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
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. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Lucinda Williams w/ Erika Wennerstrom (of the Heartless Bastards); Tuesday: Christopher Cross; Wednesday: Kris Kristofferson; Thursday & Friday: Reckless Kelly w/ Blue Water Highway; Sunday: The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers. 410-268-4545
At the Creative Alliance Tuesday: Polka madness with The Alex Meixner Band; Wednesday is a blues jam hosted by Jonathan Gilmore; Saturday: Bailar Sin Miedo w/ Joe Falero Band; Sunday: Robin & Linda Williams. 410-276-1651
There’s a Ukulele Meetup at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. Thursday a concert by The Witches and Friday is Songs of Freedom. (410) 637-3728
The final WTMD & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra BSOPulse concert of the season is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Lower Dens. Doors open at 5:30 for a pre-concert party featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries. The concert will be broadcast live on 89.7 at 8:30.
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features Anne Hills & David Roth. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
Also Friday, OCEAN Celtic Quartet will be at Carroll Cafe in Seekers Church, Takoma Park MD. 301-562-4147
Another Friday show is Bumper Jacksons CD release concert at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
The Baltimore Band Block Party is Saturday 1:30-10:30pm at WTMD studios in Towson featuring 12 Baltimore bands. Support your favorite band by purchasing tickets or making a donation at Missiontix.com.
Saturday is Folk Music Night at Perry Hall United Methodist Church on Belair Road from 7:00-10:00 pm. There’s an open mic, and featured guest Brooksie Wells. 410-529-7176
There’s a songwriter’s round robin featuring Karen Goldberg, John Seay, Sarah Pinsker and hostess Georgie Jessup at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival in Washington DC is Saturday. Artists include Town Mountain, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Woodshedders, Walter Martin, Charm City Junction w/Ken Kolodner, Sligo Creek Stompers, The War and Treaty, The Honey Dewdrops and many more.
Also Saturday, Rachael Sage will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299
And Paul Kelly from Australia is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566