Monday is Ken & Brad Kolodner’s 3rd Annual Lawnbuster Labor Day Pickin’ Party. Bring an instrument or just listen. Music starts at 3pm.
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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Marcia Ball; Thursday: Three Dog Night; Friday: The Jerry Douglas Trio w/ guest Danny Burns; Saturday: Swampcandy; Sunday: Don McLean. 410-268-4545
Kevin Morby duo tour with William Tyler is at the Creative Alliance on Wednesday. 410-276-1651
There’s reggae at MECU Pavilion on Wednesday by Steel Pulse, UB40, Shaggy, and Ali Campbell & Astro.
WTMD’s First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park with the final festival of 2019. Six bands on two stages, still free: Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Hollis Brown, Emily Wolfe, Super City, Reality Jones, and Devon Gilfillian. Music starts at 5:30pm.
Friday is sort-of “bluegrass night” at The 8×10 with Ultrafaux, Mondawmen, and Michelle McHugh. 410-625-2000
At The Hamilton in Washington DC – Thursday: Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Friday: Young Dubliners; Saturday: The Legendary Wailers featuring Julian “Junior” Marvin. 202-787-1000
The First Friday Show is appropriately on Friday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
Friday there’s “Fun on the Waterfront” with the Plate Scrapers at Harbor Point Central Plaza.
Boukman Eksperyans from Haiti w/ Crank LuKongo are at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line. 443.283.1200
The Madonnari Arts Festival in Little Italy is Friday through Sunday and includes the Stone Hill All-Stars on Saturday and Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others on Sunday.
Friday through Sunday is SisterSpace Weekend Women’s Festival featuring Ferron, Amythyst Kiah (from Our Native Daughters), Sandra Valls, and more at Ramblewood camp in Darlington, MD.
Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering presents a weekend of playing, singing, jamming, dancing and listening to folk music Friday through Sunday at Greenwood Furnace State Park in Huntingdon County, PA. Faculty includes Simple Gifts, Hasee Ciaccio, Sam Gleaves, Henry Koretzky, plus more.
On Saturday, Don McLean is at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469
Saturday at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA there’s a Danny Gatton birthday celebration show featuring Dave Chappell, Dave Elliott, Chick Hall, Tommy Lepson, Big Joe Maher, John Previti, Tom Principato, Pete Ragusa, & many more. Sunday, it’s “Remembering Doc” a Tribute to Doc Watson featuring T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence, and Wayne Henderson. 703-549-7500
Next Sunday at 4:30pm C.J. Chenier and the Red-Hot Louisiana Band performs at Hill Center in Washington DC.
Also Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents “Songs for Our Times” with John O’Connor, James Von Lenz, Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638