PFS/MAC FREE Member Event Tuesday February 20th with The Hoppin’ Boxcars (3pc) at the Keswick Annex!

Join us for an evening of toe tapping fun on Tuesday February 20th, at 7:00 PM  Eastern for a Philadelphia Folksong Society Musical Artists Cooperative free monthly member concert and gathering at the Keswick Theatre Annex (287 North Keswick Avenue Glenside, PA 19038). Featuring The Hoppin’ Boxcars (3pc), with Grizzly (guitar/vocals), Juggy (spoons & whistles), and Hubcap (dobro/vocals).

This live musical show is free to all PFS members, and potential members are welcome! Bring your friends and visit our membership table.

About the Artists:

Winners of the 2022 Philadelphia Bluegrass/Folk/Country Band of The Year’ award, The Hoppin Boxcars are a multi genre, bluegrass looking band of bearded HoBoes who broke into the scene in early 2016, like a freight train chugging on down the line. Their songs are nostalgic, flavorful, foot stompin’ original songs written by lead singer Grizzly, about the adventures of four HoBoes, their musical friends, their family, & their imaginary dog, Mojo, that only Ziggy, & his brother, Juggy, can hear. Their songs make you smile and sing along!  

PFS Special License Plate Protocol

PFS Special License Plate Protocol

There is a statement on the application for PFS special license plates that must be attested to by one of the Board of Directors. This statement says that the person applying for the plate is “a member in good standing of the organization”.

As such, only active members of the PFS may order a special plate from the organization.

If you send in an application, we will check you against the database. If you’re not an active member, you will be asked to renew your membership before we can proceed with your application.


The PFS is currently processing these applications without adding any extra fees over with the DMV charges. However, starting August 1, 2024 we will be adding a fee for each application.


The fees will be: $45 for a regular plate ($13 more than cost) and $180 for a custom plate ($20 more than cost).
VOTE in PFS Board Elections

VOTE in PFS Board Elections

Voting is now open for the PFS Board of Directors. PFS members will be emailed an inviation to VOTE from Election Buddy.

Voting closes Friday, Jan 26 at 7pm ET. 

Invitations to vote will only be sent to PFS members in good standing. Please watch your inbox (and check your spam folder) for an email from Election Buddy inviting you to vote. For questions about elections, please contact George Ehrgott at 

Three PFS Directors are seeking re-election to the board, Eric Robbins, Eric Ring and Rob Kutzik. More below on each candidate. 

Eric Robbins BOD
Eric Ring BOD

Eric Robbins is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of experience auditing not-for-profit organizations. He advises Boards of Directors on accounting, financial reporting, tax, and other compliance issues related to the not-for-profit industry. Eric assists organizations with designing effective internal controls over financial reporting and over adherence to governmental regulations. As Treasurer of PFS, Eric heads up the Finance Committee and oversees the organization’s financial reporting. He has been a Folk Festival volunteer and attendee for over 30 years.

Rob Kutzik is the Director of Donor Relations at a New Jersey non-profit. He has more than 30 years of experience in small and medium-sized non-profits, having raised millions of dollars through diverse strategies. His specialties lie in non-profit management, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, marketing and sales, program development and program evaluation. Rob is also a prolific songwriter and accomplished musician, known by his middle name Rob Lincoln, who co-chairs the Philadelphia Area Songwriters Alliance. His PFF credentials include attending more than 40 Fests since 1977, performing there three times, running the PFS open mics online and at the venue, and being actively involved with the Philadelphia Folk Song Society’s Philly Co-op for a number of years.

Eric Ring is an attorney who practices in tax law, business law, and probate with experience in preparing business and non-profit tax returns. He is a graduate of Temple University Law School with a Masters in Law in the area of taxation. Eric has volunteered at the Philadelphia Folk Festival for over 20 years. His hobbies include concert photography. In collaboration with Jayne Toohey and John Lupton, he is one of the authors of the “Smiling Banjo” Book, a photographic history of 50 years of the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Jan & Feb 2024 PFS member benefit shows

PFS member benefit show!
PFS member benefit shows.

PFS members, don’t miss these upcoming shows in Jan and Feb of 2024. As a membership perk, PFS members get discounts on tickets:

Lindsay Lou Jan 17 @ Milkboy

Broken Arrow (Neil Young Tribute) Jan 20 @ the Ardmore

Lamont Landers Feb 28 @ Milkboy

Promo codes to activate the discount were emailed to PFS members. If you did not get the email, contact

Marion Halliday Jan 11 @ Keswick Annex – FREE show for PFS members!

Marion Halliday Jan 11 @ Keswick Annex – FREE show for PFS members!

Join us Thursday, January 11, at 7 p.m. for a “PFS Pre-concert Gathering” at the Keswick Annex in Glenside. Marion Halliday will perform a free set at the Annex before the Keswick Theatre main concert that evening: All You Need is Love: All-Star Celebration of The Fab Four’s Arrival in America.

This free member event is a preview of things to come from the newly re-imagined PFS Musical Artists Cooperative (MAC). All You Need is Love concert ticket holders as well as PFS members (and potential members!) are welcome. Make an evening of it!

January 11 @ 7 pm Keswick Annex, 287 North Keswick Avenue Glenside, PA 19038. Tickets are still available for the 8 pm concert All You Need is Love: All-Star Celebration of The Fab Four’s Arrival in America but selling fast.

For tickets and info → 

About Marion Halliday

Marion Halliday, a native Kentuckian, has been a professional singer much of her life. In 2016, Marion turned to songwriting and performing her own music, an urban-influenced modern folk concoction that reflects her bluegrass and bourbon-infused roots. Her first solo full-length album, Rings Around Saturn, was released in 2019 and debuted at #3 on the Folk Alliance International Folk radio chart and made the FAI listing of Top Albums for 2019. Marion has appeared as a featured artist at stages and festivals across the US. She has garnered other accolades including runner-up for Best of Philly Live Performer (Folk/Country Category) and being named ‘One of the Ones to Watch’ by the Nashville Songwriters Association International. You can learn more about Marion’s music and upcoming shows at

All You Need is Love: All-Star Celebration of The Fab Four’s Arrival in America, Featuring: Kasim Sulton, Steve Kimock, Prairie Prince, Gil Assayas, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Mark Rashotte, Andy Forgie, narration by Michael Des Barres.