At its March 18 board meeting, Susquehanna Folk decided to cancel the rest of its regular season events to protect everyone's health. Stay well out there, make music as often as possible, and help your neighbors.
If you can, consider supporting any musician you love by purchasing recorded music and other merchandise, as they are being hit hard.
Sat, June 27 - Bus Trip to Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Spend a day on the National Mall in Washington, DC, sampling diverse, authentic, living traditions from around the globe. All-day bus trip Sat, June 27 MORE
July 24-26 - Susquehanna Folk Festival 2020
A family-friendly weekend jam-packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, food and much more. July 24-26 at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry. MORE
The 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival is still scheduled for July 24-26. Though we have temporarily suspended ticket sales, we do remain hopeful, and will make a decision in late April.
And we do hope it happens, because we have an amazing slate of performers, and they're as hopeful as we are that gathering for live music and dancing will soon be possible. Held at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, the weekend will be jam-packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, family-friendy activities, gorgeous handmade items and more.
We're welcoming the incomparable David Bromberg and his Quintet (Sunday), dazzling footwork from the Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble (Saturday), contra dancing with Wild Asparagus (Friday & Saturday), legendary blues masters Happy Traum (Saturday & Sunday) and John Hammond (Saturday), rockin’ jazz and swing from The Revisionists (Sunday), hot bluegrass from Colebrook Road (Saturday), the best of progressive folk from Hawktail (Sunday), tall tales from award-winning storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin (Sunday), and much still to be announced. MORE
The festival is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a tourism grant from Explore York.
Those who play and present music for a living are in difficult straits right now, along with restaurant staff, service workers, and so many others. If you are in a position to do so, please support your community in whatever ways you can.
If you play an instrument, you might consider reaching out to any musician you admire and asking about lessons via video-call. Many of them suddenly have more time and less income than usual! Ask your local music store owner if you can buy a gift certificate. See if the pub down the street is offering carry-out. Support an arts nonprofit whose work you believe in (like SFMS! among others).
Pull together with your community and do what you can. Together we'll get through this.