Folk Festival Returns to Richmond

By Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — After close to 185,000 people attended last year, the Richmond Folk Festival is due to return to Virginia next month, and remains free to the public.

Folk Festival Manager Stephen Lecky spoke with VCU InSight about the upcoming event, which will include live music and dance, storytelling, crafts, and food.

In his interview, Lecky explains Richmond’s folk history, why the festival continues to be a popular attraction, and which aspects of the event he’s looking forward to the most.

The Richmond Folk Festival begins Oct. 9 and runs until Oct. 11. Additional information about the Richmond Folk Festival can be found on its Web site: http://www.richmondfolkfestival.org.

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