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

ALL Upcoming Events

July 26-28 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

Susquehanna Folk Festival Lewisberry

A family-friendly weekend jam-packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, food and much more. July 26-28 at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry. MORE

Wed, August 14 - Soundwaves: Justin Angelo Band

Soundwaves: Justin Angelo Band Harrisburg

Enjoy dinner and a sunset cruise on board the riverboat Pride of the Susquehanna, with music by local folk/blues collective Justin Angelo Band. Wed, August 14 at City Island dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Sat-Sun, Aug 24-25 - Yorkfest

Yorkfest downtown York

Yorkfest weekend features a variety of fine arts and entertainment for the whole family. Stop by our information tent to say hello and pick up info about our 2018-2019 season! Sat-Sun, Aug 24-25 at downtown York. MORE

Wed, September 11 - Soundwaves: Rue de la Pompe with guest Kevin Neidig

Soundwaves: Rue de la Pompe with guest Kevin Neidig Harrisburg

Enjoy dinner and a sunset cruise on board the riverboat Pride of the Susquehanna, with music by local "hot club jazz" outfit Rue de la Pompe with guest Kevin Neidig. Wed, September 11 at City Island dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, September 15 - Fort Hunter Day

Fort Hunter Day Harrisburg

SFMS provides folk entertainment as part of the annual Fort Hunter Day festivities. Join in for a morning jam session & song swap with our own Joe Cooney, followed by coffeehouse performers after noon. Sun, September 15 at Fort Hunter Park. MORE

Fri, September 20 - Genticorum

Genticorum Lancaster

This Québécois 'power trio' weaves precise and intricate fiddle, flute and accordion work, gorgeous vocal harmonies, energetic foot percussion and guitar accompaniment into a big and jubilant musical feast. Concert Fri, September 20 at the Ware Center. MORE

Thu, September 26 - Old Blind Dogs

Old Blind Dogs Harrisburg

"A Scots neo-traditional super group, with a bracingly modern musical attack." (Montreal Gazette) Concert Thu, September 26 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Fri, October 11 - Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr

Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr Harrisburg

This husband-and-wife duo play roots music direct from the source: a unique blend of Celtic and Appalachian, traditional and original. Concert Fri, October 11 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, October 13 - October Jam Session

October Jam Session Harrisburg

Our first regular jam of the season. All musicians, singers and listeners welcome! Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, October 13 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, October 27 - Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius

Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius York

Bluegrass innovator and roots music superstar, Grammy and IMBA award winner, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist... don't miss this evening! Concert Sun, October 27 at UUCY. MORE

Sat, November 9 - Fall Coffee House

Fall Coffee House Harrisburg

Live acoustic music from local and regional performers, in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free setting. Free coffeehouse concert Sat, November 9 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, November 10 - November Jam Session

November Jam Session Harrisburg

Honor our veterans at our November jam session / song swap. All ages and levels are welcome. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, November 10 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, November 17 - Hubby Jenkins

Hubby Jenkins Harrisburg

A talented multi-instrumentalist following the thread of African American history that weaves itself through country blues, ragtime, fiddle and banjo, and traditional jazz. Concert Sun, November 17 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sat, November 23 - Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey Harrisburg

Veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose material spans rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. Concert Sat, November 23 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Fri, December 6 - Twisted Pine

Twisted Pine York

Praised by NPR for their "upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms" and "virtuosic solos," Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Concert Fri, December 6 at UUCY. MORE

Sun, December 22 - December Jam Session

December Jam Session Harrisburg

NOTE DATE!   Our annual holiday jam, with festive goodies and seasonal tunes. Open to everyone. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, December 22 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, January 5 - January Jam Session

January Jam Session Harrisburg

NOTE DATE!   Happy New Year! Start it off with a friendly afternoon of hands-on music. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, January 5 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, February 9 - February Jam Session

February Jam Session Harrisburg

Bring your favorite honey, along with your instrument, voice, or listening ears, to our Valentine's Day jam. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, February 9 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, February 9 - Missy Raines Trio

Missy Raines Trio Harrisburg

Celebrated bluegrass bassist Missy Raines comes into her own as a vocalist and a songwriter with a new album and a new trio. Concert Sun, February 9 at Appalachian Brewing Company. MORE

Thu, February 20 - Altan

Altan Harrisburg

One of Ireland's foremost traditional groups, showcasing the Irish-language songs and dynamic twin-fiddling style of their native Donegal. Concert Thu, February 20 at Appalachian Brewing Company. MORE

Sun, February 23 - HighTime

HighTime York

This fresh new trio from the heart of Conamara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences. Concert Sun, February 23 at UUCY. MORE

Sat, February 8 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Harrisburg

Live acoustic music from local and regional performers, in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free setting. Free coffeehouse concert Sat, February 8 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, March 1 - Jaerv

Jaerv Lancaster

Extroverted, heartfelt and vigorous folk music from an award-winning Swedish quintet. 5-voice harmonies, energetic dance tunes and free improvisations, rooted in a broad range of musical traditions. Concert Sun, March 1 at the Ware Center. MORE

Sun, March 8 - March Jam Session

March Jam Session Harrisburg

Wear, play and sing your best Irish at our March jam. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, March 8 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sat, March 14 - Canal Street String Band

Canal Street String Band Harrisburg

With three voices, fifty-five strings and a pair of cow bones, this trio puts a brand-new shine on some seriously fun old American music. In this show, they'll explore the folk and blues roots that inspired The Grateful Dead. Concert Sat, March 14 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, March 22 - Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Harrisburg

Three fiddlers from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands create an invigorating amalgam of their native traditions. Concert Sun, March 22 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, April 5 - Bill and the Belles

Bill and the Belles Harrisburg

With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, this Tennessee trio puts a modern and innovative spin on vintage roots music. Concert Sun, April 5 at Appalachian Brewing Company. MORE

Fri, April 17 - Hoot and Holler with Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement

Hoot and Holler with Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement Hoot and Holler with Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement Harrisburg

An entertaining evening of roots music from four young musicians who are already masters of Old-Time traditions. Asheville, NC duo "Hoot and Holler" joins forces with Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement of Baltimore's "Charm City Junction". Concert Fri, April 17 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sat, April 18 - Spring Coffee House

Spring Coffee House Harrisburg

Live acoustic music from local and regional performers, in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free setting. Free coffeehouse concert Sat, April 18 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, April 19 - April Jam Session

April Jam Session Harrisburg

NOTE DATE!   Tax season blues: bring your favorite blues song to our April jam. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, April 19 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Fri, May 8 - Contra Dance with Pete's Posse

Contra Dance with Pete's Posse Mechanicsburg

"If you ever wondered what happiness sounds like you should come listen to Pete's Posse play a contra dance or better yet: DANCE to them," enthuses Vermont dance caller Mary Wesley. Beginners contra workshop and contra dance Fri, May 8 MORE

Sat, May 9 - Pete's Posse Workshop & Concert

Pete's Posse Workshop & Concert Harrisburg

Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding footwork with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jawharp and rocking keyboards adding their voices to the mix. A cappella singing workshop and concert Sat, May 9 MORE

Sun, May 10 - May Jam Session

May Jam Session Harrisburg

Happy Mother's Day: bring one of your Mom's favorite tunes to our May jam. Everyone is welcome, and it's free. Sun, May 10 at at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

July 24-26 - Susquehanna Folk Festival 2020

Susquehanna Folk Festival 2020 Lewisberry

A family-friendly weekend jam-packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, food and much more. July 24-26 at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry. MORE