About Folkus

Great live music. Friendly people. All volunteer run. Quite simply, the Folkus Project is all about bringing great, live acoustic music to Central New York. We’ve been doing that for over 17 years, and cultivating a community of acoustic music fans in the process. Folkus is a not-for-profit organization, run entirely by volunteers committed to bringing a wide variety of live music to our area. This includes old favorites, up and coming artists, and seasoned performers new to our area – all high quality, and all at affordable prices. We present shows twice a month on Friday nights, from September to May. It’s important to us to give our performers a great experience playing with us, and to have our audiences feel a part of a greater community of folks who enjoy listening to live music out with others. For us, it’s about the music as well as the experience that live music creates. Folkus has a Board that serves as a steering committee, with smaller teams of folks focusing on the particular components of running the organization (booking, publicity, volunteers, hospitality, tech, membership, finance, outreach, etc.). And of course, it’s thanks to our extended circle of volunteers on show nights, and those involved with behind the scenes tasks and special projects, that we’re able to continue to do what we do, in the way that we do it.


Robin and Linda Williams
Friday, November 04, 2016 at 8:00 PM
May Memorial UU Society

You’ve seen them on Prairie Home Companion and Austin City Limits; now you can see them on our Folkus stage. For more than four decades, Robin and Linda Williams have treated audiences to “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country”, capturing moments of universal life in their songs.

The Acoustic Guitar Project
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM
May Memorial UU Society

“One guitar. One week. One song”. The Acoustic Guitar project, is an international songwriting project that originated in New York City and has spread around the world. Five notable area songwriters will perform his or her original composition (each written on the same guitar, 1 week after another), plus a few other of their original songs. Artists to be announced as they complete their songs.

Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie
Friday, December 02, 2016 at 8:00 PM
May Memorial UU Society

Cliff has run the musical gamut from being a founding member of the Fast Folk Music Cooperative of New York City in the 1980s, to garnering the Helen Hayes award for Best Sound Design for writing and performing music to The Taming of the Shrew at the Folger Theatre in Washington, D.C. (2013).

His expressive voice and dynamic guitar style make for some of the most moving “new folk” music, drawing from rock, pop and the best folk ballad styles, with a keen sense of wit mixed in.

Louise adds her soulful Southern folk to the evening. A singer songwriter in her own right described as “Faulkner with a guitar” (folk DJ, Rich Warren), Louise has garnered much attention and accolades in recent years, winning top awards at the Kerrville Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Tickets & Info for Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie

Guy Davis
Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM
May Memorial UU Society

When Guy Davis plays the blues, he doesn’t want you to notice how much art is involved. He’s played the four corners of the world earning acclaim for his deft acoustic playing, his well-traveled voice and his literate, yet highly accessible songwriting. His parallel careers– as a musician, an author, a music teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor—mark Davis as a Renaissance man, yet the blues remain his first and greatest love.

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