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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival Raye Zaragoza

About This Event:

Songs to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Raye has been called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” (Paste Magazine)

Raye Zaragoza

photo by Jimmy Himes

Songs to fight for, represent, and celebrate those left too long outside the spotlight. Raye has been called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” (Paste Magazine)

First-generation Japanese-American on her mother’s side, indigenous on her father’s side, and raised in New York City, Raye delivers powerful missives about embracing one’s own identity and discovering the power behind it, all across brisk, emotive, compelling folk melodies. Her 2020 sophomore LP Woman In Color made year-end lists from NPR Music and PopMatters.

Writing about social issues comes naturally to Raye. “As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life,” she says. “I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice.” Raye’s modern-day protest music been featured on Billboard, Democracy Now!, American Songwriter, The Bluegrass Situation, and No Depression. She has toured in support of Dispatch, Rising Appalachia, William Elliott Whitmore, Dar Williams, Donovan Woods, and many more.

Raye Zaragoza
Raye Zaragoza
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A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

Raye Zaragoza in concert

New Roots Stage on Sunday
11:00 am - 11:45 am

Raye Zaragoza in concert

New Roots Stage on Sunday
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Women in Song panel

New Roots Stage on Sunday
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

COVID precautions

COVID policy for the festival will be determined in early August. While we all hope that summer brings an end to COVID protocols, SFMS is committed to creating a festival that is as safe as possible for visitors, volunteers and artists. Advance ticket purchasers will be notified of policy updates, and the policy will be posted here.