The third weekend in August
The third weekend in August signals the start of what is possibly the most beloved music festival on the East Coast – the legendary PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL in Upper Salford Township near the bucolic burg of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, a little more than 35 miles outside of Philadelphia. There, an 80-acre working farm is transformed into a magical, musical soundpark that offers three full days of music. This seminal summer event is the longest continuously-running outdoor musical festival of its kind in North America and will celebrate its 55th Anniversary on August 18-21 at the Old Pool Farm. Legions of music fans, young and not-so-young will head to see and hear the amazing talents of:
Los Lobos – The Lone Bellow – Del & Dawg – The Wood Brothers – Darlingside – Buckwheat Zydeco – Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – Buffy Sainte-Marie – Peter Yarrow – Pine Leaf Boys – Rock My Soul feat: The McCrary Sisters and The Fairfield Four – Vishten – Tempest – Sharon Shannon – Sam Gleaves – Session Americana – Robin & Linda Williams – Spuyten Duyvil – Si Kahn – Bumper Jacksons – David Myles – Mike Agranoff
Thursday Night Camper’s Only show hosted by David Dye of World Café featuring: Liz Longley – Quiet Life – The Sheepdogs
And, we will also look forward to Helen Leicht’s Philly Local Showcase Saturday afternoon on the Camp Stage as well as Kid’s Corner with Kathy O’Connell Saturday in the Lobby Tent.
Of course, you’ll also be able to enjoy the talents of our regular friends:
Gene Shay – Great Groove Band – Dennis Hangey the bagpiper – Give and Take Jugglers
AND, stay tuned for more fabulous news in the upcoming weeks!
Tickets for the PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.folkfest.org.
For additional information about the PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL, visit the website www.folkfest.org or call the PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL office at 800-556-FOLK.
18 (Thursday) - 21 (Sunday)
Philadelphia Folk Festival
1323 Salford Station Rd, Harleysville, PA 19438