Savannah Folk Music Society exists to promote the enjoyment, preservation and evolution of the living art of folk music and dance. 

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Two First Friday Concerts, August 6, 2021

Concerts in the age of Covid are supporting performers via live streamed music!

First Friday for Folk Music, Friday, August 6, 2021. 7:30-9:30 pm.   Two Savannah resident musicians entertain from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

From 7:30 to 8:30pm we’ll be entertained by T. Dan Hofstedt  with his eclectic acoustic fingerstyle guitar, Hawaiian style slack-key (ki ho’alu), folk rock, Pacific Americana, country, newgrass, singer-songwriter, ukulele, and more  T.Dan’s portion of the evening can be viewed at

From 8:30 to 9:30pm . Karyn Oliver, 2020 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriters’ Competition winner.  Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris – her seductive voice effortlessly oscillates from bluesy soul to country and back. Karyn’s portion of the evening can be viewed at

SFMS pays FFFM performers, as if they were playing live on stage for you here in Savannah. Any support you wish to contribute via the Donate button, top of this page, will be appreciated, and is tax deductible. Or Join or Renew membership! It’s that time of year. (Note the membership benefit below)

Contra Dances, Saturdays, 2021.  Still CANCELED, unfortunately.

Our socially close and aerobic contra dances must remain canceled due to continued efforts to defeat the spread of Covid-19.  We continue to invite  you to dance as if no one is watching.

Featured Performer

Karyn Oliver

Who We Are
We are a society of music makers, appreciative listeners, and dancers.
We provide year-round, affordable access to acoustic music and dance, benefiting the greater Savannah community.
We define “Folk Music” broadly,
ranging from blues to bluegrass, from world music to country, from traditional to contemporary, from front porches to modern stages.
It’s “Roots Music”: playful, relaxing, thought-provoking and down-to-earth.
Some tunes are centuries old, others written yesterday. It’s acoustic, and often fun to sing along with, or to dance to.