Sun, August 25 - Volunteer Picnic & Open Mic
All Susquehanna Folk volunteers, past and future, are invited to a potluck lunch and open mic at our our annual Volunteer Picnic on Sun, August 25 at the East Pavilion at Fort Hunter Park. MORE
Fri, September 6 - Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Bulgarika
SFMS is pleased to welcome this uniquely trans-Atlantic Bulgarian band for a return visit. Nikolay Kolev and Donka Koleva are joined by friends from across the sea. Dance Fri, September 6 at Lancaster County Central Park. MORE
Wed, September 11 - Soundwaves: Rue de la Pompe with guest Kevin Neidig
Enjoy dinner and a sunset cruise on board the riverboat Pride of the Susquehanna, with music by local "hot club jazz" outfit Rue de la Pompe with guest Kevin Neidig. Wed, September 11 at City Island dock, Harrisburg. MORE
Sun, September 15 - Fort Hunter Day
SFMS provides folk entertainment as part of the annual Fort Hunter Day festivities. Join in for a morning jam session & song swap with our own Joe Cooney, followed by coffeehouse performers after noon. Sun, September 15 at Fort Hunter Park. MORE
Fri, September 20 - Genticorum
This Québécois 'power trio' weaves precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Concert Fri, September 20 at the Ware Center. MORE
Welcome to 2019-2020!
With the festival over (whew, what a blast!) we are looking ahead to a full season of events.
Summer winds down with relaxing concert cruises on board the riverboat Pride of the Susquehanna in Harrisburg, followed by SFMS hosting folk entertainment at Fort Hunter Day.
Fall highlights include Genticorum (Québécois), the Old Blind Dogs (Scots neo-trad), Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr (Appalachian meets Irish), and Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius (newgrass and harmony singing).
Winter features some new voices: African-American multi-instrumentalist and roots music genius Hubby Jenkins, Milwaukee singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, and the exciting nouveau stringband Twisted Pine.
Spring is PACKED, with eight concerts in three months, featuring big names like Altan and Missy Raines, and returning bands including Nordic Fiddlers Bloc and Jaerv. Spring surprises include exploring music that inspired the Grateful Dead, and the unlikely (but delightful!) combination of a concert, a contra dance, and an a cappella singing workshop all done by one band.
Check out our 2019-2020 concerts, and get your tickets early!
Many, Many Thanks!
We'd like to take a moment to thank the many generous folks who made the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival a success. Over a hundred individuals donated time, talent and materials. Local and even national organizations became sponsors or advertisers. Performers, vendors and contestants traveled from near and far. Our friends at Roundtop Mountain Resort were amazing. And hundreds of folks and families enjoyed the festival. THANK YOU ALL! Please contact us with feedback.