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
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. 443-835-2179
Michael Patrick Flannigan Smith is at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166
WTMD’s free First Thursday concerts continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Seven bands on two stages: Tift Merritt, Jeb Loy Nichols, SUSTO, Muddy Magnolias, Margaret Glaspy, Super City, and The Rad Trads. Music starts at 5:30pm.
Thursday it’s an evening with John McCutcheon at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis on Thursday: Kimock. 410-268-4545
Gangstagrass is at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-556-2050
The John Papa Gros Band also Cara Kelly are at The 8×10 on Friday. 410-625-2000
1920s hot jazz by Tongue in Cheek, soulful music by Fred Moss, and Latin American folk by Conjunto Brujo are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. Sunday is Michael Raitzyk and Karla Chisholm. (410) 637-3728
The Pam Ortiz Band guests vocalist Sue Matthews and poet Mary Azrael continue their monthly series of benefit concerts on Friday at Robert Ortiz Studios in Chestertown, MD. This show supports Planned Parenthood. 410-810-1400
The 46th annual Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention is Saturday 9am – 7pm at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster.
The Strawberry Festival is also Saturday at the Sandy Spring Museum in Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD. Music includes Charm City Junction, The Hollow Prophets, Resurrection Baptist Sanctuary Choir, and Phil Carr’s Jazz Quintet.
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents the 37th Annual FSGW Washington Folk Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, MD. Artists at this free event include Blanco y Negro, Dede & the Do-Rights, Fast Eddie and the Slowpokes, Halau Ho’omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai’i, Kinobe and Jaja, Little Bit A Blues, Maelstrom Fiddlers, Paraguayan Harp, Trio Sefardi w/Flory Jagoda, the Washington Toho Koto Society, Flor de Maracujá, Telmen Naadam, Urban Artistry, and Wicked Olde. Featured storytellers include Janice Curtis Greene and the Twinbrook Tellers.
On Saturday, City and Color and Noah Gunderson appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131
Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio play for “Dinner at Dusk” at Sherwood Gardens on Sunday 5-8pm.
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Tony Denikos and Patty Reese with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
The World Folk Music Association (WFMA) presents The Brothers Four at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda.