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Spring Coffeehouse

Sunday, April 23, 2023 6-9 pm (EARLY!) at Fort Hunter Barn - FREE!

About This Event:

Our 2022-2023 Coffee House mini-series is back at Fort Hunter Barn, hosted by our own Joe Cooney.

Montage of Spring 2023 coffeehouse performers

Clockwise from top left: Michael Arthur, The Chestnuts, Scott Fagan, and Nothin’ Ta Plunder

Our 2022-2023 Coffee House mini-series is back at Fort Hunter Barn, hosted by our own Joe Cooney.

Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience.

The Barn is accessible and is smoke- and alcohol-free. Food and beverages will be available, as well as artists' merchandise and tip jars. Support your local folkies! Donations to defray our costs and support local folk music are always welcome.

Our Spring Coffee House features these local and regional performers (in performance order, with an intermission in the middle):

Scott Fagan

Scott Fagan, from St Thomas, Virgin Islands, is best known for his album “South Atlantic Blues” (“an eccentric, genre jumping pop/psych/folk masterpiece.” says Dangerous Minds), the first rock opera on Broadway (“Soon” in 1971), and for being the biological father of Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields.

Michael Arthur

Contemporary singer/songwriter exploring the breadth and depth of the human experience, with lush open guitar tunings behind powerful and emotive vocals. Michael's songs connect with people on a personal level. Visit him at MichaelArthur.com.

The Chestnuts

Just a handful of “Old Nuts“ (Al Weible, Tom Breneisen, Jack Brunner) covering mostly songs of great old artists from country, rock, folk, pop, oldies, blues and classics from the 40’s to the 80’s. Find The Chestnuts on Facebook.

Nothin’ Ta Plunder

Acoustic covers of Classic Rock, Blues and '60s music with a few Country and original songs thrown in for a fun vibe! Based in Bel Air, MD, the band consists of Bob Hunter (guitar and vocals), Ed Wright (guitar and vocals), Greg Passagno (harmonica) and Albert Svrjcek (cajon).

FREE Admission!

This season's dates:

  • Sun, October 23, 2022
  • Sat, February 4, 2023
  • Sun, April 23, 2023

In the cozy Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N. Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

COVID Safety Policy

For SFMS events, we follow CDC recommendations on the event date, adding any additional precautions required by the venue or the artist. Details on our COVID policy page.


Contact Joe Cooney:
jams (at) sfmsfolk.org
or call (717) 599-1181
or leave a message at (717) 745-6577.

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