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, January 25, 2019

Seldom Scene
(Bluegrass)

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

8:00 pm
The Hamilton
(202) 787-1000
thehamiltondc.com
At:
The Hamilton, 600 14th St NW, Washington DC 20005

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves
(Old Time)

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

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

Friday, February 1, 2019

Kingston Trio
(Folk)

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

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Ken & Brad Kolodner
(Old Time)

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

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Flatt Lonesome
(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

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Flint Hill Express
Big Valley Bluegrass
(Bluegrass)

12:30 pm
Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
(610) 838-3015
www.afbawindgap.org
At:
Plainfield Township Fire Dept, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap PA 18091
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
(Bluegrass)

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

2:00 pm
American Legion Bluegrass
(301) 737-3004
www.americanlegionbluegrass.com
At:
American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd, Hughesville MD 20637
Charm City Junction
(Old Time)

7:30 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg PA 17110

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
John Cohen & Eli Smith
(Old Time)

8:00 pm – $17 General Public
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music
(302) 321-6466
www.brandywinefriends.org
At:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Rd., Newark DE 19711

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Lovely Lane String Band
Caller: Kim Forry
(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
Pam Ortiz Band
(Folk)

7:30 pm – $8 Donation
North Elk Coffee House

stmaryanne.org

At:
St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901

Saturday, February 23, 2019

“Country Unplugged”, featuring:
Mark Chesnutt
Joe Diffie
Neal McCoy
(Country)

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney
(Celtic/British Isles)

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Ronnie Milsap
Lorrie Morgan
(Country)

8:00 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Bon Debarras
(French Canadian)

7:30 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Appalachian Brewing Company, 50 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg PA 17110

Thursday, March 7, 2019

C. J. Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
(Cajun/Zydeco)

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

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers
(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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Homespun Bluegrass
Hilltown
Raven Hill
(Bluegrass)

12:30 pm
Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
(610) 838-3015
www.afbawindgap.org
At:
Plainfield Township Fire Dept, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap PA 18091
Louie Setzer & The Appalachian Mountain Boys
(Bluegrass)

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

2:00 pm
American Legion Bluegrass
(301) 737-3004
www.americanlegionbluegrass.com
At:
American Legion Post 238, 6265 Brandywine Rd, Hughesville MD 20637

Friday, March 15, 2019

Del & Dawg (Del McCoury & Jerry Grisman)
(Bluegrass)

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

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

Saturday, March 16, 2019

“Always…Patsy Cline”
(Country)

3:00 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602
Devine Comedy
Caller: DeLaura Padovan
(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
Gathering Sparks
(Folk)

7:30 pm – $8 Donation
North Elk Coffee House

stmaryanne.org

At:
St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Jim Malcolm
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Green Willow Folk Club
(302) 456-3242
www.greenwillow.org
At:
Blue Ball Barn, 1914 West Park Drive, Wilmington DE 19803

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers
(Bluegrass/Old Time)

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

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Junior Sisk & Friends
(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
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
(Bluegrass)

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, March 31, 2019

Asleep At The Wheel
(Western Swing)

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

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Hayes Carll
(Country)

8:00 pm
Ardmore Music Hall
(610) 649-8389
www.ardmoremusic.com
At:
Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore PA 19003

Friday, April 12, 2019

Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival, featuring:
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeeper
Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike
Carolina Blue
Kristy Cox
(Bluegrass)

3 days
Wilmington Wintergrass
(302) 730-4065
www.wilmingtonwintergrass.org
At:
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 630 Naamans Rd, Claymont DE 19703
Monroe Crossing
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Big Country Bluegrass
(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

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mason Dixon Bandits
Cat Elwell & Saucony Grass
Boulevard Express
(Bluegrass)

12:30 pm
Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
(610) 838-3015
www.afbawindgap.org
At:
Plainfield Township Fire Dept, 6480 Sullivan Trail, Wind Gap PA 18091
Kevin Prater
(Bluegrass)

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

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kevin Burke
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Green Willow Folk Club
(302) 456-3242
www.greenwillow.org
At:
Blue Ball Barn, 1914 West Park Drive, Wilmington DE 19803

Friday, April 26, 2019

John McCutcheon
(Folk/Old Time)

7:30 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Market Square Presbyterian Church, 20 S. 2nd St., Harrisburg PA 17101
The South Carolina Broadcasters
(Old Time)

8:00 pm – $17 General Public
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music
(302) 321-6466
www.brandywinefriends.org
At:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Rd., Newark DE 19711

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Shawna Caspi
(Folk)

7:30 pm – $8 Donation
North Elk Coffee House

stmaryanne.org

At:
St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Della Mae
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
The Hamilton
(202) 787-1000
thehamiltondc.com
At:
The Hamilton, 600 14th St NW, Washington DC 20005

Friday, May 10, 2019

Del & Dawg (Del McCoury & Jerry Grisman)
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Grand Opera House
(800) 37-GRAND
www.grandopera.org
At:
Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington DE 19801

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Trinity River 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

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rupert Wates
(Folk)

7:30 pm – $8 Donation
North Elk Coffee House

stmaryanne.org

At:
St. Mary Anne’s Parish Hall, 315 S. Main St., North East MD 21901

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Blades of Grass
(Bluegrass)

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

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
(Country/Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Cannan’s Land
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Larry Gillis & Swamp Grass
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Mountain Highway
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Gray & Blue
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Remington Ryde
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Flatland Drive
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Nothin’ Fancy
(Bluegrass)

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

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm – $17 General Public
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music
(302) 321-6466
www.brandywinefriends.org
At:
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 420 Willa Rd., Newark DE 19711