Mokoomba from Zimbabwe will be at the African American Civil War Memorial Museum in Washington, DC on Monday. 202-667-2667
Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week I of concerts and workshops is this week and Traditions Week II starts on Sunday at McDaniel College in Westminster. Instructors during the three weeks include Jumoke Ajanku, Randy Barrett, Robin Bullock, Andy Cohen, Guy Davis, Rachel Eddy, FUNI, Josh Hisle, Ken Kolodner, Professor Louie, Rod MacDonald, Andrew Finn Magill, Emily Martin, Lydia Sylvia Martin, Walt Michael, Jesse Palidofsky, Michael G. Ronstadt, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, and Radim Zenkl plus bands Connla and Mile Twelve. 410-857-2771
The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.
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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Tower of Power; Tuesday: Asleep at the Wheel; Friday: Lori McKenna w/ Ben Danaher. 410-268-4545
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
Thumbscrew w/ Susan Alcorn is at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Thursday is an evening with Hal Ketchum and Friday is slide guitarist Jack Broadbent. 410-276-1651
The BFMS Song Swap is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Chris Moyse and Floyd’s Row are there on Thursday. (410) 637-3728
The American Folklife Center presents traditional Armenian qanon music by the all-women Al. Spendiaryan Qanon Ensemble at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Tuesday at noon. The qanon is related to the hammered dulcimer and traditionally played by men. On Thursday, traditional song, music, and visual art from Bengal, India by Folks of Bengal will be in the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress at noon.
Wednesday, Suzie Brown and Scott Sax will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Betty Davis wrote and produced three albums and changed the landscape for women in music forever. Then she disappeared — for 35 years. The WTMD Film Series continues with the documentary ‘They Say I’m Different’ about Betty Davis Thursday in WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8. wtmd.org
Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with The High and Wides, The Hills and the Rivers, and IlyAIMY. Saturday it’s Adam Wakefield with Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale. 410-625-2000
Ike Reilly is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Thursday. 703/255-1566
Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio will be at Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City on Friday.
Bad Influence with Mary Shaver will be at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Friday. 443.283.1200
Lydia Sylvia Martin is at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Friday. 443-341-6166
Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from Gaithersburg, MD, Emily Mitchell, at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121
Also Sunday, the Happy Together Tour hits Bethesda Blues and Jazz in Bethesda, MD featuring Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), The Turtles feat. Flo & Eddie, Gary Puckett & the Union Gap, Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere & the Raiders), The Cowsills, and The Association. 240-330-4500
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Sunday: Hal Ketchum w/ Clarence Bucaro. 703-549-7500
WTMD’s fiscal year ends this month and we’ll be holding a one-day fund drive on Tuesday to make a final push in reaching our financial and member goals. We want to make it fun so we’re turning our playlist over to you!
Make a contribution and tell us what you’d like to hear. We’ll spend all day playing listener’s picks along with some of our favorites. And when you pledge, you’ll be entered to win a 6-pack of VIP tickets to our July First Thursday Festival featuring Lake Street Dive!
Get your requests in tonight at wtmd.org and don’t forget to tune in on Tuesday.