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.

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

Friday, November 23, 2018

Seldom Scene
Dry Branch Fire Squad
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Seldom Scene
(Bluegrass)

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

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
Walt Michael & Co. Holiday Traditional String Celebration
(Old Time)

7:30 pm
Carroll Arts Center
(410) 848-7272
www.carrollcountyartscouncil.org
At:
Carroll Arts Center, 91 W.Main St., Westminster MD 21157

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Jimmy Fortune Country Christmas Concert
(Country)

(Time Not Known)
Lebanon Expo Center
(717) 273-3670
www.lebexpo.org
At:
Lebanon Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Rd, Lebanon PA 17042
Raise The Roof
Caller: TBA
(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

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
Kristyn Harris & Hailey Sandoz
(Cowboy/Western)

7:30 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 925 S. George St., York PA 17403
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

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Gibson Brothers
(Bluegrass)

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

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Brian Hamshar
Caller: Brian Hamshar (“Club Contra”)
(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

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Texas Rose
Louie Setzer
Coal County 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

Friday, December 21, 2018

Bill Kirchen & Commander Cody
“Honky Tonk Holiday Show”
(Country/Rockabilly)

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

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

Sunday, December 30, 2018

22nd Annual Hank Williams Tribute, featuring:
Robin & Linda Williams
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer
Patrick McAvinue
Mark Schatz
(Country)

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

Monday, December 31, 2018

New Year’s Eve, with:
Seldom Scene
The High & Wides
Ms. Adventure
(Bluegrass)

8:00 pm
The Birchmere
(703) 823-6657
www.birchmere.com
At:
The Birchmere, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave,, Alexandria VA 22305

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year’s Day Dance Party
(Old Time/Contradance)

2:00-10:00 pm – $10
Arden Dance
(302) 478-7257
http://ardenclub.org/contraDance.htm
At:
Arden Gild Hall, 2126 The Highway, Arden DE 19810

Thursday, January 3, 2019

John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
(Bluegrass)

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

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

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Hex Hollow Rounders
Heavy Traffic
(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
Lonesome River Band
(Bluegrass)

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

3:00 pm
Sellersville Theater 1894
(215) 257-5808
www.st94.com
At:
Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville PA 18960

Friday, January 18, 2019

Eileen Ivers
(Celtic/British Isles)

7:30 pm
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
(717) 763-5744
www.sfmsfolk.org
At:
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 925 S. George St., York PA 17403

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Escape
Caller: Hilton Baxter
(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
Cosy Sheridan
(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

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

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

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
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

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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

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

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
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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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