Volunteer Registration is now open

In 2014, more than 1,300 volunteers joined in the effort to make the Richmond Folk Festival such a success – don’t miss out on your chance this year. Sign up now!

The Festival is a wonderful place for civic, school, church and office organizations to volunteer. Please email Jamie Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator, at jamierichmondfolkfest@gmail.com to learn more about group volunteer opportunities.

And that's a wrap for 2014

Festival EssentialsThank you to the more than 150,000 people who shaked, shimmied and boogied the weekend away with us. The occassional drizzle just couldn't dampen our spirits. Thank you, too, to our volunteers and sponsors without whom we just couldn't make it happen. Check out more of the great photos taken by Skip Rowland and Dave Parrish. And to those who made a drop in the bucket, you've helped keep the festival free! Missed your chance to donate? Make a virtual drop in the bucket!

Richmond Folk Festival Unveils its 10th Anniversary Poster

2014 poster designThe 2014 festival poster was designed by Leslie Herman and unveiled September 30 at Glave Kocen Gallery in Richmond, Va. Eight past festival posters' artists were also in attendance. Mr. Herman joins an esteemed group of painters and illustrators; Robert Meganck (2005), JHI (2006), Sterling Hundley (2007, unable to attend), Ed Trask (2008), Jason Smith and Laura Marr (2009), Wes Freed (2010), Matt Lively (2011), Kelly Alder (2012) and, Brianna Bevan and Jason Frank (2013). You can purchase your very own copy at the folk festival merchandise tents operated by the kind folks of Plan 9 Music.

Festival Site Changes for 2014

2014 Site map

While we still have 7 stages to bring more than 30 performers to you, we've had to reorganize the site. Download a PDF of the new site map so you can get around quickly.

The 2014 performance schedule is now available


Start planning your musical journey by checking out our three day schedule packed full of music from merengues to country & western, Pontic Greek to Indian slide guitar, soul to zydeco. Review or print out a schedule, because you're not going to want to miss a thing.

Richmond Folk Festival Celebrates 10 Years,
Invites Favorites Back to the Stage


RICHMOND, Va.– The Richmond Folk Festival turns 10 this year. To celebrate the occasion, the festival is bringing back a number of its most popular performers from years past.

“ We’ve seen some amazing artists over the last nine years,” Festival Director Lisa Sims said. “It seemed fitting to work with our local Programming Committee to invite back some of the best-loved performers.”

Click here for a full roster of 2014 performers. Or read the full release here.

Skip Traffic, Take Amtrak to the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival



Coming in to town for the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival? Take the train! Railroads came first, long before the interstate and the airplane, making Amtrak the perfect official travel sponsor for the Festival. Amtrak is a convenient way for families and leisure travelers to visit Richmond, its cultural amenities and this top-rated destination city without worrying about traffic or hassles. Plan your trip to the Folk Festival 14 days in advance to save 25% on fares at AmtrakVA.com.


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