To See Ahead At Folk Festival, Two Looks Back

UPPER SALFORD PA – The gates open again today, for the 55th year, on the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford.

The heralded event represents not only a tradition of performances by some of the best known names in folk music and its roots, but also a boost to the local economy. Dozens of business and organizations and their workers from across the Route 29 corridor will sell services, wares, foods, and other comforts to crowds eager to enjoy them.

To get an idea of what the weekend’s (Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 18-21, 2016) event may be like, talented videographers offer two looks back at last year’s (2015) festival.

  • Watch an 8-minute video (above), produced by, that gives an overview of the shows and interviews with those in attendance.
  • Watch a 5-minute video (below), produced by Matthew Kresge, that offers a behind-the-scenes look at set-up and preparation needed for festival visitors.

Videos from YouTube