Richmond Folk Festival 2021: First group of artists announced


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The first group of artists performing in this year’s highly anticipated Richmond Folk Festival has been announced!

Venture Richmond said that this year’s lineup includes:

  • Joanie Madden & Cherish the Ladies (Irish)
    Yonkers, New York
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (bluegrass)
    Charlestown, Indiana
  • Nava Persian Trio (Persian santour)
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Plena Es (bomba y plena)
    Sunrise, Florida
  • Rare Essence (go-go)
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sean Jones “Dizzy Spellz” feat. Brinae Ali (jazz, hip hop, and tap dance)
    Baltimore, Maryland

The Richmond Folk Festival is a free, three-day event at Richmond’s downtown riverfront. The festival will be celebrating its 17th anniversary the weekend of October 8-10, 2021. 

More artists and performances are expected to be announced soon. This year’s festival will feature six stages and more than 30 artists from around the world.

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