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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



Concerts resume next summer


92nd St Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY



Feb 9 – Manuel Barrueco


Academy of Music

274 Main St. Northampton MA

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


Feb 22 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mar 2 – Back Porch Festival: Earls of Leiester, Twisted Pine, Town Moiuntain

Mar 3 – Back Porch Festival: Rosanne Cash, Mark Erelli

Apr 7 – Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn


The Acoustic

2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

203-335-3655, ext 105 (box office)


Jan 24 – Bluegrass & Beer


Acoustic Celebration

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

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


Apr 28 – Martyn Joseph

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


Jan 27 – Mamma's Marmalade

Feb 10 – The Page Turners


Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



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

Jan 11 – Jodi Heights, Florie Namir

Jan 25 – The Revenants

Feb 23– Music of Simon & Garfunkel with Swearingen & Kelli

Mar 23 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams


American Center for Folk Music

River Center, Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY


Check website for more information


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Best Video Film & Cultural Center

Concerts at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT



Jan 8 – The Elm City Ramblers

Jan 20 – Irish Celtic Music Jam

Jan 21 – Bluegrass Jam

Jan 29 – The Bluegrass Characters

Feb 3 – Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam

Feb 7 – Podunk Throwbacks, Klezmer Fusion Collective

Feb 17 – Irish/Celtic Open Jam

Feb 18 – Bluegrass Jam

Feb 22 – Five in the Chamber

Mar 3 – Sunday Afternoon Bluegrass Jam

Mar 17 – Irish Celtic Music Jam

Apr 5 – Songwriters in the round: Anne Marie Menta, Lys Guillorn, Shellye Valauskas, Liersten Sieser

Apr 12 – Dale Ann Bradley & Jim Hurst

May 24 – Ann Marie Menta Band

Aug 16 – Bluegrass: Phillips, Grier & Flinner


Blackstone River Theater

549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI



Jan 12 – Fellswater

Jan 19 – Neon Valley Bays

Jan 26 – Kim Trusty & Kerri Powers

Feb 2 – Quinn Bachand's Brishen

Feb 9 – Yacouba Diabate

Feb 16 – Mari Black and Cory Pesaturo

Feb 23– The Gnomes

Mar 2 – Irish Music Stories Live: Shannon Heaton with George Keith, Joey Abarta, and John Coyne

Mar 10 – Heron Valley

Mar 24 – Lunasa

Apr 8 – Dougie Maclean


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

Jan 25 – Jerry O'Sullivan

Feb 22 – Catriona, Mairead and Angela Fee with Kieran Flanagan


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

Jan 27 – Abbie Gardner

Apr 7 – The Kennedys

June 2 – The Young Novelists

Sept 29 – Alice Howe

Dec 8 – Quarter Horse


Boston Bluegrass Union Concert Series

P.O. Box 650061, West Newton, MA



Jan 20– The Becky Butler Band

Feb 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

Jan 12 – Josee Vachon

Feb 16 – James Keelaghan

Mar 19 – Joel Mabus

Apr 13 – Battle of the Sexes in Harmony featuring The Connecticut Yankee Chorus and Village Voices

May 11 – Too Blue


Bread Box Theater

220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT


Concerts Sundays at 4 p.m.

Spring music schedule coming soon


Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT


Concerts resume in March 2019


Bull Run Restaurant

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

978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190


Jan 19 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Feb 17 – Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

Mar 2 – Christine Lavin & Don White

Apr 20– Antje Duvekot

May 10 – Chris Smither

June 28 – Iris Dement


The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT


Apr 3 – Celtic Women

Apr 30-May 5 – Come From Away


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 Cancelled for Dec.)

Jan 26 – Mountain Dulcimer Workshop and Concert with Carolyn Brodginski

Feb 1 – Story City Troupe

Feb 2 – Django's Reserve Gypsy Jazz

Mar 9– Victor & Penny


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Cafe Nine

250 State St., New Haven, CT

All events 21+


Jan 15– Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Mar 19– Dale Watson, Kinky Friedman

Mar 31 – Rod Picott


Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, MA



Feb 23 – Gaelic Storm


Caramoor Center for Music & Arts

Katonah, NY


Check website for more information


Carnegie Hall

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


Check website for more information


Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY


Concerts resume next summer


The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer St., Natick, MA



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

Jan 13 – Darlingside with Maine Youth Orchestra

Feb 21 – Gaelic Storm

Feb 22 – Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

Mar 2 – Liz Longley and Mark Erelli

Mar 22 – John Davidson

Mar 23 – Kingston Trio

Apr 11– Kathy Mattea Acoustic Living Room

Apr 12 – Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

May 11 – Ruth Moody Band

Sept 28– Lucy Kaplansky


Chestnut Tree Concerts

House concert series in Oxford, CT


Check website for more information


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.


Concerts resume next summer.

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


Jan 10– The Kennedys


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

First Universalist Society in Franklin

262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA



Dec 8 – The Nields Holiday Show

Jan 5 – Joe Crookston

Jan 26 – Dar Williams

Mar 9 – Greg Greenway

Mar 23 – Patty Larkin

Mar 30 – RUNA

Apr 13– Tracy Grammer

May 11 – Ordinary Elephant


City Winery

155 Varick St., New York, NY



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

Jan 18 – The Sea The Sea

Jan 21 – Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde

Feb 9 – Greg Brown

Feb 14-15 – Marc Cohn

Mar 8 – Cynthia Sayer: Hot Banjo

Mar10 – Jesse Terry

Mar 22 – Peter Mulvey


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.

Mar 15 – Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane


Common Fence Point Music

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI



Dec 31 – The Vox Hunters and Old Lazarus' Harp


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

Jan 19 – Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

Apr 27 – Amber Rubarth


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


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

Feb 2– Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Mar 30 – Dom Flemons


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


Check website for more information


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.


Concerts resume next summer


CTFOLK Folk Fridays

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


Jan 4 – Too Blue

Feb 1 – Kristen Graves and Glen Roth

Mar 1 – The Black Feathers


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Daryl's House Club

130 Route 22, Pawling, NY



Jan 12 – Bluegrass Brunch: Plywood Cowboy

Jan 13– Bluegrass Brunch: Pretty Saro

Jan 17 – Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde

Jan 27 – Bluegrass Brunch: Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys

Feb 22-23 – Cash is King: Johnny Cash tribute show

Mar 16 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Mar 17 – The Mighty Ploughboys

Mar 21 – We Banjo 3

Mar 24 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Bob Stump Band


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



Jan 19 – Work O' The Weavers, The Dirty Stay-Out Skifflers

Mar 8 – John McCutcheon

Mar 30 – Joe Jencks

Apr 6 – JP Cormier

Apr 13 – Dougie MacLean

May 4 – Adirondack Folk Night with Jamcrackers, Sycamore and more

May 10 – Tom Paxton & The Don Juans


Emelin Theater

Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY


Feb 7 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Feb 15 – Frank Sullivan and Dirty Kitchen

Mar 1 – The Earls of Leicester


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Fairfield Theatre Company / StageOne

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



Jan 5– Marc Cohn with the Blind Boys of Alabama

Apr 7 – Jonathan Edwards


Fire In The Kitchen

North Madison Congregational Church

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


Jan 5 – John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band

Feb 9 – Seamus Egan Project

Mar 9 – Hat Trick


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



Jan 26 – Abbie Gardner

Feb 14 – Those Girls

Feb 24 – Rachel Kilgore & Jean Rohe

Mar 30 – Barnaby Bright

Apr 11 – Bethlehem & Sad Patrick

Apr 28 – Rupert Wates with Jeremy Aaron

May 18 – Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes


Folk Music Society of Huntington

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


Apr 6 – Cheryl Wheeler

Apr 18 – The Everly Set (tribute show)

June 1 – Susan Werner


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


Jan 26 – FSSGB Members' Concert

Feb 9 – Max Hunter Workshop

Mar 2 – Old Howard Troupe

Apr 28– Windborne Workshop and House Concert

May 18 – Steve Cormier


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

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


Dec 9 – Anne Price  (Coffeehouse @ Ethical, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale (Bronx) NY)


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.


Jan 18 … Geoff Kaufman and Reggie Harris

Feb 22 – Pete Seeger Tribute

Mar 15 – Tom Chapin

Apr 12 – The Kennedys


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Garden Stage

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau

223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, Long Island, NY


Jan 4 – Katherine Rondeau

Mar 1 – Pat Wictor

Apr 5 – The Levins

May 3 – Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli


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



Check website for more information


GuitartownCT Productions

Concerts at Best Video, Hamden, CT



Check website for more information


Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church

2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA



Hootenanny – Thursdays, 8 pm, signup, 7 pm

Concerts resume June 2019


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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.


Jan 13 – Tex's Troubadours

Feb 17 – The Nite Caps

Mar 10 – The Cornfed Dogs

Apr 14 – Audrey Mae

May 12 – Last Fair Deal

Jun 9 – The Cornfed Dogs


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



Feb 9 – Don McLean


Infinity Music Hall-Norfolk

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



Jan 12 – The Spirit of Johnny Cash (tribute show)

Feb 2 – Livingston Taylor


Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY


Check website for more information


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.

Check website for more information


Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northampton, MA

All shows 7 pm unless noted


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

Jan 11-12 – Livingston Taylor

Feb 2 – The Nields

Feb 6 – We Banjo Three

Feb 8-9 – Chris Smither

Feb 10 – John Gorka

Apr 20 – Melissa Ferrick

May 17-18 – Cash is King: Johnny Cash tribute show


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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

Check website for details


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

University of Connecticut,

2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

(860) 486-4226


Feb 14 – I'm With Her

Mar 12 – Songs of Ireland: A Celtic Celebration

Apr 25 – Chich Corea & Bela Fleck


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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT.

Tickets: 877-503-1286.


Check website for more information


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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


Jan 4 – DB Rielly

Feb 1 – Don White

Mar 1– Kenn Morr

Apr 5 – Rupert Wates


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mActivity Gym & Events Center

285 Nicoll Street,

New Haven, CT 06511


Shows at 6:30 p.m.


Jan 3 – The Bluegrass Characters

Jan 20 – Slocan Ramblers

Jan 27 – The LYNNeS

Feb 3 – Lucy Kaplansky

Feb 17 – Laurei Lewis & The Right Hands

Feb 24 – The Kennedys, Anne Marie Menta

Mar 2 – Robbie Fulks

Mar 10 – The Sultans of String, Rachael Sage

Mar 31 – Jim Kweskin & Samoa Wilson

Apr 6 – Tom Paxton & The Don Juans

Apr 7 – Brooks Williams

Apr 20 – Nu Blu

Apr 28 – the Everly Set (Everly Brothers Tribute)


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


Feb 1 – Jill Sobule, Andrew Delaney

Feb 8– Cold Chocolate

Feb 15 – James Keelaghan

Feb 22– Breaking Barriers: Tribute to the Women Who Paved The Way

Mar 1 – Don White & Christine Lavin

Mar 8 – Antje Duvekot

Mar15 – David Mallett

Mar 22 – The Barefoot Movement


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


Jan 18 – Hubby Jenkins

Feb 22 – Citizen U (Chris Freeman and Antonio Alorn of Parsonsfield)


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



Jan 19 – Windborne

Feb 16 – The Whispering Tree

Mar 7– John McCutcheon

Apr 20 – Crys Matthews and Heather Mae

May 18 – Maria Dunn

Sept 22 – Roy Zimmerman


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


Check website for more information


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


Concerts resume next summer


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Narrows Center for the Arts

16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA



Jan 11 – Cheryl Wheeler


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



Jan 26 – The LYNNeS

Feb 9 – Lula Wiles

Mar 9 – Ranky Tanky

Apr 6– Dala


Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT


Check website for more information


Northwest Park Concerts / Windsor, CT

145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT


Jan 5 – Bus 13

Feb 2 – Grass Routes

Mar 2 – Hot Club of New England

Mar 30 – Dirt Road Sweetheart

Apr 13 – Michelle Wiley Group

Apr 27 – Porch Party Mamas

May 4 – Gil Gutierrez Strings


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Old Church Concert Series

Rocky Hill United Methodist Church

623 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Info: (860) 888-1376


On hiatus – shows will resume in Fall 2019


Old Songs Concerts

37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY

Info: (518) 765-2815


Check website for more information


Our Times Coffeehouse

Long Island Ethical Humanist Society

38 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY


Check website for more information


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The Packing House

156 River Road, Suite 1301, Willington, CT 06279



Check website for more information


Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA



Feb 7 – Lula Wiles



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.

Check website for more information


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.

Jan 20 – Cameron Sutphin


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


Check website for more information


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.

Check website for more information


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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.


Check website for more information


Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT



Check website for more information


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



Jan 19 – Bill Staines

Jan 26 – Frank Vignola Hot Trio

Feb 16 – David Mallett, Mike Burd

Feb 23 – Kenn Morr Band

Mar 9 – Edward Gerhard


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



Jan 26 – Rev. Robert B. Jones

Feb 23 – Kirsten Maxwell, Kim Moberg

March 23 – The Meadows Brothers

Apr 13 – The Kennedys

May 18 – April Verch


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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


Jan 18 – The Slocan Ramblers

Apr 27 – Dave Gunning


Sandywoods Center for the Arts

43 Muse Rd., Tiverton, RI



Check website for more information


Schimmer Center at Pace University

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


Mar 10  – Ranky Tanky

Mar 24 – We Banjo 3


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


Concerts resume next summer


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



Jan 11 – Saint Adeline, Matthew Ponsot

Feb 8 – Hannah Gill Duo

Mar 8 – The Black Feathers

Apr 12 – Jess Klein, Aly Tadros


Stone Church Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church

300 High St., Bristol, RI



Jan 26 – Bill Harley

Feb 23 – Vance Gilbert

March 23 – Heather Pierson Trio

April 27 – Robbie O'Connell & Rose Clancy

May 11 – The Jethros


Sunday Street Concerts at the Long Island Museum

Gillespie Room

Long Island Museum

Route 25A, Stony Brook Village, NY


Jan 6 – The Kennedys

Jan 20 – James Maddock

Feb 10 – Joe Jencks & Rod MacDonald

Feb 24 – Joe Crookston


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



Check website for more information


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

Dec 30– Whispering Tree

Jan 4 – Martin Sexton

Jan 18 – The Everly Set (Everly Brothers Tribute)

Feb 8– Greg Brown

Feb 13 – Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan

Feb 14 – Mallett Brothers Band

Feb 22 – Mark Von Em

Mar 3 – Susan Werner

Mar 9 – Tom Chapin

Mar 15 – Kevin McKrell & Donnybrook Fair

Mar 17 – Flash Company

Mar 23– Yarn

Mar 24 – Molsky's Mountain Driffters

Mar 29 – Cherish The Ladies

Mar 30  – Kenny White

Apr 5 – Eric Andersen with Scarlet Rivera

Apr 18 – Mile Twelve

Apr 26 – Heather Pierson Trio, Whispering Tree

May 5 – Martin Hayes Solo

June 7 – Nobody's Girl

June 9 – High Time


Turning Point Cafe

468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY


Jan 5 – The Kennedys

Feb 1 – Carolann Solebello, Joe Iadanza

Mar 24 – Toby Walker

Apr 19– Chris Smither


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.

Jan 5 – Cameron Sutphin

Feb 2 – Carolann Solebello

Mar 2 – Kenn Morr Band

Apr 6 – Derek Knott


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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


Check website for more information


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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


Jan 12– Kerri Powers

Jan 18– Quiet Corner Song Swap

Jan 19 – Howie Bursen

Jan 26– Wade-Elliot Band

Feb 1 – Open Mic with host Emerald Rae

Feb 2 – Podunk Throwbacks

Feb 9– Vance Gilbert

Feb 15– Quiet Corner Song Swap

Feb 23 – Slograss

Mar 1 – Open Mic with host Mark Stepakoff

Mar 2 – Dean Stevens & Maria Sangiuoplo

Mar 9 – Atwater Donnelly

Mar 15 – Quiet Corner Song Swap

Mar 16 – Cashel Rock

Mar 24 – Peter Mulvey

Mar 30 – Brooks Williams


Voices Cafe

Unitarian Church of Westport

10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT


Jan 26 –  Tracy Grammer & Jim Henry

Mar 9 – Jesse Terry

Apr 13 – Deeper Than The Skin

May 11 – Emma's Revolution

June 8 – Pat Wictor & Deborah Latz


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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

Jan 12 – Seamus Kennedy

Feb 9 – Christine Lavin

Mar 9– John McCutcheon

Apr 13 – Mustard's Retreat

May 11– Tom Paxtion & The DonJuans


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


Jan 13 – Guy Davis

Jan 27 – The Reunion Band

Feb 10 Troy MacGillivray & Andrea Beaton

Feb 24 – Lissa Schneckenburger & Bethany Waickman

Mar 10 – Joel Mabus

Mar 24 – William Jackson

Apr 7 – Bill Staines

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

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


Check website for more information


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