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

Susquehanna Folk Festival New Roots Stage

icon: handson tag = Hands-on activities -- jump right in!
icon: family tag = Kid-friendly events

Friday

Shane Speal kicks off our Friday Concert: 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm at the New Roots Stage on Friday

Shane Speal
Fri 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
New Roots Stage
Shane Speal kicks off our Friday Concert
York's own "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" starts the festival off in his own inimitable style.

Colebrook Road in concert: 9:15 pm to 10:30 pm at the New Roots Stage on Friday

Colebrook Road
Fri 9:15 pm - 10:30 pm
New Roots Stage
Colebrook Road in concert
This nationally-known local band bridges traditional and progressive bluegrass, with clawhammer banjo, fiery fiddling, mandolin, dobro, guitar, bass and spot-on vocal harmonies.

Saturday

Tanner Bingaman in concert: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

Tanner Bingaman
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Roots Stage
Tanner Bingaman in concert
Tanner’s original “folkmush” and arrangements of traditional mountain tunes on guitar, banjo and harmonica earned him top honors in our 2021 Emerging Artist Showcase.

Poor Man's Gambit in concert: 12:20 pm to 1:20 pm at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

Poor Man's Gambit
Sat 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
New Roots Stage
Poor Man's Gambit in concert
“A treasure chest of traditional” music from Ireland, England, Brittany and Scotland.

Tanner Bingaman in concert: 1:40 pm to 2:40 pm at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

Tanner Bingaman
Sat 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm
New Roots Stage
Tanner Bingaman in concert
Tanner’s original “folkmush” and arrangements of traditional mountain tunes on guitar, banjo and harmonica earned him top honors in our 2021 Emerging Artist Showcase.

Guitar Workshop with Jefferson Hamer: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

Guitar Workshop
Sat 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Roots Stage
Guitar Workshop with Jefferson Hamer
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Poor Man's Gambit in concert: 4:20 pm to 5:20 pm at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

Poor Man's Gambit
Sat 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
New Roots Stage
Poor Man's Gambit in concert
“A treasure chest of traditional” music from Ireland, England, Brittany and Scotland.

The Art of the Set workshop: 6:50 pm to 7:30 pm at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

The Art of the Set
Sat 6:50 pm - 7:30 pm
New Roots Stage
Poor Man's Gambit breaks down the process of assembling a killer set of Irish tunes, from instruments to tune types to backing.

Festival Open Mic with host Eryn Spangler: 11:00 pm to 12:00 am at the New Roots Stage on Saturday

Festival Open Mic
Sat 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
New Roots Stage
Festival Open Mic with host Eryn Spangler

Sunday

Raye Zaragoza in concert: 11:00 am to 11:45 am at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Raye Zaragoza
Sun 11:00 am - 11:45 am
New Roots Stage
Raye Zaragoza in concert
Songs to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Raye has been called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.”

Crys Matthews & Heather Mae in concert: 12:05 pm to 1:05 pm at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Crys Matthews & Heather Mae
Sun 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
New Roots Stage
Winner of the International Folk Music Awards 2022 for her song “Changemakers,” Crys Matthews has already been hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie.” Heather Mae tackles complex topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ+ issues and more. Together they perform songs of social justice and compassionate dissent.

Cumberland Honey in concert: 1:25 pm to 2:25 pm at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Cumberland Honey
Sun 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm
New Roots Stage
Cumberland Honey in concert
This Cumberland County trio features sweet harmonies with folk influences, soul and a taste of bluegrass. Their original songs weave stories of life, love and a call to social action.

Raye Zaragoza in concert: 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Raye Zaragoza
Sun 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
New Roots Stage
Raye Zaragoza in concert
Songs to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Raye has been called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.”

Meet the Masters interview: 3:50 pm to 4:30 pm at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Meet the Masters
Sun 3:50 pm - 4:30 pm
New Roots Stage
Sara and Sean Watkins chat with Ian Zolitor about their solo careers and sibling collaboration

Women in Song panel: 5:00 pm to 5:50 pm at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Women in Song
Sun 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
New Roots Stage
Cumberland Honey, Crys Matthews & Heather Mae, and Raye Zaragoza take turns playing songs and discussing the ideas and issues behind their work.

Cumberland Honey in concert: 6:15 pm to 6:45 pm at the New Roots Stage on Sunday

Cumberland Honey
Sun 6:15 pm - 6:45 pm
New Roots Stage
Cumberland Honey in concert
This Cumberland County trio features sweet harmonies with folk influences, soul and a taste of bluegrass. Their original songs weave stories of life, love and a call to social action.

And more!

Our festival frog stands silhouetted against a gold sun
Watch for more festival performers and events to be announced.