The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Saturday is the Valentine’s Day Dance Extravaganza at St. Mark’s on the Hill from 2 to 11pm with music by the Sligo Creek Stompers. 888.646.BFMS
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Tom Paley, one of the founders of the New Lost City Ramblers, and his son Ben Paley at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
The Kruger Brothers are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Monday. 703/255-1566
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers w/ Kristin Andreassen; Tuesday & Wednesday: Tab Benoit; Thursday: Bob Sima CD release concerts; Friday: Bebel Gilberto. 410-268-4545
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Ultrafaux at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611
The Marcus King Band is at Villain & Saint in Bethesda on Thursday. (240) 800-4700
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features Baltimore Irish Trad Fest Fundraiser Concert and Celebration with Billy McComiskey, Donna Long, Laura Byrne, Jim Eagan, dancers, and silent auction. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak is the next Baltimore artist at WTMD‘s “BWI Live” series at baggage belt 5 at BWI airport. Music runs from 7-10 pm on Friday.
Friday Mipso is at the Creative Alliance. Saturday it’s two Valentine’s shows with Gilded Lily Burlesque and Jonny Graves and the Tombstones. 410-276-1651
Zach Deputy and You Already Know are at The 8×10 on Friday. Saturday it’s Psycho Killers and Jordan August Trio. 410-625-2000
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 Abigail Palmer & Eric Selby. 410-529-7176
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith.
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring The Pam Ortiz Band and Jesse Palidofsky and Rivers at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121