Veteran singer-songwriter Graham Nash and well-traveled bluegrass ensemble Old Crow Medicine Show lead off the lineup of artists performing at the 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival this summer.
Set for August 17th through the 20th at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, the initial lineup also includes Taj Mo: a new collaboration between blues favorites Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’, and their respective bands. Also bringing the blues is Kansas City guitarist and songwriter Samantha Fish, while bluegrass mandolinist Sierra Hull makes her festival debut.
The Weight Band is made up of players who have performed in various lineups of The Band, and they’ll pay tribute to Rick, Garth, Richard, Robbie and Levon with the King Harvest Horns at this year’s Philadelphia Folk Fest.
The initial lineup also includes singer-songwriters Tift Merritt, Eric Andersen, Susan Werner and more. Check out the full lineup below and get earlybird tickets now at FolkFest.org.
Philadelphia Folk Festival 2017 lineup
Old Crow Medicine Show
Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
THE WEIGHT BAND with The King Harvest Horns
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
Bruce Molsky & Molskey’s Mountain Drifters
Balle an Salsa
Edge Hill Rounders
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