The National Folk Festival, which stays in its chosen city for 3 years, will move on after this fall’s festival. Venture Richmond, however, “is currently speaking with potential sponsors about continuing a large, community festival similar to The National.” Read the article for more info.

Venture Richmond hopes to have the same quality musicians and artists involved in the permanent festival.

And finally, they want the public’s help finding a name:

To submit a suggested name, the public is asked to send an email to or simply visit for a direct link. The deadline for submissions is April 29; the new name for Richmond’s own festival will be unveiled in mid-June.

And later today I’ll have some interesting Carytown news to post- stay tuned…