajun)

 

VCU Health Stage

12:00-12:30 Ongwehonwe Singers & Dancers(Haudenosaunee)
12:45-1:30 The Harris Brothers (Appalachian songsters)
1:45-2:30 Fiddle Traditions from Around the World – Gina Forsyth (Bruce Daigrepont); Setegn Atenaw, Minale Bezu (Feedel); Jimmy Edmonds (Virginia Luthiers); TJ Lundy (Danny Paisley); Caitlin Warbelow (The Alt)
2:45-3:30 Zedashe (Republic of Georgia)
3:45-4:30 Leonardo Sandoval (tap)
4:45-5:30 The Church Sisters (bluegrass/gospel)

 

CarMax Family Stage

12:15-1:00 Leonardo Sandoval (tap dance workshop)
1:00-1:30 Masaji Candyman (Japanese candy art) – Family Area grounds
1:30-2:15 Richmanian Ramblers (presented by JAMinc)
2:15-2:45 Masaji Candyman (Japanese candy art) – Family Area grounds
2:45-3:30 Thomas Wakefield & Gypsy Roots (presented by JAMinc)
3:30-4:00 Masaji Candyman (Japanese candy art) – Family Area grounds
4:00-4:45 Zedashe (Republic of Georgia)

 

Union Bank & Trust/University of Richmond Virginia Folklife Stage

12:00-12:05 Reverend Frank Newsome (opening Old Regular Baptist hymn)
12:05-12:45 Close Kin (Galax/Round Peak youth old-time/bluegrass project)
1:00-1:45 Ladies Vocal Workshop – The Church Sisters, Anhayla, The Ingramettes, Jeanette Williams
2:00-2:15 Kitty Amaral & Presley Barker (bluegrass fiddle and guitar)
2:15-3:00 Johnny & Jeanette Williams with Sammy Shelor & Randy Cook (bluegrass)
3:15-4:00 Banjo contest with Sammy Shelor in memory of W. Scott Street III
4:15-5:00 Zion’s Voice with The Ingramettes (Richmond gospel)

 

Virginia Folklife Craft Area – Focused Demonstration Schedule:

12:30 Chair Making
1:00 Moonshine Making
1:30 Traditional Photographic Methods –Direct Positive Printing
2:30 Guitar Building
3:30 Oyster Shucking Contest
4:30 Bolivian Mesa Closing Ceremony

 

Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square Tent

1:15 – 1:35 Deacon John Moore
2:15 – 2:35 Ensemble Shanbehzadeh
3:15 – 3:35 The Church Sisters
4:15 – 4:35 Ahava Raba
5:00 – 5:20 Leonardo Sandoval

 

Documentary Film Series

National Park Service Civil War Visitors Center

10:20 a.m. The Other Way Back: Dancing with Dudley (99 min.)
12:05 p.m. Mask Tradition Reborn (8 min.)
12:15 p.m. Sacred Steel: The Steel Guitar Tradition of the House of God Churches (55 min.)
1:15 p.m. All the Past We Leave Behind (22 min.)
1:40 p.m. Hamper McBee: Raw Mash (29 min.)
2:10 p.m. Industrial Heart of the Confederacy: Tredegar Iron Works (12 min.)
2:25 p.m. Spend It All (43 min.)
3:10 p.m. Biker’s Preacher (14 min.)
3:25 p.m. From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale (56 min.)
4:25 p.m. All the Past We Leave Behind (22 min.)
4:50 p.m. No Maps on My Taps: The Art of Jazz Tap Dancing (58 min.)