Six Area Music Acts Chosen for Emerging Artist Showcase at Upcoming Susquehanna Folk Festival


Six Area Music Acts Chosen for Emerging Artist Showcase at Upcoming Susquehanna Folk Festival

Posted OnJune 22, 2018 0

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Six Area Music Acts Chosen for Emerging Artist Showcase at Upcoming Susquehanna Folk Festival

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The 2018 Susquehanna Folk Festival has announced the six finalists in their Emerging Artist Showcase Competition which gives local acts a chance at performing in front of a large festival crowd. The two day event at Roundtop Mountain Resort on July 28-29, 2018 will also award the winning act with professional recording studio time at Think Loud Studios.

The Emerging Artist finalists who will be taking the stage all come from the Central PA area. Folk combos, The Wild Hymns from York and Indian Summer Jars from the Harrisburg area were selected. Lancaster acts include singer/songwriters Mackenzie Paige and Hannah Bingman along with duo, Olds & the Absolution from Lancaster. Marietta singer/songwriter Justin Angelo rounds out the top six.

The special showcase will give each of the six acts a set at the Coffeehouse Stage on the first day of the festival, July 28. The winning act will then appear again at 4:15pm on the main stage for a full set and will be presented with eight hours of recording studio time from rock band LIVE’s Think Loud Studio in York.

“Think Loud is one of the best recording studios on the entire East Coast,” said Festival performer, Shane Speal. He added, “To have them support the regional music scene like this really shows their commitment in the area.”

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is an annual, two-day music, dance, storytelling, and craft festival that will be held at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, PA. Headliners include the legendary David Bromberg, four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt, blueswoman Rory Block, Texas Swing fiddlers and singers The Quebe Sisters. In addition to music, the festival will feature storytelling performances and circles, and a robust dance focus. For tickets and information visit

The Festival is produced by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, an arts organization that has presented concerts, dances, workshops, coffeehouses, and jams in Harrisburg, York and Lancaster for 30 years. Major funding comes from the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau through a tourism grant. Other sponsors include Bluett Bros. Violins, the York County Community Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the York County Cultural Alliance, the Powder Mill Foundation, the McCormick Family Foundation, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, and the Cultural Enrichment Fund.

Think Loud Studios is a residential recording studio, founded by members of the multiplatinum rock band LIVE. It is located in downtown York, PA and was is officially open to the public at the beginning of this year. They were featured on the cover of Mix Magazine’s June 2014 issue.