As we close out the 14th annual Richmond Folk Festival, we can’t help but marvel at that feeling of connectedness and belonging that draws us in, year after year, along downtown’s historic Riverfront.
Locals know the Richmond Folk Festival offers a special brew of musical, culinary, and artisan traditions, but the growing role of craft beer in a region’s cultural landscape has made the Westrock Craft Beer Area one of the event’s most popular destinations.
Bounce music isn’t well known in Richmond yet, but visitors to the Richmond Folk Festival will get a taste of it from Ricky B, one of the pioneers of the sound. The recognized “ambassador of bounce” will be performing three times throughout Folk Festival weekend; audiences will have plenty of opportunities to experience the Big Easy’s unique hip hop tradition.
RICHMOND- For Richmonders, fall means a lot of universal things, like going back to school, leaves crunching underfoot, and pumpkin spice-flavored everything, but we also have one enormous reason to love the season—the annual Richmond Folk Festival. But with nearly as much enthusiasm as when they flock to the historic Richmond riverfront to enjoy folk traditions from all over the world, the citizens of Richmond embrace that other fall favorite, Halloween.
If you live in Richmond, you’ve seen Hamilton Glass’ work – even if you don’t know it. One of the most prolific muralists in the city, the artist is the master behind more than 80 murals on the walls of Richmond buildings.
Venture Richmond today announced 14 additional artists who will be performing at the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival on the weekend of October 12-14.
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.
One of Virginia’s most highly decorated musicians will return to the stage at the Richmond Folk Festival this fall.
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.
Virginia’s largest festival costs approximately $1.5 million to produce, and considering it’s completely free to the public, it simply wouldn’t be possible without the generous financial support of corporate sponsors, individual donors and volunteer manpower.