Welcome Folk Music Lovers!

"American music must dedicate itself to the people, and go among the people, otherwise it cannot exist"...
Henry A. Cleveland, 18th Century

Our Mission

The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society (LVFMS), based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a registered non-profit organization formed by local folk musicians in 1994 and dedicated to fostering the promotion and preservation of folk music through participation, performance and educational events.

Our Performing Band

The LVFMS sponsors a band that has kept its name for over 20 years to raise funds for the Society while entertaining folks at public and private events year round. The current 5 member band features an eclectic blend of classic folk music and original songs by the band. We like to perform for senior groups of all kinds and to folk music-loving audiences at events in and around the Lehigh Valley. CONTACT us to book our band for your special event.

Our Upcoming Band Events

The Band was to play at the Pa. Music and Arts Celebration at the Fairgrounds on Memorial Day Weekend, but unfortunately the Festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Also, the band's scheduled appearance at the Terrace Room of the Hotel Bethlehem in the early evening of Sunday August 2, has also been cancelled due to the coronavirus. We're sorry that we are unable to perform at these recent events but we will hopefully be back strong when this is all over.

Our Folk Jams and Sing-Alongs

The Society sponsors monthly jams for those of you who like to sing and/or play your musical instrument to your favorite folk songs with others. This free event is held the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the Lehigh Valley Active Life Center (1633 W. Elm Street in Allentown) All ages and skill levels are welcome to join in and play or just come and listen. Jam books with chords and lyrics are provided. See the JAMS link for more detail.

Unfortunately, the Center is closed due to the virus and thus future jams are cancelled until we are notified that it is safe to gather there again.

Celebrate our Dedicated Performing Artists

Meet the members of our band - Gary, Karen, Bob, Len and Jerry...and click on Band Videos to hear our live sound.


Published Recordings

The Society has recorded three entertaining CD compilations of traditional folk, gospel and original folk music which are available for sale to the public. The proceeds provide funds for the Society.