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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

August 12-14 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

A family-friendly festival packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, and much more.

Live Music

Multiple stages featuring nationally-known acts, up-and-coming roots performers and local treasures.

Dance Hall

Swing, Contra, Bal Folk, and International dance, plus demos of Puerto Rican and classical Indian dance.

Something for Everyone

Lots of variety, indoors and outdoors, kids' activities, food trucks, jams...

Buy Tickets Today!

Or, get FREE admission by volunteering. See you IN PERSON August 12‑14
at the York Expo Center in York, PA. MORE

Sat, August 13 - Emerging Artist Showcase

Up-and-coming roots musicians are in the spotlight in our annual Emerging Artist Showcase, one of the highlights of our summer festival and always a fun event.

This year's finalists are:
High Tea
Colin Cutler
Nick Andrew Staver
Spectator Bird
AC Sapphire


Come to the Susquehanna Folk Festival to watch all of them strut their stuff. The winner will perform at the Main Stage that evening! Performances on Saturday, August 13. MORE

Sun, August 14 - Liars Contest

We are pleased to announce this year's storytelling finalists. Come to the Susquehanna Folk Festival and see who's the most convincing liar of the bunch!

This year's liars are:
Steve Seitz
Walt Belcher
Gary Buchanan
Janel Behm
David Smith
Ryan Roe
Dennis Boyne


Performances on Sunday, August 14. MORE

Wed, August 17 - RiverFolk: Cas Ceol

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One Wednesday a month, join us for a unique summer concert series! Enjoy live acoustic music by local performers during a relaxing sunset cruise on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat. On August 17, Irish trio Cas Ceol is our featured band. Board the riverboat at City Island Dock, Harrisburg. MORE

Fall 2022 - Concerts to Come

This September, we're excited to welcome The Alt (powerhouse Irish trio of Éamon O'Leary, Nuala Kennedy and John Doyle, on Sept 14) and also The Old Blind Dogs to our stage (no-holds-barred Scottish trad, on Sept 25). Watch for the first few shows of our 2022-2023 Season to be announced soon, as well as other traditional arts events.
logo: 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is
AUGUST 12-14  at the
YORK EXPO CENTER

LIVE IN PERSON in YORK, PA

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Multiple Stages * Lots of Variety
Nationally Known Performers
Local, Regional & New Roots Acts

Outdoors * Air‑conditioned Indoors
Dance Hall * Young Folks * Food Trucks
Liars Contest * Emerging Artists

Onsite Camping this year!

COVID SAFETY POLICY

We are delighted to be presenting in-person, live folk music once again!

For the Festival, we will follow CDC recommendations for York County, PA at the time of the festival.

Currently, that means:

  • Vaccination NOT required for admission
    Negative test result NOT required for admission
    Guests may choose to mask at any time
  • Mask-wearing is ENCOURAGED indoors as a courtesy to others but not required
  • Mask-wearing is REQUIRED at Contra Dance and Bal Folk Dance events, at the request of those dance communities
  • If you have symptoms, have tested positive, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please wear a mask or stay home to protect others.

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.

Full details on our Covid Policy page. Please check back as needed; our policy will adapt as the situation changes.

FOLK ARTISTS: BRINGING IT HOME

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We are pleased to announce this year's Bringing It Home series at the Susquehanna Folk Festival, spotlighting the work of several local folk artists in (and not yet in!) our Folk Artists Gallery.

Dance to Serbo-Croatian tambura music of Sviraj... be spellbound by classical Indian dance... talk about foods that remind folks of home... enjoy songs and dance music of Puerto Rico, Brazil, Ireland, and Black American churches... and hear stories about passing on traditions to a new generation. It's all at the Susquehanna Folk Festival this August!

The board and staff of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society are committed to celebrating and affirming diverse cultures through programming which explores the music, dance, craft and stories of many people. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black community and all marginalized communities to speak out against injustice, bigotry and racial violence.