Cicada Suite

All Things Cicada

Cicada Suite (songs), Cicada Flash Drives (w/Cicada Suite), Merch, Factoids

Cicada Suite (the songs!): Online Options

Additional Credits: Sue is blessed to have talented friends helping her every step of the way: Rebecca Jasso, who created/designed my Cicadas; Mary Lewis, who helps with ALL Sue’s product designs; and Annie Capps, who also helped with Cicada Deflector product design (as well as designing this website!). And all the musicians who are credited on the CICADASUITE: Jane Godfrey, Amy Dixon-Kolar, Patti Shaffner, and of course John Abbey. It takes a village to release a cicada!

* To learn more about all things cicada, visit Lovingly curated, this site contains facts, photos, videos, and more. A wonderful and fun resource!


What’s Happening: A once-in-our-lifetime event is about to occur throughout the Midwest: Exactly every 221 years, Brood XIII (the 17-year cicada) and Brood XIX (the 13-year cicada) emerge at the same time, after their respective number of years underground.

Meaning: in 2024, cicadas will emerge in the Midwest in the BILLIONS! They shed their exoskeletons, unfurl new wings, and, if they’re not immediately eaten by their many predators, sing (at ear-splitting decibels) and mate for a few short weeks before they die.

Sue Fink has been obsessed with cicadas for years. In 2021, Sue released her Cicada Suite – two cicada-related original songs – on specially created cicada-shaped flash drives, to commemorate the emergence of Brood X (an East coast 17-year brood), which coincided with our emergence from pandemic isolation. “Don’t Berate a Cicada” is a jazzy little number of cicada factoids; “Hymn of the Cicada” is a heartfelt song from the cicada’s point of view. Until Sue researched cicadas online for her songs,* she never realized how much she personally identified with the cicada!

Now, in 2024, these songs are available to download or stream; a small brood of flash drive mementos also remains.

New: Cicada Deflector Caps (& Hats)!

Sue designed “deflector” hats especially for this emergence. “Cicadas will be dropping from the trees,” she states. “Also – how to put this delicately? – according to an NPR article, cicadas urinate in jet streams, rather than droplets. That’s not in my songs! But wear your Cicada Deflector Cap, look cool, and avoid the deluge!”

In Sue’s Cicada Shoppe (below):
CICADASUITE flash drives are shipped directly from Sue; the price includes shipping.  All other products are shipped directly from the manufacturer and are made “on demand” (meaning they’re created when you order them); shipping charges are separate. “Click a Pic” to read product description and, if desired, add to cart.