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Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell
Central Pennsylvania is home to many fine musicians and four of the best—Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret, and Bruce Campbell—will be appearing together at the Susquehanna Folk Festival. Read more...
Shane Speal
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 an empty box. Read more...
Dom Flemons
Dom Flemons is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers nearly 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Flemons is a music scholar, historian, record collector and a multi-instrumentalist. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, fife, guitar, harmonica, percussion, quills, and rhythm bones. Read more...
Roger Hammer holds his guitar
Roger Hammer is a singer-songwriter who specializes in his brand of "hand-crafted folk rock built on the blues." He's a familiar face at local jams. Read more...


Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. This fall we'll enjoy concerts by Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr, Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius, Hubby Jenkins and Peter Mulvey. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting a Bulgarian Folk Dance workshop with Iliana Bozhanova & Todor Yankov. Read more...
The 3 members of the Old Blind Dogs pose on a Scottish moor, in front of a stone fireplace, with lamps and tables as if they were indoors.
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. As summer ends, we'll enjoy two more "Soundwaves" concerts (Justin Angelo Band and Rue de la Pompe) and we'll kick off our new season with Genticorum and the Old Blind Dogs. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting an evening of Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Bulgarika. Read more...
Justin Angelo Band
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. June 2019 features a concert by DuoDuo, our first "Soundwaves" concert of the summer featuring Indian Summer Jars, and a "Perry Live" house concert with Justin Angelo Band. July features our second Soundwaves with Emmanuel Nsingani. Read more...
John McCutcheon stands with his banjo in front of a rustic wall.
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. April 2019 features concerts by Del Rey (free to members!) and John McCutcheon, our spring Coffee House, and our April jam session. Read more...
Del Rey with her chrome ukulele, wearing a purple ruffled dress
American blues, jazz and ragtime performer Del Rey is coming to Harrisburg, and the concert will be FREE to Susquehanna Folk Music Society members! Not a member yet? Here's a good reason to join. Read more...
Contradance at the 2018 festival: several couples swing under a ceiling draped with wide fabric ribbons
The festival kicks off on FRIDAY this year, with a Contra Dance Ball featuring music by the Faux Paws, and a Concert with local favorites Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell, plus some tall tales from storyteller Bil Lepp. Read more...
Bil Lepp
It's a brand new 2019, and we are looking forward to our second Susquehanna Folk Festival! We're announcing our first few performers today, with many more to come. The festival runs three days this year, and includes our first Liars Contest emceed by champion hogwasher Bil Lepp. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, tons of family activities, and more. Read more...


Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell in concert, with storyteller Bil Lepp opening

Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell
Patio Stage Friday, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Blues Jam with Roger Hammer

Roger Hammer holds his guitar
Pickin' Place Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Participants are invited to play and sing blues/folk songs with Roger, and lead songs of their own if they wish. Acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddles, basses, harmonicas, song flutes, and hand percussion with their respective owners' voices are all welcome.

Shane Speal and the Snakes

Shane Speal
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Late Night Festival Club: blues music and dance with the Festival Band featuring Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell and a short dance set by The Ladybirds

Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell
Patio Stage Saturday, 10:00 pm to midnight
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Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons
Main Stage Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons
Main Stage Sunday, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Meet the Masters: Dom Flemons, American Songster

Dom Flemons
Coffeehouse Stage Sunday, 3:25 pm to 3:55 pm

As a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and through his GRAMMY-nominated CD Black Cowboys, Dom Flemons has worked tirelessly to explore the role that black musicians play in the story of American folk music.

“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The interviews are conducted by our festival intern David Misal, an American Studies doctoral student at Penn State, Harrisburg. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.