Celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food at the Richmond Folk Festival from October 12 to 14.
A free, 3-day event, the Richmond Folk Festival has become one of Virginia’s largest and most-loved events and has been voted as the best music festival in Richmond two years running. It draws visitors from all over the country to downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront. The festival got its start as the National Folk Festival held in Richmond from 2005-2007.
In the tradition of the National, the Richmond Folk Festival features more than 20 performers and performing groups, on seven stages with continuous music and dance performances, along with a Virginia Folklife Area, featuring ongoing demonstrations, an interactive Family Area produced by the Children’s Museum of Richmond, a folk art marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, festival merchandise and more.
Nationally-recognized singer, songwriter and author Rosanne Cash will make a special appearance at the 2012 Festival for one performance only on Saturday, October 13 at 1pm on the Altria stage. Her own thoughtful, genre-blurring approach, which encompasses country, rock, roots and pop influences, has garnered her a Grammy, twelve Grammy nominations and eleven No. 1 singles. The eldest daughter of country music icon Johnny Cash and stepdaughter of June Carter Cash of the legendary Carter Family, Rosanne’s musical and family legacy is rooted in the very beginnings of American country music.
More information is available at www.richmondfolkfestival.org.
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