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. BFMS information: 888.646.BFMS
Elise Testone and her All-Star Band and Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale are at The 8×10 on Monday. Saturday it’s Better Off Dead and Swamp Donkey. 410-625-2000
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Tuesday: Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Krasno Band; Wednesday: Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina; Thursday: Madeleine Peyroux; Friday: The Gibson Brothers; Saturday: Griffin House w/ Brian Dunne. 410-268-4545
Singer/songwriter Michael Koppy has 5 gigs in the area – Wednesday: McGinty’s in Silver Spring 301-587-1270; Thursday: An Die Musik in Baltimore 410-385-2638; Friday: The Tree House in Washington 202-398-7700; Saturday: 49 West in Annapolis (early show: 7:00pm) 410-626-9796; Sunday: Daniel O’Connell’s in Alexandria (noon) 703-739-1124.
Uptown Concerts presents Georgie Jessup & The Philosopher Dogs at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. Friday is the 1st Mobtown Strutters Ball with Tongue in Cheek and the Mobtown Strutters with special guest, the Bellevederes. On Saturday it’s Souvenirs @70 – A Celebration of John Prine’s Timeless Songs featuring Letitia Van Sant, Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Bluegrass, The Old Part of Town, ellen cherry, Mike Barth and Friends (featuring Paul Margolis and John Shock), and Howard Markman and Palookaville.410-276-1651
Wester Green, Ms. Fridrich’s Messy Ann Band and Leo & Cygnus are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728
Cellist Michael G. Ronstadt and fiddler Andrew Finn Magill share the bill at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Friday. 410-857-2771
Also Friday, Jah Works with Signal Fire and DubCity Renegades are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057
Midway Fair plays at The Roofer’s Union in Washington DC on Friday. 202.232.7663
Friday, Cris Jacobs and Amy Helm will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700. And they’ll both be at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills on Saturday. 410.356.7469
The 2nd Annual The Mighty Pint Homebrew Competition is Saturday noon-4pm at WTMD studios in Towson featuring over 30 beers to sample, food, and live music by Sean K. Preston & the Loaded Pistols. Tickets at Missiontix.com
Peter Rowan is at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
Also Saturday, Callaghan will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299
Rise Up Singing in Concert featuring Peter Blood and Annie Patterson with Lea Gilmore is Sunday at Space 2640 on St. Paul St.