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Endless Summer - 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival

2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Online and
In-Person

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is coming to YOU this summer! And instead of one weekend, it's all summer long. A packed calendar of virtual programming and safely-distanced in-person events make 2021 an endless summer of folk. MORE

Endless Summer - Watch our website!

We're still announcing Susquehanna Folk Festival events and performers: well-known touring artists and regional favorites, toe-tapping music and lively dance, fascinating converations and family fun, online and in-person events. Stay tuned!

Wed, June 23 - Bringing it Home: The Power of Song

Bringing it Home: The Power of Song Online

Three local artists chat about the powerful role that songs play in our lives. Singing can affirm our beliefs, soothe a restless child, heal a wounded heart, unite a community, and move people to dance with joy. Virtual conversation on Wednesday, June 23. MORE

Thu, June 24 - Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord Online

Loudly, proudly Québécois, these five friends blow us away every time they come to our stage. We're absolutely thrilled to have them as a headline act for our 2021 festival. Celebrate Fête Nationale du Québec (Québec National Day) with a virtual concert on Thursday, June 24. MORE

Endless Summer - YES, there will be dancing!

In-person dancing is still not a thing we can plan, but we can DEFINITELY still plan on dancing! The Susquehanna Folk Festival has some rockin' bands and lively lessons in the works, so watch our website for news.

Wed, June 30 - Cups & Crankies: Homegrown Family Fun

Cups & Crankies: Homegrown Family Fun Online

Games and crafts with ordinary paper cups, moving panoramas (crankies), original and traditional songs about our animal friends, dancing, and plenty of silliness. A FREE interactive workshop for all ages on Wednesday afternoon, June 30. MORE

Thu, July 1 - Fiddle Traditions

Fiddle Traditions Online

Join us to explore one of folk music’s most iconic instruments with an all-star cast of fiddlers: Brittany Haas (Bluegrass/Old-Time and Americana), Ben Hunter (Blues), Olivier Demers (Québécois), and Bruce Molsky (Old-Time) who will also serve as moderator. Virtual seminar on Thursday, July 1. MORE

Sun, July 11 - Happy Traum

Happy Traum Goldsboro, PA

Happy Traum has been a star in the folk firmament since the early days of the folk revival. This revered guitarist and singer will be our first in-person performer since spring 2020, and we are so looking forward to it. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor workshop, blues jam and concert on Sunday, July 11. MORE

Wed, July 14 - Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show

Andy’s Wild Amphibian Show Online

Andy's Wild Amphibian Show features many things including tadpoles, ridiculous parental questions, a five-gallon pickle jar, and a cat named Bootsie! The hilarious Andy Offutt Irwin is the creator of this FREE all-ages program on Wednesday afternoon, July 14. MORE

Wed, July 14 - Liars Contest

Liars Contest Online

Get your tickets now for the Susquehanna Folk Festival's 2021 Liars Contest! Storytellers will tell their best short, funny, family-friendly falsehood and our panel of judges (and you!) will pick three winners. Emcee Andy Offutt Irwin will also tell a whopper or two. Livestream contest on Wednesday evening, July 14. MORE

Fri, August 13 - Tuba Skinny

Tuba Skinny Mt Gretna, PA

To call Tuba Skinny revivalists would be to miss the point. The New Orleans ensemble have never conceded the death of pre-1940s jazz and blues... they laze and weave around each other as if bebop never happened. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Friday, August 13. MORE

Sat, August 14 - Nora Brown

Nora Brown Mt Gretna, PA

15-year-old Nora Brown "has a host of roots music legends pouring out of her fingertips and through her lips," says The Bluegrass Situation. Dedicated to the traditional banjo music and soulful ballads of the south, Nora possesses a music wisdom that is far beyond her years. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Saturday, August 14. MORE

Fri, August 27 - Colebrook Road

Colebrook Road Harrisburg, PA

Central Pennsylvania's own Colebrook Road bridges the divide between traditional and progressive, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans. LIVE IN PERSON! Free outdoor concert on Friday, August 27. MORE

Sun, August 29 - Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka

Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka Goldsboro, PA

"Banjo liberationist" Tony Trischka and Appalachian fiddle virtuoso Bruce Molsky marry tradition and innovation in a day of acoustic fun with bluegrass and old-time music. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor workshop, jam session and concert on Sunday, August 29. MORE

Later this summer - Emerging Artists Showcase

Our popular Emerging Artists Showcase returns, spotlighting artists who are not yet regulars on the festival or concert series circuits. Watch for application info to come; we are planning for a competition in late summer or early fall.