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: Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek w/ Mikaela Davis; Wednesday: In The Vane of…The Rolling Stones: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Rolling Stones Inspired Originals; Thursday: Amy Ray & Her Band and Chely Wright; Friday: Judith Hill w/ Karter Jaymes; Saturday: Gary Lewis & the Playboys; Sunday: Joe Robinson plus Twobadours on the Run: David Ryan Harris and Gabe Dixon. 410-268-4545
WTMD presents EMBODY with Dan Deacon, Shodekeh, Wendel Patrick, Melissa Wimbish, Edwin Perez and others for a celebration of the human voice. Tuesday at WTMD’s performance space in Towson.
There’s a Song Swap hosted by Andy Cooper and Tyler St. Clare at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. (410) 637-3728
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Claude Martin at Liam Flynn’s Ale House in the Station North Arts District. 443-956-1702
Tanzanian seven-piece band Jagwa Music will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Tuesday. 202-650-9351
The American Folklife Center presents Mexican music and dance from California by Artemio Posadas at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
Jagwa Music is at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Wednesday at 6:00.
Uptown Concerts presents Peter Mulvey at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a tribute to Patsy Cline on her 84th birthday with Karen Collins, Jess Eliot Myhre of Bumper Jacksons, Letitia VanSant, and Melissa Wright backed by the Backroads Band at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Thursday. 301-754-3611
Also Thursday, founder of the band Orleans and former Congressman John Hall will be at Electric Maid in Washington, DC.
An intriguing pairing of Horse Lords from Baltimore and Kaynak Pipers of Bulgaria is at the Creative Alliance on Friday. On Saturday, Mexico’s 6-piece band Troker provides a live, original score the 1919 Mexican silent film “The Grey Automobile.” 410-276-1651
Argentine trio Fémina has a free outdoor concert on Friday at the Columbia Lakefront.
The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew in Columbia has their annual free Multi-Cultural Festival Kings Contrivance Village Center starting Friday with Oktoberfest and continuing Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, Roots Café presents The Streets of Baltimore: Songs of Our City at An Die Musik Live. Artists are Vagabond Motel’s Mikel Gehl & Natasha Ramirez Leland, Red Sammy’s Adam Trice, and Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier. (410) 385-2638
Gangstagrass is at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Saturday. 202-556-2050
Next Sunday, Dal’Ouna Ensemble from Palestine featuring Ramzi Aburedwan, Abeer Nehme, and author Sandy Tolan are at Rosslyn Spectrum Theater in Arlington, VA. (703) 276-6701 http://www.rosslynva.org/go/rosslyn-plaza-theater