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Endless Summer - 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival

2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Online and
In-Person

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is coming to YOU this summer! And instead of one weekend, it's all summer long. A packed calendar of virtual programming and safely-distanced in-person events make 2021 an endless summer of folk. MORE

Endless Summer - Watch our website!

We're still announcing Susquehanna Folk Festival events and performers: well-known touring artists and regional favorites, toe-tapping music and lively dance, fascinating converations and family fun, online and in-person events. Stay tuned!

Fri, July 30 - Hit Rewind: Happy Traum

Hit Rewind: Happy Traum Online

Good news for folks who missed Happy Traum's in-person concert — or who loved it and want to share it with distant friends. We recorded it! Grab a ticket, “Hit Rewind,” and watch the concert as a YouTube Premiere starting Friday, July 30. MORE

Wed, August 11 - Bringing it Home: Beautiful Gestures

Bringing it Home: Beautiful Gestures Online

A classical Indian dancer, an African American quilter, and an artist of hooked rugs: what do they have in common? Three local women featured in our Folk Artists Gallery chat about women's art and the many ways we make meaning with our hands. Virtual conversation on Wednesday, August 11. 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

Fri, August 13 - Tuba Skinny

Tuba Skinny 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

Sat, August 14 - Emerging Artists Sought!

Emerging Artists Sought! Online

Acoustic musicians who are not yet regulars on the festival or concert series circuits are invited to apply for our virtual Emerging Artist Showcase to be held in late September. Application deadline is midnight Saturday, August 14.

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

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 27 - Colebrook Road

Colebrook Road Harrisburg, PA

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 Friday, August 27. 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

Sat, September 11 - David Bromberg Quintet

David Bromberg Quintet Stewartstown, PA

We are so excited to welcome “a musician’s musician” and an American musical icon, David Bromberg, with his Quintet, as our star headline act in the 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Saturday, September 11. MORE

Sun, September 26 - Emerging Artist Showcase

Emerging Artist Showcase Online

Up-and-coming roots musicians are in the spotlight in our annual Emerging Artist Showcase, one of the highlights of our summer festival and offered in virtual format this year. Performer applications are open through midnight Saturday, August 14. MORE