The 2016-2017 Concert Series presents...

John McCutcheon

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Community Sing 4:30 pm
Potluck 5:30 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
at Market Square Church

Equal parts Pete Seeger and Mr. Rogers, Will Rogers and Bruce Springsteen... "folk music's Rustic Renaissance Man."

John McCutcheon

photo: Irene Young

“folk music's Rustic Renaissance Man.” (The Washington Post)

"Celebrating Activism with John McCutcheon" is the cover story for the January 2017 issue of International Musician, the journal of the American Federation of Musicians. Read the article ...»

His songs sing of the nation's heritage. His words channel the conscience of our people into streams of poetry and melody. He writes about subjects small and great, from a child's haircut to freedom and human dignity — issues equally eternal and enduring.

Think of McCutcheon as an incarnation of Pete Seeger and Mr. Rogers, Will Rogers and Bruce Springsteen, and above all everyman, righteously passionate and impishly playful, blessed with gifts as a songwriter, historian, musician and storyteller that have won him praise in Australia as "the most overwhelming folk performer in the English language," from a Russian critic as "the most versatile and compelling performer this reviewer has ever seen," and from Johnny Cash as "the most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard."

Add to that the 30+ albums in his catalog, and the six Grammy nominations and multiple Parent's Choice and American Library Association awards they've won, stir in the diverse and growing following that has flocked to his shows, around the world and as nearby as a school or concert venue near you, and the point is made clear: John McCutcheon is as timeless as tradition, as immediate as tomorrow's headlines, and as vital as any artist who seeks to enlighten as well as entertain.

— praise from Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield Kansas (where John has performed every year since 1983)

Market Square Presbyterian Church

20 S. Second St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Directions & Venue Info

FREE PARKING in the Market Square Garage next to the church!

Community Sing 4:30-5:30pm

Join with John McCutcheon as he leads us in songs that lift the spirit and bring us closer together as a community. All ages and abilities of singers are welcome. This is a SFMS "kid-friendliest" event.


Potluck 5:30pm

Join us for a potluck supper before the concert. Bring a covered dish to share. Drinks and place settings will be provided. Free, of course!

Concert 7:30pm

Concert Ticket Info:

  • $25 General Admission

  • $21 SFMS Members

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  • $10 Students

    — ages 3 to 22
  • Advance Tickets


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Funding Acknowledgments

logos: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Cultural Alliance of York County, Cultural Enrichment Fund

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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