Published November 24, 2014

As we approach the end of the Virginia Folklife Program’s 25th year, we take great joy in looking back at some of the year’s highlights. Largely through the addition of our digital media specialist Pat Jarrett, we have made great strides in improving the documentation of our events. Take a look back at some of the great moments from 2014. We can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store!

Live Recordings from the Virginia Folklife Stage at the Richmond Folk Festival included Wild Ponies, Furnace Mountain, Crooked Road Ramblers, and much more:

Oyster Shucking Smackdown IV at the Richmond Folk Festival featured a bivalve mollusk’s worst nightmare, the Secret Service, rose petals, a toga, and none of your business:

This year’s Watermelon Park Festival closed down with Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes for a Sunday morning gospel throwdown (video by Marty Dougherty):