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56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival

Major Announcement About Lineup of Performers August 17-20, 2017

By Steven Brodsky

The initial list of performers scheduled for the upcoming Philadelphia Folk Festival has been released.  The list is contained on the graphic that appears below.  The list and graphic were under embargo until noon today.  We honored the request to wait until the embargo expired before bringing this news to you.  It is very likely that you are reading this news here first.

Posted 4/20/17


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