The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at a new location Church of the Nativity on York 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 & Wednesday: Marc Broussard w/Western Sons; Tuesday: Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters; Thursday: Squirrel Nut Zippers; Friday: Dan Navarro w/Naked Blue; Saturday: Marshall Crenshaw; Sunday afternoon: Aaron Neville Duo. 410-268-4545
Scott Paynter of Jah Works has a free show at the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Thursday is a screening of the documentary about funk queen Betty Davis Betty: They Say I’m Different plus a Betty Davis tribute with Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band. There’s a special kids’ concert on Friday at 1pm featuring tuba player Robert White. Chelsey Green and The Green Project is on Saturday. 410-276-1651
There’s an open mic at The 8×10 on Tuesday. Friday is a tribute to The Band by Big Pink and a tribute to Bob Dylan by D.T. Huber & Whale Show. 410-625-2000
The American Folklife Center presents Afro-Colombian Music from New York by Grupo Rebolú at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon (free!).
Uptown Concerts presents David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The cello/fiddle duo Oliver the Crow is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Thursday. (410) 637-3728
Hot Club of Baltimore is playing on Thursday at 6:30 in Middle Branch Park on Waterview Avenue.
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD: Thursday: Jon Cleary w/Sol Roots; Friday: The Garcia Project; Saturday early show: Dylan Gardner. 443.283.1200
On Thursday, Karen Jonas is at Union Stage in Washington, DC with Wild Rivers. 877.987.6487
Tribu Baharu from Colombia with MatizWave will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351
30th Anniversary “L’il” Margaret’s Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival is Thursday through Saturday at Goddard Farm in Leonardtown, MD. Artists include David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Ralph Stanley II & Clinch Mountain Boys, plus more.
Saturday is Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet‘s 9th Annual Backyard Concert featuring Bill & The Belles on Fenchurch Road in Baltimore.
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 Damian Keavney. 410-529-7176
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Saturday: Aaron Neville Duo. 703-549-7500
The Kennedys will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD on Saturday. 410-822-7299
Also Saturday Mary Chapin Carpenter will be at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. 1 (877) WOLFTRAP
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
Also Sunday, Q. Randall will be in Franklin Square Park at 4pm.
The Hot Club of Baltimore with Alexis Tantau bring Gypsy jazz to Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Sunday.
Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) young musician’s showcase featuring Elizabeth Grandstaff, Bailey Drew Lehfeldt, and Gabrielle Zwi at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121