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


Fri, May 20 - Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Harrisburg
One of the most celebrated duos on the American Roots Music scene! Allison and Tatiana put a richly original spin on old traditions, with authentic vocals, intricate clawhammer banjo and explosive fiddling. Don't miss these two rising stars, LIVE IN PERSON!
     Be there at 7 for an opening set by 2021 SFMS Emerging Artist Tanner Bingaman. Fri, May 20 on the Gallery Stage at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

August 12-14 - Susquehanna Folk Festival

Susquehanna Folk Festival York
A family-friendly festival jam-packed with music, dancing, workshops, jamming, storytelling, crafts, and much more — watch for performers to be announced soon. IN PERSON at the York Expo Center in York, PA! MORE

Sept 25 - Oct 6 - Trip to Ireland

Trip to Ireland Ireland!
This fall, join the Susquehanna Folk Music Society on a musical tour of Ireland! On this professionally led tour, immerse yourself in the Cork Folk Festival, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Dingle and Connemara, explore the city of Dublin, and visit lots of heritage and historical sites. Oh, and did we mention music? Travel dates: September 25 to October 6. MORE
logo: 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival

Now accepting applications!

A colored-in drawing of our festival frog. He is standing and playing a rustic cigar box guitar.  He is mottled dark olive green with a lighter belly, and green-and-white zigzag stripes around his legs.

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

Outdoors * Air‑conditioned Indoors
Dance Hall * Kids’ Zone * Food Trucks
Liars Contest * Emerging Artists

Urban Camping this year!


The Susquehanna Folk Festival is
AUGUST 12-14  at the


We are delighted to be transitioning back to in-person, live folk music!

As of May 8, 2022, masks are now optional at SFMS events. But for the health and safety of our patrons and performers, SFMS still requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Protocol for our festival will be set this summer.

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

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.


In this still photo from the Panchatantra Tales production, three young princes stand cheering with their arms linked, while their tutor looks on skeptically from the left. The princes wear traditional Indian garb of silk tunics, trousers, slippers and turbans. The oldest boy wears dark blue with tan trousers, and the younger boys wear progressively lighter blues and tans. The tutor is more richly dressed with a gold turban and a long embroidered coat.

Our brand new Folk Artist Spotlight series debuts with a review of Panchatantra Tales, a delightful cultural collaboration between Rasika School of Dance (and classical Indian dance teacher Rachita Menon Nambiar) and the Young Acting Company of Gamut Theatre. Our new series takes a closer look into the kaleidoscope of traditional arts in Central PA and the work of artists in our Folk Artists Gallery.