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. Tuesday is the BFMS Song Swap at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter at 7:30pm. And the BFMS Picnic is Sunday at Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center in Parkton, MD. 888.646.BFMS
The American Folklife Center presents Navajo (Diné) traditional dance from Arizona by the Jones Benally Family Dancers at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Tuesday at noon. Thursday is the Summer Music Jam: Klezmer led by Howard Ungar and Seth Kibel at Veterans History Project Information & Welcome Center (LJ-G51), Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress.
Tuesday Latingrass band Che Apalache performs at Hill Center in Washington DC. Steve Poltz is there on Sunday afternoon.
Downhill Strugglers will be at The Public Option brew pub in Washington, DC on Wednesday. 202.636.3795
Uptown Concerts presents Jean Rohe and Band at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
At the Creative Alliance on Thursday is Seven Voices: A Tribute to Patsy Cline with Aimee Curl (Furnace Mountain), Maureen Andary (Sweater Set), Jess Eliot Myhre (Bumper Jacksons), Lauren Calve, Alexis Tantau, Ahren Buchheister, and Isabelle de Leon. 410-276-1651
The Avett Brothers will be at UMBC Events Center on Friday.
Friday is the Piano Inauguration Concert at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
Occidental Gypsy is at the Opera House in Havre de Grace, MD on Friday. 443-502-2005
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Jah Works; Saturday: Justin Jones; Sunday: The Young Dubliners. 443.283.1200
WTMD’s Rock & Rye Maryland Spirits & Music Showcase is Saturday at South Point – Port Covington featuring cocktails and spirits from 18 Maryland distilleries. Music by DJ WHO, Imam Collective and DJ Baby Alcatraz. Information at WTMD.org.
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at Function Coworking Community in Lauraville, featuring a reunion of The Polkats.
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 is F/E/A/T/H/E/R. 410-529-7176
Geraldine w/ Tony Denikos will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Saturday afternoon: Bob Sima; Saturday evening: The Dirty Grass Players w/ Pierce Edens; Sunday: Robby Krieger of The Doors. 410-268-4545
Andrew Bird and Chicano Batman will be at The Anthem in Washington DC on Saturday. 877.435.9849
Sunday at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA there’s The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four, and The Limeliters. 703-549-7500