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August 9, 2024
7:30 pm
Venue: The Studio


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Price: $15; SFMS & HACDA Member discount with code
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The Susquehanna Folk Festival’s weekend of dance kicks off with live southern old-time music by The Contra Rebels (Todd Clewell, Barb Schmid and Henry Koretzky) and caller Bob Nicholson. A workshop for beginners is included with admission, so no experience is required!

Beginners Workshop 7:30pm
Dancing 8:15 – 10:30pm

The Contra Rebels

The Contra Rebels is an old-time southern-style band featuring York County fiddlers Todd Clewell and Barb Schmid and Harrisburg’s own Henry Koretzky on guitar and mandolin. The group has been a fixture on Central PA’s music scene for decades and plays for dances from New York to Georgia.

Bob Nicholson

Bob is a veteran caller from Syracuse, NY. He’s totally focused on fun, accessible dances. His dance repertoire is deep and his memory is amazing. The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader says, “He has a gift for teaching beginners how to engage in this gentle but lively, traditional form of dancing.”


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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