Saturday, July 16th, 2022
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm
$13 Members | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $15 Streaming | $18 Day of Show
The Martin Stage Melee is a contest to find YOUR favorite artist in the Philadelphia region. The final rounds ARE HERE where one act will receive a coveted headlining slot on the Martin Guitar stage at the 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 18-22, 2022. Andrea Nardello, The Bent Benjamins, Emily Drinker, and Rob Lincoln & Steve Lessick have all locked in their spot at this year’s festival but it is now 50% Audience Vote and 50% Jury Vote that will get them that coveted slot!
FOLK THE VOTE! EVERY VOTE COUNTS! Attendees in person and virtually via the livestream will be able to vote for their favorite to win! Support your favorite act or take a chance on a night of incredible new-to-you artists.
Tickets are available IN PERSON at the PFS Venue or streaming Online here at folkfest.org
All persons entering the Philadelphia Folksong Society at 6156 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 must provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours and wear a face mask per Philadelphia mandate starting April 18th. If the person does not have an appropriate face mask, per CDC guidelines no vented masks or gaiters, PFS will provide one. Inability to adhere to these protocols will lead to a warning then a removal without refund. PFS’ COVID protocols will be reviewed at each board meeting as the pandemic continues.
About the Artists:
THE BENT BENJAMINS
The Bent Benjamins is a seven-person ensemble based out of Chester County, Pennsylvania. They draw on generations of American music traditions–folk, blues, jazz, and rock–to inspire them to create emotional, passionate songs that comment on socialize inequities while celebrating the endurance of the human spirit. Powerful vocal harmonies combine with versatile, high-energy performances to make The Bent Benjamins a formidable musical force in the Americana scene.
ROB LINCOLN & STEVE LESSICK
Rob Lincoln is a prolific singer-songwriter from the Philadelphia area, best known for his multitude of songs that range in styles from finger-picking folk to garage rock. No matter the genre, Lincolnsongs are known for their memorable melodies. Rob’s solo debut, 5 Cents A Song, the longest debut recording ever (300 songs and 18+ hours), was featured in publications like NJ Monthly and Icon Magazine. Rob’s wackier songs were played on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. His political songs were selected for www.antiwarsongs.org. Rob has more than 500 original songs online with nearly 60 covered by other artists. www.youtube.com/lincolnsongsandmore
. Steve Lessick has been performing with Rob for more than 40 years. His unique vocal style and outstanding percussion take Rob’s songs in new directions.