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
Entertaining Audiences with Changing Faces Spanning 20 Years....
Our MissionThe 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.
Folk Jams and Sing-AlongsThe Society sponsors monthly jams for musicians and singers of all experience levels giving them an opportunity to play and sing their favorite folk songs with others. This "free" event is open to the public and always held the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30 to 10:00 pm at the Lehigh Valley Active Life Center located at 1633 W. Elm Street in Allentown. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join us to sing, play or listen. Jam books with chords and lyrics are provided. See the JAMS link for more detail.
Performing Group ConcertsThe LVFMS sponsors a group of 5 performing artists who raise funds for the Society via public and private performances. The group exhibits an eclectic blend of folk music for all sorts of events in the Lehigh Valley year round. CONTACT us to book the band for your special event. We still have many open dates for 2015. Special upcoming concerts open to the public this year include:
- Allentown Mayfair: Saturday, May 23, 12:30-2:00 pm
- Kutztown Folk Festival: Friday, July 3, 5:15-7:45 pm
- Bethlehem Musikfest at Liederplatz: Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:00-2:30 pm
- Walnutport Canal Festival, Sunday, October 18, 12:00-2:00 pm