Bon Débarras

This Québécois band is a crossroads of tradition and modernity — connecting the rich traditions of French-speaking America with new styles including folk, trad and slam poetry. Concert Sun, March 3 at Appalachian Brewing Company. »MORE»

Zoë Conway & John McIntyre

"Simply one of the best folk duos on the planet" (BBC) with an exciting blend of Irish-rooted, refreshingly eclectic fiddle and guitar music. Concert Mon, March 18 at Fort Hunter. »MORE»

The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers

High energy Appalachian Bluegrass that draws freely from old-time, bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly, and swing music. Concert Sat, March 23 at Fort Hunter. »MORE»

FREE Tall Tale Workshop

In a fun and interactive evening, learn storytelling techniques that could help you land a spot in the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival Liars Contest. Tall Tale Workshop Tue, March 26 at Red Land Community Library. »MORE»

Capital 10-Miler: A Run for the Arts

TEAM SUSQUEHANNA FOLK is running the Capital 10-Miler, and we need your support! Sponsor our run, or come out to cheer us on. Sat, March 30 at the riverfront in downtown Harrisburg. »MORE»


NEW Festival Website, Now Online!

We are amping it up! Our 2019 festival lineup includes Cajun icon Michael Doucet with BeauSoleil... Irish supergroups Cherish the Ladies and Pride of New York... American Songster Dom Flemons... jazzy Western Swing with Hot Club of Cowtown... string wizards Kittel & Co. joined by guitarist John Doyle... New England contra bands The Faux Paws and The Stringrays (featuring fiddler Rodney Miller)... kid-wowing Spiral Q puppet theater and The Give and Take Jugglers... not to mention a host of regionally-known artists and family-friendly activities. Start planning your festival weekend! »MORE»

THREE Days of Fun! July 26-28, 2019

Join us at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry for a full family weekend of music, dancing, workshops, jamming, gorgeous handmade items, and more. The July festival kicks off on Friday with a concert and contra dance ball. »MORE»

Applications Now Open

Festival organizers are now accepting applications for our Emerging Artists Showcase, for our first Liars Contest, for Artisan Marketplace vendors, and for festival volunteers. »MORE»


Tales of a Musical Life

Explore a fascinating collection of stories collected from older York County residents who have a long-time involvement with music. SFMS is indebted to students of Penn State York who conducted the interviews in 2017-18, and to the York County Community Foundation's Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging. Check out this oral history project... »MORE»

Sponsor an Event: See Your Name In Lights

Sponsorship not only helps us present the folk acts you love — you'll also enjoy preferred seating, get to meet the performers, and be recognized from the stage. Become a sponsor with a donation of $200 and receive all these benefits... »MORE»

Help Make It Happen

Did you ever wonder who decides which performers will come to our stage? Who greets the musicians, helps them sell their music? Who provides the tasty treats for our refreshment tables? It's all volunteers — and we invite you join us. Folk is a vibrant living tradition — be a part of it! »MORE»

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Funding Acknowledgments

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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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Each photo is a link to that artist’s Event Page.

Go to Event Page for Bon Débarras Go to Event Page for Zoë Conway & John McIntyre Go to Event Page for The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers Go to Event Page for FREE Tall Tale Workshop Go to Event Page for Capital 10-Miler: A Run for the Arts Go to Event Page for Del Rey Go to Event Page for John McCutcheon Go to Event Page for The Small Glories Go to Event Page for DuoDuo Go to Event Page for Bus Trip: Smithsonian Folklife Festival Go to Event Page for Susquehanna Folk Festival BeauSoleil is coming to the Festival! Cherish the Ladies is coming to the Festival! Pride of New York is coming to the Festival! Dom Flemons is coming to the Festival! Hot Club of Cowtown is coming to the Festival! Kittel & Co. is coming to the Festival! Go to Concert Series page Go to Music Workshops page Go to World Music & Dance Series page Go to Jam Sessions page Go to Coffeehouse Series page Go to Songwriting Contest page Go to Hands-On Folk Calendar Go to Event Page for Special Event & Silent Auction

MANY THANKS... all these folks who make our events possible.

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