Baltimore Folk Music Society


Folk Event Listings

Events listed on this page are not connected to or sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. These events are listed as a service to the Folk Music community. If you would like your Folk Music event listed on this page, please contact and provide the details (Date, Artist, Venue, Website URL or other details) of your event.

Listing by Date - next 30 days

May 27 2018 - Dance
Glen Echo Park

Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $13. No partner required.

The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows until 6 p.m.

For info: go to, e-mail, or call Glen Echo Park at 301-634-2222. The Glen Echo National Park is located at 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

May 27 2018 - Folk Music


POTLUCK DINNER: 5:30 pm Workshops 7:15 Party 8:30- late, late!

Feel free to bring a sampling of your favorite recipe to share. You may also bring snacks, wine and drinks. You may contact Phyllis (301) 871-8788 or e-mail her (see below) with any questions on the pot-luck, (or to let her know in advance what you may bring, if you like). Please bring your dish on a serving plate and your serving utensils to assist our volunteer kitchen helpers so that everyone may dance.

Suggested Donation: $ 10.00


For info: e-mail:

May 30 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Ann Fallon calls while Becky Ross (fiddle), Anna Rain (recorders), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play

May 31 2018 - Folk Music
Baldwin's Station

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00

June 01 2018 to June 03 2018 - Folk Music
Maryland Folk Musician's Retreat

Lodging options for any budget including camping,
bunkhouse and the luxurious retreat center.
Classes for banjo, guitar, fiddle, songwriting, carving, singing and more.

401 Jack Elliot Way, Centreville, MD 21617

(410) 968-3873,

June 02 2018 - Dance
ATDS English Country Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

Ann Fallon calls to the engaging melodies of Susan Brandt, flute; Tom Wright, mandolin; and Liz Donaldson, piano.

June 06 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Guest caller from New York Orly Krasner calls the dances to the music of Tina Chancey (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Melissa Running (piano)

June 08 2018 to June 10 2018 - Folk Music
2nd Annual Dare to Be Square DMV Square Dance weekend
DMV Square Dance weekend

Held in a beautiful cabin campground in the woods of Prince William Forest Park in Northern Virginia (just 40 minutes south of DC), this is a fun, affordable, weekend-long gathering and getaway featuring sessions where you can square dance to your heart’s content, learn to call your first dance, hone your calling skills (any and all levels), enjoy instrument and singing workshops/sessions, learn clogging/flatfooting, play lawn games (for real), or take advantage of oodles of opportunities to jam and just hang out! Oh, also bonfires and s'mores. Best of all, it's super affordable and family friendly: $70 for the whole weekend with ALL food AND lodging included!. Youth rate (6-17 years of age) is only $25!,

June 08 2018 - Concert
Timonium United Methodist Church

Joe Crookston opens

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 8:00

June 09 2018 to June 10 2018 - Folk Music
Jubilee Voices at Banneker Colonial Fair
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Saturday & Sunday, 10 am-4 pm

Washington Revels Jubilee Voices returns to the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum for a second consecutive year! Journey through the spirituals, shouts, hollers, and work songs that bound together African American communities in the 18th and early-19th Centuries. History, stories, poetry, and audience participation will be interwoven throughout the Voices’ performances at 1:30 and 3 pm both days. Free admission ($5 parking donation encouraged). Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, 300 Oella Avenue, 21228. Info: Ross Wixon; 301-830-4402 or;

June 10 2018 - Dance
FSGW Family Dance
Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex
TBA - 3:00 PM  
June 10 2018 - Dance
Glen Echo Park

Gyrations – Plus, special workshops

June 10 2018 - Dance
Glen Echo Park

Waltz workshops taught by Peggy Leiby and Ret Turner from Philadelphia. You can find video demos under either or both names on YouTube. The first workshop will run from 12 pm to 1:30 pm and is targeted to those in the intermediate/advanced range. The second workshop runs from 2:00-3:30 and is tailored for those who have taken beginner lessons and want to go "beyond the basics." Cost for each workshop is $20. Those who take either are eligible for a $5 discount on admission to the waltz that afternoon. All tickets sold at the door.

June 10 2018 - Folk Music
Roots Cafe

5 pm
$15 in advance, $18 at door
409 Charles Street, (410) 385-2638
More info: or

June 13 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Anna Rain calls the dances while Becky Ross (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin and accordion), and Sophie Chang (cello) make the music.

June 14 2018 - Folk Music
Baldwin's Station

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00

June 16 2018 - Dance
ATDS English Country Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

Lively and amusing Ted Hodapp calls to the exciting, eclectic tunes of New England band NOVA (Everest Witman-guitar; Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin-accordion, piano; Kathleen Fownes- fiddle).

June 20 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Melissa Running calls while David Knight (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play

June 21 2018 - Folk Music
Baldwin's Station

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00

June 23 2018 - Dance
Frederick Maryland Contra Dance

Kappy Laning will call to the music of the fabulous trio Triple Helix featuring Alexander Mitchell, fiddle; Colleen Reed, flute; and Keith Gillis, guitar.

June 24 2018 - Dance
Glen Echo Park

Waltzing Stars Trio