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Presenting fine traditional arts in Central Pennsylvania since 1985

Upcoming Events

Interactive traditional fun for the whole family.

Tue, February 27 - Lúnasa with Daoirí Farrell

Lúnasa with Daoirí Farrell Lúnasa with Daoirí Farrell New Cumberland
Dubbed “the new gods of Irish music” and “the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet”: Lúnasa’s unique sound and complex arrangements have reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. They’re joined by singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell, called “the most important singer to come out of Ireland in recent years” by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music.

It’s been almost 20 years since Lúnasa have played for SFMS, and we’re thrilled to have them on our calendar this spring! Get tickets early for this fantastic concert on Tuesday, February 27 at West Shore Theatre. MORE

Thu, February 29 - San Jose Taiko at Kulkarni

San Jose Taiko at Kulkarni Harrisburg
Kulkarni Cultural Series presents San Jose Taiko “Rhythm Journey,” a riveting performance that combines synchronized choreography with the empowering rhythms of traditional Japanese drums. This world-class contemporary taiko group was founded in 1973 by young Asian Americans seeking to express their Japanese cultural roots.

The deadline to reserve a discounted SFMS ticket is past, but tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster or (if available) at the door. Performance on Thursday, February 29 at Penn State Harrisburg’s Kulkarni Theatre. MORE

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

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

Thu, April 25 - Genticorum

Genticorum York
This trio radiates the joyous energy of Québécois traditional music, with spectacular instrumental work, gorgeous vocal harmonies and exhilerating 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
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

Sat, May 11 - 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 performing? Apply now! FREE Coffeehouse concert on 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

August 9-11 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

Susquehanna Folk Festival York
The Susquehanna Folk Festival returns on the second weekend of August with world-class performers and hands-on fun. Join us at the Appell Center in downtown York, PA for a full weekend of live music, dancing, jams, workshops and more. Details coming soon! MORE

Sat, August 10 - Emerging Artist Showcase

Emerging Artist Showcase York
Up-and-coming roots musicians are in the spotlight in our annual Emerging Artist Showcase, one of the highlights of our summer festival and always a fun event. Applications are now open! Apply by Friday, April 19 MORE