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, June 28, 2019

39th Annual Old Songs Folk Festival, featuring:
Bruce Molsky
Charm City Junction
Bill Staines
(Folk)

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

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Gretchen Wilson
(Country)

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Asleep At The Wheel
(Western Swing)

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

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tim OBrien
(Folk/Bluegrass)

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gene Watson
(Country)

3:00 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602

Thursday, July 25, 2019

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
(Cajun/Zydeco)

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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Susquehanna Folk Festival, featuring:
Dom Flemons
Hot Club of Cowtown
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
(Folk)

3 days
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
susquehannafolkfestival.org
At:
Roundtop Mountain Resort, 925 Roundtop Road, Lewisberry PA 17339
Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye & Aaron Tippin
(Country)

8:00 pm
Penns Peak
(866) 605-7325
www.pennspeak.com
At:
Penns Peak, 325 Maury Rd, Jim Thorpe PA 18229
Hot Club of Cowtown
(Country/Folk)

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Steppin At The Junction
(Old Time/Dance)

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Appalachian String Band Music Festival (“Clifftop”)
(Old Time)

5 days
West Virginia Div. of Culture & History
(304) 438-3005
www.wvculture.org/stringband/
At:
Camp Washington Carver, County Hwy 11/3, Clifftop WV 25942

Thursday, August 1, 2019

31st Annual AFBA Bluegrass Festival, featuring:
Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass
Special Consensus
Junior Sisk
Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
(Bluegrass)

4 days
Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association
(610) 838-3015
www.afbawindgap.org
At:
Mountain View Park, 206 E. Mountain Rd, Wind Gap PA 18091
Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Honky Tonk Tour!”
(Country)

8:00 pm
Rams Head Tavern
(410) 268-4545
www.ramsheadtavern.com
At:
Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St, Annapolis MD 21401

Friday, August 2, 2019

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison “Honky Tonk Tour!”
(Country)

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

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
Charley Pride
(Country)

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival, featruing:
Seldom Scene
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Dry Branch Fire Squad
()

4 days – Festival Pricing
Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
(800) 642-TENT
www.gettysburgbluegrass.com
At:
Granite Hill Camping Resort, 3340 Fairfield Rd., Gettysburg PA 17325
58th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
(Folk)

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Matthew Christian & Max Carmichael
Caller: Bob Isaacs
(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

Monday, August 19, 2019

Dwight Yoakam
(Country)

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

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Troy Engle & Southern Skies
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
Carroll Arts Center
(410) 848-7272
www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org
At:
Carroll Arts Center, 91 W.Main St., Westminster MD 21157

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sara Evans
(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, August 29, 2019

The SteelDrivers
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Kathy Kallick Band
(Bluegrass)

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

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

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Genticorum
(Folk/French Canadian)

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, September 21, 2019

Leroy Van Dyke “Country Gold” Tour, featuring:
Mandy Barnett
Malpass Brothers
Narvel Felts
(Country)

3:00 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602
Sprout
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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Old Blind Dogs
(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

Friday, September 27, 2019

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 29, 2019

Dailey & Vincent
(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

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Fred Eaglesmith & The Steel Wheels
(alt-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 9, 2019

Vince Gill
(Country)

7:30 pm
American Music Theatre
(800) 648-4102
www.amtshows.com
At:
American Music Theatre, 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA 17602

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Tommy Sands
(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

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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
(Bluegrass)

(Time Not Known)
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sam Bush Band with The Travelin McCourys
(Bluegrass)

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Sam Bush Band with The Travelin McCourys
(Bluegrass)

7:00
Keswick Theatre
(215) 572-7650
www.keswicktheatre.com
At:
Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside PA 19038

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys
(Western Swing)

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

Friday, November 29, 2019

Seldom Scene
Dry Branch Fire Squad
()

(Time Not Known)
The Birchmere
(703) 823-6657
www.birchmere.com
At:
The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave,, Alexandria VA 22305

Friday, December 6, 2019

Lonely Heartstring Band
(Bluegrass)

(Time Not Known)
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

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

Friday, February 14, 2020

Special Consensus
(Bluegrass)

(Time Not Known)
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Thursday, February 20, 2020

HighTime
(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, March 20, 2020

David Davis & The Warrior River Boys
(Bluegrass)

(Time Not Known)
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Bill & The Belles
(Country/Swing)

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, April 17, 2020

Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
(Bluegrass)

(Time Not Known)
Emelin Theatre
(914) 698-0098
www.emelin.org
At:
Emelin Theatre, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck NY 10543

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