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. 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: Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters; Wednesday: Popa Chubby & John Nemeth. 410-268-4545
The American Folklife Center presents The Legacy of Ola Belle Reed featuring David Reed, Hugh Campbell, and other friends and family at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
Craig Donovan and Josh Gray will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
Friday it’s bluegrass with Frank Solivan and the Dirty Kitchen, Fried Pickin’, and The Hummingbyrds at The 8×10. 410-625-2000
More bluegrass on Friday by Nathan Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys with Dr. Ralph Stanley at Bethesda Blues and Jazz in Bethesda, MD. 240-330-4500
The Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering is Friday through Sunday at Greenwood Furnace State Park in central Pennsylvania near State College. It’s a weekend of workshops, playing, singing, jamming, dancing and listening to folk music with activities for all levels from non-musician to advanced players.
On Saturday, Saun & Starr, backup singers with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings bring a classic soul sound to the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
Saturday, St. Paul & the Broken Bones with Alanna Royale appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131
Another Saturday show is bluegrass-pop band Mipso at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Also Saturday, The Appleseed Collective will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299
Singer/songwriter BettySoo presents a workshop at 3pm and a concert at 7:30pm at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD on Saturday. 301-258-6394
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Ruthie Logsdon from Ruthie & the Wranglers and Shenandoah Run at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring. 301-608-2121
The Mount Airy Slow Jam of old-time and Celtic music is every second Sunday of the month 6-8pm at Mount Airy Town Hall.