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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sun, December 4 - December Open Mic Night

December Open Mic Night December Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is here again, this time with host Joe Cooney. We are thrilled to be partnering with the West Shore Theatre, one of the loveliest venues in the area. Come enjoy a musical adventure, either as a listener or as a performer! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, December 4 at the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland.

Sat, December 10 - Twisted Pine

Twisted Pine York
“A wider version of a stringband, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still” [The Boston Globe]   Zero-gravity pop, funk jams, astral flute and earthling mountain music. Sat, Dec 10 at UUCY. MORE

Sun, December 18 - Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G. Fowler

Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G. Fowler Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G. Fowler Harrisburg
In a first-of-its-kind SFMS Emerging Artist Showcase Reunion show, three of our favorite showcase finalists come together onstage. We can't wait to hear what they've been up to lately.
Buffalo Rose, that wildly charismatic band from Pittsburgh, gleefully combines genres and ideas to move acoustic music forward to a new, contemporary place. They were a finalist in 2020.
Angela Autumn and Noah G. Fowler, both terrific Americana songwriters and performers, were selected as individual finalists in 2020 and 2021 (respectively), and in a happy coincidence, they now play as a duo based in Nashville. Sun, Dec 18 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Thu, January 5 - WXPN welcomes Buffalo Nichols

WXPN welcomes Buffalo Nichols Hershey
Guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols combines virtuosic blues guitar playing, rich lyricism and frank observations, offering perspectives that nudge the narrative past stereotypes of culture, color and class. “Part of my intent... is putting more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues. ...I want more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” Concert Thu, Jan 5 at The Englewood. MORE

Sat, February 4 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Winter Coffee House Harrisburg
Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience. Our winter coffeehouse features lush harmonies from Big Sky Quartet, original songs from Matt Miskie, a John Prine tribute set from Mark Henkelman, and an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals from Stu Miller. FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sat, February 4 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Wed, March 8 - Karan Casey

Karan Casey Karan Casey Harrisburg
Called “...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris” (Washington Post), Karan Casey is an incomparable singer of everything from traditional Irish ballads to jazz and blues. In additon to her solo career, she has worked with artists ranging from Solas and Lúnasa to the Boston Pops Orchestra to James Taylor and Tim O’Brien. For this show, Karan is appearing with Sheila Falls and Matt Heaton. Concert on Wed, March 8 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

We're grateful for live music and good friends.

Here at Susquehanna Folk, we're feeling more grateful than usual for this time of year. Yes, we took live music for granted in the past, even though we thought we didn't! When all the little pieces came apart -- venues, audiences, volunteers, agents, performers, hotels, airports, visas -- we realized anew how much live music matters in the world.

Live music matters beyond just enjoying the experience. Music brings people together, helps us get to know one another, tells us stories we hadn't heard before. As a community, as a country, as a planet... we need that.

If live music matters to you, please support Susquehanna Folk on Giving Tuesday* November 29, 2022

Tickets, sponsorships and memberships make delightful gifts for holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. Look what we have coming up!

Twisted Pine
Buffalo Rose
Angela and Noah
Buffalo Nichols

December Open Mic

Great local music, maybe even by you!

Twisted Pine

Boundary-busting fun and serious groove.

Emerging Artists Reunion: Buffalo Rose with Angela Autumn & Noah G Fowler

The future of acoustic roots music.

WXPN welcomes Buffalo Nichols

Black stories & Black voices in the Blues

* "Giving Tuesday" was created in 2012 (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Everyone has something to contribute toward building the better world we all want to live in.

COVID SAFETY POLICY

For SFMS events, we follow CDC recommendations on the event date, adding any additional precautions required by the venue or the artist. Details on our COVID policy page.

FOLK ARTISTS: CRAFT REUNION
Dec 2, 3 & 4 at Fort Hunter Barn

Third Street Potters and Fort Hunter present CRAFT REUNION 2022, the annual boutique-style craft show that showcases the work of around 30 Pennsylvania artisans. Find exquisite affordable handcrafted pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, clothing, wood, glass, fine art, photography, soaps, ornaments and lots of great gift ideas.

Bobbi Carmitchell and friends will be providing holiday music on Friday night to get you into the spirit of the season.

A montage of images showing the kinds of artwork that will be available at Craft Reunion 2022.
A montage of photos shows examples of work that will be displayed at the Craft Reunion 2022

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.