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88.9 WCVE Public Radio is Your Richmond Folk Festival Station

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 11:03am -- Ami Kim

88.9 WCVE will be at the main stage of the Richmond Folk Festival with exclusive uninterrupted coverage starting Friday (10/7) at 6:30 p.m. and airing all day Saturday and Sunday. Check out the schedule below. Additionally, Gary U.S. Bonds with Gene “Daddy G” Barge (The Norfolk Sound), who will be performing at 9:00 p.m. Saturday night, will be heard on a delayed basis on Sunday afternoon. Also - stop by both of our booths for fun giveaways, activities, and meet and greet opportunities (details below).

LISTEN HERE starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. Download a map of the festival here (PDF).

Friday, October 7
6:30 p.m. BeauSoleil Trio: Doucet, Doucet, & Reed (Cajun)
7:45 p.m.Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
9:00 p.m. L'Orchestre Afrisa International (Congolese soukous)

Saturday, October 8
12:00 p.m. Sheila Kay Adams (Appalachian songs, stories, and ballads)
1:00 p.m. Homayoun Sakhi & Salar Nader (Afghan rubâb and tabla)
2:00 p.m. Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (bluegrass)
3:15 p.m. Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban son)
4:15 p.m. The Fairfield Four (African American gospel quartet singing)

Sunday, October 9
12:00 p.m. The Branchettes (traditional African American gospel)
1:00 p.m. Paddy Keenan & Jimmy Noonan (Irish)
2:00 p.m. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Southern Italian pizzica tarantata)
3:00 p.m. Jason D. Williams (rockabilly)
4:00 p.m. Marquise Knox (blues)
5:00 p.m. Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy (Cape Breton and Ontario fiddling)


Be the star of your own story with our fun photo opp At the Community Idea Stations main stage booth (corner of Tredegar and Brown's Island Way):

  • Enter to win a Blue Tooth speaker to use with your smartphone or tablet
  • Play our Guess Who Game to see if you know the Mystery Faces of 88.9 WCVE - win a pair of WCVE sunglasses
  • Snap a selfie to share from our 88.9 WCVE streaming cellphone cutout

At the Ready to Learn table (in the CarMax Family area):

  • We will be decorating fans with stamps and markers
  • Look for free PBS Kids stuff
  • We also have our "Tales of a PBS KID" photo op