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.

Performing Group Concerts

The LVFMS sponsors a group that raises funds for the Society via public and private performances. The group exhibits an eclectic blend of old-time, classic and original folk music for all sorts of events in the Lehigh Valley year round. CONTACT us to book the band for your special event. We have many open dates for 2018.

Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration

The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society is sponsoring a Folk Music Stage (Schtell) at the 1st Annual Celebration of the Pa. Music Preservation Society held over Memorial Day Weekend (26-28th of May) between 12:00 and 7:30 pm at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Nine distinguished folk artists/bands from Eastern Pa. will be joining the LVFMS Performing Group to present a showcase of folk music that represents the diverse cultural heritage of our Pennsylvania music traditions. Admission is free and parking is convenient and abundant. Contact your friends and families and join us for a weekend of fun and entertainment.

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.