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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.

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April 28 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

Ron Blechner calls to Frost & Fire with Viveka Fox on fiddle, djembe, and bodhran; Peter Macfarlane on fiddle and low whistle; Aaron Marcus on piano, concertina, banjo, and foot percussion; Hollis Easter on flute, Scottish border pipes, whistle, guitar, and mandolin.

April 29 2017 - Dance
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park — featuring OLDE VIENNA with Alexander Mitchell (violin), Elke Baker (violin, viola), Jonathan Jensen (piano), Barbara Heitz (flute, piccolo), Ralph Gordon (bass); 8:00 pm - midnight in the beautiful Spanish Ballroom.

Formal attire suggested, no partner required. Enjoy complimentary Refreshments, Waltz Lesson, Grand March, Dance Cards. Carousel open until 10:30 pm ($1.25/person). All tickets sold at the door beginning at 7:40 pm; $20/person.

April 29 2017 - Bluegrass
Charm City Bluegrass

FULL 5th Annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival LINEUP IS HERE. 3 stages, 14 bands, 12 hours of festival magic on Saturday, April 29th. Phase 2 lineup includes the debut of an incredible supergroup [Adam Aijala (guitar) & Ben Kaufmann (bass) of Yonder Mountain String Band + Drew Emmitt (mandolin) & Andy Thorn (banjo) of Leftover Salmon], Seldom Scene, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass, Country Current (United States Navy Bluegrass Band), Kitchen Dwellers, Frankie Short & The Northern Connection Bluegrass Band. This is all in addition to The Lone Bellow, Cabinet, Cris Jacobs, The Dustbowl Revival, Lonesome River Band, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, and TBD winner of our Battle of the Bands. Get your GA or VIP tickets today here:

April 30 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Tony Parkes with Tidal Wave

April 30 2017 - Concert
Brother Sun
Celebration Center for Spiritual Living - Falls Church

7:00 PM - imited Number of tickets available.

May 04 2017 - Folk Music

Tickets $18.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

One of the most prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over the course of her 46-year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

May 06 2017 - Folk Music
Bumper Jacksons Album Release
Creative Alliance

Like an old-time barn dance in downtown New Orleans, the Bumper Jacksons pull together a vast array of early American traditions into a deliciously cohesive sound that strikes you right in the heart. Hard-swinging grooves and roadhouse drinking songs are valleyed by delicate waltzes of loss and regret. At the center of it all, is an invitation to join in, be it a rowdy dance, a moment of soulful intimacy, or a movement to make a better world. Bumper Jacksons release their third album I've Never Met a Stranger. Tickets: $20

May 06 2017 - Dance
DC Square Dance Collective

The Great American Square Dance Revival - Part LIII, Washington, DC

St Stephens Church - $5 at the door.

May 06 2017 - Dance
Galesville Community Square Dance
Galesville Memorial Hall

Caller - Janine Smith, Live traditional Appalachian dance music by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), and Friends

May 06 2017 - Dance
Renaissance Dance Workshop

1:30 to 5
Alexandria, VA
Carol Marsh, instructor

May 07 2017 - Folk Music
Joe Crookston

Joe Crookston, plus Villa Palagonia in concert at the George Washington Masonic Memorial 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301. Tickets are $18 in advance at and for members, $20 at the door. Contact Herb Cooper-Levy at or 703.380.3151

May 07 2017 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

JUBILEA with Mary Lea (violin), David Wiesler (piano), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar)

May 07 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance


May 12 2017 - Folk Music
Cellar Stage

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

May 13 2017 - Folk Music
Ami Yares
Perry Hall Folk Music Night

Featured performer will be Ami Yares

May 14 2017 - Dance
FSGW Family Dance

Triple Helix

May 20 2017 - Dance
Lancaster Contra Dance
St. Johns Epispocal Church

Caller: Greg Frock - Band: Run of the Mill String Band - Palmer Loux - fiddle, Greg Loux - guitar, Paul Sidlick - banjo, Mat Clark Bass

May 20 2017 - Folk Music
Temple Isaiah

For over two decades, Gorka's keen ear has picked up the stories of those along his path, folding them into poetry and song. His keen perceptiveness inspires people from all over the world to share their stories.
Temple Isaiah
12200 Scaggsville Road
Fulton, MD 20759
(Near Columbia, MD.)
Any problems call Joyce Sica on her cell 443-540-0226
Tickets $30.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm

May 28 2017 - Dance

2414 East Gate Dr., Silver Spring, Md. 20906

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

Join us for a lovely time lounging and dining together. 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 28 2017 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

SWALLOWTAIL with George Marshall (concertina, bodhran), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), Tim van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplett (keyboard), David Cantieni (wind instruments)