Welcome to the San Francisco Folk Music Club!

Whether you sing traditional songs or newer songs, a cappella or with your guitar, whether you play Old-Time, Irish, or other instrumental tunes, whether you dance contra, Irish, or swing, we’re always thrilled to meet new musicians! Come to one of our events, find out more about what we do, or join us!


Camp Harmony benefit concert postponed

The Camp Harmony Annual Campership Benefit Concert (which had previously been scheduled for April 18) has been postponed due to coronavirus-related concerns.  We’re hoping to eventually re-schedule for July or August.

Dates and new East Bay site for our summer campouts

We have a new site in the East Bay for our 2020 Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day weekend campouts: Camp Herms at 1100 James Place in El Cerrito!  Dates will be May 22-25, July 3-6, and September 4-7.  More info is on our Memorial Day page and in the March/April folknik.

We’ll have open mikes, musical jams and workshops, and a potluck dinner.  There’s a large lodge with a stage, a large kitchen and an additional room. There’s a large camping area and parking for RVs.  After 10 pm, we can use the lodge for fairly quiet singing if we keep the windows closed – since this is a city site, we won’t be able to have outside jams or music after 10 pm.

SF Free Festival on June 13

SFFMC’s 44th annual San Francisco Free Folk Festival is scheduled for Saturday June 13, 2020!  For more information about the festival, see the festival website.

folknik needs page editors!
The folknik is recruiting for the following page editor positions:
Top Stories (pages 1 and 8)
Festivals (page 7)
Please contact Donna Scarlett, Editor-in-Chief, at sffmc.folknik.editor@gmail.com if you would like to help.
The folknik needs your help

Attendance at Fold-Ins has dropped and we could use more hands. It’s an easy, fun way to do some volunteering for the Club: simply helping prep the ‘Nik to mail to us all. With enough hands, it’s a quick hour or so and then on to food and music. Please come join us! See the events calendar at left for upcoming dates. Help with the folknik, enjoy a meal, and make music. Bring a potluck dish and instruments.

Welcome to the new SFFMC web site!

Thanks very much to SFFMC members Valerie Rose and Daniel Hersh for creating the new site, and many thanks to David Luckhardt for his many years of supporting our prior site!  If you have questions or comments about the new site, write to web@sffmc.org .