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Spring 2024 Calendar

Sat, March 9 - Gourley & Feddersen at Sonas

Gourley & Feddersen at Sonas Carlisle
Kick off your St. Patrick’s month celebrations with some fantastic Irish fiddling by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, joined by Baltimore keyboard superstar Matt Mulqueen. For this show, SFMS teams up with Sonas Sessions, a new house concert series in Carlisle, PA from the folks who bring you the Carlisle Irish Session. Matinée concert on Saturday afternoon, March 9 at Back Porch Brewing in Carlisle. MORE

Sun, March 10 - 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 10 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Tue, March 26 - Lena Jonsson Trio

Lena Jonsson Trio Harrisburg
One of Scandinavia’s most visionary musicians: “...an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional fiddle, American old-time and Swedish dance music, folk rock and rockabilly funk... fine fiddling from both sides of the Atlantic.” Lena Jonsson balances a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music with innovative artistic sensibilities, sparkling joy and rock-star charisma. Concert on Tuesday, March 26 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sat, April 6 - A Run For the Arts

A Run For the Arts Harrisburg
Runners, walkers, friends and fans: TEAM SUSQUEHANNA FOLK is "Running for the Arts" in the Capital 10‑Miler, and we need your support! Join our team, sponsor our run, volunteer, or come out to cheer us on. This race benefits many local arts organizations including SFMS. Our goal is to raise $1000 to fund future programming. Saturday morning, April 6 on the riverfront in downtown Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, April 14 - April Jam & Song Swap

April Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Tax season blues: bring your favorite blues song to our April 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, April 14 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Apply now! - Emerging Artist Showcase

Emerging Artist Showcase York
Roots artists who haven't yet hit it big are invited to apply for our Emerging Artist Showcase, a part of this summer's Susquehanna Folk Festival. Applications will be accepted through April 19. Find out more on our Showcase page. MORE

Sun, April 21 - Caña Dulce y Caña Brava

Caña Dulce y Caña Brava New Cumberland
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava are exceptional performers of son jarocho, a Mexican tradition that combines music, dance and poetry. The group brings a feminine perspective to this historically male-dominated tradition. Evening performance and afternoon workshop on zapateado percussive dance on Sunday, April 21 at West Shore Theatre. MORE

Sun, April 21 - Zapateado Percussive Dance Workshop ‑ FREE!

Zapateado Percussive Dance Workshop ‑ FREE! New Cumberland
Learn the basics of zapateado, the lively percussive dance style that is the rhythmic base of son jarocho. No prior knowledge or dance experience is required! Bring leather-soled shoes with heels. The workshop will include live music, and is appropriate for adults and teens. Thanks to a generous donation, this fun workshop is FREE! Sunday afternoon, April 21 at West Shore Theatre Arts & Education Center. MORE

Thu, April 25 - Genticorum

Genticorum York
This trio radiates the joyous energy of Québécois traditional music, with spectacular instrumental work, gorgeous vocal harmonies and exhilarating foot percussion. This will be their third SFMS show, and they have always delighted our audiences. Don't miss this concert! Thursday, April 25 at UUCY. MORE

Wed, May 1 - Natalie & Brittany Haas

Natalie & Brittany Haas Lancaster
SOLD OUT! Coming together as a duo for the first time, the Haas sisters bring together two brilliant careers and multiple musical worlds. Natalie (cello) is known for her partnership with Alasdair Fraser, Mark O’Connor and others; Brittany (fiddle) for her work with Darol Anger, Crooked Still, Hawktail and more. It’s a collab that’s been a lifetime in the making! Concert on Wednesday, May 1 at Zoetropolis. MORE

Fri, May 3 - Give Local York

Give Local York York
Support Susquehanna Folk and help keep the music coming this summer! Donate online on May 3 through Give Local York, and your gift will be partially matched. And join us for an open jam session that evening at York Central Market. GIVE ONLINE ALL DAY Friday, May 3 MORE

Sat, May 11 - Spring Coffee House

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.
This edition of our coffeehouse features original folk from Julia Coler, from the band of Martin, Miller & Myers, and from Matt Miskie... and for a change of pace, some (mostly) Irish songs & tunes from Matthew Ward & Sharon Sacks.
Come on out for some terrific live local music! Saturday, May 11 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, May 12 - May Jam & Song Swap

May Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Bring one of your Mom's favorite tunes to our May 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, May 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE