The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Marks on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul St. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Scott Kirby & His Acoustic Group; Tuesday: Avery*Sunshine w/ Bradd Marquis; Wednesday: Sergio Mendes & Brasil 2014; Thursday: Pablo Cruise; Friday: Melissa Ferrick w/ Anne Heaton; Saturday at noon: The Autumn Defense feat. John Stirratt & Patrick Sansone of Wilco w/ Ben Fields; Saturday evening: John Ford Coley & Terry Sylvester; next Sunday: Ottmar Liebert. 410-268-4545
Wednesday, The Head and the Heart w/ Lucius appears at Ram’s Head Live downtown. Thursday it’s The 1975 w/ Bad Suns and Sunday Lucinda Williams w/ Kenneth Brian Band. 410-244-1131
WTMD’s First Thursdays Concerts in the Park is this week at Canton Waterfront Park, featuring Los Lonely Boys, Spanish Gold, and LP.
Thursday, Sean K Preston and the Loaded Pistols w/ The Jesse Ray Carter Trio are at the Creative Alliance. Friday starting at 6pm it the East by Eastern Block Party with Christylez Bacon and a screening of Hairspray Saturday from 11am to 7pm is the free Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival featuring Colombia Tropical, Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys, and Billy McComiskey plus crafts, demos and food. Saturday evening is Arty Hill’s CD release concert. 410-276-1651
Michael McLoughlin will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Bernhoft on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.
Saturday is Black 47‘s last Baltimore show before they disband later this year, plus O’Malley’s March at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057
Also Saturday. Dirty Bourbon River Show’s New Orleans Brass-Rock-Soul Revue and Big Swifty are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Lea Gilmore and Frog Holler’s Darren Schlappich with singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638