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

4/7 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily
4/19 – Hard Luck Café – Roger Street Friedman + Ari & Mia
5/5 – First Saturday Concert – Lucy Kaplansky
5/17 – Hard Luck Café – Alice Howe + Freebo
6/2 – First Saturday Concert – James Maddock
6/21 – Hard Luck Café – TBA
7/29 – Huntington Folk Festival – Showcase performances at noon. Main Stage (TBA) at 8 PM
10/18 – Hard Luck Café – The Kennedys
11/3 – First Saturday Concert – Eric Anderson

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, April 7th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    April showers usually bring May flowers. But the Lilies are coming to Long Island a month early. Touring artists The Boxcar Lilies and Low Lily share an April 7 bill as part of the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s First Saturday Concerts series. The 8:30 p.m. concert at the Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, off Route 25A, Centerport) will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. The Boxcar Lilies, an Americana duo from Massachusetts, has been wowing audiences with its vocal harmonies since forming as a trio in 2009. Combining spine-tingling harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music. Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar, vocals) and Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar, vocals) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole—a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul stirring. Their trademark harmonies may have put The Boxcar Lilies on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter have helped keep them there. Low Lily, a New England-based string and vocal trio, explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles -- ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and old-time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements, you get music that is rooted yet contemporary. As PopMatters notes, Low Lily has “an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound.” In March, Low Lily released 10,000 Days Like These, its first full-length CD. The trio’s previous self-entitled EP was released in 2015. This will be Low Lily’s first LI concert appearance.
  • Sun, April 8th, 2018, 1:00pm
    at South Huntington Public Library
    The Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Folk Jam/Song Circle/Sing-Along affords musicians and singers of all experience levels an opportunity to play, sing and hone their performance skills. Extending from 1-4 p. primarily by amateur musicians and those who love to sing, although visitors who just want to listen are also welcome.
  • Thu, April 19th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    TICKET INFO Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Centre on the day of the performance. Prices are $10 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $15 for Nonmembers. There are no advance tickets for this event. Check back later for details
  • Sat, May 5th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
  • Thu, May 17th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.