Richmond Folk Festival in the Schools

Through the generous support of its sponsors and our partner JAMinc, who provides transportation, audio support and local on-site coordination, the Richmond Folk Festival fill Richmond area schools auditoriums and classrooms with performances and presentations of deeply-rooted cultural expressions.

For the last few years, an artist has also performed at the Richmond City Justice Center. This year, Cora Harvey Armstrong will bring her story and gospel music to the inmates there.


2017 Performers-in-the-Schools*

  • Sahba Motallebi
  • The Green Fields of America
  • Paulin Brothers’ Brass Band
  • Innov Gnawa
  • Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
  • Patti Kusturok
  • Bitori feat. Chando Graciosa

Participating Schools

  • Southampton Elementary School
  • Richmond Community High School
  • Fisher Elementary School
  • Overby Sheppard Elementary School
  • Woodville Elementary School
  • Virgie Binford Juvenille Detention Center
  • Blackwell Elementary School
  • Boushall Middle School
  • Carver Elementary School
  • Albert Hill Middle School


*Artists subject to change