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The Richmond Folk Festival Opens this Friday!

Now’s the time to plan your trip to this amazing weekend of great music! Before you head out the door, make sure to leave all pets at home except for service animals. With close to 200,000 people expected, you and your pet will be more comfortable if they stay at home. Wear good walking shoes and consider bringing a collapsible chair but leave the coolers and large backpacks at home.

Next, take a look at the schedule and map of the site, with so much going on, you’ll want to plan a loose itinerary.

imageThere are two satellite parking lots with shuttles to the festival site for your convenience. Whether you park at Spring Rock Green or at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, this is the easiest way to get to all the festival has to offer. There is monitored bike parking at 2nd and Byrd Streets and lots of $5 parking lots.

Richmond Folk Festival Opens This Weekend 2011

imageThe fourth annual Richmond VA Folk Festival — or the seventh event of this sort, if you count the original three-year run of the National Folk Festival that started it all — gets under way this  Friday at 6 p.m. and runs until Oct. 16, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the downtown riverfront. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted by the roving bucket brigade of volunteers.

The Folk Festival  has become one of Virginia’s largest and best-loved annual events. It was voted “best music festival” in Richmond for two consecutive years. Last year, more than 190,000 people enjoyed its incredible array of music, dance and culture from across America, boasting more than 25 performing groups on seven stages.

The festival’s mission is to bring in a variety of everything — music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food — and this year’s lineup would suggest that mission was accomplished.

Performers range from Tibetan monks presenting sacred music to Original P, a funk band featuring founding members of Parliament Funkadelic. The musical realm covers reggae and doo-wop, Irish and Mexican, Afro-Cuban and Native American, country guitar and gospel.


The Richmond Folk Festival is one of Virginia’s largest events, drawing visitors from all over the country to downtown Richmond’s historic riverfront.  The Festival is a FREE three-day event that got its start as the National Folk Festival held in Richmond from 2005-2007. In the tradition of the National, the Richmond Folk Festival features more than 20 performers and performing groups, on seven stages with continuous music and dance performances, along with a Virginia Folklife Area, featuring ongoing demonstrations, an interactive Family Area produced by the Children’s Museum of Richmond, a folk art marketplace, regional and ethnic foods, festival merchandise and more. More information is available at www.richmondfolkfestival.org.