The annual Philadelphia Folk Festival returns for its 57th year this August, and just announced its initial lineup, led by famed country singer-songwriter Wynonna Judd and her current band The Big Noise.
After appearing at the 2015 NonCOMM-vention, Judd and the band released their self-titled debut, Wynonna and the Big Noise, in 2016; the album featured collaborations with Derek Trucks, Sudan Tedeschi, Rapheal Saadiq and more.
Also high up in the festival billing are veteran Austin singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, emerging Memphis artist Valerie June, and the high-energy Charleston duo Shovels and Rope. Festival regulars David Bromberg Quintet, Chris Smither, John Gorka, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet also perform.
The Philadelphia Folk Festival takes place August 16 through August 19th at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford, Pennsylvania; it will once again kick off with a Thursday night campground concert hosted by World Cafe’s David Dye, featuring Gina Chavez, Talisk, and Toronzo Canyon.
Tickets are available now via the festival’s website, PFS.org. Read below for the full initial lineup, and check out music from some of the artists on the bill.
Philadelphia Folk Festival 2018 Lineup
Wynonna & The Big Noise
David Bromberg Quintet
Shovels & Rope
Riders in the Sky
The Seldom Scene
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band
Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound
Benjamin Dakota Rogers
The Black Feathers
Earle & Coffin
Hermitage Green Honey Island Swamp Band
Martha Red Bone Roots Project
Missy Raines & the New Hip
Richie & Rosie
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
Tempest 30th Anniversary Terence Jack
The Small Glories
Tom Paxton and The DonJuans
Trout Fishing in America
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