Archive for the ‘Concert calendar’ Category

The Del McCoury Band

The Del McCoury Band

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s the Baltimore Bluegrass Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

The BFMS Song Swap is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Saturday is an SPLC benefit show. (410) 637-3728

Miss Tess

Miss Tess

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks and Christopher Paul Stelling are at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Friday it’s “B’More B Goode – A Celebration of the words and music of Chuck Berry” with boogie woogie piano master and longtime Chuck Berry pianist, Daryl Davis, along with the Ursula Ricks Band, Quinton Randall, Caleb Stine, Brooks Long, LaFayette Gilchrist and Gina DeLuca. 410-276-1651

Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement are at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Bruce Molsky’s Mountain Drifters at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Wednesday: Strung Like a Horse and Head for the Hills; Thursday: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Swampcandy; Friday: A Tribute to Duke Ellington starring The John Blount-Dave Tucker Big Band; Saturday: Beginnings: A Tribute to the Music of Chicago; Sunday: John Mayall w/ Bill Carter. 410-268-4545

The American Folklife Center presents The Cambodian-American Heritage Dancers and Chum Ngek Ensemble at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally

Shannon McNally is at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-556-2050

Delfest is Thursday through Sunday in Cumberland, MD featuring The Del McCoury Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, Hot Rize, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Steep Canyon Rangers, Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Cris Jacobs, and lots more.

Friday through Sunday is Folk College at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. Workshops for all levels including total non-musicians, jamming, singing, workshops, and concerts featuring Simple Gifts, Happy Traum, Bumper Jacksons, Anna & Elizabeth, John Lilly, Appleseed Collective, Maivish and many more.

Little Feat is at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis on Sunday. 410-280-5640

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. BFMS is presenting a concert of sea songs, old and new, by 24-year veteran of Her Majesty’s Royal Naval diesel submarines, Tom Lewis, on Sunday at Lovely Lane Church. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

Monday, Justin Townes Earle with The Sadies and Sammy Brue are at Baltimore Soundstage. Friday is the Dirty Grass Players. (410) 244-0057

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: An Evening with David Crosby & Friends; Tuesday: Gordon Lightfoot; Wednesday: Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Thursday: David Sanborn (2 shows); Saturday: Delbert McClinton; Sunday afternoon: Anders Osborne (solo); Sunday evening: The Lettermen. 410-268-4545

An Evening With Snail MailWTMD presents an evening with Snail Mail on Tuesday at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Be part of the studio audience, or listen live at 9pm on 89.7 FM and wtmd.org. Tickets at Missiontix.com

There’s Harmony Singing at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Tuesday. Saturday is a concert by Rachel Bell. (410) 637-3728

Mipso and Jordan August are at The 8×10 on Tuesday. It’s bluegrass night on Thursday with The Hummingbyrds and Mountain Ride. 410-625-2000

On Tuesday Sylvan Esso and Lucy Dacus appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131

At the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD, Tuesday: Alejandro Escovedo; Wednesday: Heather Nova & Mishka Frith with Kate Grom; Thursday: The Brother Brothers; Friday: Danny Burns; Saturday: Pressing Strings; Sunday: Shannon McNally. 410-822-7299

There’s an old-time jam at Rocklands Winery in Poolesville on Wednesday.

Drawing from the traditional music of Newfoundland, Eastern Canada and Québec, Keith Murphy will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House on Friday. (443) 333-9613

Red Sammy has 3 shows this weekend: Friday at the Blue Side Tavern in Frederick. Saturday they’ll be one of 60 bands at The Thing 2017 – their show is 2pm at the Tenth Ward Distillery. And Sunday they’ll be at 7 Locks Brewing in Rockville.

John Gorka

John Gorka

Cheryl Wheeler

Cheryl Wheeler

Uptown Concerts presents Cellar Stage Columbia featuring singer/songwriters John Gorka and Cheryl Wheeler at Temple Isaiah in Fulton MD on Saturday. 410-521-9099

Lea Gilmore with the Juke Joint Allstars are at the Creative Alliance on Saturday. Anacostia Delta Band and Friends are celebrating Danny Gatton & Roy Buchanan on Sunday. 410-276-1651

It’s rumored to be The Charm City Reactors’ final gig at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515

Flogging Molly is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Saturday.

Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Artists include the Mavericks, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Samantha Fish, Jonny Lang, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Swamp Candy.

Next Sunday, Focus Music presents The Boxcar Lilies at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

The Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music annual picnic is Sunday at Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, Delaware with the Piedmont Melody Makers. (302) 321-6466

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Lucinda Williams w/ Erika Wennerstrom (of the Heartless Bastards); Tuesday: Christopher Cross; Wednesday: Kris Kristofferson; Thursday & Friday: Reckless Kelly w/ Blue Water Highway; Sunday: The Everly Brothers Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers. 410-268-4545

Joe Falero Band

Joe Falero Band

At the Creative Alliance Tuesday: Polka madness with The Alex Meixner Band; Wednesday is a blues jam hosted by Jonathan Gilmore; Saturday: Bailar Sin Miedo w/ Joe Falero Band; Sunday: Robin & Linda Williams. 410-276-1651

There’s a Ukulele Meetup at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. Thursday a concert by The Witches and Friday is Songs of Freedom. (410) 637-3728

The final WTMD & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra BSOPulse concert of the season is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Lower Dens. Doors open at 5:30 for a pre-concert party featuring live music, happy hour drink specials, and food from our favorite Baltimore restaurants and breweries. The concert will be broadcast live on 89.7 at 8:30.

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611

Anne Hills

Anne Hills

On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features Anne Hills & David Roth. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099

Also Friday, OCEAN Celtic Quartet will be at Carroll Cafe in Seekers Church, Takoma Park MD. 301-562-4147

Another Friday show is Bumper Jacksons CD release concert at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

The Baltimore Band Block Party is Saturday 1:30-10:30pm at WTMD studios in Towson featuring 12 Baltimore bands. Support your favorite band by purchasing tickets or making a donation at Missiontix.com.

Brooksie Wells

Brooksie Wells

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 Brooksie Wells. 410-529-7176

There’s a songwriter’s round robin featuring Karen Goldberg, John Seay, Sarah Pinsker and hostess Georgie Jessup at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

The Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival in Washington DC is Saturday. Artists include Town Mountain, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Woodshedders, Walter Martin, Charm City Junction w/Ken Kolodner, Sligo Creek Stompers, The War and Treaty, The Honey Dewdrops and many more.

Also Saturday, Rachael Sage will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299

And Paul Kelly from Australia is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown 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: Monday: Martin Barre of Jethro Tull; Tuesday & Wednesday: Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles; Friday: 10,000 Maniacs; Saturday: Tommy Castro & Mike Zito. 410-268-4545

The Stray Birds are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566

Laura Wortman of the Honey Dewdrops and Letitia Van Sant with Brice Randall Bickford, Ralph White, and Velvet Pines will be in concert at the Holy Underground on Maryland Avenue on Wednesday.

Jayme Stone

Jayme Stone

The American Folklife Center presents Jayme Stone at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon. Then there’s an open mic with Jayme Stone and Todd Harvey at the Botkin Lecture Hall at 2:30pm.

WTMD’s free First Thursday concerts are back for another summer season this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Now double the fun with six bands on two stages: Good Old War, Craig Finn, Stone Senate, The Districts, Sun Club, and Pressing Strings. Music starts at 5:30pm.

Uptown Concerts presents Tret Fure at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Mokoomba

Mokoomba

Mokoomba from Zimbabwe will be at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Bumper Jacksons has a CD release concert on Saturday. 410-276-1651

Xiaofen Min

Xiaofen Min

Chinese pipa player Xiaofen Min with John Shock & Paul Margolis of Stone Hill All-Stars & the Polkats are at An Die Musik Live! on Friday. 410-385-2638

Lydia Sylvia Martin is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728

The monthly Folkal Point concert series continues Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Birdhouse (Serena Miller & Graham vonBriesen of Legends of Etcetera) and Skribe. 410-385-2638

Mokoomba is one of the musical acts at Washington DC’s Funk Parade day fair on Saturday.

Maggie Sansone and Friends is one of the musical acts at the Sheep and Wool Festival on Saturday and Sunday at Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship.

Magical Strings

Magical Strings

Next Sunday at 2pm, Magical Strings perform on harp and hammered dulcimer at historic Hampton Mansion in Towson.

Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Alan MacEwen and James Von Lenz with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Cosy Sheridan and Rob Carlson & The Benefit Street Band at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

Another Sunday show is Courtney Marie Andrews at DC9 in Washington DC. (202) 483-5000

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Celtic Fiddle Festival

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Celtic Fiddle Festival (Christian Lemaître, Charlie McKerron, Kevin Burke and Nicolas Quemener) at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown 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: Monday: Dave Davies of the Kinks; Tuesday: The Jayhawks w/ Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding); Thursday: Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters w/ Shannon LaBrie; Friday: TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band; Saturday: Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones w. special guest Bill Kirchen. 410-268-4545

Grant Gordy, Danny Barnes and Joe Walsh are at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Tuesday. The Late Bloomers are there on Friday. 410.752.4515

At the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road: Tuesday: Song Swap; Friday: Maja & David. (410) 637-3728

Sarah Jarosz will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500

Wednesday, Mipso will be at the Stoltz Listening Room at the Avalon Theatre in Easton MD. 410-822-7299

Wednesday Israeli pianist Idan Raichel will perform solo at the Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. 1 (877) WOLFTRAP

Uptown Concerts presents Kipyn Martin with David Glaser at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Lydia Sylvia Martin is at the Blue Side Tavern in Frederick on Thursday.

Billy Strings

Billy Strings

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Billy Strings on Friday. Come see it live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

The Baltimore Square Dance is Friday in Hampden at The Ideal Arts Space. Music by The Mammals and the Brother Brothers.

Friday, Mile Twelve will be at the Sandy Spring Museum in Ashton-Sandy Spring, MD.

Also Friday, the UMD Balinese Gamelan Ensemble are at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park. 301-405-2787

The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow

The 5th annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival is Saturday in Druid Hill Park near Rawlings Conservatory. Festivities start at 10:00am and the lineup includes The Lone Bellow, Seldom Scene, Cris Jacobs, Lonesome River Band, Dustbowl Revival, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades.

Saturday it’s the annual Marquee Ball at the Creative Alliance. This year’s theme is Disco Nights, inspired by the 1979 film Roller Boogie. 410-276-1651

Saturday night is the Charm City Bluegrass Festival After Party with Billy Strings and Friends at The 8×10. 410-625-2000

Arto Lindsay with Beauty Pill are at the Black Cat in Washington on Saturday. 202.667.4490

Another Saturday show is Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA. 703/255-1566

The Southern Maryland Celtic Festival and Highland Gathering is Saturday at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in Saint Leonard MD. Music includes Elke Baker, Ken Kolodner & Rachel Eddy, Maggie Sansone and friends, Drew Vervan, IONA, Tir na nOg, Pond Scum, The American Rogues, and more.

Sunday afternoon Baby Bok Choy provides the music for the Art of Caring to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates at Area 405 in the Station North Arts District.

Also next Sunday Irish American band I Draw Slow performs at Hill Center in Washington DC.

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner. 443-835-2179

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. 888.646.BFMS

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Jon Carroll, Daryl Davis & Josh Christina celebrating the music of Chuck Berry at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

Sanam Marvi

Sanam Marvi

Vocalist Sanam Marvi from Pakistan will be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Tuesday at 6:00.

Roots reggae with Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill and Scotty P of Jah Works at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Sarah Jarosz on Thursday is sold out. Sunday it’s Dr. Lonnie Smith on the Hammond B-3. 410-276-1651

At the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road: Tuesday: Harmony singing; Friday: Kaitlyn Raitz & Ben Plotnick; Saturday: Madeline Huss. (410) 637-3728

Kinky Friedman is at The Hamilton in Washington DC on Tuesday. The Hackensaw Boys with The Tillers are there on Friday. 202-787-1000

The American Folklife Center presents North Carolina singer and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents fiddlers Maja & David from Denmark and Québec at the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD on Wednesday. 301-754-3611

There’s an old-time jam at Rocklands Winery in Poolesville on Wednesday.

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Wednesday: The Hackensaw Boys w/ The Tillers; Thursday: Average White Band; Friday & Saturday: Richard Thompson acoustic; Saturday afternoon: Brandy Clark & Charlie Worsham. 410-268-4545

WTMD presents An Evening with Matt Hutchison and the Big ’Gin on Thursday at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Tickets at Missiontix.com. The show will be broadcast live on 89.7 FM and wtmd.org.

Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Dirty Grass Players, The Woodshedders, and Thistle Rue. Friday it’s reggae with John Brown’s Body and 9 Mile Roots. 410-625-2000

Mile Twelve brings bluegrass and Americana to The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Thursday. 410.752.4515

On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features Bill Staines with Lara Herscovitch opening. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099

West Virginia old-time music by The High Ridge Ramblers is at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Friday. 410-857-2771

Lulu's Fate

Lulu’s Fate

In another Friday show, Lulu’s Fate will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613

WTMD’s 3rd annual Brews & Bands is Saturday from noon to 4pm at WTMD studios in Towson. 15 breweries will bring 30 styles for unlimited tastings and there will be Gypsy jazz by Ultrafaux and the Hot Club of Baltimore and new wave & post punk with a certain operatic surfy twang by PLRLS. Tickets at Missiontix.com. The music will be broadcast live on 89.7 FM and wtmd.org but you need to be present to sample the beer!

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Karen Collins and Doug Stevenson with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Also Sunday, the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase features Ronny Cox at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday. 443-835-2179

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road. No American Contra and Square Dancing on Wednesday this week. 888.646.BFMS

Vieux Farka Touré

Vieux Farka Touré

Vieux Farka Touré from Mali plus Soul Cannon from Baltimore are at the Creative Alliance on Wednesday. Friday it’s Karter Jaymes and Samuel James. And on Saturday it’s Baltimore Banjo Masters with The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet, Mike Munford, Amadou Kouyate on kora, and Lydia Sylvia Martin. 410-276-1651

There is bluegrass at an Octopus’ Garden at the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park featuring Jeff Westerinen and Jordan August.

Missy Raines & The New Hip are at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Thursday. The Old Part of Town hit’s Germano’s on Saturday. 410.752.4515

Guy Davis

Guy Davis

Guy Davis and Samantha Fish will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. 703-549-7500

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Sallie Ford on Friday. Come see her live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD Baltimore.

T.T. Tucker & the Bum Rush Band, Georgie Jessup & the Philosopher Dogs, and Tom Diventi are at Reverb Collective on N. Charles Street (downstairs from Brothers Music) on Friday. (443) 447-4325

On Friday, Carbon Leaf and Me & My Brother are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

Also Friday, Red Sammy (full rock band) will be at Barley & Hops in Frederick, MD.

The Pam Ortiz Band with guests continue a monthly series of benefit concerts on Friday at Robert Ortiz Studios in Chestertown, MD. This show supports FreeState Justice, serving the LGBTQ community. 410-810-1400

Red Sammy with D.T. Huber opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

The Maryland Concert Series presents Guy Davis with Lea Gilmore at North County High School in Ferndale on Saturday.

Paul McKenna & Finn Magill have a CD release concert on Saturday at the Silver Spring B&O Railroad Station sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.

Joshua James is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis on Sunday there are afternoon and evening shows with Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn. 410-268-4545

Guitarist Michael Joseph Harris leads the Gypsy Jazz Jam every Monday with members of Hot Club of Baltimore and Ultrafaux at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House. 443-835-2179

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. There is also a Family Dance on Saturday at 5pm at St. Mark’s on the Hill followed by the Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance at 8pm. 888.646.BFMS

Pam & Bob Ortiz are at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Monday. (410) 639-9133

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday: Dale Watson and Ray Benson present “Dale & Ray”; Wednesday: solo/acoustic performance by Citizen Cope (2 shows); Saturday afternoon: Riders in the Sky; Saturday evening: Over the Rhine; Sunday: The Hard Travelers farewell concert. 410-268-4545

The Hooten Hallers is at Hill Country in Washington DC on Tuesday. 202-556-2050

Dan Navarro with David Glaser presented by Uptown Concerts at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday is sold out. 410-795-1041

Billy McComiskey

Billy McComiskey

The 2017 Baltimore Irish Trad Fest starts Friday night with a session at Ryan’s Daughter on Belvedere Avenue, continues Saturday and Sunday with workshops at St. Michael the Archangel School, Zissimos, and Ideal Arts Space. A Masters Concert is Saturday night at the Creative Alliance 410-276-1651 and there’s a closing session Sunday night at Ryan’s Daughter. Artists include Billy McComiskey, James Kelly, Rose Flanagan, Kevin Crawford, Donna Long, Dáithí Sproule, and more.

The Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road has their First Friday show with Positronic Cats, Birdhouse, and The Tool Shed. (410) 637-3728

Also Friday, Cris Jacobs with Ryan Montbleau are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dry Branch Fire Squad at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Friday. 301-754-3611

Red Sammy

Red Sammy

Another Friday show features Red Sammy, Georgie Jessup & the Philosopher Dogs, plus more at 1919 on Fleet Street in Fells Point.

Lydia Sylvia Martin will be at Asparagus Media Studios in Takoma Park, MD on Friday. 301-270-1770

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music presents fiddlers Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Newark, DE on Friday. (302) 321-6466

Yet another Friday show is Mipso at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

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 Rupert Wates. 410-529-7176

The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring Mambo Combo and the Patapsco Delta Boys.

Uptown Concerts Columbia features Canadian singer/songwriter James Keelaghan with Ian Foster opening at Temple Isaiah in Fulton MD on Saturday. 410-521-9099

Sunday, Georgie Jessup & The Philosopher Dogs will be at New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt MD. (301) 474-5642

Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns

Rosie Newton & Richie Stearns

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton at the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins in Takoma Park, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. 888.646.BFMS

“The Thoughts Behind the Songs” featuring Ellis Woodward, John M. Seay, Sahffi Lynne and Ray Jozwiak telling stories about their songs is Tuesday at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. 410.752.4515

There’s a song swap on Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Sunday: Paris Kern. (410) 637-3728

The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

Naughty Professor and Swampcandy are at The 8×10 on Tuesday. Friday is the James Brown Dance Party with the Chase Brothers with lots of guests. 410-625-2000

James McMurtry and Tift Merritt will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500

Caleb Stine is at the Rooster & Hen General Store in Catonsville on Wednesday. 443-341-6166

Rusted Root

Rusted Root

Rusted Root is at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on Wednesday.

Wednesday Noam Pikelny will be at the Barns of Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. 1 (877) WOLFTRAP

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Hippo Campus on Thursday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Thursday: James McCartney w/Jesse Ruben; Friday: Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket w/ Amber Rubarth; Saturday: Crystal Bowsersox and Jack Ingram; Sunday: Rusted Root w/ Nicholas David. 410-268-4545

The East Coast Reggae Fest is Friday at Baltimore Soundstage with Jah Works, Signal Fire, and Sensamotion. (410) 244-0057

Jennifer Cutting's Ocean Orchestra

Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra

Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra have a CD release concert w/special guests The Kennedys at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD on Friday. 301.581.5100

Also Friday, Michael Kelly has a CD release party at 49 West in Annapolis with a quartet featuring Danny Knicely, Brad Kolodner, and Mark Schatz. 410/626-9796

The Honey Dewdrops

The Honey Dewdrops

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with The Honey Dewdrops. 410-385-2638

Saturday is also the Light City Square Dance at Peabody Heights Brewery in Waverly with music by Iron Leg Boys.

Phil Wiggins & Eleanor Ellis bring acoustic blues to Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents guitarist Pierre Bensusan at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Sunday. 301-754-3611

The Sounds of Kolachi

The Sounds of Kolachi

The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Mark’s on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS

Lula Wiles is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Monday. Tuesday it’s the Page Turners. 410.752.4515

On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179

There’s harmony singing on Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Saturday is a ukulele workshop and a concert by Rachel Manke. (410) 637-3728

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Tuesday: In The Vane Of….The Grateful Dead: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Grateful Dead Inspired Originals; Wednesday: Kasey Chambers w/Jen Van Meter; Saturday afternoon: Young Dubliners w/Andy Stack & Adrien Reju. 410-268-4545

Simrit

Simrit

Simrit brings Greek Orthodox chants from her native Greece with West African influences from her studies in the American South to St. Francis Hall in Washington, DC on Tuesday.

Wednesday, Naughty Professor will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

The Sounds of Kolachi, a 10-piece group from Pakistan, are at Tropicalia in Washington on Thursday. (202) 629-4535 http://www.tropicaliadc.com/ And they’ll be at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Friday at 6:00.

On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features three singer/songwriters in the round: Heather Aubrey Lloyd from ilyAIMY, Victoria Vox, and Kipyn Martin. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099

Jonatha Brooke is at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Saturday is an evening of percussive dance with Leo Sandoval, Nic Gareiss + Cleek Shrey. 410-276-1651

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music presents guitarist Jim Hurst at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Newark, DE on Friday. (302) 321-6466

Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray are at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Herndon VA on Friday. 703-435-8377

Also Friday, Mandolin Orange are at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick. 301-600-2828

Haint Blue

Haint Blue

WTMD’s 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Chili Bowl is Saturday from noon to 4pm at WTMD studios in Towson featuring over 30 chili contestants, a new restaurant category, and music by Haint Blue and The Kurt Deemer Band. Tickets at Missiontix.com.

Also Saturday, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet are at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown 301.528.2260

There’s a benefit concert for musician Lou Shach on Sunday. Eight bands, including Gypsy Dawg, The Old Part of Town, and The Polkats, start at 1:00pm at Bill Bateman’s Bistro in Reisterstown.

Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Michael Raitzyk and a surprise guest with host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Peter Mulvey is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Sunday. 703/255-1566