Before the music, we dine.

Tickets go on sale Tuesday for the sixth annual Folk Feast, the culinary extravaganza that precedes the Richmond Folk Festival every year and brings together restaurants and chefs from all over the city. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at richmondfolkfestival.org/folk-feast/.

The Folk Feast is held the Tuesday night prior to the opening night of the festival — that’s Oct. 9 this year — from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the upper portion of the American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar.

Ticket proceeds help offset the production costs for the folk festival. Additional perks include free on-site parking for the entire festival weekend, as well as a one-of-a-kind pin that signals to the festival’s roaming bucket brigade — which collects donations during the festival — that the individual has already made a contribution.

More than 20 restaurants have signed on so far, including Croaker’s Spot, Dutch & Company, Heritage, Pasture, West Coast Provisions, Mama J’s, Metzer’s Bar & Butchery, Africanne on Main, Whisk, WPA Bakery, Secco Wine Bar and more. The night also features live music from Gallatin Canyon, a Charlottesville-based bluegrass band.

In a written statement, Venture Richmond Executive Director Lisa Sims said, “It’s really something special to see Richmonders come together year after year in celebration of food and culture.

“We are so grateful to our restaurant partners who donate their time and effort to make the Folk Feast possible.”

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