The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter on York Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. 888.646.BFMS
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
Another Tuesday show is John McLaughlin at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
WTMD Film Series continues with the documentary Jingle Bell Rocks!, a trippy, cinematic sleighride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative and underground Christmas music, on Wednesday in WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 8. wtmd.org and is free!
On Wednesday there’s a bluegrass jam at Lauraville House on Harford Road.
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: The Cowsills; Sunday: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. 410-268-4545
Neville Jacobs (Ivan Neville & Cris Jacobs) is at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000
On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents An Irish Christmas with Laura Byrne, Jim Eagan, Eileen Estes & Donna Long at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Chuck Brown Band; Saturday: The 19th Street Band. 443.283.1200
Weedie Braimah + The Hands of Time w/Amadou Kouyate at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535
WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes Mini Holiday Spectacular is this Saturday featuring songs from “Frozen” by Outcalls, super funky holiday songs from Parliament Funkadelic’s Rufus Roundtree & Da Bmore Brass Factory, Opera in a Can, and more! The event is in the West Village Commons of Towson University. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com
Helicon‘s 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Concert w/ Charm City Junction, The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet w/ Rachel Eddy, and step-dancer Jonathan Srour happens Saturday at 3:30pm and 7:30pm at Kraushaar Auditorium of Goucher College in Towson.
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 Matt Roach. 410-529-7176
Jennifer Cutting’s OCEAN Orchestra presents “A Celtic Christmas” at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Saturday it’s Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes w/ Adam Ezra. 703-549-7500
Red Sammy appears at Eastern Shore Brewing in St. Michaels, MD on Saturday at 3 p.m.
A Colonial Christmas will be at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Sunday. (410) 637-3728
We’ll be counting down the Top 89 Songs of 2018, as voted by YOU on Thursday. Tune in to 89.7 FM or wtmd.org or the WTMD app all day.