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Richmond Folk Festival

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Maceo Parker, Phil Wiggins among 14 new artists on 2016 Folk Festival lineup

A funk legend who helped to define the genre, a longtime Virginia blues favorite and a trio drawn from maybe the best Cajun band ever have been added to the lineup for the 2016 Richmond Folk F…

Maceo Parker, Phil Wiggins among 14 new artists on 2016 Folk Festival lineup

A funk legend who helped to define the genre, a longtime Virginia blues favorite and a trio drawn from maybe the best Cajun band ever have been added to the lineup for the 2016 Richmond Folk Festival.

Maceo Parker, Phil Wiggins added to 2016 Folk Festival lineup

Saxophone-playing funk legend Maceo Parker, who helped define the genre as part of James Brown’s band, and Piedmont blues great Phil Wiggins, are among 14 artists added to the lineup of the 2016 Ri...

16 chefs offering 'Feast' to kick off 2016 Richmond Folk Festival

Chefs from some of the area’s best restaurants will again help the Richmond Folk Festival get off to a tasty start.

Richmond Folk Festival 2016 lineup ranges from local 'Norfolk Sound' to trance-like dance music from southern Italy

Get ready for wild-style rockabilly, the Norfolk Sound, a revitalized Italian music tradition and many more music genres from around the world at this year’s Richmond Folk Festival.

Festive, indeed at the Folk Fest

Danny Paisley stood off in the wings, a look of wonder on his face as cantor Yanky Lemmer and the klezmer band Ahava Raba worked through a Jewish prayer during the first of their two sets Sunday at...

Artists, fans chat at RTD Public Square at Richmond Folk Festival

Fans of VH1’s “Behind the Music” would have enjoyed the afternoon in the Richmond Times-Dispatch Public Square tent at the Richmond Folk Festival on Sunday.

VIDEO: Grandmaster Flash spins one of the hottest sets at the Richmond Folk Festival
Folk Festival Day 2: Talent, onstage and off, enthralls

The 11th annual Richmond Folk Festival continued Saturday on Brown’s Island and the downtown waterfront with more than 30 musicians representing genres as diverse as hip-hop, bluegrass, rockabilly ...

Richmond Folk Festival musicians share their stories at Public Square tent

For the better part of six hours Saturday, a select group of artists left their stages at the Richmond Folk Festival and settled into the more intimate environment of a new tent pitched between the main stage and the beer garden.

Folk festival's family area offers loads of child-friendly activities

His head covered by a brown paper bag with two eyeholes punched out, 7-year-old Donovan Quinter raced up and down a grassy hill at the Richmond Folk Festival on Saturday, trying to make a kite he f...

'It's like the highlight of my year,' fan says as Folk Festival starts

More than 40 artists and artisans are in Richmond for the 11th annual Folk Festival, which sprawls across the riverfront downtown.

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RFF 2015 AUDIO

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  • Get the full rundown of the musical artists that will be performing at the Richmond Folk Fesitval 2015. Complete with bios, genres and photos.
  • Find out when your favorite artists will be performing and what stages you can find them.
  • Find out the way to get to the festival, including directions, parking, shuttles and our map.
  • Hungry? Get the full list of food vendors serving up some of the best ethnic dishes around town! Plus, don't forget about craft beer and specialty wines.