Sat, February 13 - Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble
Four Harrisburg area musicians, known for their skillful playing and eclectic musical tastes, sing and play jazz, swing, bluegrass, folk, pop, and whatever else they can imagine... all on mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, and octave mandolins. York County Libraries partners with Susquehanna Folk to bring you this live-stream program for all ages on Saturday afternoon, February 13. MORE
Sat, February 27 - Artist to Artist: Gospel Traditions
The Campbell Brothers (a world-reknowned "Sacred Steel" gospel group) and the Spiritual Messengers Warriors for God (a Harrisburg area contemporary Gospel ensemble) together present a day of FREE online performances and presentations. Susquehanna Folk partners with Penn State Harrisburg's Kulkarni Cultural Series to bring you this full-day artists' residency on Saturday, February 27. MORE
Sun, March 14 - Winter Coffee House
Join us for a FREE afternoon coffeehouse emceed by our own Joe Cooney. First up is the silver-voiced singer and guitarist Matt Miskie. Next is the acoustic duo of Sara Speed and Damien Fanella, Redacted (Unplugged), playing acoustic rock, country and pop covers. And we are very pleased to welcome, all the way from Arizona, Roman Barten-Sherman! He is a fantastic young blues player whom we expect will be a big name in blues music in the near future. FREE livestream coffeehouse concert on Sunday afternoon, March 14. MORE
Sat, March 27 - Väsen-Duo
For the last 30 years, Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson played together in Väsen. Now as a duo they're continuing to create a new musical vision, firmly rooted in the folk traditions of their native Sweden but unmistakeably fresh and modern. Their music is playful and intense, full of humor, and they have an almost telepathic rapport onstage. Live-streamed concert and Q&A on Saturday, March 27. MORE
Sat, April 3 - Tom Paxton and the DonJuans - MEMBER CONCERT
Ani DiFranco says, “Tom Paxton embodies the spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense.” Tom is beloved by three generations of folkies, and the writer of many classic folksongs. This concert is open to the public but SFMS Members get in FREE. If you're not yet a member, we invite you to join! Live-streamed concert on Saturday, April 3. MORE
SFMS Folk Arts Center
The Susquehanna Folk Arts Center showcases the diversity of traditional arts in our region. Our Folk Artists Gallery features in-depth artist profiles, rich with photos, audio, video and narrative, based on fieldwork by our professional folklorist.
The Susquehanna Folk Arts Center is a new regional hub for traditional artists, information, projects, and arts events. Find it under our COMMUNITY tab.
SFMS is one of a statewide network of folk arts partners supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Our Folk Arts Center is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. EXPLORE THE FOLK ARTS CENTER
Those who play and present music for a living are in difficult straits right now, along with restaurant staff, service workers, and so many others. If you are in a position to do so, please support your community in whatever ways you can.
If you play an instrument, you might consider reaching out to any musician you admire and asking about lessons via video-call. Many of them suddenly have more time and less income than usual! Ask your local music store owner if you can buy a gift certificate. See if the pub down the street is offering carry-out. Support an arts nonprofit whose work you believe in (like SFMS! among others).
Pull together with your community and do what you can. Together we'll get through this.