SATURDAY 10:30 am-1:30 pm
EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be holding an Emerging Artist Showcase during the Susquehanna Folk Festival! The purpose of this special showcase is to give emerging artists/duos or groups the opportunity to be featured at the festival. We consider any artist of any age who has not performed regularly at major festivals or concert series to qualify.
The Emerging Artist Showcase will be held Saturday July 28th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm on the Coffeehouse Stage. Each successful showcase artist will play a 20 minute set and have their work heard by a panel of judges. The winning artist/duo or group will then be invited to play a 45 minute set on the Main Stage later in the day Saturday at 3 PM.
Indian Summer Jars
Indian Summer Jars is an all original act. Three part harmonies and meaningful lyrics are our foundation. Soulful and inspiring indie/folk music!
Bingman is a singer/songwriter playing the circuits since age 16. She has three studio albums and opened for several acts such as Christina Lavin.
Olds and the Absolution
Folk and blues songwriter from Lancaster PA.
The Wild Hymns
Blending dreamy neo-folk/pop, Americana and mellow folk-rock, the Wild Hymns are the songs of Megan Woodland and her band with her husband, guitarist Jeff Hewitt.
Justin Angelo Band
Angelo blends folk and blues guitar with brilliantly crafted lyrics that poetically illustrate his deep sense of passion, emotion and consciousness.
Mackenzie Paige is an 19-year-old singer/songwriter from Lancaster County, Pa. She is known for capturing her listeners’ attention with her storytelling lyrics and heartfelt emotion.
EMMANUEL NSINGANI AND MOMO BAZ
SATURDAY 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are proud to present Emmanuel
Nsingani with Momo Baz, originally from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. Emmanuel Nsingani has been playing music all of his life, immersing himself in the world of jazz, gospel and, of course, Congolese rumba/soukous. Momo Baz pairs perfectly with Emmanuel’s diverse style of music. Ms. Baz’s music is inspired by African rhythms combined with jazz and traditional Congolese music.
SHANE SPEAL AND THE SNAKES
SATURDAY 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
York, PA’s Shane Speal is the world’s foremost master
of the cigar box guitar, a primitive stringed instrument cobbled together from discarded wood, guitar strings and and empty box. Shane Speal is responsible for the modern resurgence of the cigar box guitar, a once forgotten instrument of American blues and roots music.
SATURDAY 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Words are made to bless, flutes and fiddles to sound, and feet to dance. It was in this spirit that IRISH BLESSING was born with a vision of presenting the purest forms of traditional Irish music and dance to the world.
SATURDAY 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Multi-instrumentalist, Eileen Kozloff, has won awards for her singing, playing and songwriting. She is known for her pick-less style of diatonic autoharp playing, soaring vocals, and commanding performances. Her songs fuse traditional sensibilities with a contemporary vibe and are liberally peppered with themes of peace and justice.
NERFA PRESENTS YOUNG FOLK
SUNDAY 11:00 am – 12:00 pm