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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Endless Summer - 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival

2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Online and
In-Person

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is coming to YOU this summer! And instead of one weekend, it's all summer long. A packed calendar of virtual programming and safely-distanced in-person events make 2021 an endless summer of folk. MORE

Fri, July 30 - Hit Rewind: Happy Traum

Hit Rewind: Happy Traum Online

Good news for folks who missed Happy Traum's in-person concert — or who loved it and want to share it with distant friends. We recorded it! Grab a ticket, “Hit Rewind,” and watch the concert as a YouTube Premiere starting Friday, July 30. MORE

Wed, August 11 - Bringing it Home: Beautiful Gestures

Bringing it Home: Beautiful Gestures Online

A classical Indian dancer, an African American quilter, and an artist of hooked rugs: what do they have in common? Three local women featured in our Folk Artists Gallery chat about women's art and the many ways we make meaning with our hands. Virtual conversation on Wednesday, August 11. MORE

Fri, August 13 - “Spoonful of Jazz” Solo Jazz Dance Class

“Spoonful of Jazz” Solo Jazz Dance Class Mt Gretna, PA

Hot diggity! IN-PERSON dancing returns with world champion swing dancer Carla Crowen. Learn how it's done in The Big Easy — and at the Tuba Skinny concert that evening, you'll be dancing in the aisles! Everyone is welcome at our IN-PERSON dance class on Friday, August 13. MORE

Fri, August 13 - Tuba Skinny

Tuba Skinny Mt Gretna, PA

To call Tuba Skinny revivalists would be to miss the point. The New Orleans ensemble have never conceded the death of pre-1940s jazz and blues... they laze and weave around each other as if bebop never happened. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Friday, August 13. MORE

Sat, August 14 - Nora Brown

Nora Brown Mt Gretna, PA

15-year-old Nora Brown "has a host of roots music legends pouring out of her fingertips and through her lips," says The Bluegrass Situation. Dedicated to the traditional banjo music and soulful ballads of the south, Nora possesses a music wisdom that is far beyond her years. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor concert on Saturday, August 14. MORE

“Bringing It Home” Series

Local traditional artists take center stage in a series of virtual conversations showcasing the diversity of folk arts in Central Pennsylvania. In Beautiful Gestures on August 11, we focus on women's art and the many ways we make meaning with our hands. DETAILS

Montage: Narda LeCadre lays her hands on a quilt; Rachita Nambiar gestures with her hand, and Julie Smith works on a hooked rug.

Narda LeCadre, an original member of the African American Quilters Gathering of Harrisburg, talks about quilting as a form of giving back in the Black community. Rachita Nambiar demonstrates how ancient Hindu myths come to life in classical Indian dance. And Julie Smith talks about how rug hooking, as an art form, has gone from the hearth floor to the gallery wall. Folklorist Amy Skillman moderates the conversation with these three artists from our Folk Artists Gallery. DETAILS

A Folk Festival Event!

This event is part of the Endless Summer 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival, coming to YOU this year with events all summer long.

The board and staff of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society remain 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 join in the growing chorus of voices speaking out against injustice, bigotry and racial violence.

PULLING TOGETHER

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.

Many thanks to our festival sponsors:

...and thanks to our regular season sponsors: