Join us at these folklife festivals and events all around the Commonwealth!

June 7 - 15, 2019

Crooked Road Mountains of Music Homecoming

The Crooked Road is a celebrated year-round destination for traditional music lovers. Now we invite you to “come home” for our fourth annual Mountains of Music Homecoming, a nine-day, region-wide… Read More»

June 7 - 8, 2019

HoustonFest 2019 – Galax, VA

Houstonfest was created in memory of Houston Caldwell, who passed away on April 30, 2010. He was only 18 years old, but his musical legacy, his passion for the continued… Read More»

August 31, 2019

Albert Hash Memorial Festival

The 2019 Albert Hash Memorial Festival will be held Saturday, August 31 at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. The festival will take place at the park’s… Read More»

September 6 - 8, 2019

North Carolina Folk Festival

The North Carolina Folk Festival returns to downtown Greensboro, North Carolina, continuing the celebration of the spirit and legacy of the National Folk Festival! With hundreds of incomparable artists and… Read More»

September 6 - 8, 2019

National Folk Festival – Salisbury, Maryland

Make your plans for the National Folk Festival in Salisbury, Maryland—one of America’s largest, most prestigious and longest-running celebrations of arts, culture, and heritage. ​A free, large-scale three-day outdoor event,… Read More»

September 19 - 22, 2019

Watermelon Park Fest

The Virginia Folklife Program will once again partner with Shepherds Ford Productions as a supporter of Watermelon Park Festival. Watermelon Park was the site of the nation’s first bluegrass festival… Read More»

October 11 - 13, 2019

Richmond Folk Festival 2019

Celebrating its fifteenth year, the Richmond Folk Festival has become the largest folk festival on the East Coast. Each year, the Virginia Folklife Program produces the much loved Virginia Folklife… Read More»