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Susquehanna Folk presents...

MISSISSIPPI BLUES:
Meet You at the Crossroads!

and Silent Auction
Sunday, May 21, 2017   ~   7-10 pm
in the Gallery
Appalachian Brewing Company

Join us for a gala evening celebrating folk music and dance in Central PA. It's a very special event that supports future SFMS programming.

local blues performers

original art by Steve Davis

Join us for a gala evening celebrating folk music and dance in Central PA. It's a very special event that supports future SFMS programming.

Come Out to the Roadhouse

Enjoy tasty snacks and scrumptious desserts along with The Abbey's fine beverages, as we re-create the atmosphere of a rural blues roadhouse.

Costume Contest

Come "Dressed to the Nines" or "Country Casual" to enter our Costume Contest.

Live Local Music

Shine up your dancing shoes and be ready for some fine performances from these local blues standouts:

Acoustic Stew, Shane Speal, Roger Hammer & JD

Silent Auction

Our popular Silent Auction features a tempting array of items from local friends and businesses. Please consider pledging an item! Proceeds help to support the quality concerts, workshops, dance events, and other events you really enjoy.

In the Gallery
Appalachian Brewing Company

50 N. Cameron St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Directions & Venue Info

Free parking behind the building.

Benefits SFMS Programming

Proceeds help us bring you more of the quality concerts, workshops and dance events you've come to expect from Susquehanna Folk

About the Performers

Acoustic Stew

Born in the jam sessions sponsored by the Blues Society of Central Pennsylvania, Acoustic Stew brings a unique voice and sweet sound to the local music scene. The group is based in Harrisburg and features Rocky Rothrock on guitar and vocals, Rick Smith on harmonica, Phil Davis on bass and vocals, Marianna Doherty on fiddle and vocals. Acoustic Stew lays down a smooth groove that will have you tappin’ your feet!

Shane Speal

Known as the King of the Cigar Box Guitar, Shane Speal is one of the world's foremost masters of the cigar box guitar. A forgotten instrument once used by American blues and roots musicians, cigar box guitars are typically cobbled together from discarded wood, guitar strings and an empty cigar box. Speal is a full-time musician who performs exclusively on this instrument. He has released over 10 albums.

Roger Hammer & JD

Roger Hammer is a singer/songwriter whose music is influenced by both blues and pop music. He says, "I try to write original music and lyrics that sound familiar enough to like right away, but with something new and interesting, and enough substance to last." His musical partner, JD, has been playing guitar since he was 10, dabbling in classical, rock, heavy metal and punk before setting on blues guitar.

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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.

logo: National Endowment for the Arts logo: Pennsylvania Council on the Arts logo: CUltural Alliance of York County logo: CUltural Enrichment Fund