• May 16, 2024
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) – The first group of performers for the 20th annual Richmond Folk Festival has been announced!

The three-day event returns to Downtown Richmond’s riverfront Sept. 27-29.

The event celebrates the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food.

Here’s a look at who’s performing so far:

  • Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata) Salento, Italy
  • John Doyle & the Irish American Music Masters (Irish)
  • Chicago; Brooklyn; Bristol, Vermont; Asheville, North Carolina; and County Louth, Ireland
  • Junior Sisk Band (bluegrass) Ferrum, Virginia
  • Lonnie Holley (Afro-futuristic jazz, funk, and soul) Atlanta, Georgia
  • Mis Blandine (Congolese soukous) Toronto, Ontario
  • Peni Candra Rini (Javanese sindhen)
  • Tulungagung, East Java, Indonesia
  • Rancho Aparte (Colombian chirimía music)
  • Quibdó, Colombia
  • Trouble Funk (go-go) Washington, D.C

To learn more about the artists performing at this year’s festival, click HERE.



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