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Susquehanna Folk Festival Coffeehouse Stage

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Saturday

Emerging Artist Showcase: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday

Emerging Artist Showcase
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Up and coming musicians are in the spotlight! Our five finalists will each play a short set, and our judges’ top pick will play a full set on our Main Stage at 8:20 pm.

Bringing It Home: Pedro Antonetty and BombaRiquenos: 3:15 pm to 4:00 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday

Bringing It Home: Pedro Antonetty and BombaRiquenos
Sat 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Traditional Puerto Rican music with a dance demonstration.

Bringing It Home: “It Reminds Me of Home”: 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday

Bringing It Home: “It Reminds Me of Home”
Sat 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
In this “story session,” Nelsy Acosta (from Colombia) and Betty Itunga (from Keyna) discuss food, cooking, and cultural heritage.

Bringing It Home: Seamus Carmichael & Friends: 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday

Bringing It Home: Seamus Carmichael & Friends
Sat 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Seamus brings together several of our local Irish musicians for a lively sampling of traditional tunes and songs.

Swing Time!: 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday

Swing Time!
Sat 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Our swing dance instructors will discuss all aspects of Lindy Hop, from the dance’s Harlem origins to its current revival.

Bringing It Home: Batida: 7:30 pm to 8:15 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Saturday

Bringing It Home: Batida
Sat 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Mônica Teles and Chelsea Caroline perform an eclectic mix of Brazilian and American songs.

Sunday

Bringing It Home: Keeping It Real: 11:00 am to 11:45 am at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Bringing It Home: Keeping It Real
Sun 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Coffeehouse Stage
Panelists for this “story session” are Aron Rook (muralist), Susan Leviton (Jewish cultural practitioner), and Julie Smith (hooked rug artist.)

Bringing It Home: Classical Indian Dance with Rachita Nambiar: 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Bringing It Home: Classical Indian Dance with Rachita Nambiar
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Experience the spellbinding intricacy of Bharatanatyam dance, the centuries-old tradition that tells stories through gestures and movement.

Bringing It Home: Passing It On: 1:00 pm to 1:35 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Bringing It Home: Passing It On
Sun 1:00 pm - 1:35 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
In this “story session” we'll hear from Folk Artists Gallery participants Rachita Nambiar and her daughter (classical Indian dance) and Rev. Moses Jackson and his son Anthony (Black gospel music).

Waterways to Freedom: Storytelling Presentation: 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Waterways to Freedom: Storytelling Presentation
Sun 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
For all ages. Master storyteller Sheila Arnold brings some York County history to life! These true stories and songs about the Underground Railroad will inspire your own research and help you understand what the desire for freedom can make a person overcome.

Archive Challenge: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Archive Challenge
Sun 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Select festival artists will perform songs they chose from the extensive American Folklife Center Archives at the Library of Congress. They’ll also discuss what went into choosing, learning and adapting these traditional songs.

Meet the Masters interview: 4:15 pm to 4:45 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Meet the Masters
Sun 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley chat with Art Wachter about the musical paths that brought them together.

Liars Contest: 5:05 pm to 6:35 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

Liars Contest
Sun 5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
Each of our storyteller finalists will have 7 minutes to convince us of something hilariously unlikely. Who will tell the best shaggy frog story?

...with emcee Sheila Arnold: 5:05 pm to 6:35 pm at the Coffeehouse Stage on Sunday

...with emcee Sheila Arnold
Sun 5:05 pm - 6:35 pm
Coffeehouse Stage
And while we wait for the judges to make their decision, this master storyteller will entertain us with a story of her own.

And more!

Our festival frog stands silhouetted against a gold sun
Watch for more festival performers and events to be announced.