Justin Nordell
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Position: Executive Director/ Festival Programmer
Company: Philadelphia Folk Festival/ Philadelphia Folk Song Society/ NERFA - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Justin Nordell (he/him/his/y’all) is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Folksong Society, presenters of the oldest continuously run outdoor music festival in North America, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2022. Throughout the pandemic, Justin and PFS presented artists in a digital concert venue and festival, raising over $200,000 USD directly for musicians. Now, Justin is thrilled to have reopened PFS’ seated venue and concert series in Philadelphia, and especially to welcome tens of thousands of guests to the Philadelphia Folk Festival this August 18-22, 2022. In addition, Justin, an openly queer presenter, is elated to be showcasing an all LGBTQIA2+ artist series in the coming year! Attending his first East Coast Music Awards, though having already presented a number of phenomenal ECMA alumni, Justin is eager to meet you (yes YOU!), expand people’s definition of FOLK (almost every genre falls under the umbrella of “folk”), and shop for more spectacular artists to present to my audiences in 2022 and beyond!

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