Festival News

The Quixote Project performs at the 2019 Emerging Artist Showcase.

Posted July 4, 2020

Our Emerging Artist Showcase is one of the most-anticipated parts of our festival. We can't do it in person in 2020, so we're taking it online! Join us on August 9 at 7pm to see five great new acts performing LIVE, and vote for your favorite. Who will bag our $500 prize? Folk performers of any age who aren't yet regulars on big-time stages are encourage to apply by July 25! Read more...

Montage of livestream performers: John Doyle, Hubby Jenkins, Eileen Ivers, The Small Glories, Buffalo Mountain, Del Rey, Carla Crown, Todd Clewell & Barb Schmid, and words 'and many more'.

Posted April 29, 2020

Some of our favorite national and local artists are joining us online during Give Local York on May 1 for an all-star SFMS Keeps the Music Coming! Livestream Concert. Grab some popcorn and we can watch it together at 6pm (Facebook and Instagram) or you can watch it anytime May 1 on YouTube. Read more...

The festival fiddler in front of a Coronavirus illustration

Posted April 22, 2020

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society board has made the difficult decision to postpone this summer’s festival to July 23-25, 2021. SFMS shares the disappointment that many will feel with this news. The safety of our audience members, performers and volunteers is our first consideration, and we are deeply concerned about the public health risks of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more...

Music in the house clipart

Posted April 22, 2020

To benefit local artists, SFMS is hosting a series of virtual events: "SFMS Comes to YOU!" So far we've featured Kevin Neidig, Wade Yankey & Nina Scarcia, The Quixote Project and The Wild Hymns. Who will be next? Visit Susquehanna Folk's website to find out! Read more...

Logo: Give Local York

Posted April 11, 2020

Donate to the Susquehanna Folk Music Society through Give Local York on May 1, and your gift will be partially matched thanks to the generosity of the York County Cultural Alliance and area businesses. Susquehanna Folk has been presenting unique and dynamic arts events for over 35 years now, and brighter days will be here soon! Until then, we are continuing to support local artists through live-streamed concerts and bring you music in other ways. Read more...

April 5, circled in red on a single-day calendar page

Posted April 5, 2020

The 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival is now accepting applications for the Emerging Artists Showcase, the Liars Contest, and Festival Volunteers. Applications for the Festival Marketplace are also being accepted from professional artisans and crafters. Read more...

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle

Posted March 19, 2020

We all need a little hopeful news, right? We have posted the schedule for the 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival and it's pretty fantastic -- starting off Friday evening with a concert featuring Cumberland Honey and Colebrook Road, and a contra dance with Wild Asparagus! Lots of workshops, lots of jamming, and of course LOTS of performances. New this year is a Festival Youth Band program for kids age 6-16. Check it out! Read more...