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August 11, 2024
11:00 am
Venue: The Studio


Concert Genre
Areas of Interest
Price: FREE
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Spend a cooool afternoon having folky fun before our ticketed matinée and evening events.

Brazilian Vibes

From infectious Afro-Brazilian rhythms to the enchanting cadence of bossa nova, this Harrisburg-area band celebrates and shares the captivating music of Brazil. Two of the band’s members, Mônica Teles and Pedro Antonetty, are featured in our Folk Artists Gallery. This mini concert is part of our “Bringing It Home” programming presented by our Susquehanna Folk Arts Center.

Another local band

… will also be performing a mini-concert. Who will it be?

The Archive Challenge

will be the highlight of the afternoon. Artists delve into the Library of Congress’s extensive collection of American folk music, and choose a song to make their own. Our most creative entry so far was a coal miner’s song performed on a simple guitar made from a mining pick-axe. We can’t wait to see what this year will bring! Larry & Joe will be among the participating artists, with more to be announced. Your hosts will be folklorists Stephen Winick and Jennifer Cutting from the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center.

Open jam sessions

Jam sessions in a variety of genres will run throughout the afternoon, so bring your instrument and join in! Beginners are very welcome, as well as listeners. Details coming soon!


Young Folks Zone

The fun folks from York County Libraries provide hands-on activities for families. It’s open from 11am until 2:40pm Sunday.


The Susquehanna Folk Festival is happening all weekend, August 9-11, and includes lots of FREE programming as well as concerts and dances. See full schedule of events.

COMBO FESTIVAL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE: Day Passes, All Festival Dances, and (for a limited time) All Festival Concerts.

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) presents a full calendar of traditional arts events throughout the year, including concerts, workshops, jam sessions, open mic nights and coffeehouses. For almost 40 years, SFMS has been bringing a wide variety of world-class artists to local audiences. Visit to see upcoming events, including 2024-25 Concerts to be announced this summer.

With admission discounts, a membership to SFMS can easily pay for itself!

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