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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!

Upcoming Events

Sun, October 2 - Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night Open Mic Night New Cumberland
We are so thrilled to collaborate with The West Shore Theatre to bring you Central PA’s newest monthly Open Mic Night, hosted by some of our favorite area musicians and Susquehanna Folk friends. This month, your host is the dynamic Eryn Spangler.
We can’t wait to see you take center stage in one of the most beautiful venues in the area. FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, October 2 at the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland. MORE

Thu, October 6 - RiverFolk: Susquehanna All-Stars

RiverFolk: Susquehanna All-Stars RiverFolk: Susquehanna All-Stars Harrisburg
A grand finale for this unique outdoor concert series! Hear live acoustic music by local performers during a relaxing sunset cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat. On THURSDAY, October 6, enjoy a cool night of Hot Club Jazz, reliving pre-war Paris and the irresistible swing of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. Our band is the newly-named Susquehanna All‑Stars: Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret & Bruce Campbell. Board the riverboat at City Island Dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, October 9 - October Jam & Song Swap

October Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Our first regular jam of the season. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, October 9 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sat, October 15 - Harvest Dinner with Colin Cutler

Harvest Dinner with Colin Cutler Harvest Dinner with Colin Cutler New Cumberland
Susquehanna Folk teams up with Beshore Hill Farm and the New Cumberland Collective to present an autumn evening with delicious local foods and a concert with Colin Cutler, our 2022 Emerging Artist. Colin is a terrific (and wickedly funny) singer and songwriter, a gardener, and a collector of spooky murder ballads. RSVP BY OCT 5 for this outdoor dinner and concert on Sat, Oct 15 at Beshore Hill Farm in New Cumberland. MORE

Sun, October 23 - Fall Coffee House

Fall Coffee House Fall Coffee House Harrisburg
Our Coffeehouse is back at Fort Hunter with some terrific music from local and regional acoustic musicians. This month includes Maria Wilson, Katie Damiano, Mary-Grace Autumn Lee, Eryn Spangler, and a once-in-a-blue-moon chance to hear a hammered dulcimer at a SFMS coffeehouse. It'll be a treat! FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sunday, October 23 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, October 30 - Hubby Jenkins

Hubby Jenkins York
This talented multi-instrumentalist (whom you might remember from the Carolina Chocolate Drops) explores the Black American experience reflected in country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Concert on Sunday, October 30 at the Elks Lodge in York. MORE

Sun, November 6 - John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon Harrisburg
John McCutcheon is one of our country’s most honored and loved folk musicians: a multi-instrumental master, a powerful songwriter and singer. Join us for a workshop and concert on Sun, Nov 6 at Market Square Church. MORE

Sun, November 13 - November Jam & Song Swap

November Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Honor our veterans this month! Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, November 13 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, November 20 - Slocan Ramblers

Slocan Ramblers Harrisburg
Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch! They have an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. Concert Sun, Nov 20 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Sun, December 4 - December Open Mic Night

December Open Mic Night December Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is here again, this time with host Joe Cooney. We are thrilled to be partnering with the West Shore Theatre, one of the loveliest venues in the area. Come enjoy a musical adventure, either as a listener or as a performer! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, December 4 at the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland.

Wed, March 8 - Karan Casey

Karan Casey Harrisburg
Called “...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris” (Washington Post), Karan Casey is an incomparable singer of everything from traditional Irish ballads to jazz and blues. In additon to her solo career, she has worked with artists ranging from Solas and Lúnasa to the Boston Pops Orchestra to James Taylor and Tim O’Brien. Concert on Wed, March 8 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Sun, March 26 - Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Harrisburg
This astonishing and adventurous pair of master musicians serves up traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Celtic Harp workshop and concert on Sun, March 26 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, April 30 - Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement

Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement Harrisburg
“With one foot steeped in tradition and the other focused on fresh songwriting, Golden Shoals are helping to further the narrative of American Roots music and introducing the traditions of our past to a whole new generation of listeners.” Two Baltimore-based roots musicians join this Nashville-based duo for a concert on Sun, April 30 at Fort Hunter. MORE

2022-2023 - More to Come

There's more great folk on the way! Watch for more concerts and other traditional arts events to be announced soon.