Archive for the ‘Concert calendar’ Category

Today marks the beginning of Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Weeks – three individual weeks of classes, concerts, dances and other activities in the traditional roots-based arts, held on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Over 350 workshops taught by 200 nationally and internationally recognized instructors. 410-857-2771

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

Charm City Junction

Charm City Junction

Charm City Junction plays a free show in Patterson Park’s concert series on Tuesday at 6:30pm.

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

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

 

Los Cenzontles

Los Cenzontles

The American Folklife Center presents Mexican American folk music from California by Los Cenzontles at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Tuesday at noon. Free.

On Wednesday, Giacomo Smith & Kansas Smitty’s House Band are at the Creative Alliance. Friday is Brent Birckhead’s album release show. 410-276-1651

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: Acoustic Alchemy; Friday: Amy Helm w/ The Restless Age; Saturday afternoon: Pierce Edens Duo and Sam Burchfield Duo; Sunday: The Four Freshmen. 410-268-4545

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

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Celso Piña; Friday: The Righteous Brothers; Saturday: Newmyer Flyer Presents LAUREL CANYON: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966-73. 703-549-7500

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Ex Hex on Friday. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

Buskin & Batteau with Marshal Rosenberg

Buskin & Batteau with Marshal Rosenberg

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Buskin & Batteau with Lea at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

Violinist Maureen Choi and her Quartet have two shows at An Die Musik Live! on Friday. 410-385-2638

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: A Talking Heads Tribute with Start Making Sense w/ Ruby Dear; Saturday: Ruthie And The Wranglers w/ The Truehearts; Sunday: Jah9 & The Dub Treatment w/ Shamans of Sound. 443.283.1200

“El Gran Festival De Musica Cubana” is at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda on Saturday. Artists are Juan de Marcos, Eliades Ochoa y Cuarteto Patria, Barbarito Torres y su Grupo, Jesus Aguaje Ramos y su Orquesta, Cubanismo!, with special guest Ibrahim Ferrer, Jr. 301-581-5100

Sunday at 4pm Dom Flemons will be at Hill Center in Washington DC.

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Monday, Amelia White and Karyn Oliver will be at 49 West in Annapolis. 410-626-9796

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.BFMSAt the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Band of Heathens and Will Hoge; Tuesday: Steve Earle & The Dukes w/ The Mastersons; Wednesday: Amy Grant; Thursday: JD Simo Band; Friday: The English Channel: A Tribute to the British Invasion Decade; Saturday: The Smithereens w/ guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw; Sunday: Marshall Tucker Band. 410-268-4545

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

Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel

Seth Kibel & the Kleztet are at the new Keystone Korner Baltimore jazz club on Wednesday. 410·946·6726

The Takoma Park Old Time Jam hosted by Kristen Jones is Wednesday at Takoma Beverage Co. (240) 641-5323

Ethiopian reggae and soul by Yeneta Ethio-Jazz is at will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday it’s Dogo from Togo. 202-650-9351

Uptown Concerts presents a double bill with Tony Denikos and Angie Miller at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Ultrafaux, Fried Pickin’, and Unstrung Heroes are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000

Ishtar Alabina

Ishtar Alabina

Ishtar Alabina mixes many styles, cultures, and languages: Middle Eastern, Spanish, French, raï, flamenco, gypsy, Arabic, and at times, Western at Echostage in Washington DC on Thursday.

Born in Sudan, Alsarah and her band the Nubatones bring East African retro-pop to the Creative Alliance on Friday. 410-276-1651

Ken & Brad Kolodner are part of “Make Music Day” in Holt Park in Overlea-Fullerton on Friday.

Friday, Red Sammy is at Mum’s in Federal Hill with The Heavy Editors. 410-547-7415

Also Friday, Jennifer Cutting’s OCEAN Celtic Quartet with guests will present a summer solstice concert at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613

Friday, Daddy Long Legs is at Metro Gallery 410-224-0899 and Saturday at Hill Country Live in Washington DC. 202-556-2050

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Better Off Dead; Saturday: 2 shows with the Cris Jacobs Band; Sunday: Cris Jacobs Band. 443.283.1200

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: The Smithereens w/ guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw; Saturday: Bebel Gilberto. 703-549-7500

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 Lark Rize. 410-529-7176

The Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road features Pop-up Worship Hour on Saturday. (410) 637-3728

The Old Part of Town is at Inverness Brewing in Monkton on Saturday. 443-829-2142

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band

Another Saturday show is Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

The Summer Solstice Faerie Festival, formerly held at Spoutwood Farm in Pennsylvania, is Saturday and Sunday at Marshy Point Nature Center in Middle River.

Mandolin Orange w/ Daughter of Swords appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown on Sunday. 410-244-1131

Also Sunday, DeVotchKa w/ The Ballroom Thieves are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

In another Sunday show, Focus Music presents Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

 

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. Friday through Sunday is the 34th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend. 888.646.BFMS

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (photo by Bob Schultz)

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (photo by Bob Schultz)

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: In The Vane Of…Motown: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Motown Inspired Originals; Tuesday: Gaelic Storm; Wednesday: Lorrie Morgan; Thursday: The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (aka The Grand Slambovians); Friday: Darrell Scott; Sunday afternoon: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes. 410-268-4545

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

Ghost Note is at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Jazz and pan-African vocalist Akua Allrich from DC is on Friday. World Refugee Day events are Saturday from noon to 3:30pm featuring food, art, and family activities plus musical performances by Hope Choir of Nations, dance group Jóvenes en Acción, Mahnoz Jonmahmadova from Tajikistan, and Duo WAYTA. “Indian music meets jazz” with Rajas on Sunday. 410-276-1651

Trio Sefardi has a CD release concert at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566

On Wednesday, Andy Bopp plays at the Ottobar with The Twanger Sisters and Lush Farm. 410-662-0069

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Wednesday: Eilen Jewell w/ Karen Jonas; Friday: Morgan James; Saturday: Melodime w/ The Talbott Brothers. 443.283.1200

On Thursday, Baltimore Honky-Tonk & Two-Stepping with Rusty Sal will be at Waverly Brewing Company. 443-438-5765

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Keb’ Mo’ solo w/ Jontavious Willis; Saturday: Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. 703-549-7500

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a uke workshop and mini-concert with Lil’ Rev at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611

Thursday, The End of America will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700

Also Thursday, trumpeter Etienne Charles is at City Winery in Washington, DC. (202) 250-2531

Kipyn Martin & Allison Shapira - "Joan & Joni"

Kipyn Martin & Allison Shapira – “Joan & Joni”

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Joan & Joni: the Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell Tribute by Allison Shapira & Kipyn Martin at Cellar Stage Timonium. Sean McGhee, formerly of Side by Side, opens the show. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

The Dirty Grass Players are at West Shore Park in the Inner Harbor on Friday as part of Fun on the Waterfront.

Also Friday, Dylan LeBlanc is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC. 202.380.9620

Dogo du Togo

Dogo du Togo

Dogo Du Togo, Aztec Sun, and Ocho De Bastos are just a few of the music performers at the free Lakefest in Columbia, Friday through Sunday.

The Baltimore Band Block Party is back! The top 10 fundraising bands will perform and compete for prizes in WTMD’s Performance Space in Towson. Support your favorite band and your favorite radio station. Information at WTMD.org

Conor & The Wild Hunt with Thieves & Lovers opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

Stanley Cowell performs his “Juneteenth Suite” at An Die Musik Live! on Saturday. 410-385-2638

Traditional Irish music by The Glory Reel is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Sunday. (410) 637-3728

Puerto Rican singer Taína Asili and her band will be at Baltimore Pride, N. Charles St and 24th St. in the Brown Rice Parking Lot, on Sunday at 4pm.

Jack Williams will be at the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, MD on Sunday. 866-412-5943

 

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

The Songster Series: Don Palmer hosted by Brooks Long is at the Creative Alliance on Tuesday. Friday it’s Nick and Luke and Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band. 410-276-1651

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

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Yonder Mountain String Band w/ Great Peacock; Wednesday: David Crosby & Friends; Thursday: Junior Brown; Saturday: Tal Wilkenfeld. 410-268-4545

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: David Crosby & Sky Trails Band; Wednesday: The English Beat; Friday: the subdudes; Saturday: Junior Brown. 703-549-7500

The War and Treaty

The War and Treaty

WTMD’s First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages and still free: The War and Treaty, Eli Paperboy Reed, Tyler Ramsey from Band of Horses, Sunflower Bean, The Ron Holloway Band, and Illiterate Light. Music starts at 5:30pm.

Uptown Concerts presents Maine singer/songwriter Dave Rowe at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Yarn w/ Skribe; Friday: Portraits in Soundry tribute with Daryl Davis, Patty Reese, Sean Chyun, and more; Saturday: Soul Carckers; Sunday: Liz Longley solo w/ Justin Trawick. 443.283.1200

The First Friday Show happens at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728

Also Friday, Davina and the Vagabonds are at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100

Robin Bullock’s Robinwood Guitar Retreat is Friday through Sunday at Shepherd’s Spring Retreat Center in Sharpsburg, MD.

phoam

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with Phoam playing the music of Phish for kids. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the show starts at 11:00 a.m. at Power Plant Live’s enclosed outdoor plaza stage. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com

Saturday is Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble’s 40th Anniversary Concert at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, MD feat. Charm City Junction, Tim O’Brien, and more.

Also Saturday, Meghan Cary will be at Deer Creek Coffeehouse in Darlington. The show is part of a book-signing concert tour in support of her new book, Sing Louder: The Stories Behind the Songs. 443-877-7125

The Andrew Collins Trio from Canada is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Sunday. 410.752.4515

Sunday at 4:30 The Wildmans family bluegrass band perform a free show at Hill Center in Washington DC.

Also Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Lynn Hollyfield, Eli Lev, and Barbara Martin at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

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

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

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: The English Beat; Wednesday: Tommy Tutone w/ The Cryers; Friday: Cowboy Mouth w/ Wyoming Exploded; Saturday: Chris Duarte and Indigenous. 410-268-4545

Sean Jones and Raul Midón are at the new Keystone Korner Baltimore jazz club on Tuesday & Wednesday. 410·946·6726

The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Saturday it’s Thinking Like a Mountain. (410) 637-3728

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Joanne Shaw Taylor w/ Pressing Strings; Friday: Paul Thorn w/ Steve Poltz; Saturday: Marc Cohn w/ Chelsea Williams. 703-549-7500

DuoDuo Quartet

DuoDuo Quartet

The trio Mountain Man is at the Creative Alliance on Wednesday. Thursday it’s Little Mazarn w/ Mole Suit Choir. DuoDuo Quartet: Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss, Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet is on Friday. On Sunday at 6pm, Baltimore music researcher and record producer Ian Nagoski presents “Don’t Let Me Be Lost To You: Early 20th Century Near Eastern Musics in New York City” in the Marquee Lounge. Sunday at 7:30pm is Banda Magda bringing diverse musicians with South American rhythms, jazz improvisation, and songs in six languages.. 410-276-1651

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a tribute to Bob Dylan with The Kennedys and Rod MacDonald at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Thursday. 301-754-3611

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience; Saturday: Joe Pug w/ Angel Snow. 443.283.1200

Thursday, Karen Jonas is at Union Stage in Washington, DC. 877.987.6487

HighTime

HighTime

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents the traditional trio HighTime from Ireland at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

Also Friday, Black Masala and John Papa Gros Band are at The 8×10. Saturday is An Evening With Better Off Dead. 410-625-2000

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Caleb Stine and Kagey Parrish from the Honey Dewdrops. 410-385-2638

The Old Part of Town

The Old Part of Town

The Old Part of Town is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515

The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday. (443) 699-3040

The 48th annual Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention is Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. 410-857-2771

The 39th FSGW Washington Folk Festival is Saturday and Sunday in Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo MD. Artists include Trio Sefardi, Seth Kibel & Friends, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, The 19th Street Band, Orchester Praževica, Magpie, Tabla for Two, Dede Wyland & the Do-Rights, Halau Ho’omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai’i, Joe Uehlein & the U-Liners, Lulu’s Fate, and lots more.

Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café presents an evening of music and poetry with Maryland’s Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri, Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

 

Monday, Ellis Paul with Avi Wisnia will be at 49 West in Annapolis. 410-626-9796

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 – Monday: The English Beat; Tuesday: Amy Ray Band w/ Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters; Wednesday: Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds; Thursday: Cracker; Saturday afternoon: Rodney Crowell w/ Joe Robinson. 410-268-4545

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

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday & Wednesday: The Nils Lofgren Band; Thursday: Amy Ray Band w/ Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters; Friday: The Seldom Scene album release show. 703-549-7500

Roy Zimmerman (photo by Scott Hurst)

Roy Zimmerman (photo by Scott Hurst)

On Thursday, satirical singer/songwriter Roy Zimmerman mixes music, politics, and comedy at First Unitarian Church, One West Franklin Street at Charles.

Guitarist Kaki King is at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. 410-276-1651

Also Thursday, Copper Hill is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. 410.752.4515

DelFest is Thursday through Sunday in Cumberland, MD with the Del McCoury Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The String Cheese Incident, Trampled by Turtles, Railroad Earth, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and tons more.

Joe Newberry & April Verch

Joe Newberry & April Verch

Folk College brings a weekend of workshops, concerts, coaching sessions, jamming, singing, and dancing to Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA Friday through Sunday. Artists include Simple Gifts, The Early Mays, April Verch & Joe Newberry, Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris, Jeremiah McLane, and more.

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Nellie McKay w/ Sammy Miller & The Congregation; Saturday: Jah People with Ron Holloway. 443.283.1200

Exiles on Thames Street and Durham Station will play at the Baltimore Herb Festival in Leakin Park from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM.

Saturday at 2pm there’s Balfolk Music Session featuring traditional and contemporary folk dance music from France and Brittany at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728

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 Skellig Green. 410-529-7176

On Saturday Triple Crown Tattoo and Art Gallery in Towson presents: Blues For The Arts to help fund public art projects in Towson with Mississippi Delta Blues artist Mark Muleman Massey, honky-tonk band Diablo Dimes, and indie rockers BLOOMR.

The Temptations are 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 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. 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 Church of the Nativity. 888.646.BFMS

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Karan Casey from Ireland at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Richard Thompson solo acoustic is sold out; Tuesday: Gordon Lightfoot; Wednesday: B.B. King Blues Band feat. Michael Lee; Thursday: Keller Williams; Sunday: Peter Mayer & Brendan Mayer from Jimmy Buffett’s band. 410-268-4545

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

Charming Disaster (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Charming Disaster (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster with Trucker Talk are at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore on Tuesday. 410-752-7272

The American Folklife Center presents Serbian Roma music by Eva Salina and Peter Stan at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Uptown Concerts presents Caroline Hester with her daughters Amy & Karla Blume at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

The next BSOPulse concert is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Rhiannon Giddens.

Instrumental trio Big Lazy plays noir and twang with a filmic sensibility at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351

Also Thursday, Jackie Greene is at City Winery in Washington, DC. (202) 250-2531

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Adam Ezra Group w/ Vintage Pistol; Friday: Deanna Bogart Band w/ Eric Scott Trio. 443.283.1200

Jealous of the Birds, a project of Irish singer Naomi Hamilton, is the next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson on Friday. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

Le Vent du Nord

Le Vent du Nord

Québec folk quintet Le Vent du Nord are at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Saturday it’s Lift Me Up: A Night of Gospel Masters with The Legendary Ingramettes. 410-276-1651

Molly Tuttle is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Friday. 202.380.9620

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: 3rd Annual Desperado’s/Wax Museum Reunion featuring NRBQ and The Skip Castro Band. 703-549-7500

The Spring Gulch Folk Festival is Friday through Sunday in New Holland, PA. Artists include Eileen Ivers, Joe Jencks, Mike Agranoff, Mile 12, Tom Rush, David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beach, Trout Fishing in America, Dave Gunning, Jim Lauderdale, Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirit Creole, plus more.

Sumaia Jackson

Sumaia Jackson

Dare to Be Square DMV Dance Weekend in Prince William Forest Park, VA is Friday through Sunday.

Fiddler Sumaia Jackson is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Saturday. (410) 637-3728

On Sunday, Red Molly is at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000

Also next Sunday Miss Tess & the Talkbacks have a free show at Hill Center in Washington DC at 4:30pm.

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

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

On Wednesday, John Paul White, formerly of The Civil Wars, is at Union Stage in Washington, DC. 877.987.6487

Also Wednesday, John Shakepear will be at Electric Maid in Washington DC.

Cora Harvey Armstrong

Cora Harvey Armstrong

The American Folklife Center presents African-American gospel from Virginia by Cora Harvey Armstrong at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Uptown Concerts presents Bumper Jacksons (duo) at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

The Suitcase Junket w/ Ali McGuirk are at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. Friday it’s Letitia VanSant and Goodnight Moonshine feat Molly Venter. 410-276-1651

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: John Paul White w/ Erin Rae; Friday: The Clarks; Saturday afternoon: Alejandro Escovedo; Sunday afternoon: Michael Martin Murphey. 410-268-4545

Mortified comes to WTMD performance space in Towson on Friday. Mortified stars everyday adults sharing their most embarrassingly real teenage diary entries, poems, love letters, lyrics and locker notes … in front of total strangers. Tickets at wtmd.org

The Old Part of Town plays at The Filling Station in Sparks on Friday. 410-771-0006

Friday, OCEAN Celtic Quartet presents “Lusty Month of May” at Carroll Cafe in Seekers Church, Takoma Park MD. 301-562-4147

Also Friday, it’s Fried Pickin’ at Waverly Brewing Company. 443-438-5765

The duo In the Clear plays at Alchemy of Art on Eastern Avenue on Friday.

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Friday: Bad Influence Band; Saturday: The 19th Street Band; Sunday: Mother’s Day Brunch featuring the Gospel Angels. 443.283.1200

Welcome to ShakesvilleWTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with the Baltimore Rock Opera Society presenting “Welcome to Shakesville” – a puppet-filled romp through the magical world of 1960s psychedelia. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com

There’s a Uke Jam at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Saturday at 11am. John Shakespear is there at 7pm on Saturday. (410) 637-3728

Cryin’ Fridays with Patti Sullivan duo opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Matt Pless, Georgie Jessup, and Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Robin Bullock on Monday and John Gorka on Sunday at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD. 301-754-3611

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 – Monday: Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express; Tuesday: The Nighthawks and The Billy Price Charm City Rhythm Band; Friday: Graham Parker solo w/ Adam Ezra; Saturday: Todd Snider w/ Reed Foehl; Sunday: Terry Reid & The Cosmic American Derelicts. 410-268-4545

Che Apalache

Che Apalache

Che Apalache will be at The Public Option brew pub in Washington, DC on Monday. 202.636.3795

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

Della Mae will be at The Hamilton in Washington DC on Wednesday. 202-787-1000

WTMD First Thursday FestivalWTMD’s free First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill starts the 2019 season this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages: Mt. Joy, Raul Midón, Cautious Clay, Jah Works, Shangoband, and Strykers Posse. Music starts at 5:30pm.

Uptown Concerts presents Garnet Rogers with guest Natalia Zukerman at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Delbert McClinton; Saturday: David Allan Coe. 703-549-7500

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas; Friday: The Nighthawks; Saturday: Charlie Hunter and Lucy Woodward; Sunday: Eli “Paperboy” Reed and Brandi & The Alexanders. 443.283.1200

The Joe Policastro Trio plays at Twins Jazz in Washington, DC on Thursday 202.234.0072 and The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Friday. 410.752.4515

The First Friday Show at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road features Who, What, Why, When & Werewolves, Seth Mitchell, and Marian McLaughlin. (410) 637-3728

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with The Tinklers and Bob Pyle. 410-385-2638

On Saturday, Latingrass string band Che Apalache is at Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills. 410.356.7469

Stewbone (Grateful Dead tribute) with guest Kenny Brooks of Ratdog are at The 8×10 on Saturday. 410-625-2000

The 10th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is 12-8 PM on Saturday in Washington DC. Artists include Dustbowl Revival, Hackensaw Boys, Che Apalache, The High & Wides, ilyAIMY, Geraldine, Haint Blue, Jess Eliot Myhre from Bumper Jacksons, Sweet Yonder, and more.

The Hot Club of Baltimore with Lynn Veronneau bring Gypsy jazz to Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Sunday.

Also Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Gathering Time and Eryn Michel at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

 

Azalea City Recordings’ Earth Day Concert is Monday w/ Ruthie & the Wranglers, The U-Liners, Patty Reese, Little Red & The Renegades and more 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 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 – Monday & Wednesday: Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers; Tuesday: Martin Barre celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull feat. Clive Bunker, Dee Palmer & special guests; Friday: Hey 19: A Tribute to Steely Dan; Saturday afternoon: R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival feat. J Roddy Walston and the Business w/ Skribe, Ruen Brothers; Saturday evening: Lisa Loeb w/ Brian Dunne; Sunday: Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute. 410-268-4545

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Monday: Martin Barre celebrates 50 Years of Jethro Tull; Saturday: Cleve Francis. 703-549-7500

The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Friday it’s Shawna Caspi from Canada and Mike P. Ryan. (410) 637-3728

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

It’s Fingerstyle Guitar Night with Little Lawnmowers and Thayer Naples at The Handlebar Cafe on Caroline Street on Tuesday. (443) 438-7065

Crys Matthews and Lea

Crys Matthews and Lea

Uptown Concerts presents a double bill with Crys Matthews and Lea at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: The 9 Songwriter Series; Friday: The Chuck Brown Band; Sunday: Peter Bradley Adams. 443.283.1200

Shawna Caspi will be at Lake Anne Coffee House and Wine Bar in Reston, VA on Thursday. 703-481-9766

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson features Charm City Bluegrass Festival artists Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley on Friday. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

The Kelly Bell Band album release show is Friday at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Tickets at wtmd.org

Joan Baez’ Fare Thee Well Tour will be at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Friday. 202.783.4000

The Bridge

The Bridge

The 7th annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival is Friday and Saturday in Druid Hill Park. Artists include The Bridge, Deer Tick, Steep Canyon Rangers, Jeff Austin Band & Special Guests, Seldom Scene, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Charm City Junction, Ultrafaux, and more.

Charm City Bluegrass Festival has late-night shows at The 8×10 on Friday with Larry Keel And Jeff Austin & Friends, A Charm City Bluegrass Super Jam, and PlateScrapers and Saturday with Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen with Special Guests, A Charm City Bluegrass Super Jam, and Man About a Horse. 410-625-2000

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 Michael Warner. 410-529-7176

Stone Hill All Stars

Stone Hill All Stars

The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at Function Coworking Community in Lauraville, featuring The Stone Hill All-Stars and Friends.

The annual Marquee Ball is Saturday at the Creative Alliance with Jonathan Gilmore & The Experience, Betty O’Hellno, and a trip through L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 410-276-1651

Saturday, Shawna Caspi will be at the North Elk Coffeehouse at St. Mary Anne’s Church in North East, MD. 410-287-5522

The Southern Maryland Celtic Festival is Saturday at Jefferson-Patterson Park and Museum in Price Frederick, MD. Artists include Ken Kolodner, Elke Baker & Robin Bullock, La Unica, Greater Washington Ceili Club with Pond Scum Band, Maggie Sansone & Bob Etsy, The American Rogues, and more.

Mystic India: The World Tour featuring the AATMA Performing Arts dance company will be at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods on Sunday. Info at Eventbrite.

Also next Sunday Sarah Shook and Disarmers perform at Hill Center in Washington DC at 4:30pm.