The Richmond Folk Festival is a three day event, but here's a potential Saturday/Sunday itinerary that takes in many of the performers.
You won’t want to stay at the breakdancing competition for too long though, because The Hot Seats take to the Genworth Financial Family Stage at 1:30 pm. Trek on over to The Hot Seats, kids, and do some breakdancing of your own to their particular brand of old-timey music! Shortly after The Hot Seats finish you can keep the Appalachian vibe rolling with Furnace Mountain Band at 2:45 on the Union/UR Virginia Folklife Stage. But, in between The Hot Seats and Furnace Mountain you’d be well advised to sneak back on over to the Community Foundation Stage to catch a little bit of the West African Highlife Band, who play from 2:00-2:45.
|Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati|
|Le Vent du Nord|
A must-see is the 3pm “From Africa to Appalachia” set at the Union/UR Virginia Folklife Stage featuring Danny Knicely, Sammy Shelor and Cheick Hamala Diabate. Any time these guys get together magic happens. Another good thing about seeing the Africa to Appalachia set is you’ll be well positioned to witness the winners of the breakdance competition, giving a special performance at that same Folklife stage starting at 4pm.