The Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Week II of folk arts & music workshops runs from today through Friday at McDaniel College in Westminster MD. The festival is Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum featuring Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Guy Davis, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Revillions! from Québec, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, and more. 410-857-2771
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. On Friday, there is a monthly open mic at The Friendly Coffeehouse at Calvary Baptist Church inTowson co-hosted by Meg Banter and Rick Millman. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is this week at St. Marks on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
House Concerts on Remington presents Smokey & the Mirror with The Honey Dewdrops on Wednesday. Smokey & the Mirror will also be at a house concert in Washington DC on Thursday. firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: Tuesday Afternoon: A Tribute to the Moody Blues; next Sunday at 1pm: Cracker & Camper Van Beethoven with Lydia Loveless. 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
The Irish Musical Arts and Dance Week faculty concert is Wednesday at Cedar Lane Unitarian Church in North Bethesda. Artists include Liz Carroll, Brendan Mulvihill, Kevin Crawford, Zan McLeod, Billy McComiskey, Sue Richards, Donna Long, and more. 301-754-3611
Also Thursday, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen with Letitia Van Sant are at The 8×10. 410-625-2000
Thursday, it’s Wino Vino from Austin TX with Charm City Klezmer at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
Thursday, Aaron Lee Trasjan with Caleb Caudle are at Club 603 in Roland Park.
Also Thursday, Pokey LaFarge is at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA. 703-549-7500
The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is 7Horse on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.
Friday through Sunday is the Red Wing Roots Music Festival hosted by The Steel Wheels at Natural Chimneys Park in Mt. Solon, VA. Headliners include Trampled By Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, Hayes Carll, Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, The Steel Wheels, Peter Rowan, Pokey LaFarge and Sarah Jarosz. 40 bands on four stages.
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 Bob Sima. 410-529-7176
Joe Uehlein’s Woody Guthrie Birthday Tribute with the U-Liners and emma’s revolution is Saturday at Takoma Park Community Center. 301-754-3611
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Andy Belt and Ruut with singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Also next Sunday, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents Joe Hickerson at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD.