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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at West Madison Bar in Mt. Vernon led by Lucas Chohany and Alex Lacquement.
Wednesday, Boston trio The Ladles are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
There’s an Old Time Jam on Wednesday at the Music Café in Damascus, MD hosted by Claude Martin.
Uptown Concerts presents Seth Glier at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The Old Part of Town will be at Andy Nelson’s Barbecue in Cockeysville on Friday. (410) 527-1226
It’s a Jerry Garcia celebration with Cris Jacobs and Friends at The 8×10 on Friday and Saturday. 410-625-2000
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis on Friday: Maxi Priest. 410-268-4545
Join us here at WTMD‘s performance space in Towson on Saturday to celebrate 30 years of Reggae Rhythms with the Dubmaster Clint Thomas. Scotty P of Jah Works and Strykers’ Posse will provide the music. Doors open for this free event at 3:00 PM and the live broadcast starts at 3:30.
Letitia Van Sant with Jon Patton of Midway Fair opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
The Dog Days of Summer Block Party starts at 4:30 on Saturday in the street in front of the Creative Alliance. On Sunday while Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural, Jr., leader of Buckwheat Zydeco is home, recovering from a recent treatment accordionist/singer C.J. Chenier, the son of zydeco originator Clifton Chenier, will front Buckwheat Zydeco to celebrate Buckwheat and his music. 410-276-1651
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a CD release concert by old-time/Americana trio Lulu’s Fate at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611
Also Saturday, Zach Deputy will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Charm City Bluegrass presents Charm City Junction, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Bluestone and Blue Octane at Westminster Hall on Fayette Street on Sunday at 2pm.
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Kristen Toedtman and Mary Battiata with host birthday boy Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Also Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Lilt, Know1Else, and Michael Kelly at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121