Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival
We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re happy to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories from the Richmond Folk Festival. Join us Saturdays at noon for encore broadcast of some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival.
Tune in Saturdays at Noon online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.
5/30 – CASYM Steel Orchestra (Steel Pan Orchestra, New York, NY)
6/6 – Iberi Choir (Georgian polyphonic singing, Tbilisi, Georgia)
6/13 – Bombino (Tuareg guitar, Agadez, Niger)
6/20 – Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas (traditional music from Epirus, Boston, MA, And
6/27 – Riley Baugus (Appalachian songs and ballads, Walkertown, NC)
7/4 – Huun Huur Tu (Tuvan throat-singing, Republic of Tuva (Russian Federation))
7/11 – Plunky & the Oneness of Juju (Afro-funk and go-go orchestra, Richmond, VA)
7/18 – BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet (Cajun, Lafayette, Louisiana)
7/25 – Mangum & Company (gospel brass “shout band”, Charlotte, NC)
8/1 – Lonesome River Band (bluegrass, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee)
8/8 – Conjunto Guantanamo (Afro-Cuban, New York, NY)
8/15 – Balla Kouyaté & Famoro Dioubaté (balafon masters, Boston, MA and New York, NY)
8/22 – Dale Watson (honky-tonk and country, Austin, TX)
8/29 – Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks (Delta blues, Clarksdale, MS)
In 2019, this festival attracted more than 220,000 people to downtown Richmond's riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance traditional crafts, storytelling and food. The Richmond Folk Festival has become one of Virginia’s largest and most-loved events of the year and has been voted as the best musical festival in Richmond several years running.