Baltimore Folk Music Society


BFMS Membership

Please consider joining The Baltimore Folk Music Society. We count on memberships to help support folk events in Baltimore. The cost of the membership and any donations are now fully tax deductible!

We have a lot to offer the folk community. With your help, we can continue to do an outstanding job of providing enjoyment to the Greater Baltimore area.

Benefits of Membership in BFMS

  • Membership provides discounts at over 120 BFMS events throughout the year.
  • Reciprocity agreements that allow our members to attend events sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society at their member's rates.
  • A monthly newsletter provided to you by email as an attachment.
  • BFMS Scholarships
    BFMS sets aside $500 a year for small grants to BFMS members seeking to upgrade skills that benefit the BFMS community. Scholarship funds may help to defer tuition or travel expenses to attend workshops, summer camps, and courses for dance musicians and callers. There is no deadline for applications, but they must be received before the event takes place. Send a letter describing the event, overall costs, how much you are requesting, and how assisting you would benefit the BFMS community to Scholarship Committee, BFMS, P.O. Box 65144, Baltimore MD 21209.


How to join the Society

Membership in the Society is open to anyone.
The cost for a 1 year membership is $27/year for individuals; $37 for families (2 or more people living at the same address).
You can save money with a multi-year membership:
3 years - $69 individual $93 family
We now offer a lifetime membership. No more remembering to renew!
Lifetime - $500 individual $750 family

Membership dues are tax-deductible.

Join or Renew your Membership On-Line

Join or Renew on-line.
Pay securely with a credit card through PayPal.

Or mail in your payment

Please download our Membership Form.
Checks should be made out to "BFMS" or "Baltimore Folk Music Society" and mailed to

BFMS Membership
P.O. Box 65144
Baltimore, MD 21209

Send your name and complete mailing address, including zip code, with your membership dues. You may also include your phone number and e-mail address, and indicate activities for which you would like to volunteer . Please tell us if you do not want your name, address, or phone number published in our membership directory. Email addresses are not published, but may be used by the Society to send notices of coming special events.

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Not getting anything from BFMS?

BFMS sends notifications to members by email and traditional mail. If you have moved or changed your email address or phone number, please contact the BFMS Membership Chair (membership @ or via the Postal address above and update your contact information. If you subscribe to our weekly email you can follow the link at the end of that email message to change your subscription but you still need to contact the BFMS Membership Chair to change your member record. The Monthly Newsletter is sent by email to the email address that Membership has on record for you.