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If you are a folk music presenter in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New York (Long Island, New York City area, or Hudson River Valley) and would like to have your events listed on this website, please send listings to:



Dates and performances may change on short notice.

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to confirm the concert before you go.


1794 Meetinghouse

26 South Main Street, New Salem, MA



June 9 – Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

June 14– Reprobate Blues Band

June 16 – Samantha Farrell

June 21 – Joe Jencks
June 23– Wooden Dinosaur

June 24 – Peter Blanchette

June 29 – Natraj
July 7– The Jolly Beggars

July 8– Haley Hewitt
July 12 – Eric Lee

July 21 – The Green Sisters

July 26 – Ray Mason & Henning Ohlenbusch

July 28 – Cold Chocolate


92nd St Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY



Check website for more information


Academy of Music

274 Main St. Northampton MA

413-584-9032, ext 105 (box office)


June 15-16 – Django In June

July 15 – Preachin' The Blues: A Tribute to Art Steele

July 21 – Blackmore's Night

Sept 28 – Hot Tuna

Oct 28 – The Lone Bellow


Acoustic Celebration

Concerts at St. Stephen’s North Hall, 351 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

203-431-6501 Shows begin 4 p.m.


Shows resume next fall. Check the listings for CHIRP, the outdoor summer concert series operated by the same people who  run Acoustic Celebration.


Acousticool House Concerts / Bristol, CT

House concert series located in Bristol, CT. For location and to make reservations, email acousticool@icloud.com


June 9 – Heather Maloney

Jun 19 – Honeysuckle

July 7 – Lula Wiles


Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



Thursdays at 7:30 pm– Folk & Poetry Open Mic

June 1– NoMad Stones & Cousin Bobby Bluegrass

June 9 – Cheryl Wheeler with Lisa Bastoni

June 10 – Amanda Maffei

June 16 – Father's Daze with Don White, Bil Lep & Bill Hartley

June 22 – Grace Morrison & Rob Pagnano

June 23 – Natraj

Sept 7 – Bill Staines

Sept 29 – Patty Larkin

Oct 6 – Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick

Oct 20 – Christine Lavin


American Center for Folk Music

River Center, Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY


Check website for more information


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Blackstone River Theater

549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI



June 16 – Summer Solstice Festival with  Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Mari Black Celtic Band, Daymark, Eastern Medicine ?Singers, The Gothard Sisters, La Croisée D'Anton, Owen Marshall & Jenna Moynihan, Emerald Roe, Torrin Ryan, Shieila Falls & Kyle Forsthoff, Kevin Doyle Dance Showcase, TirNaNog Irish Dance (at Diamond Hillk Park, Route 114, Cumberland RI-11 am-7 pm)

Sept 15 – Mediaeval Baebes

Sept 16  Yves Lambert Trio


Blarney Star Productions

Monthly Irish traditional concert series in cooperation with NYU's Glucksman Ireland House

Washington Square United Methodist Church

135 West 4th St (between 6th Ave and MacDougall St.)

New York, NY

Info: (212) 998-3950 or www.nyu.edu/pages/irelandhouse

Check website for more information


Blues Cafe

George Newton VFW Hall

150 Lee Farm Drive, Southbury, CT

(203) 313-6366


Doors open 1 p.m., Open mic and song circle at 1:30, followed by the main performer

Sept 9 – Heather Pierson

Oct 14 – Bettman and Halpin

Dec 9 – Joan and Joni (Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell Tribute Show with Alison Shapiro and Kipyn Martin)

Jan 27, 2019 – Abbie Gardner

Apr 7, 2019 – The Kennedys

June 2, 2019 – The Young Novelists

Sept 29, 2019 – Alice Howe

Dec 8, 2019 – Quarter Horse


Boston Bluegrass Union Concert Series

P.O. Box 650061, West Newton, MA



Dec 2 – Michael Cleveland & Flamekeepers

Jan 20– The Becky Butler Band

FZeb 16-18 – Joe Val Bluegrass Festival


Branford Folk Coffeehouse / Branford Folk Music Society

First Congregational Church

1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/ or email branfordfolk@yahoo.com

Check website for more information


Bread Box Theater

220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT


Concerts Sundays at 4 p.m.

Third Wednesday of the month – Monthly Artist Showcase

Check website for more information


Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT


June 8 – Livingston Taylor

June 21 – Front Country with The Meadows Brothers

June 22 – Lucy Kaplansky

July 6 – David Bromberg

July 12 – Kinky Friedman's Circus of Dreams

July 13 – Mud Morganfield (son of Muddy Waters)

July 25 – Chatham County Line

Aug 3 – Plywood Cowboy


Bull Run Restaurant

215 Great Rd., Rte. 2A, Shirley, MA

978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190


June 2 – Roy Book Binder

June 10 – Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

July 23 – Paul Rishell & Annie Raines

June 30– The Green Sisters

July 14 – Toby Walker

July 20 – David Bromberg Quintet

July 27 – Hot Club of Cowtown

Aug 4 – Claudia Schmidt

Sept 9 – John Mayall

Sept 23 – Jonathan Edwards

Oct 6 – Melissa Ferrick


The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT


Sept 12 – Celtic Thunder


The Buttonwood Tree

605 Main Street, Middletown, CT


http://www.buttonwood.org/  or thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com

Mondays – Anything Goes Open Mic

First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta

June 1 – Story City Troupe

June 9 – Washboard Slim & The Bluelights

June 10 – Near & Far Storytellers

June 16 – Jon McAuliffe

June 30 – Music Festival at Lyman Orchards

July 6 – Story City Troupe

July 8 – Near & Far Storytellers

July 28 – Meghan Cary

Aug 12– Near & Far Storytellers

Aug 24 – Stacy  Phillips and his Bluegrass Characters

Sept 9 – Near & Far Storytellers

Oct 5 – Story City Troupe

Oct 14 – Near and Far Storytellers

Nov 2 – Story City Troupe

Nov 11 – Near and Far Storytellers


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Cafe Nine

250 State St., New Haven, CT

All events 21+


May 31 – John Gorka

June 3 – The Carleans, Jeff Przech

June 10– Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters

June 12 – Urban Pioneers

June 21 – The Sea The Sea

June 24 – Among The Acres, Belle of the Fall

July 1 – Handsome Hound

July 15 – Kinky Friedman

July 16 – Honeysuckle, Laura Wolf, The Meadows Brothers

July 25 – Hot Club of Cowtown

Sept 23 – Wild Ponies

Sept 30 – The Suitcase Junket

Nov 9 – Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys


Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, MA



Aug 25 – The Wailin' Jennys

Sep 29 – The High Kings


Caramoor Center for Music & Arts

Katonah, NY


June 23 – American Roots Music Festival with Aimee Mann, Valerie June, more

July 7 – I'm With Her


Carnegie Hall

57th St & 7th Ave., New York, NY


Check website for more information


Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY


June 13 – The Decemberists, M. Ward

June 16 – The Jayhawks, Mandolin Orange, Parsonsfield

June 30 – Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Sierra Hull and Justin Moses, Mamie Minch

July 26 – Barndi Carlile, Ruthie Foster


The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer St., Natick, MA



Folk Open Mic – Every other Tuesday, see website for dates

June 23 – Mary Fahl

July 13-14 – Tom Rush

July 25 – Patty Griffin

Aug 30 – Dustbowl Revival

Sept 20 – David Wilcox

Oct 5 – Eileen Ivers

Oct 27 – Ellis Paul & Antje Duvekot


Chestnut Tree Concerts

House concert series in Oxford, CT


Sept 15 – Ryan Taylor Band

Nov 3 – Katherine Rondeau Trio


CHIRP – Concert Happenings in Ridgefield's Parks

Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT. 7:00 p.m.

(Rain site: Ridgefield Playhouse or St. Stephen's Church)

ALL SHOWS FREE (Donation requested)

Call 203-431-2760 after 4 p.m. if weather threatens.


May 29 – Mile Twelve

June 5 – Marcia Ball

June 12 – The Bumper Jacksons

July 3 – Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards

July 5– Eileen Ivers

July 10 – Las Cafeteras

July 12 – Birds of Chicago

July 17 – The Revelers

July 19 – Molly Tuttle Band

July 24 – Dustbowl Revival

July 26 – Hot Club of Cowtown

Aug 2 – The Steel Wheels

Aug 7 – Radio Free Honduras

Aug 9 – Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

Aug 14 – David Myles

Aug 16 – Della Mae

Aug 28– Max Baca y Los Texmaniacs

Aug 30 – CJ Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band

Check the listings for the Acoustic Celebration music series in the fall and spring operated by the same people who run CHIRP


Christopher Street Coffee House

St. John's Lutheran Church

81 Christopher St, New York, NY


June 21 – Tret Fure


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

First Universalist Society in Franklin

262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA



Sept 8 – Chris Smither

Sept 22 – John Gorka

Oct 6 – Joe Jencks

Oct 20 – Bettman & Halpin

Nov 3 – Susan Werner

Nov 17 – Eliza Gilkyson


City Winery

155 Varick St., New York, NY



Klezmer Brunch every Sunday, Doors open 10 a.m.

June 8 – Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

June 11 – Positively Bob Dylan 77th Birthday Tribute with James Maddock, The Bluebird of Paradise, The Kennedys and more artists TBA

June 27– James Maddock

July 11 – Jesse Colin Young


College Street Music Hall

238 College St., New Haven, CT

(203) 867-2000


Doors open 7 p.m., shows begin at 8 p.m.  Open to all ages.

June 8 – The Decemberists

July 17 – Old Crow Medicine Show

Oct 20 – Arlo Guthrie Band


Common Fence Point Music

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI



Concerts resume next fall


Common Ground Concerts

Concert series taking place at several venues in Westchester County, NY


At First Unitarian Society of Westchester

25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY


At Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
12 Elm St., Dobbs Ferry, NY


At Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main St., Irvington, NY


At Andrus-on-Hudson
185 Old Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Check website for details


Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 West 64th St at Central Park West

New York, NY


Check website for more information


Concerts in the Garden

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery

1 Spring St., Chester, CT

(860) 526-2077  Starting times vary, check website for details


July 26 – Kenn Morr Band

Aug 9 – Honey Hill


Concerts on the Green / Litchfield, CT

Free concerts Wednesday nights beginning at 7 p.m. in July, 6:30 p.m. in August

West St., Intersection of Route 202 & 63, Litchfield, CT

Only folk and folkish events listed. Click link for complete schedule.


June 14 – Belle of the Fall

June 21 – The Kerry Boys

June 28 – Ian Campbell

Aug 2 – Last Fair Deal

Aug 16 – Switch Factory

Aug 23 – Kenn Morr Band


CTFOLK Folk Fridays

First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT unless otherwise noted,


June 1 – The End of America

Sept 8 – 2018 CTFolk Fest & Green Expo with Martin Sexton, ?The Alternet Routes, Upstate Rubdown, Jesse Terry Trio, Goodnight Blue Moon, Plywood Cowboy, Open Book, Auguste & Alden, Professors of Bluegrass (Edgerton Park, New Haven)


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Daryl's House Club

130 Route 22, Pawling, NY



June 3 – Bluegrass Brunch: Too Blue

June 10 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Page Turners

June 16 – Bluegrass Brunch: Union Rail

June 17 – Father's Day Bluegrass Brunch: The Bob Stump Band

July 1 –  Bluegrass Brunch: Pretty SAro

July 15 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Wool Hats String Band

Sept 6 – The Young Dubliners

Sept 12 – California Guitar Trio

Oct 24 – Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra


Depot Folk

The Depot Theater, 10 Garrison Lane, Garrison, NY

Shows presented in conjunction with the American Center for Folk Music


Check website for details. Shows in conjunction with the American Center for Folk Music.


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The Eclectic Café

Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk

28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY


Open hoot at 7:30 p.m., show begins 8:30 p.m.


Check website for more information


The Eighth Step

Proctors Theater

438 State Street, Schnectady, NY



Check website for more information


Emelin Theater

Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY


Check website for more inforrmation


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Fairfield Theatre Company / StageOne

70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT (across from the Fairfield Metro North station)



June 19 – Marc Broussard

Aug 9 – Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Aug 24 – Keb Mo solo show


Fire In The Kitchen

North Madison Congregational Church

1271 Durham Rd., Madison, CT / 203-421-3241


June 2 – Natalie Haas, Maeve Gilchrist, Yan Falquet, Nic Gareiss


First Acoustics Coffeehouse

Most events are house concerts in Brooklyn. See website for location
Starred concerts at

First Unitarian Congregational Society

50 Monroe Place at Pierrepont St.,

Brooklyn, NY



May 19 – Benefit Concert for the People of Puerto Rico with Robin Batteau, David Buskin, Sophie Buskin, Jose Joaquin, Bev Grant, Greg Greenway, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, Frank Negron, Ton Prasada-Rao, Carolann Solebello, Pat Wictor, Lindsey Wilson, Brooklyn Women's Chorus (at First Unitarian Church)


Folk Music Society of Huntington

Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY.


May 17 – Alice Howe, Freebo

June 2 – James Maddock

Oct 18 – The Kennedys


Folk Song Society of Greater Boston

Various locations in Watertown, Brookline, and Newton, MA.

Starred (*) concerts are at First Parish of Watertown

35 Church St., Watertown, MA
Email houseconcerts@fssgb.org for house concert location, reservations, and details


June 8 – Tannahill Weavers*

June 29 – Larry & Deborah Harris (House concert)

Aug 23 – Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman (House Concerts)


Folk Song Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club

Various locations in New York City. Check the website for location information.


May 11 – Soldier's Fancy


Friday Night Folk at All Souls

All Souls UU Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

Doors open 7 p.m., music begins 7:30 p.m.


May 4 – Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves (rescheduled from May 11)


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Garden Stage

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau

223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, Long Island, NY


May 4 – Sloan Wainwright and Glen Roethal


The Gathering Room House Concerts / Glastonbury, CT

Jim and Patti host concerts in a private home in Glastonbury, CT. All performances are open to the public but advance reservations are required.

Info:  (860) 633-5057 or email pattisivocole@gmail.com. Make a reservation for directions.

Suggested donation: $15-25 plus a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank.

Email for more information


The Good Coffeehouse at Old Stone House

336 Third Ave (between 3rd and 4th Aves,)
Brooklyn, NY



May 6 – Tin + Bone


GuitartownCT Productions

Concerts at various locations in the New Haven area



May 20 – GuitartownCT 10th Anniversary Celebration with Josh Williams, Doyle Lawson, Rickie Simpkins, Justin Moses & Todd Phillips playing the music of Tony Rice

June 8 – The Page Turners

June 28 – Jacob Johnson


Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church

2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA



Hootenanny – Thursdays, 8 pm, signup, 7 pm

Regular weekend concerts resume Summer 2018

June 16 – Bill Staines

June 22 – Whiskey Treaty Road Show

June 29 – Brooks Williams

June 30 – Christine Lavin

July 6 – Tom Chapin

July 7 – Vance Gilbert

July 13 – Don White

July 14 – John Flynn

July 20-21 – Tom Rush, Matt Nakoa

July 27 _ Aztec Two Step

Aug 3-4 – Tom Paxton & The Don Juans

Aug 10-11 – Seth Glier

Aug 17 – Harpeth Rising

Aug 22 – Chris Thomas King

Aug 24-25 – Chris Smither

Aug 31 – The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Sept 2 – The Berkshire Ramblers

Sept 22 – Joe Crookston


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The Half Door Bluegrass Sundays

270 Sisson Ave., Hartford, CT


No cover charge but generous tips are encouraged. Showtime: Sundays, 5-8 p.m.


June 3 – Five in the Chamber


House Concerts at Hop Toad Holler / Bloomfield, CT

Email nrbowden@comcast.net or call (860) 212-9596 for reservations and location

Email for more information


House Concerts / Newtown, CT

Contact countrydancecaller@gmail.com for details and location. Reservations are a must. Concerts are usually on Sundays at 4 p.m.

Email for more information


House Concerts / North Stonington, CT

Call 860-434-2047 or 860-535-8485 for reservations and location. Reservations are a must.

Call for more information


House Concerts / West Hartford, CT

Call 860-655-3576 for reservations and location.

Call for more information


Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association


Bluegrass concerts at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie, NY

Check website for more information


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Infinity Music Hall-Hartford

32 Front St., Hartford, CT



June 1 – Taj Mahal

June 2– Plywood Cowboy, Wool Hats String Band, Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots

July 27 – Jake Shimabukuro

July 28 – Women in Blues Night featuring Bridget Kelly, Alexis P. Suter, Annika Chambers

Sept 26– Kingston Trio

Oct 12 – Tommy Emmanuel

Oct 13 – Jonathan Edwards

Nov 16 – Arlo Guthrie with Sarah Lee Guthrie


Infinity Music Hall-Norfolk

20 Greenwoods Rd West (Rt 44), Norfolk, CT



May 31 – Marc Cohn

June 10– Nora Jane Struthers

June 23 – Robert Earl Keen

July 1 – Asleep at the Wheel

Sept 7 – John Mayall

Sept 26  The High Kings

Oct 5 – Leo Kottke

Oct 11 – Tommy Emmanuel



Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY


June 8 – Heather Maloney and David Keenan


Irish Cultural Center of Western New England

429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA 01089


Weekly Trad Music Seisiun, Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

June 1 – The New Leaf


Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, MA

All shows 7 pm unless noted


June 4-5 – Gaelic Storm

June 6 – Sean McCann (of Great Big Sea)

June 9 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

June 16 – Hot Club of Cowtown

June 22 – The Nields

June 30 – Lori McKenna

July 8 – Asleep at the Wheel

July 15 – Martin Hayes & Dennid Cahill

Aug 8 – Sharon Shannon

Aug 11 – Vance Gilbert

Aug 19 _ Runa
Aug 22 – House of Hamill

Sept 16 – John Mayall

Sept 28– Patty Larkin

Oct 14 – Greg Brown

Oct 22– Holly Near with Tammy Hall & John Marshall

Nov 14 – Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys

Dec 2 – Garnet Rogers

Dec 8 _ The Boxcar Lillies

Dec 9 _ David Mallett

Jan 4-5, 2019 – Cheryl Wheeler, Kenny White

Jan 11-12– Livingston Taylor

Feb 10 – John Gorka


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Jalopy Theater

325 Columbia St. (between Hamilton & Woodhull), Brooklyn, NY



Open Mic Night every Tuesday

Brooklyn Ukes Uke Night, last Thursday of the month

June 1-3 – Steel Guitar Unconvention

June 22 – Mississippi Cotten / Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

University of Connecticut,

2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

(860) 486-4226


Check website for more information


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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT.

Tickets: 877-503-1286.


June 22 – Parsonsfield

July 12 – Jill Sobule

July 24 – Tartan Terrors

July 29 – Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde

Aug 2 – Jesse Colin Young

Aug 9 – Joan Osborne (Songs of Bob Dylan)

Aug 15 – Skerryvore

Aug 18-19 – The Everly Brothers Experience with The Zmed Brothers

Aug 22 – Iris Dement


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The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave, Albany, NY


Check website for more information.


Lyrics Coffeehouse

Redding Community Center.

37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06875


Concerts resume next fall


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Marlborough Arts Center / 4th Friday @ The Arts Cafe

231 N. Main St,

Marlborough, CT


Check website for more information


Maude's Closet

521 Main St,

Ashfield, MA


Check website for more information


Me and Thee Coffeehouse

28 Mugford St,

Marblehead, MA


Concerts resume Sept 7


Meeting House Presents!

Unitarian Society of Hartford

250 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT

Concerts produced in co-operation with The Sounding Board

Email: ConcertUSHartford@gmail.com


Check website for more information


Midtown Coffeehouse

Student Center, Colonial Cafe

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

Thursday nights at 8 p.m.


Check website for more information


Milford Center For The Arts

Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford, CT


Open Mic night, 1st Friday of the month 7-10 p.m.

Check website for more information


Mount Toby Concerts

Mount Toby Friends Meeting House

194 Long Plain Road (Route 63), Leverett, MA 01054



June 8 – Phil Ochs Song Nigh hosted by Sonny Ochs

Sept 22 – Magpie

Oct 20 – Rod MacDonald

Nov 17 – Matt Watroba & Robert B. Jones

May 18, 2019 – Maria Dunn


Music at Lily Pads

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County

27 North Rd., Peace Dale, RI


Check website for more information


Music at The Mansion

Crawford Park

122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY


On hiatus during theater renovations


Music in The Gallery

Wamsutta Club

427 County St., New Bedford, MA


June 1 – John Gorka


Music on the River Concerts / East Haddam, CT

Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the green at Goodspeed Opera House, Rte. 82, East Haddam, CT


July 23 – The Suitcase Junket

July 30 – Auburn Mode

Aug 13 – Chris Smither


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Narrows Center for the Arts

16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA



June 9 – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

July 14 – Jonathan Edwards and Pousette Dart Band (at Westport Rivers Vineyards, Westport, MA)

Oct 13 – Greg Brown


New Morning Songwriter's Series

Community Room

New Morning Market

Woodbury, CT


Check website for more information


Nights at the Beekley

Beekley Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT



Concerts resume next fall


Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT


Check website for more information


Northwest Park Concerts / Windsor, CT

145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT


Check website for more information


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Old Church Concert Series

Rocky Hill United Methodist Church

623 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Info: (860) 888-1376


Concerts resume in September


Old Songs Concerts

37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY

Info: (518) 765-2815


Concerts resume next fall


Our Times Coffeehouse

Long Island Ethical Humanist Society

38 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY


Kirsten Maxwell & Kypin Martin


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The Packing House

156 River Road, Suite 1301, Willington, CT 06279



June 13 – Horizon Blue


Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA



June 8 – The Sea The Sea

June 14 – Mary Gauthier

June 16 – Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore (at Shea Theater)

June 22 – Ben Caplan

July 21 – Patty Griffin



47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA

Office Line: 617-492-5300  Tickets: 617-492-7679


Passim presents more than 400 folk performers annually. These are highlights. Check their website for the full schedule.

Open Mic, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

May 30 – Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

June 1 – Hanneke Cassel Trio

June 2 – Mark Erelli

June 9 – Mary Gauthier (two shows)

June 10 – The Promise Is Hope

June 14 – Molly Ventner & Goodnight Moonshine

June 16– Ellis Paul, Antje Duvekot, & Sam Bake

June 17 – Barnstar!

June 22– The Sea The Sea, Planes on Paper, Josiah Johnson

June 27– Johnny Irion

June 29 – David Mallett


Passiflora Tearoom

526 Main Street, New Hartford, CT

Info:  860-379-8327


Live local music, Sundays1:30=3:30 p.m.

Open Mic, Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

Songwriter's Circle, second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.

May 6 – Julia Russo/Emily Perine


People’s Voice Cafe

Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,

40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park), New York, NY

Info:  212-787-3903


May 5 – Jean Rohe, Luci Murphy

May 12 – Eric Levine 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert

May 19 – Gathering Sparks, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus


Pioneer Valley Folklore Society

The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA

(413) 687=5002


First Saturday of every month, Song & Story Swap with host Paul Kaplan, 7 p.m.

May 5 – Roger Tincknell

June 2 – Beatles Tribute


A Place For Folk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady

1221 Wendell Avenue, Schnectady, NY


May 19 – Mark Berger


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Ridgefield Folk

Ridgefield Library

472 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

Free concert series sponsored by The Friends of the Ridgefield Library

Free tickets at the door beginning at 1 p.m., concert at 2 p.m.


May 20 – Front Country

Sept 23 – Peter Murchison


Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT



May 9 – Roger McGuinn

May 16 – Indigo Girls

June 6 – Ry Cooder

June 18 – Stephen Stills & Judy Collins

June 20 – Rhiannon Giddens

July 21 – Don McLean

July 25 – Mary Chapin Carpenter

Aug 2 – The Earls of Leicester

Aug 30 – Shovels & Rope

Nov 25 – Hot Tuna Acoustic


River Spirit Music

House concert series in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Music begins at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner before the concert at 4 p.m.

Make a reservation on the website for exact location


Check website for more information


Roaring Brook Concerts

Roaring Brook Nature Center

60 Gracey Road, Canton, CT



May 5 – Pat Donohue


Robbie Collomore Concerts

Chester Meeting House

Goose Hill Road and Liberty Street

Chester, CT

Concerts Sundays at 5 p.m.


Check website for more information


Rose Garden Coffeehouse

The Congregational Church

17 West St., Mansfield, MA



May 19 – Ellis Paul & Songwriter Competition


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Salmon Brook Music Series

South Congregational Church

242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT


Reserve tickets by calling Arlene at (860) 916-5066


June 9 – Mark Erelli


Sandywoods Center for the Arts

43 Muse Rd., Tiverton, RI



May 6 – Fellswater


Schimmer Center at Pace University

3 Spruce St., New York, NY (between Park Row and Gold St)


May 5 – Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with special guest Peter Yarrow


Seth Thomas Park Summer Concerts / Thomaston, CT

Seth Thomas Park, Thomaston, CT
Free concerts on Monday nights, late June through August. Concerts in June and July start at 7 p.m.; August concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Only folk and folkish concerts listed here, click the link for other events


July 2 – Windborne

July 16 – Deni Bonet

July 30 – The Page Turners

Aug 13 – The Afro-Semitic Experience


Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society

P.O. Box 46, Fairfield, CT


Concerts held at various locations in southwestern Connecticut


Check website for more information


Songs at Janet's

House concerts in East Lyme, CT. To reserve, email songsatjanets@aol.com

Email for more information


StarLight Concert Series

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

270 Main St., Northport, NY



May 18 – Matt Nakoa; Tim Grimm & The Family Band


Stone Church Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church

300 High St., Bristol, RI



May 12 – Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem Schatz with KC Moaners


Stone Soup

Slater Mill Historic Site

67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI

401-248-4692 or stone@soup.org


Closed temporarily while they look for a new site. Stone Soup hopes to reopen next spring.



Rumsey Playfields

Central Park

New York, NY

Sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. Both events are free


Concerts resume next summer


Sunday Street Concerts at the Long Island Museum

Gillespie Room

Long Island Museum

Route 25A, Stony Brook Village, NY


May 6 – Abbie Gardner & Jesse Terry

May 20 – Bob Dylan's 77th Birthday Celebration with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger and more


Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY


Check website for more information


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Town Hall

123 W. 43rd St, New York, NY



May 5 – Django a Gogo


Towne Crier Cafe

379 Main St., Beacon, NY



Open Mic every Monday and Wednesday night at 7 p.m.;

Irish session in the bar every 2nd and 4th Thursday

May 12 – John Sebastian, Joe Louis Walker

May 18– Tenbrooks Molly

May 19 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

May 25– The McKrells

June 2 – Christine Lavin

June 6 – Heather Mae & Crys Matthews

June 9 – Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour

June 10 – Phil Ochs Song Night with Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada Rao and Pat Wictor

June 17 – Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt

June 30 – Vance Gilbert, Ellis Paul

July 8 – Happy & Adam Traum

July 22 – The Quebe Sisters

Aug 17– Old Blind Dogs

Sept 1 – Daime (from Scotland)

Sept 13 – Rhiannon Giddens

Sept 16 – Joan & Joni (Joan Baez/Joni Mitchell Tribute show)

Sept 29 – Lucy Kaplansky

Sept 30– The High Kings

Oct 20 – John Gorka

Nov 8 – Kevin Burke


Turning Point Cafe

468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY


May 8 – Slaid Cleaves

May 18 – Aztec Two-Step

May 24 – Chris Smither

May 25 – Roy Bookbinder

May 31 – Isabella Rose

June 1 – Caroline Doctorow and Jamie Block

June 3 – Dan Bern and Friend

June 14 – Kirsten Maxwell

June 21 – Happy Traum and Jim Kweskin

July 19 – Eilen Jewell Band

Aug 3 – Melanie


Twelve Moons Coffeehouse

St. John's Church (use the back door entrance)

12 Main St., Salisbury, CT


Concerts on the first Saturday of every month, 7-10 p.m.

Open Mic before the show.

May 5 – Marc Delgado

June 2 – Tom Hanford, Joel Blumert Scott Camara Trio

July 7– David Paton

Aug 4 – Ron Renninger

Sept 1 – The Lied To's


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Unity House Concerts

A folk-and-more coffeehouse series at

Unitarian-Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield, MA

Email unityhouse@uuspringfield.org for reservations


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Vanilla Bean Cafe

450 Deerfield Rd., Corner of Routes 44, 169, and 97. Pomfret, CT


8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted


May 4 – Open Mic featurig Ro Colgrove

May 5 – Lara Herscovitch

May 12 – Kate Callahan

May 18– Quiet Corner Song Swap

May 26 – Atwater Donnelly

June 1 – Open Mic featuring Nate Taylor & Friends

June 2 – The Beekeepers

June 15 – Quiet Corner Song Swap


Voices Cafe

Unitarian Church of Westport

10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT


June 9 – Phil Ochs Night


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Walkabout Coffeehouse

Memorial United Methodist Church

250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, NY


Doors open at 6:30. Walkabout Chorus "Teachabout" at 6:45.
Featured performance begins 7:30 pm

May 12 – Emma's Revolution


Woods Hole Folk Music Society

Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m.

Info: 508-540-0320.or whfolk@verizon.net


Check website for more information

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
Box office phone: (508) 994-2900


July 7-8 – New Bedford Folk Festival


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