Fri, May 7 - Give Local York
Help Susquehanna Folk keep the music coming! Donate online on May 7 through Give Local York, and your gift will be partially matched. And on Friday evening, drop into our Virtual Open House for live music, jamming, trivia and conversation. MORE
Wed, May 12 - Tall Tales Workshop
Thinking about entering our Liars Contest this summer? In this workshop, master storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin teaches some of his tricks for creating comically believable balderdash. Zoom workshop on Wednesday, May 12. MORE
Sun, May 16 - Spring Coffee House
Join us for a FREE evening coffeehouse emceed by our own Joe Cooney. First up is Noah Fowler, playing Americana-tinged originals. Next is balladeer Matt Wenger, playing songs from the old-time and classic-folk traditions. And finally, we welcome award-winning songwriter Annette Wasilik. FREE livestream coffeehouse concert on Sunday evening, May 16. MORE
Sat, May 29 - Fàrsan
Four of the brightest voices in Gaelic new-trad infuse the musical traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton with a sparkling energy, rocking a mix of fiddle, pipes, whistles, piano, accordion, percussive stepdance and puirt-à-beul. A unique virtual concert on Saturday, May 29. MORE
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 whole new kind of music festival. We're planning for a mix of innovative virtual programming and safely-distanced in-person events, enjoying silver linings and making lemonade. It's gonna be great! A few events have been announced — many more to come! MORE
Sat, June 5 - Sierra Hull & Justin Moses
We're declaring June 5th to be Mandolin Day! IMBA favorites and Grammy nominees Sierra Hull and Justin Moses are the first headline act to be announced in our endless summer of festival events. We're pleased to host them for a virtual mandolin workshop and live-streamed evening concert on Saturday, June 5. MORE
And that evening, we're hosting a Virtual Open House packed with live music, jamming, a trivia contest, and a chance to catch up with one another. Look who's helping us celebrate...
Clockwise from lower right, they are: Eileen Kozloff • Beverley Street String Band (Allan Carr, Bill Wellington & Janie Rothfield) • Stu Miller • Hank Imhof
Won't you consider a gift on May 7 to help us keep the music coming this summer? Give Local York makes it super easy to donate online. Choose the level that's right for you:
- Folk Music Ambassadors ($50) score some fabulous festival fox stickers.
- Folk Music Aficionados ($100) get stickers and a car magnet.
- Event Sponsors ($250) get recognition on our website, tickets to their sponsored event, festival stickers, car magnet and a festival tote bag.
- SUPER Sponsors ($500) get those perks plus tickets to share and an invitation to introduce their sponsored artist from the stage.
- Choose Your Own: any gift is welcome!
Thanks for supporting live music!
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.