Sammy Shelor and Friends Live in Richmond

We are so excited to start doing live events again, and next month we’ll be partnering with our friends at JAMinc to host a unique evening of music with Sammy …

December 2, 2021 | 6PM – 9PM | Hardwood Barrel Room 2410 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220
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Sammy Shelor and Friends Live in Richmond

Sammy Shelor performed a set of unique selection of country, bluegrass and fusion tunes at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond with our friends from JAMinc. on December 2, 2021. In addition …


Big Indian Music Camp

Fiddlin Earl White might be known best for his time with the Green Grass Cloggers, a dance group formed at Eastern Carolina University after Dudley Culp learned some moves from …

June 23–27, 2021 | Big Indian Farm

Red Wing Roots Music Festival

After a festival season where nearly all of them were canceled we are very pleased to be announcing some music festivals for the 2021 season. This July Red Wing Roots …

July 9–11, 2021 | Natural Chimneys Park, Mount Solon, Virginia
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Lemlem Gebray and Datta and Akeza Seyoum

Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee, and Ethiopian beans are arguably some of the best in the world. As legend has it, coffee was first discovered by …


Sherman Holmes on Uncovered: From the Vault

Sherman Holmes will be our guest on our last installment of Uncovered: From the Vault of the Virginia Folklife Program at noon on Tuesday, May 25. Sherman is a founding …

May 25, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Streaming

Announcing the 2021-2022 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Class

The Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities is proud to announce the 2021-2022 class of master artists and apprentices.

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Yara Cordeiro and Ruthie Lezama

Capoeira Starting in the 1500s, Brazilian plantation owners trafficked in enslaved Africans for free labor. In this brutal system, enslaved people worked to death on plantations that benefited of the …


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

Emily and Martha Spencer on Uncovered: From the Vault

Whitetop Mountain Band have been part of the Virginia Folklife Program for just about as long as the program’s been in existence. They epitomize the driving rhythm and voicing of …

April 27, 2021 | 12PM – 1PM | Virtual
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Horace Scruggs, Hannah Scruggs and Niya Bates

Horace Scruggs, his daughter Hannah Scruggs and historian Niya Bates are working together exploring family roots, and navigating the waterways themselves, on the rivers of central Virginia.