Welcome to the Baltimore Folk Music Society
The Baltimore Folk Music Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts, family events, and related activities year-round. Members are eligible for discounts to Society events by showing their membership card.
BFMS is a member of the Country Dance & Song Society and shares reciprocity arrangements with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.
Free Friends February!Do you have a friend you have been trying to convince to try contra dancing? For February only, bring them with you to the Wednesday night dance and you BOTH will get in free! Take advantage of this special deal! You don't have to be a member, but your friend must be new to the Wednesday night dance. As always, newcomers will receive a coupon for a second dance free.
Due to the canceled dance in February, we are extending this for the first Wednesday dance in March!
Contra dancing: One Person's Perspective
Check out this great video of Contra dance at Lovely Lane on the Wednesday Night Dance page.
Please download our Welcome Brochure
Friday, June 14 2019
Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend
34th Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person. Info & online registration available. Ticket sales are open.
See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.
Visit the BFMS Folk Events page for a list of some of the other folk events in the area.www.bfms.org/folkevents
Attention BFMS Members
- Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ bfms.org) and update your contact information.
- If you have recently joined BFMS or renewed your membership and did not get anything in the mail (such as a membership Card) please contact the Membership Chair at membership @ bfms.org. Thank you.
How to Contact Us
By E-mail - use our Contact page.
We can also be reached by conventional mail at
Baltimore Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore, MD 21218-0134.
Call the Baltimore Folk Music Society's Music & Dance Hotline! (888) 646-BFMS
or email president at bfms.org.
Membership expired? Renew on-line! See the Membership page for details.
The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.