Festival News

Zita Angelo

Posted January 30, 2019

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...

Janet Bixler

Posted January 30, 2019

Do you like to tell stories? Do you naturally embellish the truth? Would you like to win $100? If you answered yes to these questions, come to this fun, interactive, FREE workshop that will help you create and tell a dynamic story. Read more...

Contradance at the 2018 festival: several couples swing under a ceiling draped with wide fabric ribbons

Posted January 10, 2019

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...

Eileen Ivers holding her fiddle and smiling

Posted January 4, 2019

The Washington Post says Eileen Ivers "suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle." You have an opportunity to look into that future when she comes to York, PA for a Susquehanna Folk concert on Friday, January 18, 2019. Read more...

A little girl walks a knee-high tightwire with the help of a woman.

Posted January 4, 2019

Though it's hard to imagine summertime right at this midwinter moment, we're already gearing up for July and the second annual Susquehanna Folk Festival. We'd like to invite you to "think thummer" and consider helping us make it happen by becoming a sponsor. Read more...

Bil Lepp

Posted January 3, 2019

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...

Jeff Little and Wayne Henderson play a tune in a living room

Posted October 11, 2018

Jeff Little spent years backing up the great Doc Watson. Wayne Henderson, a fine picker of his own, built the actual guitars that Doc (and countless other legends) played. Now Wayne and Jeff are together to perform some of the best Appalachian-old time-flatpickin'-barrelhouse music. The Susquehanna Folk Concert Series is bringing them to York PA on Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm. Read more...