2015 Richmond Folk Festival lineup

2015 Richmond Folk Festival lineup

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Folk Festival is back!  It'll run during the weekend of Oct. 9 to 11.

The free, three-day festival attracts thousands of folk lovers from around the world to Richmond's riverfront each year.

"Our local programming committee has once again put together an amazing roster of artists," festival director Lisa Sims said.  "We're extremely excited about this year's festival."

The artists for the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival include:

  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">The Alt (Irish) - New York, North Carolina, and Scotland
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">The Bruce Diagrepont Cajun Band (Cajun) - New Orleans and Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">The Campbell Brothers (Sacred steel guitar, African American gospel) - Rochester, NY
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Shemekia Copeland (Blues) - Chicago, Illinois
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass (Bluegrass) - Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Deacon John's Jump Blues (Jump Blues) - New Orleans, Louisiana
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Grupo Rebolú (Colombian) - New York
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Afro-Persian music and dance) - Paris, France
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Riyaaz Qawwali (qawwali)
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Sleepy LaBeef (rockabilly)
  • style="margin: 0in 0in 7.5pt; line-height: 10.5pt; background: white;">Amargue Bachata Quintet with Andre Veloz (Dominican)

You can see the rest of the lineup here.

Download the Richmond Folk Festival map here.

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