Virginia Folklife Area at the 2024 Richmond Folk Festival

Virginia Folklife returns to the Richmond Folk Festival for its twentieth year! Save the dates and stay tuned as we announce our co-curators and theme for a special program.

September 28–29, 2024 | 12PM – 6PM | Richmond

Finding Your Cultural Roots (Part 1)

Join Virginia Folklife in Danville for a special day exploring storytelling and the African roots of musical traditions!

August 17, 2024 | 10AM – 2PM | Danville

Tara Mills Band at Humpback Rocks

Inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them, Tara Mills’s music is a blend of folk, bluegrass, and Americana.

July 21, 2024 | 2PM – 4PM | Lyndhurst

The McKenzies at Peaks of Otter

Woody and Marcia McKenzie have been making music together since they were married in 1983.

July 14, 2024 | 2PM – 4PM | Bedford

First Friday Meet & Greet

On the first Friday of each month, downtown Roanoke art galleries are open until 9PM to support local artists and live music.

June 7, 2024 | 5PM – 9PM | Roanoke

Introduction to Oral History Methods Workshop

Taught by Katy Clune, director of the Virginia Folklife Program, participants will gain an introduction to the ethics, techniques, technology, and processing of interviews.

July 14, 2024 | 3PM – 4PM | Bristol