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.

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

Yonder Mountain String Band
(Jamgrass)

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

8:30 pm

(302) 227-7272
bottleandcorkdewey.com
At:
Bottle & Cork, DE Route 1, Dewey Beach DE 19971

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 2, 2018

30th Annual Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association Festival, featuring:
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Gibson Brothers
Freight Hoppers
Nothin’ Fancy
(Bluegrass)

4 days
Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
(610) 838-3015
www.afbawindgap.org
At:
Plainfield Township Fire Dept, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap PA 18091
RUNA
(Celtic/British Isles)

8:00 pm
The Mainstay
(410) 639-9133
www.mainstayrockhall.org
At:
The Mainstay, 5753 Main St., Rock Hall MD 21661

Monday, August 6, 2018

Hayes Carll
(Country)

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

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Vince Gill
(Country)

7:00 pm

3024363015
At:
Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville DE 19975

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Across The Tracks
(Bluegrass)

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Old Blind Dogs
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Green Willow Folk Club
(610) 566-4932
www.greenwillow.org
At:
Kennett American Legion Hall, 208 E. State St, Kennett Square PA

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
(Cajun/Zydeco)

7:00 pm

3024363015
At:
Freeman Stage at Bayside, 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville DE 19975

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
57th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, featuring:
Riders In The Sky
Balsam Range
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
(Folk)

4 days
Philadelphia Folksong Society
(215) 247-1300
www.pfs.org
At:
Old Pool Farm, 1323 Salford Station Rd., Schwenksville PA 19473

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Backstep Cindy
Caller: Dan Black
(Old Time/Contradance)

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

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Earls of Leicester
(Bluegrass)

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

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Bumper Jacksons
(Folk)

8:00 pm
The Mainstay
(410) 639-9133
www.mainstayrockhall.org
At:
The Mainstay, 5753 Main St., Rock Hall MD 21661

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Ladies In The Parlor
Caller: Sue Gola
(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, September 2, 2018

The Earls of Leicester
(Bluegrass/Country)

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

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Quebe Sisters
(Western Swing)

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

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Seldom Scene
Jonathan Edwards
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Last Wipperwill
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sprout
Caller: Anne Lutun
(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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The SteelDrivers
(Bluegrass)

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Jez Lowe & James Keelaghan
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Green Willow Folk Club
(302) 456-3242
www.greenwillow.org
At:
Blue Ball Barn, 1914 West Park Drive, ,Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington DE
Iris DeMent
(Folk/Country)

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

“Chicks With Hits”, featuring:
Suzy Bogguss
Pam Tillis
Terri Clark
(Country)

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

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The SteelDrivers
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Tom Krumm & Friends
Caller: Mark Hillegonds
(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, October 14, 2018

Remington Ryde
(Bluegrass)

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Kathy Mattea: The Acoustic Living Room
(Country/Folk)

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

Friday, October 19, 2018

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Gooseberries
Caller: Gaye Fifer
(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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Streak O’ Phat
Caller: Rick Mohr
(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, November 11, 2018

Summit Hill
(Bluegrass)

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

Friday, November 16, 2018

2018 Maryland Folk Festival, featuring:
Tom Paxton & The Don Juans
(Folk)

7:30 pm
Weinberg Center
(301) 600-2828
www.weinbergcenter.org
At:
Weinberg Center, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick MD 21701

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Caravan
Caller: Ridge Kennedy
(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

Friday, December 7, 2018

David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

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
“Whispering” Bill Anderson
(Country)

8:00 pm
Eichelberger Performing Arts Center
(717) 637-7086
www.theeich.org
At:
Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, 195 Stock Street, Hanover PA 17331

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Flatland Drive
Free Range
(Bluegrass)

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

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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Friday, March 15, 2019

Sister Sadie
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Friday, April 12, 2019

Monroe Crossing
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543