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.

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