Thursday, April 2, 2015

Hey now! The Philadelphia Folk Festival returns August 17th-19th

Voted one of 19 cool events of the summer by Rolling Stone, the Philadelphia Folk Festival takes over Schwenksville for its 51st year of some of the best folk music in the entire nation.

Hey now! The Philadelphia Folk Festival returns August 17th-19th

Since 1962, the Philadelphia Folksong Society has been curating the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the longest running and largest folk festival in the country.  This festival has received attention from not only local media, but garnering the ire of national media from the likes of Rolling Stone.  This 3 day camping festival offers attendees a unique and rather mellow experience, perfect for families and all ages.

From the passionate artists down to the dedicated volunteers, this festival is run with the utmost pride, and has built a reputation that it can truly be proud of.  Aside from numerous folk & world music acts, there are countless vendors, artists, craftsmen, and activities for everyone to enjoy. Hosting nearly 12,000 visitors and 5,000 campers all weekend, this festival is prepared to show a great time to the masses. 

The Philadelphia Folk Festival has played host to some of the biggest names in the genre throughout the years.  Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Pete Seger, Mississippi John Hurt, The Decemberists, Jeff Tweedy, Tom Paxton, and Alison Krauss have all participated in the past.  This year some acts include Little Feat, Steve Earle and the Dukes, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Wanda Jackson, and Mary Chapin Carpenter just to name a few. 

Check out a photo-filled map of PFF HERE!

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Check out the lay of the land at the PFF HERE!

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