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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Los Straitjackets; Sunday: The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band w/ Dom Flemons and JD Wilkes. 410-268-4545
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Tuesday at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC it’s The Lantern Tour II – Concerts For Migrant And Refugee Families – featuring Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, the Mastersons, Thao Nguyen, and David Pulkingham. 202.783.4000
On Thursday the Baltimore Honky-Tonk & Two-Stepping with The Bottom Rung will be at Waverly Brewing Company. 443-438-5765
Also Thursday, SONiA disappear fear with full band is at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: LA Young & The Unusual Suspects; Saturday afternoon: Trout Fishing in America; Saturday evening: The 19th Street Band; Sunday: The End of America and Oshima Brothers. 443.283.1200
At the Creative Alliance on Friday is progressive Western swing with The Quebe Sisters. Saturday at 8pm is Chouk Bwa Libète from Haiti plus a Haitian lounge party and Haitian drumming demo at 6pm in the Marquee Lounge. 410-276-1651
Michael Franti & Spearhead is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Friday.
Saturday noon to 4pm is WTMD’s 5th Annual The Mighty Pint Homebrew Competition. Enjoy unlimited tastings from over 30 area home-brewers, a commemorative glass and live music performances by Alexander Peters and the Roosters and Cara Kelly & The Tell Tale. Tickets & info at WTMD.org.
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at Function Coworking Community in Lauraville, featuring Grateful Dead night with music by Mystery Dawg.
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents “A Tribute to Ken Burns & the History of Country Music” with Mark Brine, Doug Stevenson, Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638