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
Writer and documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon reads from his new book Memphis: Rent Party – The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown at the Creative Alliance on Monday. On Thursday it’s Bumper Jacksons playing their new single and more. Saturday is honky tonk dance night with Western Centuries. And Sunday Victoria Vox welcomes guests Shodekeh, Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin, and Brian Beverly. 410-276-1651
The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: Scott Kirby w/ The Massacoustics; Thursday: The Clarks w/ Scott Kurt; Friday: Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz, Mama’s Black Sheep, Sweet Leda; Saturday: Mark & Maggie O’Connor. 410-268-4545
Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar with Zomes and Insect Factorye are at the Black Cat in Washington on Wednesday. 202.667.4490
Leni Stern African Trio are at the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC on Wednesday. 202.496.2020
The last BSOPulse concert this season is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Moon Taxi.
Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, By and By, and Toolshed. An Evening With Cris Jacobs Band is Saturday. 410-625-2000
Guitarist Leni Stern with Cheick Hamala Diabate and Jaja Music will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351
On Thursday, Western Centuries will be at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC.
The Claudettes are at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-556-2050
On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Michigan artists Mustard’s Retreat’s first appearance in Maryland as a trio, with Letitia Van Sant duo at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099
In another Friday show, The Matchsellers bluegrass group will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
Palestinian oud player Huda Asfour has a CD release party at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington on Friday. (202) 399-7993
Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others play at the Fells Point Farmers Market on Saturday 9am – noon.
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 Tom Margolis. 410-529-7176
The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday. (443) 699-3040
Akira & Node 18 and Geraldine will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers & Wendy Sassafras Ramsay at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611
The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Saturday. (410) 639-9133
The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Point State Park Among the artists are Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Delbert McClinton, Mike Zito, Keb’ Mo’, Shemekia Copeland, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, and Deanna Bogart. 410-257-7413
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café presents “Baltimore Songs,” a collaboration by Lea Gilmore, Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Focus Music presents OCEAN Quartet at George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA on Sunday. (703) 380-3151
Kiefer Sutherland with Rick Brantley will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Sunday. 703-549-7500