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. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Delta Rae w/ Penny & Sparrow; Wednesday: The Airplane Family & Friends w/ Live Dead ’69; Thursday: Suzy Bogguss Christmas Show; Friday & Saturday plus a Saturday afternoon show: Carbon Leaf w/ Marie Miller; Sunday afternoon: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers; Sunday evening: Lita Ford. 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
The American Folklife Center presents a free bluegrass concert by Dale Ann Bradley Band at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
Reverend Horton Heat appears at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Wednesday. 410-244-1131
Uptown Concerts presents songs for the Holiday Season with Lynn Hollyfield, Dave Abe, Jimmy Brink, & Steve Wolf at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Lebanon’s oud master Marcel Khalife and his sons Bachar and Rami are at Lincoln Theatre in Washington on Thursday. 202-888-0050
Zach Deputy and Gypsy Soul Revival are at The 8×10 on Friday. 410-625-2000
Ken & Brad Kolodner, Alex Lacquement & Rachey Eddy provide the music for the Washington Square Dance in Washington DC on Saturday.
Also Saturday Bones Jugs, a 21st century Folk-Americana-Ragtime-Jugband, from Urbana, Illinois, will be at Electric Maid in Washington DC.