59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 13-16, 2020


PFS Presents Martin Stage Melee Semi Finals Round 3 6/26

Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm
$13 Members | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $15 Streaming

The Martin Stage Melee is a contest to find YOUR favorite artist in the Philadelphia region. 32 acts will compete in 8 sets of 4 to advance to a final round 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. 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:
Nardello’s fans describe her as relatable, passionate, soulful, and unapologetically real. A modern torch bearer for the powerful, independent female folk singer. Janis Ian meets Janice Joplin! Nardello’s refined accessibility draws from folk, rock & pop. She can tug at your heartstrings with her softer tunes and get you dancing on your feet with her upbeat songs and powerful voice. Nardello won a contest and had the opportunity to sing with Brandi Carlile at Carlile’s all women’s festival in Mexico and was then named a top “Emerging Artist To Know” by NPR. Nardello is working hard on new music for a 2022 release!
Erin Fox has performed in various outfits in the Philadelphia music community for nearly two decades before stepping out to record her own music. She began working on her first full-length solo album, “Forbidden Youth” in 2017 and subsequent EP, “Your Joy” in 2018. She previewed much of the material from her new album, “Fuzzy Logic” for NPR’s Unprecedented Sessions series in Winter 2021.

Fox’s compulsive expressions encompass a dark ambiance of quirky chord structures, poetically intense lyrics, and distinctly haunting harmonies that amuse a vast range of emotion all the while continuously documenting life’s challenges.

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

Join Us In Person Or Stream Online!