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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sat, January 29 - Windborne

Windborne Harrisburg
“The most exciting vocal group in a generation”: Windborne combines bold and innovative harmonies, styles from around the world, and a vocal blend that comes from longtime friendship and lots of practice. They also carry on the alliance of folk music and social activism, breathing new life into songs of change from the past that still ring true in modern times. LIVE IN PERSON! Saturday, January 29 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

January '22 - Congratulate our Executive Directors!

Peter Winter Lee becomes the Executive Director of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society on January 1, 2022. Please join us in welcoming Peter to his new role! Peter is active in the local music scene and has served on SFMS's Board of Directors for several years. Read more about him here.

Peter is stepping into the shoes of Jess Hayden, who is retiring after 20 years as our Executive Director. Please join us in wishing Jess all the best as she embarks on this new adventure.

Sat, February 12 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Harrisburg
Our Coffeehouse returns to Fort Hunter! We'll bring you some terrific music from local and regional acoustic musicians. Interested in playing? Apply now! LIVE IN PERSON - FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sat, February 12 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, February 20 - The Lonesome Ace Stringband

The Lonesome Ace Stringband Harrisburg
This old-time stringband with bluegrass chops plays some righteous folk and country music, with a sound that's like no other band. Their depth of groove and sense of space is uncommon in bluegrass; their instrumental interplay and vocal blend is uncommon in old-time. This will be an outstanding show. LIVE IN PERSON! Sun, February 20 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sat, April 9 - The Honey Dewdrops

The Honey Dewdrops Harrisburg
Acoustic Americana with gorgeous vocal harmonies. Baltimore Magazine says, “their sincere, stripped-down songwriting is just the kind of music we need more of. This music is sweet to the ears, easy on the heart, and will stick in your mind for some time to come.” LIVE IN PERSON! Sat, April 9 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Wed, April 27 - Dom Flemons - FREE TO MEMBERS!

Dom Flemons - FREE TO MEMBERS! Harrisburg
With a repertoire that spans over a hundred years of early American popular music, Dom Flemons calls himself “The American Songster.” SFMS audiences have loved his stellar musicianship on multiple instruments, his personable stage presence, and the depth of knowledge he shares about the Black American experience through music. LIVE IN PERSON! Wed, April 27 at the WITF Public Media Center, Harrisburg. MORE
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Windborne.

WINDBORNE on JAN 29 heralds the return of in-person events at Fort Hunter

We are so excited to host these stellar singers for our first Fort Hunter event in about a hundred years — a Saturday afternoon Community Sing and a concert in the evening.

Windborne are delightful onstage, and singing in harmony *with*   them is a real treat. They led a virtual Community Sing with us last winter, and even with everyone in little Zoom boxes, they enveloped us in the joy of shared song.

Windborne's Virtual Community Sing from a year ago

We can't wait to bring our community back to Fort Hunter Barn to enjoy this terrific group. We do hope you'll join us there on Saturday, January 29th.

At the performers' request, this is a vaccination-required event; and per our usual policy, all attendees must wear masks. Thanks for helping to keep our community healthy and singing.

COVID SAFETY POLICY

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

For the health and safety of our guests and performers, SFMS requires all patrons to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time. All patrons must wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

Additional precautions may apply to specific events.

Full details on our Covid Safety page.

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.

PULLING TOGETHER

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.