Fun, exciting, charming and talented Cassie and Maggie MacDonald are a dynamic Celtic sister duo who have emerged onto the music scene as the ones to watch. Born in Halifax, with strong roots in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, the girls have been wowing audiences across Canada with their unique blend of original and traditional Celtic music. Hannah & Maggie are Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year”, East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year, their accolades and awards speak of a young duo that will surely continue to do great things…Get Tickets
With four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone, Darlingside effortlessly draw audiences into their lush musical world. David Fricke of Rolling Stone describes them as “a quartet with a rich line in acoustic textures and chamber-rock dynamics.” The band’s sound, characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, bluegrass and rock instrumentation, and smart lyricism, is the product of complete collaboration among the four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop, barbershop, and chamber music.Get Tickets
A French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts Performance! Soaring and diving on a Tony-winning rock score, Next to Normal peels back the facade of a suburban family dealing with mental illness and other contemporary American struggles. Suburban housewife Diana struggles to battle her mental demons, brought about, in part, by her bipolar disorder. Husband Dan fights to help keep both her mind and his family stable, even as Diana decides to stop taking her meds. Sixteen year-old Natalie, on the other hand, can't seem to escape the shadow of her mysterious eighteen year-old brother. Winner of three Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Next to Normal is the most talked about new play in years and the acclaimed, groundbreaking rock musical "that pushed Broadway in new directions" (Rolling Stone).Get Tickets
Harmony Presents features hilarious comedians from New York, Boston, Philadelphia and more. Featured comedians combined experiences include appearances on MTV, placing in some of the top comedy festivals, being featured on Sirius XM Radio, and frequently performing numerous comedy clubs around New York City including Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Stand Up New York, New York Comedy Club and Laughing Devil Comedy Club.Get Tickets
A true barn-burning romp through the past 100 years of Americana, seeing a Spuyten Duyvil (pronounced "SPITE-en DIE+vul") show for the first time is like "throwing a cherry bomb into a lake" (Rich Warren, WFMT). It wakes you up. Their brand of original and traditional American Roots music blends Olde Time, Blues, 2nd Line, Bluegrass, and Folk Rock with a pinch of Punk Rock energy to create a uniquely modern mix. Lead by song-writing couple, Mark Miller and Beth Kaufman, this six piece powerhouse brings fiery energy to venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest.Get Tickets
Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest acts on the Celtic and folk music circuits. Band-leader Rose Baldino drives this band, delivering a dynamic blend of charisma, crackerjack fiddle work, and tightly woven harmonies. She's joined by Amy Beshara, a multi-talented musician, well respected in the New York metro Scottish fiddle scene. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Lou Baldino on guitar and Peter Trezzi on percussion. In December 2013, Burning Bridget Cleary was nominated "Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, or Concert" in the Irish Music Awards sponsored by the Irish Music Association. Says Jack Baker of The Irish American News, "This is trad music at its best; alive, vibrant and lyrical. Don't miss seeing this band."Get Tickets
Come join the band! Bring your instrument or voice and be part of a band in this 2-hour workshop! Simple Gifts will address issues of how to play well together, including arranging music, creating harmony parts, improvising, and getting a tight cohesive band sound. Together we'll arrange a piece of music to perform during the afternoon concert with Simple Gifts. All instruments (including voice) and levels (including total non-musicians) are welcome. There's a place for everyone in this band!
This workshop is offered in collaboration with Harmony Presents & Lackawac Sanctuary. It is generously supported by The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, a joint effort of the PA Council on the Arts and the Pocono Arts Council. Registration required. More information or register at email@example.com.
Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. This award-winning band performs on an impressive array of instruments, including two fiddles, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, recorders, guitar, and banjo plus some more unusual instruments like the bowed psaltery, baritone fiddle, banjolin, guitjo, and doumbek. With sounds that range from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer freilachs, haunting Gypsy melodies, and exotic Balkan dance tunes, Simple Gifts presents their music with a rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm. This is an act not to be missed! The concert is offered in collaboration with Lackawac Sanctuary (silkmillharmony.com) and is generously supported by The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, a joint effort of the PA Council on the Arts and the Pocono Arts Council.Get Tickets
Get ready to move your booty. The Gold Magnolias are a few southern boys in New York city with a sound that evokes such artists as recent phenoms The Alabama Shakes as well as soul-stalwarts like Fats Domino and James Brown. Their infectious style of Brooklyn Southern Soul, fueled by fried chicken and tequila will have you up and dancing or at least, grooving in your seat. A true melting pot of blues, soul, funk, dance and funk, don't miss this wild ride.Get Tickets
Wade Preston of "Movin' Out!" the Broadway show and Billy Joel's back-up delivers an impeccable show with your favorite tunes and original compositions. It's not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention but Mr. Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws. Truly spell-binding and a favorite among Harmony Presents audiences, get your tickets now to the early or late show before there aren't any left!Get Tickets
Grafting their passion for Appalachian music and harmony singing to 21st century sensibilities, Northeast Pennsylvania-based quartet Coal Town Rounders occupy a space in time that is distinctly their own. With a foundational repertoire of bluegrass material you'd expect in a group twice their age, the band is poised to expand the reach and relevance of traditional music with their unique and hard-driving sound. Having shared the stage with nationally touring acts like the Carolina Chocolate Drops, The Lumineers and The Grascals, you just don't want to miss this show.Get Tickets
Dave Matthews Band opener and king of funky, spicy and intelligent tunes, The Nat Osborn Band ranges from lush, hypnotic ballads about heartbreak, polyrhythmic Latin-rock, & drunken tangos about destitute desire. This full 7 piece band is as enthralling as it is catchy and layered with theatrical elements and occasional reggae beats. Osborn’s raspy vocals and euphoric hooks, matched with the band’s dangerously tight rhythm section and powerful three piece horn section has resulted in sold out shows across the North East. Having performed with the likes of Paul Simon, Wynton Marsalis, Ludacris, and Marc Broussard, Osborn’s seasoned bandmates have created a completely undeniable performance unit with a truly captivating sound.Get Tickets
From the Binghamton, New York music scene comes Driftwood, a band with a rock ‘n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they bring one of the most unique, raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene. Incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin, the ghost of traditional American folk music lives in their palette. But the melodies, the harmonies and the lyrics are something else entirely.Get Tickets
The lush romanticism of Josh Groban's music meets the texture and grit present in the most epic of indie and pop tunes in Matt Nokoa's voice and songwriting. A disarming performer, Matt tours internationally, recently giving concerts at The White House and throughout India. He has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured at BAM, the NY International Short Film Festival, and on Disney.com.Get Tickets