54th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival Announces Initial Lineup
What takes place during the third weekend in August and is possibly the best music festival on the East Coast? Where can you go to see both national acts and emerging artists on seven different stages? For thousands of music lovers, the answer is 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 city 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 54th Anniversary on August 13-16 at the Old Pool Farm.
This year’s line up will showcase the talents of:
Arlo Guthrie – Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear – Shakey Graves – Tom Paxton – Cassie & Maggie MacDonald – Dave Gunning – El Caribefunk – The HillBenders – Parker Millsap – Irish Mythen – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams – Matt Andersen – PhillyBloco – Selwyn Birchwood Band – Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys – and more to come including a headliner who has NEVER PLAYED our Festival before.
Thursday Night Camper’s Only show hosted by David Dye of World Café featuring: Low Cut Connie, Lindi Ortega, and more!
Helen Leicht’s Philly Local Showcase Saturday afternoon on the Camp Stage
Kid’s Corner with Kathy O’Connell Saturday in the Lobby Tent
Our regular friends returning:
Gene Shay – Great Groove Band – Dennis Hangey the bagpiper – Give and Take Jugglers and more to be announced at a later date.
Tickets for the Tri State Indie Award Winning Festival of the Year, Philadelphia Folk Festival, are now on sale at 20%off until midnight TONIGHT and can be purchased online at folksong.ticketleap.com/54th-annual-philadelphia-folk-festival/
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.
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