Archives: Folk Features

VCU vs. UNC-Greensboro: Guys, it is college basketball season

Basketball season hath fallen! Like a leaf shivering in the cool Autumn wind! Also, the Rams beat the snot out of the UNC-Greensboro Spartans. Here’s to 1-0!

Three days of fantastic, folky fun

Over 190,000 Richmonders made their way down to Brown’s Island on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to take part in 2010’s Richmond Folk Festival. Take a look at some great images we captured while out and about enjoying the fun…

Folk Festival: The quick’n’dirty

It’s here, the Richmond Folk Festival starts today! While our Folk Festival Guide has absolutely everything you need to know about making the most of this weekend, here’s a bare-bones breakdown of what to expect.

Kids stuff at the Folk Festival

Don’t worry about the kids being bored at the Folk Festival this weekend! There is plenty for them to do, thanks to Genworth Financial and the Children’s Museum of Richmond.

Richmond restaurants set up shop at the Folk Festival

With all that music-listening you’ll be doing this weekend, you’re sure to work up an appetite. The Richmond Folk Festival has 30 vendors ready to serve you some delicious goodies while you make the rounds on Brown’s Island, including some of your favorite Richmond restaurants. Take a look at some familiar faces you’ll be seeing at the festival and what they’ll be dishing out…

Mr. Bopst goes to the Folk Festival

As our own Christ Bopst was part of the Richmond Folk Festival programming committee, we thought it only appropriate for him to share his list of the absolutely not-to-be-missed performers this year. Enjoy!

Folk Festival documentary series

As if three days of music weren’t enough, the Richmond Folk Festival has also arranged for a series of films showcasing some of the cultures, traditions, and communities represented in this year’s festival to be shown at the Civil War Visitors Center throughout the weekend.

Virginia Folklife performers and craftspeople announced

Stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, Virginia could be called one of the most culturally rich and diverse states in the country. The Richmond Folk Festival plans to highlight that richness once again with its Virginia Folklife Area, featuring performers and craftspeople representing all our state has to offer.

Richmond Ballet offering free performances during the Folk Festival

As the Richmond Ballet is housed just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the location for the Folk Festival, they’ve decided to make the most of the situation. Instead of shutting down for a few days (as they have done in previous years), the Richmond Ballet will offer a series of free — yes, free! — performances through the weekend.

From the Dean’s Desk: Folk Festival, Round 3

The Richmond Folk Festival recently announced the last round of performers, and our resident music guy, Dean Christesen, is here to offer up some information on these artists and what you can expect from their performances. Come have a look (and listen)…