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 & Tuesday: Donavon Frankenreiter w/ Jesse Ruben; Wednesday: Paul Reed Smith Band; Thursday: Iris DeMent; Saturday: Dan Navarro & Ellis Paul; Sunday: 2 shows with Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band. 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
Uptown Concerts presents Bill Staines at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Also Thursday, The Early Mays are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Sunday it’s The Ransom Notes. (410) 637-3728
It’s bluegrass night with Dirty Grass Players, Jordan August Band, and National Headliner at The 8×10 on Thursday. Friday it’s an evening with Better Off Dead. 410-625-2000
Claire Lynch Band w/ Vinegar Creek Constituency are at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA on Thursday. (717) 393-1660
The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival is Thursday through Sunday at Granite Hill Camping Resort. The lineup incudes The SteelDrivers, Hot Rize, Travelin’ McCourys, The Seldom Scene, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Blue Highway, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Lonesome River Band, Nothin’ Fancy, Volume 5, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, and the Country Gentlemen Tribute Band. 1.800.642.TENT
The Baltimore Square Dance is Friday in Hampden at The Ideal Arts Space with music by Hoot & Holler with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement.
The Old 97’s and American Aquarium appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Friday. 410-244-1131
The Sofia Ortiz Project is at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Friday & Saturday. (410) 639-9133
Ken & Brad Kolodner are at the Bowie Public Library at 3:00 Saturday.
Saturday, Ken & Brad Kolodner with Alex Laxquement are at The Wagon Shed Concert Series in New Freedom, PA. 717-235-7465
Saturday is the Hot August Music Festival at Oregon Ridge Park. The lineup includes Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, and Tim & Savannah Finch & the Eastman String Band.
Saturday, The Ransom Notes will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Sunday, Dan Navarro & Ellis Paul have 2 shows at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA. 703/255-1566
Blackmore’s Night is at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on Sunday. 302-994-1400