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. The BFMS Open Sing is the second Tuesday of the month at Bertha’s in Fells Point. The 29th annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend in Thurmont is Friday through Sunday. And the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Marks on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Jesse Cook; Wednesday: Playing for Change; Friday: Ana Popovic; Saturday afternoon: House of Hats; Saturday evening: Dan Wilson of Semisonic w/ Jenn Grinels; next Sunday: Greg Adams & East Bay Soul. 410-268-4545
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at Liam Flynn’s Ale House in the Station North Arts District. 443-956-1702
Treetop Flyers and The Great American Canyon Band play at the Ottobar on Wednesday. 410-662-0069
Uptown Concerts presents Christine Lavin at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Chatham Street 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 Simone Felice with Jarekus Singleton on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.
Shenandoah Run is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Friday. 410-280-5640
Also Friday, Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray will be at Sully’s Place house concert in Columbia. 410-730-5831
3rd annual almost Summer Solstice and full moon cruise with Celtic music by Maggie Sansone & friends aboard the classic Chesapeake Bay built Richard Lee is Friday evening. The cruise departs from the docks at Discovery Village in Shady Side, MD. 410.867.6283
Young singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist Irene Diaz is at Artisphere in Arlington VA on Friday. (703) 875-1100
Zvuloon Dub System brings Ethiopian reggae to Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535
Saturday from 11am to 7pm is the free Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival at the Creative Alliance featuring Colombia Tropical, Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys, and Billy McComiskey plus crafts, demos and food. 410-276-1651
Saturday is Folk Music Night at Perry Hall United Methodist Church on Belair Road from 7:00-10:00 pm. There’s an open mic, and featured guest Rick Hill. 410-529-7176
Also Saturday, Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA hosts the Louisiana Swamp Romp featuring Big Sam’s Funky Nation, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, and the Stooges Brass Band. 1 (877) WOLFTRAP
The 43rd Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention is Saturday from 9am-7pm at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.