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 raises funds for the Society via public and private performances. The band has been together for over 20 years and exhibits an eclectic blend of classic folk music, original music and oldies for all sorts of events in the Lehigh Valley year round. We perform for seniors at rest homes and residences, private parties and for audiences of all ages at local festivals. CONTACT us to book the band for your special event. We have many open dates for 2019.

2nd Annual Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration

The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society band will be performing at this year's Pa. Music and Arts Celebration on Sunday at 3:00 pm and Monday at 1:30 pm on the 2019 Memorial Day weekend at the Allentown Fairgrounds. This year's Festival will host 3-stages of Festival performances include oldies rock n' roll, jazz, gospel, folk, latino, Americana, polka and music by local concert bands, plus arts and crafts. Admission and parking are free.

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.

2018 Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration

The Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society sponsored a Folk Music Stage at the 1st Annual Celebration of the Pa. Music Preservation Society held over the 2018 Memorial Day Weekend. Nine distinguished folk artists/bands from our area joined the LVFMS Performing Group to present a showcase of folk music that




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.