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 Street. 888.646.BFMS
On Monday, New York City’s Raya Brass Band and Lahore/Brooklyn collaboration Sandaraa are at The Windup Space on North Avenue. 410-244-8855
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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: John Sebastian; Wednesday: Jeff Austin Band feat. Jeff Austin formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band; Friday: Striking Matches and The Secret Sisters; Sunday: Jonatha Brooke w/ Jo Lawry. 410-268-4545
Uptown Concerts presents Side by Side with Paul Prestopino and Ron Greenstein at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The John “Papa Gros” Band featuring Brian Stoltz and Honey Island Swamp Band are at The 8×10 on Thursday. Friday it’s Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Letitia VanSant & the Bonafides, and Les Toulouse. 410-625-2000
Ara Dinkjian on oud and Zulal a cappella trio bring Armenian music to the Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium in Washington, DC on Thursday at noon. 202-707-1743
The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Seattle quintet Ivan & Alyosha on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD. They’ll be at U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC.
Friday, Anexo Social is at the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance for the monthly Noches Acusticas concert. 410-276-1651
Charm City Junction and Ken & Brad Kolodner are at The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, VA on Friday.
Augusta Heritage Center’s Dare to be Square dance weekend is Friday through Sunday and features 18 workshops for aspiring to advanced dancers, callers, and musicians, and evening dances on Friday and Saturday, in the picturesque Swiss village of Helvetia, WV. 304.637.1209
The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday. (443) 699-3040
35th annual Washington Folk Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, MD. Artists include Shenandoah Run, OCEAN, Furia Flamenca, Culkin School of Irish Dance, Frog Hammer, Lulu’s Fate, Rick Franklin & His Delta Blues Boys, Greek Nubian Collective, Orchester Praževica, and more.
*** DATE/TIME CORRECTION *** Saturday at 8pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents an evening of baseball songs with Jason Siemer, Sam Nitzberg & Matt Douglas, Alan MacEuen and more with singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Banjoist from Ontario, Hannah Shira Naiman will be at Cafe Nola in Frederick on Sunday. 301-694-6652