Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week II of concerts and workshops runs through Friday at McDaniel College in Westminster musicians, artists, creators & thinkers. Music, dance, visual arts, yoga, film and more. Saturday is the Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival at the Carroll County Farm Museum. The lineup includes Guy Davis, Robin Bullock, Professor Louie, Urban Artistry, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Ken & Brad Kolodner, and more. 410-857-2771
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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Mark’s on the Hill at 8:00pm. 888.646.BFMS
The American Folklife Center presents a free concert of Hawai’ian slack key guitar by Ledward “Led” Kaapana at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
WTMD’s free First Thursday concerts continue this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Now double the fun with six bands on two stages: Robyn Hitchcock, The Weeks, Ron Gallo, Waxahatchee, Hollis Brown, and Outcalls.
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: Don McLean; Friday & Saturday: The Bacon Brothers (2 shows each night). 410-268-4545
Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Show w/ Fractal Cat & Friends is Friday at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
Janna Critz is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728
Also Friday, Smooth Kentucky is at Union Craft Brewing. (410) 467-0290
Another Friday show is Red Sammy with guests Rattlewood at Mum’s in Federal Hill. 410-547-7415
The Pam Ortiz Band presents the final benefit concert in their monthly “Songs for Our Future” series at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Friday. This show benefits the ACLU. (410) 639-9133
Good & Ready with Dana Good & Friends opening and Georgie Jessup hosting will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
Bobby Long is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566
Charm City Junction are at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton next Sunday at 6pm. 410-557-9466