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

THE SHOW MUST GO ON...LINE

PFS Presents Tom Rush with special guest Matt Nakoa

KEEP THAT FESTIVAL FEELING GOING ALL YEAR LONG WITH THE PHILADELPHIA FOLKSONG SOCIETY DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE!

ACCESS EXTENDED THROUGH 11/26 at 11:59pm, so there’s still time to watch!

Okay Fest Family! We’ve heard you LOUD AND CLEAR! You don’t love having the Digital Concert Venue on Facebook, but you did love the digital Festival… SO LET’S MOVE THE DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE TO OUR DIGITAL FESTIVAL PLATFORM, STARTING WITH A PHILLY FOLK FAVORITE: TOM RUSH!

Due to the constantly changing reality surrounding the global health crisis of COVID-19, the FIRST priority of the Society is the health and well-being of our community. Following the wild success of its first livestream with Mari Black on March 13, 2020, the Society has worked to to keep the music playing, lift spirits, and make sure the artists in our extended Folk Family can continue to live day to day. We all know music is a universal language and we will be utilizing it as we present artists local, regional, and international – old favorites and new discoveries – to a digital audience of music lovers from the comfort of their own homes!

PFS is excited to bring you a living folk legend! With their tours cancelled and tens of thousands of dollars lost, this is the time to support the musicians we love and #KeepTheMusicPlaying

ALL CONCERTS WILL START PROMPTLY AT THEIR START TIME WITH AN INTRO FROM PFS AND THE ARTIST WILL BEGIN AT FIVE PAST. IF YOU ARE LATE OR MISS THE CONCERT, DO NOT FRET AS IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO VIEW ON DEMAND FOR 48 HOURS FOLLOWING THE EVENT!

THERE WILL BE A VIP MEET & GREET WITH TOM RUSH ON ZOOM FOLLOWING THE CONCERT LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE, SO SIGN UP NOW!

About Tom Rush:
Tom Rush is a gifted musician and performer, whose shows offer a musical celebration…a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become. His distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice have made him both a legend and a lure to audiences around the world. His shows are filled with the rib-aching laughter of terrific story-telling, the sweet melancholy of ballads and the passion of gritty blues. He began his musical career in the early ’60s playing the Boston-area clubs while a Harvard student. Tom helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. In 2009, Tom recorded his first studio CD in 35 years, What I Know. It includes original Tom Rush material, as well as harmonies by Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Bramlett and Nanci Griffith. Today, Tom lives in New Hampshire when he’s not touring. His voice has grown even richer and more melodic with training, and his music has matured and ripened in the blending of traditional and modern influences.

About Matt Nakoa:
Matt Nakoa is an award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist. A modern troubadour, he makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America and appears regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between his piano chops and heartfelt originals on guitar, he drops jaws.”

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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO ASSOCIATED TECHNOLOGY COSTS IN PROVIDING THIS CONCERT ON OUR OWN STREAMING PLATFORM INSTEAD OF FACEBOOK, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE CONSIDER PURCHASING YOUR TICKET AT THE $25 OR ABOVE LEVEL ($20 FOR PFS MEMBERS) IF POSSIBLE TO OFFSET THESE COSTS. 

We thank you so much for your support and understanding in a time of so much uncertainty. Sending much love to our entire extended folk family. Stay well.

Best,
Justin Nordell
Executive Director
Philadelphia Folksong Society

PFS DIGITAL CONCERT VENUE

SUGGESTED TICKET – $25

SUPPORT ARTISTS & PFS

LIVE MUSIC STARTING AT – $10

These tickets are no longer available, to continue to support the Philadelphia Folksong Society please visit pfs.org/donate