Folk Music Events Calendar

Each week at around the top of the 1:00 pm hour (Eastern US time), John and George pause to read announcements for folk music events taking place in the Delaware/Pennsylvania/Maryland/New Jersey region, which special emphasis of course on those featuring bluegrass, old time and country music. These include concerts, festivals, square- and contradances and other events the RFD audience would like to know about.

Please note: the information below is, in many cases, entered several months ahead of the scheduled date of the event, and it is not unusual for circumstances to arise that affect whether or not the show is held at all – weather, artist cancellation, etc. Also, some shows sell out. We try to update this list where possible, but we encourage you to use the phone, email and/or website contact information to check with the promoters and venues to be sure things are on schedule.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Ray Bonneville
(Blues)

8:00 pm
Burlap & Bean
(484) 427-4547
www.burlapandbean.com
At:
Burlap & Bean, 204 S. Newtown Street Rd, Newtown Square PA 19073

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Squirelly Dan & The Eastern Rounders
Caller: Bob Nicholson
(Old Time/Contradance)

7:00 pm – $8
Lancaster Contradance
(717) 431-7417
www.lancastercontra.org
At:
St. Johns Episcopal Church, 321 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster PA 17603
Cosy Sheridan
(FOlk)

7:30 pm
North Elk Coffee House

stmaryanne.org

At:
St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901
Seldom Scene
(Bluegrass)

7:30 pm
Appell Center for the Performing Arts
(717) 846-1111
www.appellcenter.org
At:
Appell Center, 50 N. George St., York PA 17401

Friday, April 27, 2018

Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival, featuring:
The Travelin’ McCourys
The SteelDrivers
Special Consensus
Mile Twelve
(Folk/Bluegrass)

2 days

charmcitybluegrass.com

At:
Druid Hill Park, 900 Druid Hill Park Lane, Baltimore MD 21217
Quebe Sisters
(Western Swing)

7:30 pm

(610) 607-6270
millercenter.racc.edu
At:
Miller Center for the Arts, 4 N. Second St., Reading PA 19601
Alan Jackson
(Country)

8:00 pm

(410) 347-2020
arenabaltimore.com
At:
Royal Farms Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore MD 21201

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Martin Carthy & John Doyle
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Fort Hunter Barn, 5300 N. Front St., Harrisburg PA 17110

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Karl Shiflett & Big Country
(Bluegrass)

2:00 pm
American Legion Bluegrass
(301) 737-3004
www.americanlegionbluegrass.com
At:
American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd, Hughesville MD 20637
Martin Carthy & John Doyle
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Crossroads Concerts
(215) 729-1028
www.crossroadsconcerts.org
At:
Calvary Center, 801 S. 48th St., Philadelphia PA 19143

Friday, May 4, 2018

Country Gentlemen Tribute Band
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre
(410) 822-7299
www.avalontheatre.com
At:
Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton MD

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Live Wire
Caller: Alexandra Deis-Lauby
(Old Time/Contradance)

7:30 pm – $9
Birdsboro Contradance
(610) 856-5180
www.birdsborocontra.org
At:
Birdsboro Community Memorial Center , 201 E. Main St. (PA 724) , Birdsboro PA 19508

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Rebecca McCallum, Mara Shea & Kathy Talvitie
Caller: Perry Shafran
(Old Time/Contradance)

2:00 pm – $10
Arden Dance
(302) 478-7257
http://ardenclub.org/contraDance.htm
At:
Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden DE 19810

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Arlo Guthrie
(Folk)

7:30 pm
Levoy Theatre
(856) 327-6400
www.levoy.net
At:
Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St., Millville NJ 08322

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Kevin Prater Band
(Bluegrass)

7:00 pm – $16
Seven Mountains Bluegrass Association
(717) 395-7128
www.sevenmountainsbluegrass.org
At:
Goodwill Fire Company, 2318 S. Queen St., York PA 17402
Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
(Country)

7:00 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, featruing:
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Flatt Lonesome
The Grascals
Lonesome River Band
(Bluegrass)

4 days – Festival Pricing
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
(800) 642-TENT
www.gettysburgbluegrass.com
At:
Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg PA 17325
32nd Annual Spring Gulch Folk Festival
(Folk)

4 days
Spring Gulch Folk Festival
(717) 354-3100
www.springgulch.com
At:
Spring Gulch Resort Campground, 475 Lynch Rd, New Holland PA 17557

Friday, May 18, 2018

Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet
(Old Time)

8:00 pm
The Mainstay
(410) 639-9133
www.mainstayrockhall.org
At:
The Mainstay, 5753 Main St., Rock Hall MD 21661
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
(Country)

8:00 pm
Penns Peak
(866) 605-7325
www.pennspeak.com
At:
Penns Peak, 325 Maury Rd, Jim Thorpe PA 18229

Saturday, May 19, 2018

3rd Annual Baldcypress Bluegrass Festival, featuring:
Johnny Staats & The Delivery Boys
Acoustic Turnpike
New & Spare Fools
Flatland Drive
(Bluegrass)

12:00 pm

(302) 378-2736
www.dewildlands.org
At:
Roman Fisher Farm, Great Cypress Swamp, ,24558 Cypress Road, Frankford DE 19945
Contra Rebels
Caller: Greg Frock
(Old Time/Contradance)

7:00 pm – $8
Lancaster Contradance
(717) 431-7417
www.lancastercontra.org
At:
Lancaster County Park, One Natures Way, Lancaster PA 17603
Reggie Harris
(Folk)

7:30 pm
North Elk Coffee House

stmaryanne.org

At:
St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901
Jim Kweskin
(Folk)

8:00 pm
Kennett Flash
(484) 732-8295
www.kennettflash.org
At:
Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square PA 19348

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dean Sapp & The Harford Express
(Bluegrass)

1:00 pm – $10
Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association
(410) 648-5366
easternshorebluegrass.com
At:
Marydel Fire Hall, 110 Firehouse Lane, Marydel DE 19964
Arlo Guthrie
(Folk)

7:00 pm
Grand Opera House
(800) 37-GRAND
thegrandwilmington.org
At:
Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington DE 19801

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Unbowed
Caller: Donna Hunt
(Old Time/Contradance)

7:30 pm – $9
Birdsboro Contradance
(610) 856-5180
www.birdsborocontra.org
At:
Crows Nest Preserve, 201 Piersol Rd, Elverson PA 19520

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Grip It! Rip It!
Caller: Ann Fallon
(Old Time/Contradance)

2:00 pm – $10
Arden Dance
(302) 478-7257
http://ardenclub.org/contraDance.htm
At:
Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden DE 19810

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
(alt-country)

8:00 pm
World Cafe Live
(215) 222-1400
www.worldcafelive.com
At:
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA 19104

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Rhiannon Giddens
(Folk/Old Time)

7:30 pm – Gardens Admission
Longwood Gardens
(610) 388-1000
www.longwoodgardens.org
At:
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square PA 19348

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Raise The Roof
Caller: Sargon DeJesus
(Old Time/Contradance)

7:00 pm – $8
Lancaster Contradance
(717) 431-7417
www.lancastercontra.org
At:
Lancaster County Park, One Natures Way, Lancaster PA 17603

Sunday, June 17, 2018

12th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival, featuring:
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Dom Flemons
Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet
(Old Time)

7:30 pm
The Birchmere
(703) 823-6657
www.birchmere.com
At:
The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave,, Alexandria VA 22305

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Robert Earl Keen, with Zane Campbell
(Folk)

7:30 pm
The Birchmere
(703) 823-6657
www.birchmere.com
At:
The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave,, Alexandria VA 22305

Friday, June 22, 2018

38th Annual Old Songs Festival
(Folk)

3 days
Old Songs
(518) 765-2815
www.oldsongs.org
At:
Altamont Fairgrounds, 100 Main St., Altamont NY 12009
Seldom Scene
(Bluegrass)

7:00 pm
Rams Head Tavern
(410) 268-4545
www.ramsheadtavern.com
At:
Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St, Annapolis MD 21401
Trace Adkins
(Country)

8:00 pm
Penns Peak
(866) 605-7325
www.pennspeak.com
At:
Penns Peak, 325 Maury Rd, Jim Thorpe PA 18229

Monday, June 25, 2018

Junior Brown
(Country)

8:00 pm
Sellersville Theater 1894
(215) 257-5808
www.st94.com
At:
Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville PA 18960

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Emmylou Harris
(Country/Folk)

8:00 pm
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
(215) 546-7900
www.manncenter.org
At:
Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia PA 19131

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Bluegrass On The Grass 2018, featuring:
Gibson Brothers
Lonesome Ace Stringband
Dismembered Tennesseans
(Bluegrass)

12:00 pm – FREE

At:
Dickinson College, 201 W. High St., Carlisle PA 17013
Eilen Jewell
(Folk/Country)

8:00 pm
Kennett Flash
(484) 732-8295
www.kennettflash.org
At:
Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square PA 19348

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
(Country/Folk)

7:30 pm
The Birchmere
(703) 823-6657
www.birchmere.com
At:
The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave,, Alexandria VA 22305

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Sellersville Theater 1894
(215) 257-5808
www.st94.com
At:
Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville PA 18960

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Susquehanna Folk Festival, featuring:
Claire Lynch Band
Quebe Sisters
David Holt & Josh Goforth
Rory Block
(Folk)

2 days
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry PA 17339
Claire Lynch Band
Steppin’ At The Junction
(Bluegrass/Country)

8:00 pm
AMP by Strathmore
(301) 581-5100
www.ampbystrathmore.com
At:
AMP by Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave, North Bethesda MD 20852

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, featuring:
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Blue Highway
Seldom Scene
(Bluegrass)

4 days – Festival Pricing
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
(800) 642-TENT
www.gettysburgbluegrass.com
At:
Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg PA 17325

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Tanya Tucker
(Country)

7:30 pm
The Birchmere
(703) 823-6657
www.birchmere.com
At:
The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave,, Alexandria VA 22305

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
(Country/Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre
(410) 822-7299
www.avalontheatre.com
At:
Avalon Theatre, 40 E. Dover St., Easton MD

Monday, December 10, 2018

Emmylou Harris
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
(Folk/Country)

7:30 pm
The Hamilton
(202) 787-1000
thehamiltondc.com
At:
The Hamilton, 600 14th St NW, Washington DC 20005