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.BFMSAt the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Band of Heathens and Will Hoge; Tuesday: Steve Earle & The Dukes w/ The Mastersons; Wednesday: Amy Grant; Thursday: JD Simo Band; Friday: The English Channel: A Tribute to the British Invasion Decade; Saturday: The Smithereens w/ guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw; Sunday: Marshall Tucker Band. 410-268-4545
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Seth Kibel & the Kleztet are at the new Keystone Korner Baltimore jazz club on Wednesday. 410·946·6726
Ethiopian reggae and soul by Yeneta Ethio-Jazz is at will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday it’s Dogo from Togo. 202-650-9351
Uptown Concerts presents a double bill with Tony Denikos and Angie Miller at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Ultrafaux, Fried Pickin’, and Unstrung Heroes are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000
Ishtar Alabina mixes many styles, cultures, and languages: Middle Eastern, Spanish, French, raï, flamenco, gypsy, Arabic, and at times, Western at Echostage in Washington DC on Thursday.
Born in Sudan, Alsarah and her band the Nubatones bring East African retro-pop to the Creative Alliance on Friday. 410-276-1651
Ken & Brad Kolodner are part of “Make Music Day” in Holt Park in Overlea-Fullerton on Friday.
Friday, Red Sammy is at Mum’s in Federal Hill with The Heavy Editors. 410-547-7415
Also Friday, Jennifer Cutting’s OCEAN Celtic Quartet with guests will present a summer solstice concert at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Better Off Dead; Saturday: 2 shows with the Cris Jacobs Band; Sunday: Cris Jacobs Band. 443.283.1200
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: The Smithereens w/ guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw; Saturday: Bebel Gilberto. 703-549-7500
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 Lark Rize. 410-529-7176
The Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road features Pop-up Worship Hour on Saturday. (410) 637-3728
The Old Part of Town is at Inverness Brewing in Monkton on Saturday. 443-829-2142
Another Saturday show is Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival, formerly held at Spoutwood Farm in Pennsylvania, is Saturday and Sunday at Marshy Point Nature Center in Middle River.
Mandolin Orange w/ Daughter of Swords appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Sunday. 410-244-1131
Also Sunday, DeVotchKa w/ The Ballroom Thieves are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057
In another Sunday show, Focus Music presents Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600