Festival Essentials

Festival Essentials Here are the essentials you'll need to plan your weekend at the tenth Richmond Folk Festival. The festival is a free event, but we encourage all to "Make a drop in the bucket" to help keep it that way. Please do not bring pets to the festival. With the large crowds, it's not the best environment for them. Remember, there are two great shuttle pickups available; one at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Sheild and Spring Rock Green. Buses leave every 20 minutes. Or ride your bike! Richmond 2015 will provide staffed bike parking. This event is rain or shine, so check the weather when you're heading out for the day!

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.

Festival Site Changes for 2014

2014 Site map

While we still have 7 stages to bring more than 30 performers to you, we've had to reorganize the site. Download a PDF of the new site map so you can get around quickly.

The 2014 performance schedule is now available


Start planning your musical journey by checking out our three day schedule packed full of music from merengues to country & western, Pontic Greek to Indian slide guitar, soul to zydeco. Review or print out a schedule, because you're not going to want to miss a thing.

Richmond Folk Festival Celebrates 10 Years,
Invites Favorites Back to the Stage


RICHMOND, Va.– The Richmond Folk Festival turns 10 this year. To celebrate the occasion, the festival is bringing back a number of its most popular performers from years past.

“ We’ve seen some amazing artists over the last nine years,” Festival Director Lisa Sims said. “It seemed fitting to work with our local Programming Committee to invite back some of the best-loved performers.”

Click here for a full roster of 2014 performers. Or read the full release here.

Skip Traffic, Take Amtrak to the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival



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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