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


Sat, March 23 - The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers

The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers Harrisburg

High energy Appalachian Bluegrass that draws freely from old-time, bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly, and swing music. Concert Sat, March 23 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Tue, March 26 - FREE Tall Tale Workshop

FREE Tall Tale Workshop Etters

In a fun and interactive evening, learn storytelling techniques that could help you land a spot in the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival Liars Contest. Tall Tale Workshop Tue, March 26 at Red Land Community Library. MORE

Sat, March 30 - Capital 10-Miler: A Run for the Arts

Capital 10-Miler: A Run for the Arts Harrisburg

TEAM SUSQUEHANNA FOLK is running the Capital 10-Miler, and we need your support! Sponsor our run, or come out to cheer us on. Sat, March 30 at the riverfront in downtown Harrisburg. MORE

Sat, April 13 - Del Rey

Del Rey Harrisburg

American blues, jazz and ragtime: "A very nice unlikely blend of things, accessible, slightly nostalgic, but fresh and thoughtful." This concert is FREE TO MEMBERS, so if you're not yet a member, now's the time to join! Concert Sat, April 13 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Fri, April 26 - John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon Harrisburg

This multi-instrumental, multi-talented master folkie brings us together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pete Seeger's birth. Join hearts and sing! Concert Fri, April 26 at Market Square Church. MORE


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THREE Days of Fun! July 26-28, 2019

Join us at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry for a full family weekend of music, dancing, workshops, jamming, gorgeous handmade items, and more. The festival kicks off on Friday, July 26 with a concert and contra dance ball. »MORE»

NEW Festival Website, Now Online

We are amping it up! Our 2019 festival lineup includes Cajun icon Michael Doucet with BeauSoleil... Irish supergroups Cherish the Ladies and Pride of New York... American Songster Dom Flemons... jazzy Western Swing with Hot Club of Cowtown... string wizards Kittel & Co. joined by guitarist John Doyle... New England contra bands The Faux Paws and The Stringrays (featuring fiddler Rodney Miller)... kid-wowing Spiral Q puppet theater and The Give and Take Jugglers... not to mention a host of regionally-known artists and family-friendly activities. Start planning your festival weekend! MORE

Applications Now Open

Festival organizers are now accepting applications for our Emerging Artist Showcase, for our first Liars Contest, for Artisan Marketplace vendors, and for festival volunteers. MORE


Wow, That's Different!

Our website just got a major design update, with a mobile-friendly layout, streamlined event listings, and lots of other improvements. If we left something out, or if something could be better, please let us know! ...TELL US

Tales of a Musical Life

Explore a fascinating collection of stories collected from older York County residents who have a long-time involvement with music. SFMS is indebted to students of Penn State York who conducted the interviews in 2017-18, and to the York County Community Foundation's Hahn Home Fund for Embracing Aging. Check out this oral history project... MORE