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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:

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

Fri, August 13 - “Spoonful of Jazz” Solo Jazz Dance Class

“Spoonful of Jazz” Solo Jazz Dance Class Mt Gretna, PA

Hot diggity! IN-PERSON dancing returns with world champion swing dancer Carla Crowen. Learn how it's done in The Big Easy — and at the Tuba Skinny concert that evening, you'll be dancing in the aisles! Everyone is welcome at our IN-PERSON dance class 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

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

Wed, June 30 - Cups & Crankies: Homegrown Family Fun

Cups & Crankies: Homegrown Family Fun Online

Games and crafts with ordinary paper cups, moving panoramas (crankies), original and traditional songs about our animal friends, dancing, and plenty of silliness. A FREE interactive workshop for all ages on Wednesday afternoon, June 30. MORE

Sun, June 6 - Old-Time Music Workshop Series

Old-Time Music Workshop Series Online

This series of workshops is for novice fiddle and banjo players, adults and teens. Seasoned teacher Janie Rothfield will teach you tunes, show you tricks, and share the fun of playing old-time music. Give it a try! Four Sunday evenings in June. 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

Wed, May 12 - Tall Tales Workshop

Tall Tales Workshop Online

Thinking about entering our Liars Contest this summer? In this workshop, master storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin teaches some of his tricks for creating comically believable balderdash. FREE Zoom workshop on Wednesday, May 12. MORE