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Fall 2022 Calendar

Wed, September 14 - The Alt

The Alt The Alt Harrisburg
John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary are master Irish traditional musicians, and leading lights of today’s folk scene. Though The Alt could be easily called a supergroup, at its heart it is really a celebration of friendship and song. Join us for our 2022-2023 season kickoff with local trio Cas Ceol opening! Concert Wed, Sept 14 at The Abbey Bar of Appalachian Brewing Company. MORE

Sun, September 18 - Fort Hunter Day

Fort Hunter Day Harrisburg
SFMS provides folk entertainment as part of the annual Fort Hunter Day festivities: an open jam session, Zach King, Fire in the Glen, and Seldom Said No. Enjoy family-friendly activities and historical demonstrations, food, crafts, and more, all day Sunday, September 18 at Fort Hunter Park. MORE

Sun, September 25 - Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs Harrisburg
Celebrating their 30th year and their new album, Knucklehead Circus, Old Blind Dogs is at the top of their game. They continue to innovate within the Scottish music tradition while faithfully revealing its essence. Concert Sun, Sept 25 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, October 2 - Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night Open Mic Night New Cumberland
We are so thrilled to collaborate with The West Shore Theatre to bring you Central PA’s newest monthly Open Mic Night, hosted by some of our favorite area musicians and Susquehanna Folk friends. This month, your host is the dynamic Eryn Spangler.
We can’t wait to see you take center stage in one of the most beautiful venues in the area. FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, October 2 at the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland. MORE

Thu, October 6 - RiverFolk: Susquehanna All-Stars

RiverFolk: Susquehanna All-Stars RiverFolk: Susquehanna All-Stars Harrisburg
A grand finale for this unique outdoor concert series! Hear live acoustic music by local performers during a relaxing sunset cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat. On THURSDAY, October 6, enjoy a cool night of Hot Club Jazz, reliving pre-war Paris and the irresistible swing of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grapelli. Our band is the newly-named Susquehanna All‑Stars: Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret & Bruce Campbell. Board the riverboat at City Island Dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, October 9 - October Jam & Song Swap

October Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Our first regular jam of the season. 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, October 9 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sat, October 15 - Harvest Dinner with Colin Cutler

Harvest Dinner with Colin Cutler Harvest Dinner with Colin Cutler New Cumberland
Susquehanna Folk teams up with Beshore Hill Farm and the New Cumberland Collective to present an autumn evening with delicious local foods and a concert with Colin Cutler, our 2022 Emerging Artist. Colin is a terrific (and wickedly funny) singer and songwriter, a gardener, and a collector of spooky murder ballads. RSVP BY OCT 5 for this outdoor dinner and concert on Sat, Oct 15 at Beshore Hill Farm in New Cumberland. MORE

Sun, October 23 - Fall Coffee House

Fall Coffee House Fall Coffee House Harrisburg
Our Coffeehouse is back at Fort Hunter with some terrific music from local and regional acoustic musicians. This month includes Maria Wilson, Katie Damiano, Mary-Grace Autumn Lee, Eryn Spangler, and a once-in-a-blue-moon chance to hear a hammered dulcimer at a SFMS coffeehouse. It'll be a treat! FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sunday, October 23 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, October 30 - Hubby Jenkins

Hubby Jenkins York
This talented multi-instrumentalist (whom you might remember from the Carolina Chocolate Drops) explores the Black American experience reflected in country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Concert on Sunday, October 30 at the Elks Lodge in York. MORE

Sun, November 6 - John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon Harrisburg
John McCutcheon is one of our country’s most honored and loved folk musicians: a multi-instrumental master, a powerful songwriter and singer. Join us for a workshop and concert on Sun, Nov 6 at Market Square Church. MORE

Sun, November 13 - November Jam & Song Swap

November Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Honor our veterans this month! 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, November 13 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, November 20 - Slocan Ramblers

Slocan Ramblers Harrisburg
Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch! They have an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. Concert Sun, Nov 20 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. 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.