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Performers

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...
BeauSoleil
For the past 40 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Their distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. Read more...
Debbi Kauffmann
Debbi Kauffmann is a gifted and powerful singer with a deep appreciation for both Appalachian and Irish music traditions. Her long musical history includes performing with Bluegrass, Irish and Old-Time bands as well as with Henry Koretzky in the duo Rootbound. 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...
The five band members performing onstage, in a very dark black-and-white photo.
EMERGING ARTIST: The Quixote Project is a roots-music outfit that pulls from traditional genres to blur the lines of modern music. "Frontman Jeff Selby with a revolving cast of musicians have distilled the multi-genre sounds of a beachfront music festival into a remarkably cohesive live set, with hints of bluegrass, folk, and rock in a style that would be pigeonholed as “jam” if the songwriting wasn’t so explicitly pop-oriented" says Dave Fox of Music Without Labels. Read more...
Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.
EMERGING ARTIST: Katherine Rondeau is a full-throttle singer-songwriter who focuses her passion for classic folk music through a thoroughly modern lens. After bursting onto the Philly folk scene in 2015, she was quickly recognized for her rich, bold voice and warm, engaging personality. Her original songs draw audiences in and take them on journeys both real and imagined. Read more...

News

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...
Debbi Kauffmann
Singing in a group brings people together around the commonalities of human experience, and the joy found in sharing those experiences with each other. Workshop leader Debbi Kauffmann shares her experience in leading, and being led by, community singing circles. Read more...
Tom Cook and Tater Schultzy pose for a pic. Both are wearing white cowboy hats. Tom wears a red bandanna around his neck and holds his mandolin; Tater wears a red tie and holds his banjo..
We spoke with local veteran musician Tom Cook about the "moxie" of old-time bluegrass music, and how jamming preserves the tradition and builds a sense of community. Read more...
Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.
The Susquehanna Folk Festival is proud to welcome our five Emerging Artist Showcase finalists! The showcase spotlights acts that have not yet become well known on the folk concert or festival circuits. Check out their videos now, and on Saturday morning, July 27, head over to the Coffeehouse Stage and catch their performances. The winning act will be on the Main Stage at 5:15pm Saturday. Maybe you'll find your new favorite band! 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...
The Small Glories: Cara Luft (with banjo) and JD Edwards (with guitar) stand in the sun.
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. May 2019 features a concert by The Small Glories, our monthly jam session, AND a day to celebrate and support local nonprofits (including SFMS). Read more...
Barb Schmid and Todd Clewell, members of "Late for Supper", play fiddles outdoors.
"Give Local York" is a 24-hour giving spree to benefit York County nonprofits. To celebrate the day, we invite one and all to a FREE folk music jam that offers a sneak peek of this summer's Susquehanna Folk Festival. Come to play, sing or listen! 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...
Janet Bixler
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. March 2019 features concerts by Bon Débarras, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre, and The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers; our March jam session (bring your best Irish!), the storytelling workshop we announced last month, and a 10-mile run/walk that supports the arts and SFMS. 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...
Zita Angelo
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. February 2019 features concerts by Tracy Grammer and Charm City Junction; our Winter Coffee House; our monthly jam... and a special sneak preview of one of our Festival dance workshops, in which Zita Angelo teaches waltzes and couple dances. Enjoy sweetie season! 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...

Events

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

Emerging Artist Showcase: Katherine Rondeau

Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 11:50 am to 12:10 pm

Emerging Artist Showcase: The Quixote Project

The five band members performing onstage, in a very dark black-and-white photo.
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm

Shane Speal and the Snakes

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

Dom Flemons

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

Pete Seeger: His Life and Music — with Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons
Patio Stage Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Community Sing with Debbi Kauffmann

Debbi Kauffmann
Patio Stage Sunday, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

Dom Flemons

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

Old-Time Jam with Debbi Kauffmann

Debbi Kauffmann
Pickin' Place Sunday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 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.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil
Main Stage Sunday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm