Richmond Folk Festival In the Schools

Through the generous support of its sponsors and our partner JAMinc, who provides transportation, audio support and local on-site coordination, the Richmond Folk Festival will fill these Richmond area schools auditoriums and classrooms with performances and presentations of deeply-rooted cultural expressions.


2016 Performers-in-the-Schools*

  • Conteño (conjunto tejano and norteño)– Francis Elementary, Boushall Middle School
  • Phil Wiggins Blues House Party (Piedmont blues) – George Mason Elementary, Linwood Holton Elementary
  • Chico Simões (Brazilian mamulengo) – Mary Munford Elementary, Overby Sheppard Elementary
  • Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads) – Swansboro Elementary, William Fox Elementary
  • Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla) – Lucille Brown Middle School, Richmond Community High
  • Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (zydeco) – Franklin Military Academy

*Artists subject to change