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. Also, the BFMS sponsors Fourth at Four Storyfolk storytelling group next Sunday at 4pm at Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. Information about Fourth at Four: 410-321-8419. BFMS information: 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: 10,000 Maniacs; Tuesday & Wednesday: Gregg Allman; Thursday: Ani DiFranco w/Chastity Brown; Friday: Seldom Scene; Saturday afternoon: Jorma Kaukonen; Saturday evening: Psycho Killers a tribute to Talking Heads. 410-268-4545
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
Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday & Wedesday. 10,000 Maniacs are there on Friday. 703-549-7500
Jonny Lang with Guthrie Brown are at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Tuesday. 410-280-5640
John Tracy will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
Friday it’s Locos Por Juana and Juanita Ca$h at the Creative Alliance. The Big Show on Stage is Saturday. 410-276-1651
WTMD presents the Rock & Roll Chili Bowl on Saturday. It’s the official Maryland State Championship Chili Cookoff with samplings from 30 contestants and music by Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers and The Herd of Main Street. It all happens at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Tickets available at Missiontix.com.
The World Folk Music Association presents a house concert with Taylor Pie of the Pozo Seco Singers in Silver Spring MD on Saturday.
Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week I of concerts and workshops starts on Sunday at McDaniel College in Westminster and features instructors Kenan Adnawi, Scott Ainslie, Sheila Arnold Jones, Karen Ashbrook, Robin Bullock, Eileen Carson Schatz, José Feliciano, Ralph Gordon, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Professor Louie, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Andrew Finn Magill, Paul McKenna Band, Paul Oorts, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Mark Schatz, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Wendy Stewart, Caleb Stine, Radim Zenkl and many many more. 410-857-2771
Barenaked Ladies are at Pier Six Sunday. 410.783.4189