Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179
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: Martin Barre of Jethro Tull; Tuesday & Wednesday: Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles; Friday: 10,000 Maniacs; Saturday: Tommy Castro & Mike Zito. 410-268-4545
The Stray Birds are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566
Laura Wortman of the Honey Dewdrops and Letitia Van Sant with Brice Randall Bickford, Ralph White, and Velvet Pines will be in concert at the Holy Underground on Maryland Avenue on Wednesday.
The American Folklife Center presents Jayme Stone at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon. Then there’s an open mic with Jayme Stone and Todd Harvey at the Botkin Lecture Hall at 2:30pm.
WTMD’s free First Thursday concerts are back for another summer season this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Now double the fun with six bands on two stages: Good Old War, Craig Finn, Stone Senate, The Districts, Sun Club, and Pressing Strings. Music starts at 5:30pm.
Uptown Concerts presents Tret Fure at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Mokoomba from Zimbabwe will be at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Bumper Jacksons has a CD release concert on Saturday. 410-276-1651
Chinese pipa player Xiaofen Min with John Shock & Paul Margolis of Stone Hill All-Stars & the Polkats are at An Die Musik Live! on Friday. 410-385-2638
Lydia Sylvia Martin is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728
The monthly Folkal Point concert series continues Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Birdhouse (Serena Miller & Graham vonBriesen of Legends of Etcetera) and Skribe. 410-385-2638
Mokoomba is one of the musical acts at Washington DC’s Funk Parade day fair on Saturday.
Maggie Sansone and Friends is one of the musical acts at the Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.
Next Sunday at 2pm, Magical Strings perform on harp and hammered dulcimer at historic Hampton Mansion in Towson.
Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Alan MacEwen and James Von Lenz with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Cosy Sheridan and Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121
Another Sunday show is Courtney Marie Andrews at DC9 in Washington DC. (202) 483-5000