This week folks in Richmond, Virginia were treated to three days of music from around the world – all free and all performed in perfect weather along the rushing waters of the James River. My favorites were the San Jose Taiko Drummers, the Mayan Flyers and Larry Bland & The Volunteer Choir. (The latter, pictured here, is the only one I could get close enough to take a good picture of.)

I always think I have finicky musical tastes until I experience something like this and find myself exhausted from cheering for styles of music I didn’t know existed.