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A message from Jon Lohman:

After nearly two incredible decades, I have chosen to move on from my position of Director of the Virginia Folklife Program. It has been an amazing journey, and I simply …

All Together NowEvent

All Together Now: Richmond Folk Festival 2020

VPM to broadcast new and past favorite performances from the Virginia Folklife Stage on TV This two-part television program, created specifically for the 2020 festival, features new performances from some …

October 10–11, 2020 | VPM: Virginia's Home for Public Media
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2020 Richmond Folk Festival

The Richmond Folk Festival will celebrate its 16th anniversary the weekend of October 9-11 with a “virtual” event that will bring together the community through a special television program, radio …

October 9–11, 2020 | Virtual
Harold MitchellSights & Sounds

The Voice: Remembering Harold Mitchell

All of us at the Virginia Folklife Program are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Harold Mitchell: emcee extraordinaire, master storyteller, and keeper of an encyclopedic knowledge …

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Richmond Folk Festival Highlights – 15th Anniversary

As we look back at the 15th Folk Festival in Richmond we can’t help but take pride in the stunning success of this event! This was another great year, and …

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2019 Apprenticeship Showcase Highlights

We are so grateful to artists and audience who braved the forecast and came out for the 2019 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase. The event featured a remarkable program switching seamlessly …

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Blue Ridge Folklife Festival: scenes from the day

The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival at Ferrum College celebrates the traditional crafts, music, foods, storytelling, horse handling skills, dog training skills, and moonshine folklore of southwestern Virginia. This festival features …

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2018 Richmond Folk Festival Recap

We wrapped up the 14th annual Richmond Folk Festival on October 14, and can’t help but marvel at that event’s feeling of togetherness and belonging that draws us in, year …

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HoustonFest 2018: Sherman Holmes Project, Harris Brothers, Del McCoury Band, and so much more

Born out of a community’s grief over the tragic passing of Houston Caldwell, a gifted banjoist and dedicated contributor to the civic life of Galax, HoustonFest is one of the …

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From Sublime to Divine: Apprenticeship Showcase in Pictures

Thank you to all who came out for an awesome Virginia Humanities Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase this past Sunday at James Monroe’s Highland. While setup was done in what was at …

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Feed Your Soul: Another Epic Richmond Folk Festival

Photo highlights from the 2017 Richmond Folk Festival, we kept our promise to “Feed Your Soul!”

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2017 Apprenticeship Showcase Photo Recap

Photos from the 2017 Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase.

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