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Philadelphia Folk Festival, PennsylvaniaTHE PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL TURNS 50!

The Phildelphia Folk Festival turns the Big 5-0 this year and they have a lot to brag about. This beloved event is the longest continuously-running festival of its kind in North America and will celebrate its Golden Anniversary on August 19-21 at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, near Schwenksville, PA.

To commemorate this historic event, great efforts were taken to pay tribute to its musical roots. “We looked to a theme of Past, Present and Future,” says Lisa Schwartz, President of the Philadelphia Folksong Society that produces and presents the annual summerfestival. “We really want to honor our musical lineage and highlight not only the heritage artists, but also the new traditionalists who will help to teach future generations to love folk music.”

Among the top attractions at the 50th Annual PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL celebration is:

Arlo Guthrie, David Bromberg Big Band, Jorma Kaukonen The Campbell Brothers, The Kennedys, Angel Band Joel Plaskett Emergency, The Wood Brothers Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Dala, Tempest, Madison Violet Give & Take Jugglers, The Great Groove Band, Dan Bern Justin Townes Earle, John Hartford String Band, David Amram, The Battlefield Band John Flynn, Elizabeth Butters, Alexis P. Suter Band Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Runa Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Wilderness of Manitoba Kim & Reggie Harris, Roy Book Binder, Footworks, Caitlin Rose, Brad Hinton, Burning Bridget Cleary, The Berrys

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