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.

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

7th Annual Bluegrass By The Bay, featuring:
Blue Highway
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Grascals
Lonesome River Band
(Bluegrass)

3 days

(410) 213-0097
www.ocbluegrass.com
At:
Castaways RV Resort & Campground, 12550 Eagles Nest Dr, Berlin MD 21158
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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Philly Bluegrass Revival, featuring:
Del & Dawg (Del McCoury & David Grisman)
The Infamous Stringdusters
Jeff Austin Band
Midnight Flyer
(Bluegrass)

2:00 pm
Mann Center for the Performing Arts
(215) 546-7900
www.manncenter.org
At:
Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia PA 19131

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

Friday, October 5, 2018

Dwight Yoakam
(Country)

8:00 pm
F. M. Kirby Center
(570) 826-1100
www.kirbycenter.org
At:
Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes Barre PA 18701

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

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Audie Blaylock & Redline
(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, 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
Elizabeth Cook
(Country)

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

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

The Bumper Jacksons
(Folk/Country)

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

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

Friday, November 9, 2018

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
(Bluegrass)

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

9:00 pm
Weinberg Center
(301) 600-2828
www.weinbergcenter.org
At:
Weinberg Center, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick MD 21701

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys
(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
Yonder Mountain String Band
(Jamgrass)

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

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

The Travelin’ McCourys
(Bluegrass)

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

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
Joe Herrmann, Sam Herrmann, David McLaughlin & Marshall Wilborn
(Old Time/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
The Travelin’ McCourys
(Bluegrass)

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

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
(Bluegrass)

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

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

Joe & Stacey Isaacs with Kody Norris
(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
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

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Darin & Brooke Aldridge
(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

Friday, January 11, 2019

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
(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, 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

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

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

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

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

Sister Sadie
(Bluegrass)

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

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 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

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

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

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