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 23 Years....

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.

Folk Jams and Sing-Alongs

The 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.
Come join us for a special evening at the Bethlehem Sculpture Garden beginning at 6:00 pm on June 17. The LVFMS Band will perform a free 2 hour concert featuring the ukulele in classic folk music followed by a ukulele jam session afterwards.
Bring your ukulele and join in with the fun!
Sing and/or play. Beginners welcome.
The Ukulele Jam will be held immediately after the concert.

Performing Group Concerts

The 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 summer concerts open to the public this year include:
  • Bethlehem Sculpture Garden Concert: Friday, June 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

  • Lighthouse Baptist Church Carnival: Saturday, June 18, 2:00-6:00 pm

  • Bethlehem Musikfest at Liederplatz: Saturday, Aug. 6, 12:00-3:30 pm

Coming soon...

The Ukelele, proudly pronounced “ook-a-lay-lee”, an instrument native to Hawaii, has become increasingly popular in recent years all over the world, especially among the young. The Society is forming a Ukelele Jam Club for ukelele players of all ages and will be hosting it's first meeting/jam immediately following the concert on June 17 at the Bethlehem Sculpture Garden. Permanent time and place of the LVFMS Ukulele jams will be announced at that time.

LVFMS 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.