2012 Philadelphia Folk Festival – Friday

The 2012 Philadelphia Folk Festival began its three-day run on a farm in Schwenksville, Pa. This is also the first time there wasn’t a formal intermission between the afternoon and evening performances. NewsWorks photographer Howard Pitkow is covering the Festival, which ends Sunday night. 

As he sends more photos in I’ll try to post them as soon as possible here. In this slideshow you will see only photos from August 17, 2012.


       See all photos from the 2012 Folk Festival


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Getting there

If you’re headed out there this week using GPS, the organizers suggest using this address 1323 Salford Station Road, Schwenksville, PA. Also there is an online ride-share board that you can use.

Listen live

Also you can listen to some of performances live over the internet this year. For the first time in its 51 year history, The Philadelphia Folk Festival is being streamed. To listen, go to iRadioPhilly.com and choose the Philly Folk Fest station. You can also download a FREE App to your iPhone, iPad or Android.




This is the line-up for the Main Stage shows on Friday, Aug 17th


Dante Bucci 2:30pm
Karmic Repair Company 3:15pm
Rev. TJ McGlinchey 4:00pm
Griz 4:45pm
Cabinet 5:15pm
Chris Kasper 6:00pm
Brother Sun 7:00pm
Dennis Hangey 7:00pm
Debo Band 7:30pm
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three 8:15pm
Comas 9:00pm
Mary Chapin Carpenter 9:45pm
Voices of the Wetlands All Stars 11:00pm

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