Schedule

Main Stage Schedule

2014 Philadelphia Folk Festival

Aug 15, 2013 - 10:00am

Stay tuned for the 53rd Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival Line-up Announcement!  

The team is working hard putting together an incredible weekend of music.  We can't wait to share with you who will be joining us at Old Pool Farm this August.  

 

Watch this space for announcements coming soon!

The Stray Birds

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:30pm

When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls

The Lawsuits

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:30pm

The Lawsuits have been described as a “schizophrenic mix of modern americana that could very well bring traditionalists and the new generation of folk-rock fans together under one sun.” 

Toy Soldiers

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:30pm

Toy Soldiers – a lively & hard-working band formed in 2007 by frontman Ron Gallo, started out as just a duo, fluctuated between a cast of upwards of 12 players, then eventually settled into a solid 5-piece who love a good song and dance with no pretense or wall between t

Joe Crookston & the BlueBird Jubilee

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:30pm

 

Otis Taylor Band

Aug 16, 2013 - 7:45pm

With Otis Taylor, it's best to expect the unexpected.

RUNA

Aug 16, 2013 - 8:30pm

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Amy Helm

Aug 16, 2013 - 9:15pm

Amy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition.

Other Stage Schedule

Thursday Evening with Luella & the Sun, Star & Micey, Caravan of Thieves (2013)

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
Camp Stage

Featuring the high energy lineup of:

Caravan of Thieves - 7:30pm

Luella and the Sun - 8:30pm
Star and Micey - 9:30pm

Caravan of Thieves

Aug 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
Camp Stage

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Luella & The Sun

Aug 15, 2013 - 8:30pm
Camp Stage

All these fine folks have been doing exceptional musical things in town for some time now but this seems to be a magical combination. Melissa's vocals are hypnotic and jazz-inflected, with Joe's spectral blues guitar and the groove-obsessed rhythm section of Jon and Adam...

Star & Micey

Aug 15, 2013 - 9:30pm
Camp Stage

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Open Sing with Mike Miller and Friends

Aug 16, 2013 - 11:00am
Cultural Tent

For more than five decades, Mike Miller has been one of the busiest and best folksinger and songleaders in the Delaware Valley. Juggling a full-time schedule of schools, camps, senior centers, churches, synagogues, clubs, concerts and festivals all the while spreading the joy of singing.

Kids, Parents, & Food with Sidney Root and Eric Abraham

Aug 16, 2013 - 11:00am
Dulcimer Grove

Sid Root's musical life's been a lucky one.  His deep repertoire of blues, country, celtic and modern song draws on a life of work, play and listening onstage. Since his first Folk Festival at age 11, he's grown up with the Folksong Society and its mission, exposed early on and up close to many of the great folk talents.

Psych-a-billy

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
Camp Stage

The journey from Brash Young Upstarts to Venerated Forefathers of the Punkgrass Movement have left Psych-A-Billy tougher than an outhouse mouse and crazier than jerky. The taught and fraught songs of Scott Chaloupka are shaken and stirred with a mix of wildly inventive arrangements of popular song driven by the hardest rhythm section in acoustic music.

Kids in Charge with Tracy Degerberg

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
Dulcimer Grove

Open Jam Circle with John Fuhr and Friends

Aug 16, 2013 - 12:00pm
Cultural Tent

John Fuhr has been performing for children and families for over 50 (gulp) years - starting in the early 60s, the year he attended his first Philly Folk Festival.  He's charmed audiences at folk clubs, festivals, concerts, radio programs, farmer’s markets, and eateries, and, yes, even bowling alleys.  Um, we almost forgot.

Family Sing-A-Long with John Fuhr

Aug 16, 2013 - 1:00pm
Dulcimer Grove

John Fuhr has been performing for children and families for over 50 (gulp) years - starting in the early 60s, the year he attended his first Philly Folk Festival.  He's charmed audiences at folk clubs, festivals, concerts, radio programs, farmer’s markets, and eateries, and, yes, even bowling alleys.  Um, we almost forgot.

Lobby Stage Schedule

Dani Mari

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:00pm

An avid fan of Billie Holiday and Mazzy Star, Dani Mari was born to sing. Her music is fueled by personal narratives embedded in the craft of classic story telling and the emotional insight of a most unlikely “old soul”.

Jersey Corn Pickers

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:00pm

The Jersey Corn Pickers are a Philadelphia area bluegrass and acoustic music ban

Hennessey Bonfire

Aug 16, 2013 - 2:50pm

Hennessey Bonfire is the world pop project of songwriter and percussionist Shawn Hennessey (Leana Song). Their debut "Let's Get Carried Away" is a prophetic melting-pot of honest songs, world percussion, luscious harmonies and gang vocals. Shawn played and recorded most of the instruments himself, in various lofts and studios from 2008-2012.

Manatawny Creek Ramblers

Aug 16, 2013 - 3:40pm

The Manatawny Creek Ramblers began in 2004 in the hills of Berks County Pennsylvania as a traditional bluegrass band, a roots project of bandleader Daniel Bower(guitar/vocals) who also plays drums for Frog Holler.

Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers

Aug 16, 2013 - 4:30pm

Marc’s Americana/Bluegrass band, The Stonethrowers, formed in January 2007 to coincide with the release of his first album, the eponymously named Stonethrowers. Since then, Marc has enjoyed the company of the band on four more recordings: Past Is Prelude (2008), Naive Lovers (2010), and California Avenue (2011), A Miners’ Town (2013).

Groovemama

Aug 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Great Groove Band depends on the efforts of Groovemama members Max Cohen, teaching guitar, rhythm, vocal and instrumental arranging; Stuart Kenney (Rodney Miller Band, Tidal Wave) teaching bass and banjo; vocalist Molly Hebert-Wilson has them singing in

Melissa Taggart

Aug 16, 2013 - 7:00pm

Melissa Taggart, born and raised in the Philly area, is a folk dancer, caller, and classically trained musician who loves to teach dancing to people of all ages.  She is currently a coordinating caller at the Glenside cont

Rehearsal for the Great Groove Band

Aug 17, 2013 - 10:30am

Since 1988, The Great Groove Band has provided an extraordinary musical opportunity for school-age players, 6 to 18 who sing and play a (mostly) stringed instrument and attend festivals with their parents or friends.

Del Barber

Aug 17, 2013 - 12:00pm

Frank Fairfield

Aug 17, 2013 - 1:00pm

Frank Fairfield may sound like he was born in a hollow somewhere in the Appalachians, his voice as old as the hills as he scratches out old forgotten blues pieces and murder balla