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Hands-On Folk Calendar

Sat, February 4 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Winter 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. Our winter coffeehouse features lush harmonies from Big Sky Quartet, original songs from Matt Miskie, a John Prine tribute set from Mark Henkelman, and an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals from Stu Miller. FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sat, Feb 4 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, February 5 - February Open Mic Night

February Open Mic Night February Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of February, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. For February, your host is Zach King. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, February 5 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Tue, February 7 - Writing an Apprenticeship Grant

Writing an Apprenticeship Grant Online
Learn how to apply for a grant from the PCA's "Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts" program. These grants support artists in teaching OR developing their artistic skills/repertoire. Presented by our Susquehanna Folk Arts Center. Live on Zoom on Tuesday, February 7. MORE

Sun, February 12 - February Jam & Song Swap

February Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Bring your favorite honey and songs about love — good and not-so-good. 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, February 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Thu, February 16 - The Campbell Brothers at Kulkarni - 1/3 off!

The Campbell Brothers at Kulkarni - 1/3 off! The Campbell Brothers at Kulkarni - 1/3 off! Harrisburg
For a LIMITED TIME we're offering discounted tickets to an evening of evolutionary contemporary gospel music. Chuck and Phil Campbell are fathers of the "Sacred Steel" gospel tradition, and Chuck is a 2004 recipient of the National Heritage Award.
Harrisburg's own "Spiritual Messengers Warriors for God" will play an opening set of their own unique gospel music, then join the Campbell Brothers at the end to jam on some familiar gospel numbers. Reserve your seat by noon on February 10 for this performance on Thursday, Feb 16 at Penn State Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, March 5 - March Open Mic Night

March Open Mic Night March Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of March, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. For March, your host is Eryn Spangler. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, March 5 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Sun, March 12 - 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 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, March 26 - Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Harrisburg
This astonishing and adventurous pair of master musicians serves up traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Celtic Harp workshop and concert on Sun, March 26 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, April 2 - April Open Mic Night

April Open Mic Night April Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of April, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. For April, your host is Joe Cooney. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, April 2 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Sun, April 16 - April Jam & Song Swap

April Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
NOTE DATE!   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 16 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, April 23 - 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 playing? Apply now! FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sunday, April 23 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, May 7 - May Open Mic Night

May Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of May, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, May 7 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Sun, May 14 - 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 14 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE