Media Resources and Downloads

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2018 Materials

Mini Posters” – Festival and NAFF’ter Hours posters as fliers (2-up/8.5×11 PDF)


Coal Heritage Overview

General 4-up flier (as seen below) — REQUEST UPDATE that reflects lineup change


Headliner Short Bios and Links

Sophie B. Hawkins Official Bio | Official High-Res Photos
Iconic singer-songwriter Sophie B Hawkins is familiar to audiences for her hit single “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover” and her critically acclaimed, 1992 debut album Tongues and Tails, which earned her a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. She has won six New York Music awards as well as an ASCAP award for longest running single, “As I Lay Me Down”. Sohphie has performed with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge, and Sting.

Wheatus  Official Site| High-Res Photo 
Wheatus is the New York-based rock band, best known for the 2000 international hit “Teenage Dirtbag.” The single has appeared on many film and television soundtracks, and has been covered by acts such as One Direction, Weezer, and Dashboard Confessional. Known for high energy shows and fierce independence, Wheatus continue to tour internationally while consistently releasing new material.

Lucy Kaplansky Official High-Res Photo (CMYK)Bio and Media Kit
Part of the Greenwich Village folk scene renaissance while fresh out of high-school, Lucy Kaplansky’s early compatriots included Suzanne Vega, The Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin — who eventually produced Lucy’s 1994 debut album, “The Tide”. The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.” She has since released six solo albums with Red House Records and released radio-charting albums with the folk supergroups Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka) and Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams – who performed at NAFF17 – and Richard Shindell). Lucy continues to perform all over the world. When not performing, she lives in New York City, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

General Festival Announcement Copy (For Release April 11, 2018):

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, a Downtown Indiana event, will be returning to Philadelphia Street in September.
NAFF is working with a variety of regional partners on a coal heritage theme for 2018. Collaborators include the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Eureka Coal Heritage Foundation, and the Coal and Coke Heritage Center at Penn State Fayette. More information can be found on the NAFF website:
The sixth annual NAFF street fair with artists, vendors, and free live music is Saturday, September 8. Occupying the 700 through 500 blocks of Philadelphia Street, it will again include two stages and feature multiple national acts.
Applications are being accepted for artists and vendors selling regionally-made and grown items. To request an application or for more information, visit:
Music lineup announcements, beginning with NAFF’s ‘Locally Made’ performers, are underway now on NAFF’s Facebook page (@northernappfolkfest). Headliners will be announced Saturday, April 11 on Facebook.

Sponsor Overview (email/PDF)

Winter/JAN Newsletter — all newsletters archived on this site’s News page

• Holiday Season Save the Date Card (works black and white /4-up)

• ‘Business Card‘  (PDF/directs to Linda) | Generic Card (JPG)

• ‘Evergreen’ Double-Sided Call for Artists Card (best in color/4-up)

Wrap-Up Newsletter (8.5 MB best quality for printing  – a smaller file size can be downloaded from our News Page) – subsequent newsletters archived on our News page.
Style Notes
• “NAFF Green”
R 51 G 102 B 51
HEX 336633
C 50 M 0 Y 50 K 60

2018 Editorial Coverage, Advertising and Promotion

• Indiana In The Morning interview with Downtown Indiana’s Linda Mitchell and Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County’s Jonathan Bogert
(September 4, 2018)

• Anthony Frazier Acoustic Hour (WCCS) interview with Lucy Kaplansky and Downtown Indiana’s Linda Mitchell (August 26, 2018)

• Indiana Gazette: “Hawkins Performance At NAFF Will Cap Tour” (June 10, 2018)
also Dubois Courier-Express (June 10, 2018)

E R I Jams Magazine (Erie, PA): Arts For Everyone Weekly Event Update (May 3, 2018)

• TribLIVE (Greensburg, PA): “Sophie B. Hawkins To Headline…”  (April 25, 2018)

• Indiana Gazette: “Hawkins To Headline This Year’s Folk Fest” (April 15, 2018)

• Indiana Gazette (April 13, 2018)

• (2018 event page)

• (2018 Pennsylvania Festivals)

• (2018 Pennsylvania Festivals)

2017 Editorial Coverage, Advertising and Promotion

• The Penn: “Folk Festival To Energize Philly Street” (September 9, 2017)

• WCCS Radio: David Janusek and John Wenturine of Wood On Glass sponsor, WBL Hardwoods (September 8, 2017)

• Altoona Mirror: Backyard Beats column (September 7. 2017)

• WCCS Radio: Kathy Abbey-Baker and Kayla Fuller on kids’ activities (September 7, 2017)

• WCCS Radio: Chelsea and James of Melville Walbeck and the NAFF17 Music Committee (September 7, 2017)

• TribLIVE (Tribune-Review): “Folk Festival Brings The Best Of The Arts To Indiana” (August 5, 2017)

• The Gal-ivanter: “Northern Appalachian Folk Festival This Weekend…” (August 6, 2017)

• Indiana Gazette: “County Commissioners Declare Lumber Heritage ”
(August 24, 2017)

• Indiana Gazette: “Lineup Announced For Fifth..” (August 20, 2017)

• WCCS “Indiana In The Morning” (August 4, 2017)

• Rec News feature story (August 2017)

• Indiana Gazette: Inside Indiana (May 19, 2017)





• Bandsintown




September PA Musician


August 30 and September 6 Weekly Collegian (PSU branch campuses + subscribers)


August Pennsylvania Musician (statewide)


2016 Editorial Coverage, Advertising and Promotion

• Indiana Gazette: Lineup Announcement (June 21, 2016)
• WCCS Indiana in the Morning Interview  (August 30, 2016 mp3)
with Jimmie Ross of the Jaggerz
Indiana Gazette: Kickoff Concert To Feature Fiddler (September 2, 2016)
• WCCS Indiana in the Morning Interview (September 2, 2016 mp3)
with David Janusek (Downtown Indiana) and Cate Planisky (NAFF Arts Chair)
• WCCS Indiana in the Morning Interview (September 5, 2016 mp3)
with Ray Owen

WCCS Indiana in the Morning Interview (September 7, 2016 mp3)
with Rick Miller of Southern Culture on the Skids
• Indiana Gazette: …Offers Something for Everyone (September 6, 2016)
• WCCS Indiana in the Morning Interview (September 7, 2016 mp3)
with Ken Waldman
WDAD coverage of NAFF16 Kickoff Concert (September 8, 2016 with audio)
• U92 coverage of NAFF16 Kickoff Concert (September 8, 2016 with audio
The Penn: NAFF Presents Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers (September 8, 2016)
• Altoona Mirror: Striking Chords: Folk, Bluegrass and More (September 9, 2016)
• Indiana Gazette: NAFF Continues Sunday w/photo gallery (September 10, 2016)
• Cat Country: NAFF Continues (September 10, 2016)
• WCCS: NAFF Wraps Up (September 11, 2016)

• Centre County Gazette (September 1-7 2016 page 3)
• Recreation News (Mid-Atlantic publication with DC and Baltimore editions/100k circ.) print and online — including a home page feature
The Rural Blog (University of Kentucky)
• Indiana Gazette (ads in addition to above editorial coverage)
• Renda Broadcasting stations (ads in addition to above editorial coverage)
WCCS, WQMU, Cat Country, WDAD, WHJB (Greensburg), KOOL 103 (Punxsutawney)
Additional online listings and mentions included individual artist, performer and vendor websites, WQED (Pittsburgh), Visit Indiana County PA, Visit Pittsburgh, Fairs and Festivals, Funtober, Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, National Storytelling Network, Downtown Indiana, Pollstar, Ohio Festivals, Johnstown Art, PA Vendors, FiberArts (Pittsburgh), Do Johnstown, VoicesWeb (State College/Central PA), Pittsburgh Arts Council, Side Arts, Family Fun in PA, eArts, InLiquid Arts & Design, Musicateur, Broome County Arts Council (New York)
• Facebook
• Twitter


2017 Fact Sheet
Lumber Heritage Promo
2017 Press Release



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