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Announcing the 2022 Virginia Folklife Stage and Area at the Richmond Folk Festival

This year’s craft demonstration area at the Richmond Folk Festival will feature an Instrument Makers Workshop and more.

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86 Years of Fiddlers’

by Pat Jarrett Always held during the first full week of August (technically it always starts the Monday after the first Saturday of the month), the 86th Old Fiddlers’ Convention …

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Richmond Folk Festival

The Virginia Folklife Program returns to the Richmond Folk Festival! On Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, visit the Folklife Area to see demonstrations by apprentices from the 2019-2020 …

October 8–9, 2022 | Richmond Folk Festival, Brown's Island, Richmond, VA 23219
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A Brief Tour of Virginia’s Cultural Festivals

Join us and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum for their Virtual Speaker Series on Tuesday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. when they’ll be talking with Pat Jarrett, Interim Director …

May 4, 2021 | 7PM | Online
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A message from Jon Lohman:

After nearly two incredible decades, I have chosen to move on from my position of Director of the Virginia Folklife Program. It has been an amazing journey, and I simply …

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All Together Now: Richmond Folk Festival 2020

VPM to broadcast new and past favorite performances from the Virginia Folklife Stage on TV This two-part television program, created specifically for the 2020 festival, features new performances from some …

October 10–11, 2020 | VPM: Virginia's Home for Public Media
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All Together Now: Richmond Folk Festival 2020

Watch new and past favorite performances from the Virginia Folklife Stage This two-part television program from VPM features new performances from some of Virginia’s most talented artists, along with several …

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2020 Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival will celebrate its 16th anniversary the weekend of October 9-11 with a “virtual” event that will bring together the community through a special television program, radio …

October 9–11, 2020 | Virtual
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2020 Richmond Folk Festival Online Stream

The Richmond Folk Festival celebrated its 16th anniversary the weekend of October 9-11 with a “virtual” event that brought together the community through a special television program, radio broadcasts and …

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The Voice: Remembering Harold Mitchell

All of us at the Virginia Folklife Program are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Harold Mitchell: emcee extraordinaire, master storyteller, and keeper of an encyclopedic knowledge …

Sights & Sounds

Richmond Folk Festival Highlights – 15th Anniversary

As we look back at the 15th Folk Festival in Richmond we can’t help but take pride in the stunning success of this event! This was another great year, and …

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