Folk! We’ve waited all year for this. Today, the Philadelphia Folk Festival returns to the Old Poole Farm for its 55th annual edition. And it looks like the Philadelphia Folksong Society is bringing its ‘A’ game in 2016, with one of the strongest lineups in years—including a heavy dose of bluegrass. Here are some of this year’s bluegrass highlights. (Full schedule and tickets available at pfs.org.)
Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers
1:30PM, Lobby Stage
Damn Tall Buildings
3:00PM, Lobby Stage
3:45PM, Lobby Stage
Bluegrass Band Workshop
11:00AM, Craft Stage
Featuring Michael Beaky, Daniel S. Bower, Mike Hlatky, Isaac Stanford, Justin Stevenson, and Sarah Larsen.
A Conversation with Del & Dawg
12:00PM, Culture Tent
1:30PM, Tank Stage
Featuring members of Groovemama, Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers, and Roger Sprung.
The Stray Birds
8:30PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage
Del & Dawg
9:50PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage
The Wood Brothers
10:50PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage
Old Time & Bluegrass Jam
1:00PM, Craft Stage
Featuring members of The Stray Birds, Roger Sprung & the Progressive Bluegrassers, Groovemama, and Festival Bluegrass Band.