Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week III of concerts and workshops is this week at McDaniel College in Westminster. The 21st Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music Festival is Saturday at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. Artists include the Kruger Brothers, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, fiddler Pete Clark from Scotland, Urban Artistry, Connla from Northern Ireland, Walt Michael & Co. and more. 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. There will be no Second Saturday Dance this month. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: I’m With Her featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan; Thursday: Mipso w/ Christian López; Friday: Katie Herzig w/ Liza Anne; Saturday: Indie Soul Showcase feat. Emmanuel Withers, J. Esq, and Danielia. 410-268-4545
19 yr. old singer, saxophonist and composer Imani Wright has a free show at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. On Wednesday it’s guitarist Bombino from Niger plus Baltimore’s Super City. Friday: Radney Foster. Saturday: Charm City Celebrates Music From Big Pink-The Band at 50 with The Old Part of Town, Andy Bopp, Stone Hill All-Stars, ellen cherry, and more. And Eilen Jewel is there on Sunday. 410-276-1651
Tuesday The War and Treaty opens for Indigo Girls at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. 1 (877) WOLFTRAP
Orchester Praževica leads the monthly Gypsy Soul Party at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday. 202-650-9351
The American Folklife Center presents a free show by Newpoli from Massachusetts playing Italian traditional music and song at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
FY5 is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Thursday.
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Poco and Atlanta Rhythm Section. 703-549-7500
The Old Part of Town will be at Andy Nelson’s Barbecue in Cockeysville on Friday. (410) 527-1226
Ellis Dyson & The Shambles will be at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Friday. Guitarist Malina Moye is Saturday. 443.283.1200
Red Wing Roots Music Festival is Friday through Sunday at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VA. Hosted by the Steel Wheels, other artists include Trampled by Turtles, I’m With Her, Steep Canyon Rangers, Josh Ritter, The War and Treaty, Mipso, and lots more.
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 Doug Alan Wilcox. 410-529-7176
Kipyn Martin with Mike P. Ryan opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a ukulele workshop and mini-concert by Lil’ Rev at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD. on Saturday. 301-754-3611
Charm City Junction has a CD release concert at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton next Sunday at 6pm. 410-557-9466
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents MAD Week Kickoff Concert — Song & Dance of Irish America – hosted by Myron Bretholz at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda on Sunday. 301-754-3611