Graham Nash | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN |

Veteran singer-songwriter Graham Nash and well-traveled bluegrass ensemble Old Crow Medicine Show lead off the lineup of artists performing at the 56th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival this summer.

Set for August 17th through the 20th at Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, the initial lineup also includes Taj Mo: a new collaboration between blues favorites Taj Mahal and Keb Mo’, and their respective bands. Also bringing the blues is Kansas City guitarist and songwriter Samantha Fish, while bluegrass mandolinist Sierra Hull makes her festival debut.

The Weight Band is made up of players who have performed in various lineups of The Band, and they’ll pay tribute to Rick, Garth, Richard, Robbie and Levon with the King Harvest Horns at this year’s Philadelphia Folk Fest.

The initial lineup also includes singer-songwriters Tift MerrittEric AndersenSusan Werner and more. Check out the full lineup below and get earlybird tickets now at

via Philadelphia Folk Fest

Philadelphia Folk Festival 2017 lineup

Old Crow Medicine Show
Graham Nash
Taj Mo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band
Samantha Fish
THE WEIGHT BAND with The King Harvest Horns
Sierra Hull
Susan Werner
Jimmy LaFave
Sam Baker
Andy McKee
Tift Merritt
Eric Andersen
John McCutcheon
Harrow Fair
Heather Maloney
David Amram
The Kennedys
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards
Bruce Molsky & Molskey’s Mountain Drifters
Otis Gibbs
Ranky Tanky
Lloyd Spiegel
Balle an Salsa
Bella Hardy
Corin Raymond
Ian Foster
Skip Denenberg
Edge Hill Rounders