Gene "Daddy G" Barge (Photo courtesy National Council for the Traditional Arts)
Immerse yourself in down-home melodies from around the globe at the 12th annual Richmond Folk Festival, Oct. 7-9 along the downtown riverfront.
There are seven stages, and performers include rock ’n’ roll legends Gary U.S. Bonds (read our Q&A here) and Gene “Daddy G” Barge (pictured), creators of the Norfolk Sound, along with a cappella gospel veterans The Fairfield Four; Canadian fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy; the Balinese All Stars; and saxophonist Maceo Parker, a former sideman for James Brown.
Director Lisa Sims says the festival “brings the arts down to earth and makes it accessible to everybody.”
New this year is “Tasty Licks: Virginia’s food traditions,” offering dishes made using inherited family recipes.
Free. 788-6466 or richmondfolkfestival.org.