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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!

Upcoming Events

Sun, December 4 - December Open Mic Night

December Open Mic Night December Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is here again, this time with host Joe Cooney. We are thrilled to be partnering with the West Shore Theatre, one of the loveliest venues in the area. Come enjoy a musical adventure, either as a listener or as a performer! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, December 4 at the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland.

Sat, December 10 - Twisted Pine

Twisted Pine York
“A wider version of a stringband, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still” [The Boston Globe]   Zero-gravity pop, funk jams, astral flute and earthling mountain music. Sat, Dec 10 at UUCY. MORE

Sun, December 11 - December Jam & Song Swap

December Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Our annual wrap-up-the-calendar jam, featuring both regular and seasonal music. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, December 11 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, December 18 - Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G. Fowler

Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G. Fowler Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G. Fowler Harrisburg
In a first-of-its-kind SFMS Emerging Artist Showcase Reunion show, three of our favorite showcase finalists come together onstage. We can't wait to hear what they've been up to lately.
Buffalo Rose, that wildly charismatic band from Pittsburgh, gleefully combines genres and ideas to move acoustic music forward to a new, contemporary place. They were a finalist in 2020.
Angela Autumn and Noah G. Fowler, both terrific Americana songwriters and performers, were selected as individual finalists in 2020 and 2021 (respectively), and in a happy coincidence, they now play as a duo based in Nashville. Sun, Dec 18 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Thu, January 5 - WXPN welcomes Buffalo Nichols

WXPN welcomes Buffalo Nichols Hershey
Guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols combines virtuosic blues guitar playing, rich lyricism and frank observations, offering perspectives that nudge the narrative past stereotypes of culture, color and class. “Part of my intent... is putting more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues. ...I want more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” Concert Thu, Jan 5 at The Englewood. MORE

Sun, January 8 - January Jam & Song Swap

January Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Happy New Year! Start it off with some new (or old!) songs and tunes. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, January 8 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sat, February 4 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Winter Coffee House Harrisburg
Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience. Our winter coffeehouse features lush harmonies from Big Sky Quartet, original songs from Matt Miskie, a John Prine tribute set from Mark Henkelman, and an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals from Stu Miller. FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sat, February 4 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, February 12 - February Jam & Song Swap

February Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Bring your favorite honey and songs about love — good and not-so-good. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, February 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Wed, March 8 - Karan Casey

Karan Casey Karan Casey Harrisburg
Called “...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris” (Washington Post), Karan Casey is an incomparable singer of everything from traditional Irish ballads to jazz and blues. In additon to her solo career, she has worked with artists ranging from Solas and Lúnasa to the Boston Pops Orchestra to James Taylor and Tim O’Brien. For this show, Karan is appearing with Sheila Falls and Matt Heaton. Concert on Wed, March 8 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Sun, March 12 - March Jam & Song Swap

March Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Wear, play and sing your best Irish at our March jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, March 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, March 26 - Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Harrisburg
This astonishing and adventurous pair of master musicians serves up traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Celtic Harp workshop and concert on Sun, March 26 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, April 23 - Spring Coffee House

Spring Coffee House Harrisburg
Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience. Interested in playing? Apply now! FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sunday, April 23 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, April 30 - Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement

Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement Harrisburg
“With one foot steeped in tradition and the other focused on fresh songwriting, Golden Shoals are helping to further the narrative of American Roots music and introducing the traditions of our past to a whole new generation of listeners.” Two Baltimore-based roots musicians join this Nashville-based duo for a concert on Sun, April 30 at Fort Hunter. MORE

2022-2023 - More to Come

There's more great folk on the way! Watch for more concerts and other traditional arts events to be announced soon.