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You are visiting the online home of Long Island, New York’s leading all-volunteer, nonprofit presenter of folk and acoustic concerts. The Folk Music Society of Huntington presents two monthly concert series (most concerts are preceded by open mics), a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Information about these and other events, along with an extensive links section highlighting our members and Acoustic Allies, can be found elsewhere on this website.

2018 Concert Summary

6/21 – Hard Luck Café – Quarter Horse + Cassandra House
6/23 – American Roots Music Festival – Caramoor, Katonah, NY
7/23 – Harry Chapin Tribute – Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
7/29 – Huntington Folk Festival – Showcase performances at noon. Main Stage (Tom Rush) at 8 PM
10/6 – First Saturday Concert – Patty Larkin
10/18 – Hard Luck Café – The Kennedys
11/3 – First Saturday Concert – Eric Andersen

Upcoming Events

  • Mon, July 23rd, 2018, 7:00pm
    at Eisenhower Park
    Annual Harry Chapin Tribute in Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
  • Sun, July 29th, 2018, 12:00pm
    at Heckscher Park - Chapin Rainbow Stage
    Legendary folksinger-songwriter Tom Rush (accompanied by up-and-comer Matt Nakoa) headlines the 13th Annual Huntington Folk Festival on Sunday, July 29, at Heckscher Park, located off Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington Village. Extending from 12 noon to 10:30 p.m., the free event — co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council — is part of the 53rd Huntington Summer Arts Festival.

    An on-stage song swap featuring Long Island’s own Miles & Mafale and Carolann Solebello will precede Rush’s evening performance on the park’s [Harry] Chapin Rainbow Stage. Prior to the featured concert at 8 p.m., FMSH President Michael Kornfeld’s AcousticMusicScene.com and Joltin’ Joe Pszonek’s Radio Nowhere will host unplugged showcases and song swaps from 12 noon to 6 p.m. These will take place near canopy tents on the upper lawn area overlooking the stage and will feature more than three-dozen artists/acts from New York and several other states. Daytime schedules have been posted online at www.AcousticMusicScene.com, www.HuntingtonArts.org and also appear in the details for this event. (click more info and tickets)

    Artists who will showcase their talents during the afternoon include:

    From Long Island: Acoustic Apple, Karen Bella, Rorie Kelly, Cathy Kreger, Lois Morton, Anne O'Rourke, Nico Padden, Steve Robinson, Hank Stone, Christine Sweeney, Toby Tobias, Bob Westcott.

    From Elsewhere: Antonio Andrade (PA), Rick Barth (NJ), Belle of the Fall (CT), Kate Callahan (CT), Meghan Cary (PA), Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers (NY), Kala Farnham (CT), Loretta Hagen (NJ), Marion Halliday (PA), Lara Herscovitch (CT), Gina Holsopple (upstate NY), Mara Levine (NJ), The Lied To's (MA), Austin MacRae (upstate NY), Dennis MC DoNoUgh! (NJ), The Meadows Brothers (CT), Randie O'Neill (NJ), Open Book (upstate NY), The Promise is Hope (MA), Ed Romanoff (NYC), Katherine Rondeau (NJ), Allison Rose (RI), Eugene Ruffolo (NYC), Sparrow Blue (MA), Kate Vargas & the Reckless Daughters (NYC).

    Festivalgoers are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets and a picnic supper (or walk into Huntington Village and enjoy a meal at one of its many restaurants).

    The Huntington Folk Festival caps a weekend of folk, roots and Americana concerts and musical events. Long Island talent is spotlighted on Friday open song circles and a sea chantey sing will take place on the hill overlooking the Chapin Rainbow Stage (details TBA), while the Jeremy Kittel Trio fronted by the acclaimed fiddler takes center stage at 8 p.m.

    The Huntington Summer Arts Festival is produced by the Town of Huntington, presented by the Huntington Arts Council, and sponsored in part by the New York State Council for the Arts, the County of Suffolk and Canon U.S.A. y night, July 27, with a shared bill featuring folk-harmony trio Gathering Time and singer-songwriter Kirsten Maxwell. On Saturday afternoon, July 28, from 2-5 p.m.,
  • Sat, October 6th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    check back later for details
  • Sat, November 3rd, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Check back later for details.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.