Festival News

Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.

Posted June 15, 2019

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...

Bil Lepp

Posted June 3, 2019

Love telling tall tales and shaggy dog stories? Enter the Liars Contest at the second annual Susquehanna Folk Festival! Read on to learn how to apply. Read more...

Justin Angelo Band

Posted May 31, 2019

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.

Posted April 30, 2019

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.

Posted April 16, 2019

"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.

Posted March 22, 2019

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

Posted February 26, 2019

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...