Endless Summer - 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival
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
Wed, June 23 - Bringing it Home: The Power of Song
Three local artists chat about the powerful role that songs play in our lives. Singing can affirm our beliefs, soothe a restless child, heal a wounded heart, unite a community, and move people to dance with joy. Virtual conversation on Wednesday, June 23. MORE
Thu, June 24 - Le Vent du Nord
Loudly, proudly Québécois, these five friends blow us away every time they come to our stage. We're absolutely thrilled to have them as a headline act for our 2021 festival. Celebrate Fête Nationale du Québec (Québec National Day) with a virtual concert on Thursday, June 24. MORE
Wed, June 30 - Cups & Crankies: Homegrown Family Fun
Games and crafts with ordinary paper cups, moving panoramas (crankies), original and traditional songs about our animal friends, dancing, and plenty of silliness. A FREE interactive workshop for all ages on Wednesday afternoon, June 30. MORE
Thu, July 1 - Fiddle Traditions
Join us to explore one of folk music’s most iconic instruments with an all-star cast of fiddlers: Brittany Haas (Bluegrass/Old-Time and Americana), Ben Hunter (Blues), Olivier Demers (Québécois), and Bruce Molsky (Old-Time) who will also serve as moderator. Virtual seminar on Thursday, July 1. MORE
Sun, July 11 - Happy Traum
Happy Traum has been a star in the folk firmament since the early days of the folk revival. This revered guitarist and singer will be our first in-person performer since spring 2020, and we are so looking forward to it. LIVE IN PERSON! Outdoor workshop, blues jam and concert on Sunday, July 11. 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. DETAILS
In The Power of Song on June 23, the Susquehanna Folk Festival brings together Yiddish singer Susan Leviton, gospel singer/songwriter James MacFarland, and tamburasi fiddler Mike Furjanic to share their art and their stories of being an artist in Central Pennsylvania. They'll talk about how songs and singing reflect cultural practice, express religious faith, and connect ethnic and immigrant communities.
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.
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.