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Susquehanna Folk Festival

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Thanks for a wonderful summer!

We look forward to seeing you next summer for the 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival. Until then, check out our YouTube channel: many of our virtual events from the festival are available there.

Festival events included:

Sat, September 11 - David Bromberg CANCELED

We are sad to announce that the David Bromberg show will not be taking place. Ticket-holders will receive full refunds. MORE

Sun, August 29 - Colebrook Road

Colebrook Road Harrisburg, PA

POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY! Central Pennsylvania's own Colebrook Road bridges the divide between traditional and progressive, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans. LIVE IN PERSON! Free outdoor concert on Sunday, August 29 MORE

Sun, August 29 - Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka

Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka Goldsboro, PA

"Banjo liberationist" Tony Trischka and Appalachian fiddle virtuoso Bruce Molsky marry tradition and innovation in a day of acoustic fun with bluegrass and old-time music. LIVE IN PERSON! Workshop, jam session and concert on Sunday, August 29. MORE

Sun, August 22 - Guitar Summit

Guitar Summit Online

Three tremendous guitar ambassadors explore one of the defining instruments of modern folk music: hot bluegrass star Chris Eldridge (Infamous Stringdusters, Punch Brothers), brilliant Celtic guitarist John Doyle (Solas, Teetotalers, duos and solo) and the legendary fingerstyle/blues artist Happy Traum (with brother Artie Traum, and solo) who will also serve as moderator. Virtual seminar on Sunday, August 22. MORE

Sat, August 14 - Nora Brown

Nora Brown Mt Gretna, PA

15-year-old Nora Brown "has a host of roots music legends pouring out of her fingertips and through her lips," says The Bluegrass Situation. Dedicated to the traditional banjo music and soulful ballads of the south, Nora possesses a music wisdom that is far beyond her years. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Saturday, August 14. MORE

Fri, August 13 - Tuba Skinny (SOLD OUT!)

Tuba Skinny (SOLD OUT!) Mt Gretna, PA

To call Tuba Skinny revivalists would be to miss the point. The New Orleans ensemble have never conceded the death of pre-1940s jazz and blues... they laze and weave around each other as if bebop never happened. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Friday, August 13. MORE

Wed, July 14 - Liars Contest

Liars Contest Online

Get your tickets now for the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2021 Liars Contest! We've just announced the finalists who will tell their best short, funny, family-friendly falsehood, and our panel of judges who will pick three winners. Emcee Andy Offutt Irwin will also tell a whopper or two. Livestream contest on Wednesday evening, July 14. MORE

Wed, July 14 - Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show

Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show Online

Andy's Wild Amphibian Show features many things including tadpoles, ridiculous parental questions, a five-gallon pickle jar, and a cat named Bootsie! The hilarious Andy Offutt Irwin is the creator of this FREE all-ages program on Wednesday afternoon, July 14. MORE

Sun, July 11 - Happy Traum

Happy Traum Goldsboro, PA

Happy Traum has been a star in the folk firmament since the early days of the folk revival. This revered guitarist and singer will be our first in-person performer since spring 2020, and we are so looking forward to it. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor workshop, blues jam and concert on Sunday, July 11. MORE

Thu, July 1 - Fiddle Traditions

Fiddle Traditions Online

Join us to explore one of folk music’s most iconic instruments with an all-star cast of fiddlers: Brittany Haas (Bluegrass/Old-Time and Americana), Ben Hunter (Blues), Olivier Demers (Québécois), and Bruce Molsky (Old-Time) who will also serve as moderator. Virtual seminar on Thursday, July 1. MORE

Thu, June 24 - Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord Online

Loudly, proudly Québécois, these five friends blow us away every time they come to our stage. We're absolutely thrilled to have them as a headline act for our 2021 festival. Celebrate Fête Nationale du Québec (Québec National Day) with a virtual concert on Thursday, June 24. MORE

Wed, June 9 - Beverley Street

Beverley Street Online

A fun, fast-paced program full of silly sing-a-longs, zippy fiddle and banjo music, physical comedy, funny poetry, and awesome storytelling for all ages. Janie Rothfield and Allan Carr back up master children's performer Bill Wellington in this FREE all-ages program on Wednesday afternoon, June 9. MORE

Sat, June 5 - Sierra Hull & Justin Moses

Sierra Hull & Justin Moses Online

We're declaring June 5th to be Mandolin Day! IMBA favorites and Grammy nominees Sierra Hull and Justin Moses are the first headline act to be announced in our endless summer of festival events. We're pleased to host them for a virtual mandolin workshop and live-streamed evening concert on Saturday, June 5. MORE

Fri, May 7 - Give Local York

Give Local York Online

Help Susquehanna Folk keep the music coming! Donate online on May 7 through Give Local York, and your gift will be partially matched. And on Friday evening, drop into our Virtual Open House for live music, jamming, trivia and conversation. MORE