Published October 31, 2019

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 we are gratified to be partners in the largest Folk Festival of our kind in the United States—with well over 200,000 in attendance this year. We’ve also been recognized by the National Arts Council as a model of how arts and culture festivals can build and strengthen community.

Hannah George-Wheeler greets one of her fans after Urban Artistry turned the Virginia Folklife Stage turned into a full on dance party (photo by Pat Jarrett).

By working with Venture Richmond and the National Council for the Traditional Arts for the last 15 years, we know the Richmond Folk Festival has introduced hundreds of thousands of Richmonders—and Virginians—to the breadth and depth of musicians, dancers, and crafts men and women from our state.

To all those who shared in the magic, we are extremely grateful for your support and can’t wait for next year.

Virginia Folklife Stage and Area Highlights

Learning Experience

Virginia History in Song

What can songs teach us about history?