Richmond Folk Festival Full Artistic Program & Schedule

The Richmond Folk Festival has announced the full artistic program and performance schedule for the 2022 festival, marking the 18th anniversary of this joyful event. The festival draws attendees each year to downtown Richmond’s riverfront to celebrate the roots, richness, and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling, and food.
The free, three-day event hosts 200,000 people over the weekend and is produced by Venture Richmond Events in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA), the Virginia Folklife Program of Virginia Humanities, the Center for Cultural Vibrancy, Children’s Museum, and the City of Richmond.
Make your way to downtown Richmond October 7-9 for another incredible weekend featuring the nation’s finest traditional artists.
Artists performing at the 2022 Richmond Folk Festival include:
79rs Gang (New Orleans Black Masking Carnival music)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Andre Thierry (zydeco)
Richmond, California
Art of Noise RVA (deejaying)
Richmond, Virginia
Beòlach (Cape Breton)
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Black Umfolosi (a cappella imbube singing)
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Bnat el Houariyat & Esraa Warda (Moroccan chaabi women’s ensemble)
Marrakech, Morocco, and New York, New York
Cedric Burnside (hill country blues)
Holly Springs, Mississippi
Felipe Hostins (Brazilian forró)
Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil, by way of New York
Fran Grace (sacred steel guitar)
Toledo, Ohio
Gene Tagaban (Guuy Yaau) (Tlingit storyteller, musician, and dancer)
Ruston, Washington
Isokratisses (polyphonic singing from Epirus)
Deropoli and Politsani, Albania
Jesse Daniel (honky-tonk country)
San Marcos, Texas
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes (Bentonia blues)
Bentonia, Mississippi
Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago (pungmul and samulnori)
Chicago, Illinois
Nani Noam Vazana (Ladino traditional song)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Noura Mint Seymali (Moorish griot)
Nouakchott, Mauritania
Sideline (bluegrass)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Son Rompe Pera (Mexican marimba and cumbia)
Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico

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