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 – Monday: Louis Prima, Jr. & The Witnesses; Tuesday: Justin Townes Earle w/ Danny Burns; Wednesday: The Chris Robinson Brotherhood; Thursday: Butch Trucks & The Freight Train; Friday: The Morrison Brothers Band w/ Brandon Whyde; Sunday: Rich Robinson w/ Bonnie Bishop. 410-268-4545
There’s a night of Toureg guitar jams and honky tonk grooves with Bombino from Niger and Caleb Stine & the Brakemen from Baltimore on Wednesday at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
The American Folklife Center presents Middle Eastern music from New Mexico by Rahim AlHaj Trio at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
The John “Papa” Gros Band and Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000
Sarah Jarosz will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. 703-549-7500
Eldest son of Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti is at the 9:30 Club in DC Friday night. 202-393-0930
The Hamilton Street Festival is Saturday from 11am – 7 pm. Midway Fair is just one of the musical artists.
Susie’s Cause Bluegrass-Folk Festival at Oregon Ridge Park is Saturday featuring The Del McCoury Band, Sarah Jarosz, Seldom Scene, The Stray Birds, Mipso, The Eastman Stringband and The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet.
Senegal’s m’balax star Pape Cheikh Diouf will be at St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday.
Also Saturday, The John “Papa” Gros Band will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700