56 scenes from the 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

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Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com

Music, art, creativity and community — this is the stuff that’s in the air at the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, from the mainstage headliners to the sidestage workshops to the famed Dulcimer Grove and the bustling campground scene. This year, the festival was packed with sounds and songs from big names Graham NashOld Crow Medicine Show, and Taj Mahal; local favorites Black Horse MotelLadybird, No Good Sister, and The End of America; and Helen Leicht’s annual XPN Local Showcase featuring Jesse Hale Moore, Greg Sover Band, and Vita and the Woolf.

And then, of course, there are the pick-up players at colorfully constructed campsites, the folks strumming acoustic guitars while lounging in hammocks, the budding artists making sketchbook illustrations and watercolors of the action. Philly photographer Lisa Schaffer has been a Folk Fest fixture for as long as we’ve known her, and this year she presents us with the sites she saw; 56 images for the 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. 

Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Helen Leicht and Birdie Busch at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Black Horse Motel at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Graham Nash at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Graham Nash at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Greg Sover Band at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Helen Leicht and Greg Sover Band at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Jesse Hale Moore at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Keb Mo at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Ladybird at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.comPhiladelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
No Good Sister at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Old Crow Medicine Show at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Old Crow Medicine Show at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Recycling committee volunteers Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Samantha Fish at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Samantha Fish at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Taj Mahal at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Taj Mahal at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Taj Mahal at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Taj Mahal at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Teresa Williams and Larry Campbell at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
The End of America at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
The Infamous String Band at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
The National Reserve at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
The National Reserve at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Vita and the Woolf at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Vita and the Woolf and Helen Leicht at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com
Whitehorse at Philadelphia Folk Festival | photo by Lisa Schaffer | SkylerBug.com

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