Monday, String Sound (Patrick McAvinue, Luke Chohany, Alex Lacquement & Nick Horner) have a CD release concert at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
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. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: 2 shows by The Gin Blossoms; Sunday: Memories of the King tribute to Elvis. 410-268-4545
The next free WTMD First Thursday concert is this week in Canton Waterfront Park. The lineup is Boy & Bear, Andy Bopp, and Basia Bulat. Music starts at 6:30pm.
Uptown Concerts presents Robin Bullock at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The Slambovian Circus of Dreams plays on Thursday at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299 http://avalontheatre.com/ and also with Jonny Jingo are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566
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 Paul Harrison. 410-529-7176
There’s a singer/songwriter round-robin at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday with Georgie Jessup, Jon Patton, John Seay, and Christina van Norman. 410-799-3755
The 6th annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a free event Saturday from noon to 8pm at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
Another free event on Saturday is Music in the Woods at Oregon Ridge Nature Center from 2-9pm. 410-887-1815
The 36th annual Washington Folk Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, MD. A small sampling of the performers are Dead Men’s Hollow, Magpie, Martin Family Band, Only Lonesome, Jesse Palidofsky Group, Arev Armenian Dance, Blanco Y Negro, Kinobe, Seth Kibel Klezmer Ensemble, Blue Panamuse, Rick Franklin & His Delta Blues Boys, Abigail Palmer & Eric Selby, Culken School of Irish Dance, Elke Baker, and OCEAN Orchestra.
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Ken & Brad Kolodner with Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638