Archive for the ‘Concert calendar’ Category

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents clawhammer banjo workshops with Evie Ladin and Cathy Fink at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD. on Monday. 301-754-3611 http://imtfolk.org

The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden. https://www.facebook.com/DeKleineDuivel

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 & Tuesday: Robert Cray Band; Thursday: Southern Culture On The Skids w/ David Mayfield; Friday: Seldom Scene; Saturday afternoon: Andy McKee; Saturday evening: Bob Sima w/Conor & the Wild Hunt; Sunday: Tower of Power. 410-268-4545

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Monday: Gordon Lightfoot; Tuesday: Robert Earl Keen w/Zane Campbell; Wednesday: Robert Cray Band; Friday & Saturday: Tower of Power. 703-549-7500

The quartet All Our Exes Live in Texas are at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Monday at 5:30.

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

On Tuesday Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons celebrate Juneteenth at Hill Center in Washington DC.

Midway Fair with The Tool Shed and Waylon K. Smith are at Joe Squared on North Avenue on Wednesday. 410-545-0444

Mokoomba

Mokoomba

Cicada Rhythm is at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. Mokoomba from Zimbabwe has a dance party on Friday. On Saturday from noon to 3pm, Baltimore’s World Refugee Day features youth and adult performers that are new American artists resettled in Baltimore. Plenty of food and workshops plus performances by Jackline Ndaizye, Silk Road Dance Company, Prem Raja Mahat, and Mokoomba. On Sunday Baltimore musicians including Liz Downing, Anne Watts (of Boister), Mind on Fire, Michael Willis, Brooks Long, and Hanna Olivegren recreate the world of Moondog. And Sunday is a Cajun dance party with Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. 410-276-1651

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

The Bridge are at The 8×10 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with guests Grand Ole’ Ditch (Thurs), Jordan August (Fri) and Tim Nodar (Sat). 410-625-2000

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

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

Homestead Collective and Wild Harbors are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. (410) 637-3728

The Dustbowl Revival will be at The Soundry in Columbia, MD on Friday. 443.283.1200

sat-morn-tunes-beatlesWTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes series continues this Saturday with The Beatles Family Festival featuring Yellow Dubmarine, Cara Kelly, and Matt Hutchison. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the music runs from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. And will be broadcast live on 89.7 WTMD. Tickets at SaturdayMorningTunes.com

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are at the Fells Point Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9am to noon.

Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week I of concerts and workshops starts on Sunday at McDaniel College in Westminster. Instructors during the three weeks include Jumoke Ajanku, Randy Barrett, Robin Bullock, Andy Cohen, Guy Davis, Rachel Eddy, FUNI, Josh Hisle, Ken Kolodner, Professor Louie, Rod MacDonald, Andrew Finn Magill, Emily Martin, Lydia Sylvia Martin, Walt Michael, Jesse Palidofsky, Michael G. Ronstadt, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, and Radim Zenkl plus bands Connla and Mile Twelve. 410-857-2771

Sunday, OCEAN Orchestra will be at Mason District Park Amphitheatre in Annandale VA. 703-324-7469

 

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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. Friday through Sunday is the annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend at Camp Misty Mount in Thurmont, MD. 888.646.BFMS

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: The Posies feat. Ken Stringfellow & Jon Auer; Wednesday: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore backed by The Guilty Ones; Thursday: Matthew Sweet; Friday: Los Lonely Boys; Saturday: Jarekus Singleton. 410-268-4545

The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Monday: Ry Cooder; Wednesday: Matthew Sweet w/Justin Trawick; Thursday: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore backed by The Guilty Ones w/Dead Rock West; Sunday: Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival featuring Dom Flemons, Evie Ladin, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet, Fink/Marxer/Gleaves, and Greg Adams. 703-549-7500

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 a Uke Strum on Wednesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road . (410) 637-3728

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

Also Wednesday, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat are at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100

Shawna Caspi from Canada is at Epicure Café in Fairfax, VA on Wednesday with Jasmine Gillison, Jordan Ingram, Emily Mitchell, Nancy Katz Triplett, and Jean Bayou. (703) 352-9193

Uptown Concerts presents Lynn Hollyfield with Dave Abe, Jimmy Brink, & Steve Wolf at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band has several shows this weekend: Friday on the Lakefront Stage of the Columbia Festival of the Arts; Saturday at Ivy City Smokehouse in Washington, DC; and Sunday at Baker Park Concert Series in Frederick, MD.

WTMD’s Baltimore Band Block Party is Saturday – Support your favorite band and WTMD by buying a ticket or making a donation at wtmd.org.

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 Dan Zukowski. 410-529-7176

Abigail Selby & Eric Selby

Abigail Selby & Eric Selby

Harpist Abigail Selby & Eric Selby with harpist Cambria Van de Vaarst opening will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

On Saturday, Houndmouth and Liz Cooper & The Stampede appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131

Junior Brown

Junior Brown

Junior Brown brings his double-necked Guit-Steel guitar to the Creative Alliance on Sunday. 410-276-1651

 

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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Mark’s on the Hill at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS

The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

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

The Campbell Brothers (photo © Gene Tomko)

The Campbell Brothers (photo © Gene Tomko)

Cris Jacobs has a free show on Tuesday in the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance. Friday is a zydeco dance party with Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe. The Creative Alliance presents sacred steel with The Campbell Brothers at B’nai Israel on Sunday at 4:30pm. 410-276-1651

There’s an open mic at The 8×10 on Tuesday. 410-625-2000

Will Kimbrough is at the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC on Tuesday. 202.496.2020

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday & Wednesday: Tab Benoit; Thursday: Chris Smither; Saturday: Jesse Colin Young; Sunday: The Box Tops. 410-268-4545

Chris Smither (photo © Jeff Fasano)

Chris Smither (photo © Jeff Fasano)

Songside Concerts at Historic Jessops Church in Sparks, MD presents Chris Smither on Wednesday.

Raymond Morin is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Wednesday. Saturday is Katie Lataur. (410) 637-3728

Jazz pianist Peter Beets brings “Chopin meets the Blues” to Sotto Sopra Restaurant on Wednesday.

WTMD’s free First Thursday Festival presented by Brewers Hill continues this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages: Family of The Year, Typhoon, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Danielia Cotton, Natalie Prass, and Lauren Ruth Ward. Music starts at 5:30pm.

Joe Scala & the Marksmen are at The Handlebar Cafe on Caroline Street on Thursday. (443) 438-7065

Also Thursday, it’s Country Night & Two-Stepping with Rusty Sal at the Ottobar. 410-662-0069

Cocek! Brass Band are at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore on Thursday. 410-752-7272

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Thursday: Amadou & Mariam; Friday: Kelly Willis and Chris Knight. 703-549-7500

Susan Werner

Susan Werner

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Susan Werner with Joe Crookston at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

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

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are at the Fells Point Farmers’ Market on Saturday from 9am to noon.

On Friday, Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali is at Tropicalia in Washington. Palestinian oud and Iranian daf duo Huda and Kamyar open. (202) 629-4535

It’s Saturday Night Swing with the Columbia Big Band at The Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods in Columbia.

The Kennedys are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Saturday. 703/255-1566

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Amy Rigby with host Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Jim Sharkey, and Lark Rize at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

 

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 Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

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: Taj Mahal Trio w/ Jamie McLean; Wednesday: Big Bad VooDoo Daddy; Thursday: Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson; Friday: Chris Duarte; Saturday: Séan McCann of Great Big Sea. 410-268-4545

At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Tuesday: Justin Townes Earle with Lilly Hiatt; Wednesday: Taj Mahal Trio w/ Jamie McLean; Thursday: Big Bad VooDoo Daddy; Saturday: Jason D. Williams w/The Nighthawks. 703-549-7500

Seth Glier

Seth Glier

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

The DuoDuo Quartet (Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss and Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet) is at the Creative Alliance on Thursday. Friday: Lafayette Gilchrist Baker Award Celebration; Saturday: Winter in America – The revolutionary words and music of Gil Scott Heron with Joe Keyes & the Late Bloomer Band. 410-276-1651

The Pimps of Joytime and Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band are at The 8×10 on Thursday. 410-625-2000

A Shape Note workshop is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Thursday. Friday is Ulster Landing, Christian Perez, and Tool Shed. (410) 637-3728

Thursday, Goodnight Moonshine and Roosevelt Dime are at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC. Karen Jonas has a CD release concert on Saturday with The Linemen and Cary Hudson.

Nuke the Soup

Nuke the Soup

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

The Annapolis Irish Festival is Friday and Saturday at the Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. Artists include Gaelic Storm, Scythian, Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drums, Carbon Leaf, Seamus Kennedy, EJ Jones, plus more.

The monthly Folkal Point concert series is Saturday at An Die Musik Live! with Jeff Rymes and the Stone Hill All-Stars. 410-385-2638

Bluestone Bluegrass Band are at Rob’s Bluegrass Barn in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-7473

Also Saturday, The Old Part of Town are at Woodfire Kitchen in Hereford. 443.491.3505

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others are at the Frederick Festival of the Arts on Saturday at noon. Other Saturday artists include ilyAIMY and Lydia and Emily Martin. The Festival continues on Sunday.

 

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 Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Indigenous; Thursday: Raul Malo w/ Monica Rizzio; Friday: Sondre Lerche; Sunday: Del Florida, Amber North, Ryan Walsh, and Hungry on Monday. 410-268-4545

Elizabeth & the Catapult with Matt Costa are at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Monday. 703/255-1566

Soul - the Stax Musical

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is Tuesday with the cast of ‘SOUL The Stax Musical,’ running through June 10th at Baltimore Center Stage. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

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

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

Raul Malo w/ Monica Rizzio will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Wednesday and 10,000 Maniacs on Sunday. 703-549-7500

WTMD Film Series continues with the documentary about one of the most influential bands in rock history, Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me on Thursday in WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the free movie starts at 8.

Kipyn Martin, Lara Herscovitch, Lea

Kipyn Martin, Lara Herscovitch, Lea

Uptown Concerts presents three women singer-songwriters in the round, Kipyn Martin, Lara Herscovitch, and Lea, at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041

The Useless Cans from Albany, NY are at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore. 410-752-7272

Folk College with the duo Simple Gifts is Friday through Sunday at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. A weekend of workshops, concerts, coaching sessions, jamming, singing, and dancing with Guy Davis, Flor de Toloache, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Ari & Mia, Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves, Colebrook Road, and more.

 

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

Western Centuries

Western Centuries

Writer and documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon reads from his new book Memphis: Rent Party – The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music’s Hometown at the Creative Alliance on Monday. On Thursday it’s Bumper Jacksons playing their new single and more. Saturday is honky tonk dance night with Western Centuries. And Sunday Victoria Vox welcomes guests Shodekeh, Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin, and Brian Beverly. 410-276-1651

The Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

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 – Wednesday: Scott Kirby w/ The Massacoustics; Thursday: The Clarks w/ Scott Kurt; Friday: Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz, Mama’s Black Sheep, Sweet Leda; Saturday: Mark & Maggie O’Connor. 410-268-4545

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar with Zomes and Insect Factorye are at the Black Cat in Washington on Wednesday. 202.667.4490

Leni Stern African Trio are at the Mansion on O Street in Washington, DC on Wednesday. 202.496.2020

The last BSOPulse concert this season is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Moon Taxi.

Thursday is bluegrass night at The 8×10 with Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, By and By, and Toolshed. An Evening With Cris Jacobs Band is Saturday. 410-625-2000

Guitarist Leni Stern with Cheick Hamala Diabate and Jaja Music will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351

On Thursday, Western Centuries will be at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC.

The Claudettes are at Hill Country Live in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-556-2050

Mustard's Retreat

Mustard’s Retreat

On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Michigan artists Mustard’s Retreat’s first appearance in Maryland as a trio, with Letitia Van Sant duo at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099

In another Friday show, The Matchsellers bluegrass group will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613

Huda Asfour

Huda Asfour

Palestinian oud player Huda Asfour has a CD release party at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington on Friday. (202) 399-7993

Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others play at the Fells Point Farmers Market on Saturday 9am – noon.

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 Tom Margolis. 410-529-7176

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

Akira & Node 18 and Geraldine will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers & Wendy Sassafras Ramsay at the School of Musical Traditions in the Talbott Center shopping plaza in Rockville, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611

The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Saturday. (410) 639-9133

The Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Sandy Point State Park Among the artists are Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Delbert McClinton, Mike Zito, Keb’ Mo’, Shemekia Copeland, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, and Deanna Bogart. 410-257-7413

Lea Gilmore

Lea Gilmore

Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café presents “Baltimore Songs,” a collaboration by Lea Gilmore, Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638

Focus Music presents OCEAN Quartet at George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA on Sunday. (703) 380-3151

Kiefer Sutherland with Rick Brantley will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Sunday. 703-549-7500

 

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. The Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Mark’s on the Hill at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS

Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

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

Kat Edmonson will be at Blues Alley in Georgetown, DC on Tuesday.

There’s a Uke Strum on Wednesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Big Al & Dadley, otherwise known as Alex Lacquement and Brad Kolodner, are there on Thursday. Saturday at 3pm is Balfolk Workshop: traditional and contemporary folk dance music from Brittany and France. (410) 637-3728

OCEAN Orchestra

OCEAN Orchestra

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: Kat Edmonson w/ Matt Munisteri; Thursday: Ruthie & The Wranglers w/ Cadillac Mule; Sunday afternoon: Coyote Run and OCEAN Orchestra with emcee Max Ochs; Sunday evening: The Nighthawks w/ Mark Wenner’s Blues Warriors. 410-268-4545

Wednesday, Leftover Salmon and Dirty Grass Players are at Baltimore Soundstage. Friday it’s Carbon Leaf’s 25th Anniversary Tour w/Scott Mulvahill. (410) 244-0057

Brooklyn afro-funksters Kaleta & Super Yamba Band will be at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday. 202-650-9351

The American Folklife Center presents Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar from Niger at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar and Snakes are at the Creative Alliance for on Thursday. On Saturday Yacine Boularès’ Ajoyo feat Sarah E. Charles blends African tradition, jazz, and soul. 410-276-1651

Ajoyo is at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Thursday. (410) 639-9133

Also Thursday, Luke Winslow-King is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC.

Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band and the Shroom Pickers are at the Holy Underground on Friday.

Stone Hill All Stars

Stone Hill All Stars

The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring The Stone Hill All Stars and The Tinklers.

Josh Gray w/DT Huber and Luke Chohany are at Teavolve Cafe on Saturday. 410-522-1907

Guitarist Thor Robert Jenson from the Stephane Wrembel Band will be at Bookmakers on Saturday. 443.438.4039

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents a CD release concert by Conor Brendan at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD on Saturday. 301-754-3611

On Sunday afternoon 1920’s orchestra Hotel Paradise Orchestra will be at Paulie Gee’s in Hampden. 410-889-1048

Renaissance “A Symphonic Journey” will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Sunday. 703-549-7500

 

Baltimore Django Jam is every Monday at De Kleine Duivel in Hampden.

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

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

Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band

Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band

Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band is at Corner Bar in Hampden on Tuesday. 443.869.5075

Baltimore saxophone player and Coppin State professor Jamal Moore is at the Marquee Lounge at the Creative Alliance for a free show on Tuesday. Friday is Fiery Fiddles: Baltimore Fiddle Showcase with Ken & Brad Kolodner, Rachel Eddy, The High & Wides, Jim Eagan, and Elke Baker. Dwight Carrier & Blackcat Zydeco bring a zydeco dance party on Saturday. 410-276-1651

At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Billy Squier & G.E. Smith; Wednesday: Madeleine Peyroux; Thursday: Ryan Montbleau Band with Driftwood; Friday: Peter & Brendan Mayer; Saturday: Cowboy Junkies; Sunday: Pavlo. 410-268-4545

WTMD First Thursday FestivalYou know it’s finally spring when WTMD’s First Thursday Festival gets the festival season into full swing this week in Canton Waterfront Park. Six bands on two stages: Belly, Low Cut Connie, Loma, The Nighthawks, Tom Principato Band, and the Ursula Ricks Project. Music starts at 5:30pm.

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

The First Friday show at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road features Greg Cornell & the Cornell Brothers, He-Bird She-Bird, and Pluck & Rail. (410) 637-3728

WTMD's Saturday Morning Tunes Mini Masquerade BallSaturday Morning Tunes Mini Masquerade Ball happens Saturday from 10am to noon at the Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Tickets & info at SaturdayMorningTunes.com

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

Also Saturday, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC.

Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Gathering Time and The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda. 301-608-2121

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: Todd Snider w/ Rorey Carroll; Tuesday: We Banjo 3 w/ Brian Gaffney; Sunday: 2 shows with Judy Collins. 410-268-4545

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

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

Kaia Kater

Kaia Kater

The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Kaia Kater at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Tuesday. 301-754-3611

Deadgrass is at The 8×10 on Wednesday. The Charm City Bluegrass Festival after-parties are Friday with Better Off Dead and Saturday with Jeff Austin Band and Man About a Horse. 410-625-2000

Rusty Sal is at Waverly Brewing Company on Wednesday.

WTMD has partnered with Baltimore Magazine for their first-ever Music Issue, due out next month, and we’re hosting the launch party at our studios on Thursday with performances by Super City, J. Pope and the HearNow and Wume. Doors at 6:30, show starts at 7:00. Tickets at WTMD.org.

The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is a double bill with Twin Shadow and The Travelin’ McCourys on Friday. Come see the show live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.

The Travelin' McCourys

The Travelin’ McCourys

The 6th annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival expands to two days on Friday and Saturday in Druid Hill Park. The Devil Makes Three, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Steeldrivers, Jeff Austin Band, and Billy Strings are just a few of the performers.

It’s Chesapeake Dance Weekend at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater on Friday through Sunday with three bands: Chameleon, Rachel Eddy & the Rock Farmers, and Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller.

The Creative Alliance transforms into Andy Warhol’s legendary New York City studio – The Factory on Saturday for the annual Marquee Ball. 410-276-1651

Janis Ian will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Saturday. 703-549-7500

The Southern Maryland Celtic Festival in Prince Frederick on Saturday includes Robin Bullock & Ken Kolodner duo, Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition Bluegrass, Greater Washington Ceili Club with Pond Scum Band, The American Rogues, and more.

Focus Music presents Danika and The Jeb at Positano Ristorante Italiano in Bethesda on Sunday. 301-221-9000

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

Sidi Touré

Sidi Touré

Anna & Elizabeth are at the Creative Alliance on Monday. Guitarist/vocalist Sidi Touré from Mali will be there on Wednesday. Fractal Cat celebrates the 75th anniversary of Bicycle Day and psychedelics on Thursday. And Friday it’s the East Pointers from Prince Edward Island, Canada, w/Monica Rizzio. 410-276-1651

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: Alan Doyle formerly of Great Big Sea w/Fortunate Ones; Wednesday: Janiva Magness; Thursday: Average White Band; Friday: two shows with Los Lobos; Saturday: John Popper of Blues Traveler w/ Katrina Woolverton; Sunday afternoon: Hawktail (formerly known as Haas Kowert Tice); Sunday evening: Delta Rae w/ Liz Longley. 410-268-4545

WTMD Film Series presents The Devil and Daniel Johnston Thursday night in WTMD’s performance space in Towson. The free film screening starts at 8pm. Info at wtmd.org

It’s bluegrass night at The 8×10 on Thursday with The Dirty Grass Players, Dirty Blanket, and Fried Pickin’. 410-625-2000

Also Thursday, Rhiannon Giddens with Amythyst Kianh are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057

Uptown Concerts presents “A Tribute to John Denver” with Bill Danoff & Sean McGhee at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday but it is sold out. 410-795-1041

Sattriya Dance Company

Sattriya Dance Company

The American Folklife Center presents Sattriya Dance Company with the Dancing Monks of Assam India at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.

Los Lobos will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. 703-549-7500

Gov’t Mule will be at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Thursday. 202.783.4000

Nathan Kalish is at 1919 on Fleet Street in Fells Point on Thursday and at Dangerously Delicious Pies on O’Donnell Street on Friday. 410-522-PIES

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

WTMD's Brews & Bands
Saturday is WTMD’s 4th annual Brews & Bands with the Hall Williams Band and Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys plus 30+ brews from 16 breweries. Tickets at Missiontix.com Info at wtmd.org

Ari & Mia (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Ari & Mia (photo by Shervin Lainez)

Saturday, sisters Ari & Mia bring string music from Boston to the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728

Another Saturday show is Red Sammy, DT Huber, and Toronto band Beams are at Joe Squared on North Avenue. 410-545-0444

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

Maqam Ensemble with Tareq Rantisi is at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771

The PostClassical Ensemble will perform Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks Concerto followed by a joint performance with OCEAN Orchestra of Dumbarton’s Drums and then a set by OCEAN Orchestra. Historical narration by Stephen Winick. That’s at Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Washington, DC on Saturday.

Next Sunday, Focus Music presents Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway are at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600

Another Sunday show is Alan Doyle with Fortunate Ones at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000