The Folks Behind the Richmond Folk Feast

Folk Feast fever is hard to contain. We are still reeling from last week’s record-breaking ticket sale, which completely sold out within 12 hours.

The Feast, in case you haven’t been, is a delectable event featuring a proverbial smorgasbord of the best Richmond’s acclaimed food scene has to offer. Guests can sample an assortment of signature dishes, lovingly prepared by all-star chefs, from a menu as diverse as the Richmond Folk Festival itself.

Like they played back home

Like they played back home

One of Virginia’s most highly decorated musicians will return to the stage at the Richmond Folk Festival this fall.

In September, Eddie Bond will travel to Washington, D.C., where he’ll be presented with the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor for traditional artists. In October, he’ll travel to Richmond for the Folk Festival, where he’ll perform with the New Ballard’s Branch Bogtrotters.

Jarlath Henderson: Mending through Music and Medicine

Jarlath Henderson: Mending through Music and Medicine

Jarlath Henderson, a rising star of Irish music, sings centuries-old traditional songs with beautiful, haunting clarity. Heralded for his exploration of traditional song in the past few years, Henderson first came to acclaim as a virtuoso of the uilleann pipes, one of the iconic instruments in Irish music. For some, the instrument takes decades to master. But not Henderson. He was recognized for his prodigious skill when he was just 17, the youngest winner of the BBC Young Folk Award.

Artist Chris Milk Hulburt’s Vision for the 2017 Richmond Folk Festival Poster

Artist Chris Milk Hulburt’s Vision for the 2017 Richmond Folk Festival Poster

Chris Milk Hulburt, a celebrated Richmond-based artist, has been wrestling with a new challenge as of late. Instead of his usual approach to art—going with his heart and seeing where it leads—Hulburt saw the 2017 Richmond Folk Fest poster as an enormous responsibility, and one he wanted to handle a little differently.