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. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 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. On Tuesday there’s the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179
The BFMS Song Swap is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Saturday is an SPLC benefit show. (410) 637-3728
Miss Tess and the Talkbacks and Christopher Paul Stelling are at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Friday it’s “B’More B Goode – A Celebration of the words and music of Chuck Berry” with boogie woogie piano master and longtime Chuck Berry pianist, Daryl Davis, along with the Ursula Ricks Band, Quinton Randall, Caleb Stine, Brooks Long, LaFayette Gilchrist and Gina DeLuca. 410-276-1651
Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement are at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Wednesday: Strung Like a Horse and Head for the Hills; Thursday: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Swampcandy; Friday: A Tribute to Duke Ellington starring The John Blount-Dave Tucker Big Band; Saturday: Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago; Sunday: John Mayall w/ Bill Carter. 410-268-4545
The American Folklife Center presents The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
Shannon McNally is at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-556-2050
Delfest is Thursday through Sunday in Cumberland, MD featuring The Del McCoury Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Cris Jacobs, and lots more.
Friday through Sunday is Folk College at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Workshops for all levels including total non-musicians, jamming, singing, workshops, and concerts featuring Simple Gifts, Happy Traum, Bumper Jacksons, Anna & Elizabeth, John Lilly, Appleseed Collective, Maivish and many more.
Little Feat is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Sunday. 410-280-5640