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
Monday, the duo Smokey and the Mirror will be at Veranda on P in Washington.
Tuesday, Bumper Jacksons have a free concert at the Pagoda in Patterson Park.
The Railsplitters play outdoors at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda on Wednesday. 301-581-5100
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: Rickie Lee Jones; Friday: Rare Earth; Saturday: Strunz & Farah; Sunday: Jorma Kaukonen. 410-268-4545
Uptown Concerts presents Pierce Pettis at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Audie Blaylock, Patrick McAvinue & Co. have two shows in the area this week. Friday at Bob’s Bluegrass Barn in Westminster and Saturday at Bluegrass & BBQ! at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Union Bridge.
On Friday evening and Saturday afternoon, percussionist Tom Teasley, in collaboration with Constellation Theatre Company in Washington DC, will perform his live score for one of the world’s first animated films, the shadow puppet-inspired The Adventures of Prince Achmed, based on tales from the Arabian Nights. The evening shows on Thursday and Saturday are sold out. 202.204.7741
Saturday is the Hot August Music Festival at Oregon Ridge Park. The lineup includes Counting Crows, Punch Brothers, Shakey Graves, Railroad Earth, The Infamous Stringdusters, and more.
Michael & Carrie Kline bring stories and music from Appalachia to the Howard County Historical Society Museum in Ellicott City on Saturday. 410-480-3250