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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS
The Songster Series: Don Palmer hosted by Brooks Long is at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Friday it’s Nick and Luke and Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band. 410-276-1651
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Great Peacock; Wednesday: David Crosby & Friends; Thursday: Junior Brown; Saturday: Tal Wilkenfeld. 410-268-4545
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: David Crosby & Sky Trails Band; Wednesday: The English Beat; Friday: the subdudes; Saturday: Junior Brown. 703-549-7500
WTMD’s First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages and still free: The War and Treaty, Eli Paperboy Reed, Tyler Ramsey from Band of Horses, Sunflower Bean, The Ron Holloway Band, and Illiterate Light. Music starts at 5:30pm.
Uptown Concerts presents Maine singer/songwriter Dave Rowe at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Yarn w/ Skribe; Friday: Portraits in Soundry tribute with Daryl Davis, Patty Reese, Sean Chyun, and more; Saturday: Soul Carckers; Sunday: Liz Longley solo w/ Justin Trawick. 443.283.1200
The First Friday Show happens at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728
Also Friday, Davina and the Vagabonds are at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100
Robin Bullock’s Robinwood Guitar Retreat is Friday through Sunday at Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD.
WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with Phoam playing the music of Phish for kids. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the show starts at 11:00 a.m. at Power Plant Live’s enclosed outdoor plaza stage. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com
Saturday is Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble’s 40th Anniversary Concert at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, MD feat. Charm City Junction, Tim O’Brien, and more.
Also Saturday, Meghan Cary will be at Deer Creek Coffeehouse in Darlington. The show is part of a book-signing concert tour in support of her new book, Sing Louder: The Stories Behind the Songs. 443-877-7125
The Andrew Collins Trio from Canada is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Sunday. 410.752.4515
Sunday at 4:30 The Wildmans family bluegrass band perform a free show at Hill Center in Washington DC.
Also Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Lynn Hollyfield, Eli Lev, and Barbara Martin at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121