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 Second Tuesday 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. 888.646.BFMS
On Monday cellist Rushad Eggleston is at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore. 410-752-7272
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Mike Zito w/ Billy Price; Tuesday: Squirrel Nut Zippers; Wednesday: Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Holiday; Thursday: Beginnings – a tribute to the music of Chicago; Friday evening & Saturday (two shows) & Sunday afternoon: Carbon Leaf; Sunday evening: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. 410-268-4545
At The 8×10 on Wednesday is Jerry Tripsters and Friday it’s Susto and Indianola. 410-625-2000
Ken & Brad Kolodner provide music for the Stoop Storytelling Series at the Senator Theatre on Thursday. Storytellers are Mary Washington, Cliff Murphy, Michelle Becote-Jackson, Josh Kohn, Maura Kolakowski Taylor, and Arianne Rice.
On Thursday the Baltimore Honky-Tonk features Arty Hill & the Long-Gone Daddys at Waverly Brewing Company. And on Saturday at Waverly Brewing it’s Midway Fair’s 10th Anniversary Concert with Katie Bowers Band. 443-438-5765
On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents John Gorka and Cheryl Wheeler at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099
“A Colonial Christmas” performed by the Endris chamber ensemble is Friday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
Music on the Square features The Honey Dewdrops on Friday at Church on the Square in Canton.
The Baltimore Free Farm has Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike w/ Ghost Sugar on Friday and on Saturday Harlan County Kings, Rodney Henry, and The Old Part of Town.
Cryin’ Fridays and The Cosmic Cowpokes will share the stage at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Friday. 410-799-3755
The Chuck Brown Band will be at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Friday. 443.283.1200
The High & Wides will be at the Garfield Center for the Arts in Chestertown, MD on Friday. (410) 810-2060
Another Friday show is Tyler Childers w/ Liz Cooper & the Stampede at The Anthem in Washington DC. 877.435.9849
WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues on Saturday with Outcalls‘ “Frozen” stage show, funky versions of holiday classics by Mark Hopkins & The Pretty War, Santa Claus, a meet and greet with the princesses and more at Towson University’s West Village Commons Ballroom. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com
Saturday noon to 4pm is Woodsy Winter Wonderland at Cylburn Arboretum. Ax throwing, squaredancing with Charm City Junction, food, local brews, and carriage rides.
Helicon presents their annual Winter Solstice concert in Washington DC for the first time at Dumbarton United Methodist Church on Saturday with guests Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet, Charm City Junction, and step dancer Jonathan Srour. 202-965-2000
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Saturday: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes; Sunday: Bill Kirchen w/ Junior Brown. 703-549-7500
The Roots Café Christmas Show features Karen Collins, Santa Claus, Chris Ousley from Bumper Jacksons, Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live on Sunday at 5pm. (410) 385-2638