(SEPT 24, 2019 – PHILADELPHIA) The Philadelphia Folksong Society is thrilled to announce our new concert series “PFS Fall Into Folk” at the PFS Venue in Roxborough. This beautiful PFS space will act as a hub for all things Folk in Philadelphia, and PFS is kicking things off by presenting the “PFS Fall Into Folk” concert series. This weekly series will present incredible music at their intimate venue on Ridge Avenue. The PFS staff scours the globe to bring the very finest in folk music, not just to the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, but now offers music year round, in our home, located at 6156 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19128.Musical performer highlights for “PFS’s Fall Into Folk” series include: Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys with The Cheddar Boys this Friday, Sept 27; Kolonien with The Carryons on Thursday, October 3; Roanoke with Hannah Lusk on Friday, October 4th; Wild Ponies on October 5th. The full “PFS Presents: Fall Into Folk” schedule is below and we invite you to join the Facebook events. Tickets are available for purchase to all shows via Eventbrite, HERE.
“PFS FALL INTO FOLK” 2019 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
PFS Presents Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys Friday, September 27, 2019 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Talisk, Saturday, September 28, 8:00 PM SOLD OUT
PFS Presents Kolonien, Thursday, October 3, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Roanoke with Hannah Lusk, Friday, October 4, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Wild Ponies, Saturday, October 5, 8:00 PM
October Monthly Concert with Moonfruits, Friday, October 18, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Sloan Wainwright & Meghan Cary, Saturday, October 19, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Rev Sekou with Bethlehem & Sad Patrick, Sunday, October 20, 7:30 PM
PFS Presents Benjamin Dakota Rogers, Saturday, October 26, 8:00 PM
November Monthly Concert with Abigail Lapell, Friday, November 1, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents AJ Ghent, Saturday, November 2, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Alice Howe and Freebo, Thursday, November 14, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Front Country with Noah Derksen, Friday, November 15, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Irish Mythen with Andrea Nardello, Saturday, November 16, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Kirsten Maxwell and Rachael Kilgour, Friday, November 22, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Thursday, December 5, 8:00 PM
PFS Presents Hank, Pattie & the Current, Saturday, December 7, 8:00 PM
About the Venue
Our space is an architecturally renovated storefront on bustling Ridge Avenue, amid local shops and eateries and easily accessible by car or public transit from both the Greater Philadelphia area and Center City. A cozy and intimate venue, PFS is a listening room and gathering space that feels like home.
The main floor is a welcoming retail storefront and two-story performance venue with flexible seating (~80 seated capacity on 1st floor); fully retractable, floor to ceiling accordion window overlooking the Avenue; restroom with changing table; and plenty of character. The performance space also includes a mezzanine level outfitted with built-in benches for a birds-eye view and casual seating (total performance space seated capacity: 115), as well as an additional restroom. One-of-a-kind stained glass ceilings tipping a hat to original owner, Albert Forster and his custom shoe store, and an intricate chandelier hold immense charm.
PFS Venue has been noted for its warm, enveloping sound and can easily facilitate acoustic performances. A full sound system ensures high quality experiences regardless of the activity, and has received accolades for its special blend and sound.
PFS Venue is a BYOB venue (21+ with ID; $2 fee for PFS events unless otherwise noted; outside events may be subject to limitations and liability insurance requirements), and is conveniently located steps from local beer distributors.
There is ample free parking around PFS, including metered parking on Ridge Avenue directly in front of the venue, with additional free municipal lots available just one half block away.
Accessibility & Access
The main floor of PFS is accessible to wheelchairs, including the first floor restroom. There is a short step to access the front retail space, but this is not required to enter or move about the venue.
The performance mezzanine, second floor classrooms, and third floor offices are accessible via stairs only and are not wheelchair accessible. The mezzanine stairwell is narrow and twists, and should be used with caution during performances or when dimly lit.
There is limited space to accommodate the temporary storage of scooters and large strollers on the first floor. Stroller parking is always available during Philly Folk School classes. To ensure we can accommodate storage of large mobility aids for a given performance or event, please call the office at 215-247-1300.
The History & Future of PFS on Ridge
PFS moved into third floor offices at 6156 Ridge Avenue in 2017. The space was in need of renovation and overhaul to transform into a performance venue, and its unique character can be attributed to the thoughtful deference to its original details while facilitating a stage, sound system, and of course a comfortable space for audiences.
PFS is grateful for all the work by many, many hands that have lovingly brought this special place to life. PFS looks forward to presenting music in Philadelphia’s home for all things Folk.
JOIN the Philadelphia Folksong Society: https://pfs.org/membership-2/
PURCHASE tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/philadelphia-folksong-society-12476151982
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About Philadelphia Folksong Society (PFS):
The Philadelphia Folksong Society, or PFS, is a non-profit organization committed to increasing access to folk music and related forms of expression. PFS presents concerts and musical education events all year, including the 59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, which occurs Aug 13-16, 2020. Most concerts and events are low or no cost thanks to the generous support of many donors, and all revenue is reinvested into the organization to make the concerts, events, and educational programs happen. PFS is actively developing numerous access programs and scholarships, and welcomes your support in this endeavor to make sure folk music is for all. Please visit PFS.org for updates on new programs, “like us on facebook, “follow” us on twitter or instagram @folksongsociety.