Richmond prepares for folk fusion

September 4, 2013 by  

Music fans in the area can look forward to October’s Richmond Folk Festival, featuring 23 folk performers and groups from all over the world.

Musicians present will include Alash, Lurrie Bell, the Stooges Brass Band, Abdoulaye ‘Djoss’ Diabate, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. The Virginia Folk Life Area will highlight various aspects of the history of folk music in the state. In addition, there will be a dance tent, food and drink for sale, and merchandise.

The Richmond Folk Feast will be held several days before the festival and will help to raise funds for the continued running of the annual event. The feast will feature beer and wine, appetizers from area restaurants, and music from James Justin and Company. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with the chefs.

The festival is currently seeking sponsors and volunteers to ensure that the event runs smoothly from start to finish. As part of it, local schools will enjoy visits and performances by many of the performers.

Richmond printing companies have likely been busy helping the organizers prepare for the event, and will be even more so as it gets nearer. This might include providing poster and flyer printing services to help advertise the festival.

The Richmond Folk Feast will take place at the Tredegar Ironworks on October 8 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 PM, and tickets to this prelude are $100. The festival itself is scheduled for the weekend of October 11 to 13 on the Riverfront. Admission is free, although guests can donate to the “bucket brigade”. For more information about either event, call 804-788-6466.