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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival Watkins Family Hour

About This Event:

GRAMMY award winning Nickel Creek alums Sara and Sean Watkins are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their all-star, anything-goes variety show.

Watkins Family Hour

photo by Jacob Boll

GRAMMY award winning Nickel Creek alums Sara and Sean Watkins are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their all-star, anything-goes variety show.

That show started out as a monthly residency at LA’s famous venue Largo. Those shows were a space to stretch out musically, collaborate with other players, and generally let loose creatively between tours. On any given night, artists like Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Dawes, Nikka Costa, and even actor/comedian John C. Reilly might sit in for a set.

Both now successful solo artists, the siblings have continued that creative partnership, recording and touring widely as Watkins Family Hour. They've appeared numerous times on American Public Media’s Live from Here with Chris Thile (a childhood friend and fellow founding member of Nickel Creek).

brother sister [is] the sound of two people reminiscing about childhood while trying to survive adulthood.
Paste Magazine

Aside from her solo career, Sara Watkins also performs with the group I’m With Her (with Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) with whom she won a GRAMMY in 2019. Sean has made his way with outfits of his own, including the duo Fiction Family and supergroup Works Progress Administration.

Watkins Family Hour
Watkins Family Hour
Watkins Family Hour

A Folk Festival Event!

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

Where & When:

Watkins Family Hour in concert

Main Stage on Sunday
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet the Masters interview

New Roots Stage on Sunday
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

COVID precautions

For the Festival, we will follow CDC recommendations for York County, PA at the time of the festival.
See policy details on our Festival FAQ page.