Baltimore Folk Music Society


BFMS Events and Schedules

Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.

Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out....

Due to concerns about COVID-19, all BFMS in-person events have been cancelled through June 30, 2021. The BFMS Board will re-evaluate the situation periodically and decide if further cancellations are necessary.

Please help support our Callers and Musicians

BFMS encourages our members to donate to musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus. We are no longer accepting donations through our website, but CDSS has established a website for donations to musicians and callers.

If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.

Special Events

Saturday, May 22 2021 
Celebration of Spring!
Washington Revels’ special “Celebration of Spring” video release captures all the joy of May Revels — a DC tradition for over 35 years — and places YOU at the center of the fun in a totally new way. Delight in May whimsy set against the beauty of DC in full bloom, with special surprises from Revelers as they frolic through historic Glen Echo Park! Enjoy fun for all ages, including a boisterous procession, a fast-paced sing-along memory challenge, beautiful choral works set in nature, and performances by guest artists. May 22-May 31. Free with registration by May 31; donations encouraged Washington Revels / / 301-587-3835
Sunday, May 23 2021 
Bob Dylan Tribute
1 PM - Dylan 8-Oh! The IMT Bob Dylan Tribute * online at
Institute of Musical Traditions 4th tribute to Bob Dylan on the occasion of his 80th birthday! Performances from Billy Coulter, Brian Simms, Ruthie Logsdon and Tony Denikos, rob Hinkal, McKinley Clare. Webcast Live from the Old Town Takoma Park Gazebo in Takoma Park, MD on Facebook and YouTube | free to attend, donations encouraged | Info: Rob Hinkal at or
Sunday, May 30 2021 
Larry Hanks and Steve Cormier
Cowboy and Western American music
Online • 7 pm • Concert starts at 7:30
Expect a sing-around afterwards, and we've invited our performers to join us.
Register at, to get the Zoom link.
Cost to register: Free; Suggested donation: $20 or more, Info: Charlie Baum,
Sunday, June 06 2021 
ilyAIMY online concert
1 PM - "ilyAIMY ain't your grandpa's folk music… fearless writers & performers… Webcast Live from the Stage of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD on Facebook and YouTube | free to attend, donations encouraged | Info: Rob Hinkal at or

Sunday, June 13 2021 
SONiA disappear fear and Ertugrul Erkisi
7:30 PM, FocusMusic & the Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society Present SONiA disappear fear and Ertugrul Erkisi * online at
Presenting a diverse combination of genre, language and faith – a much-needed dose of community in our fractured times. Presented online through | $15 | Info: Rob Hinkal at or

Traditional American Dances

New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
Gentle English Country Dance Series Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

Song Swap Details...
The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. Now at two different locations on two different dates:
2nd Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter.
4th Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Four Hour Day Lutherie.
Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
J. Patrick's All-Stars Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
BFMS Board Meeting
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President via email. president at

To list a BFMS Event
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at