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1794 Meetinghouse

26 South Main Street, New Salem, MA



Concert resume next summer


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)


Mar 2 – Back Porch Festival: Deer Tick

Mar 3 – Back Porch Festival: Anais Mitchell, Birds of Chicago, Jeffrey Foucault

Mar 4 – Back Porch Festival: Del McCoury & David Grisman, Molly Tuttle, Honeysuckle

Mar 17 – I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan)

Mar 24 – Darlingside

Apr 20 – The Capitol Steps

Apr 26 – They Might Be Giants


Acoustic Celebration

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

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


April 8 – Aaron Nathans and Michael Ronstadt


Acousticool House Concerts / Bristol, CT

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


Feb 2 – Kat Parks (of Twidted Pine and Brad Bensko

Mar 17 – Jeff Przech

Apr 21 – Annalise Emerick


Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



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

Feb 2 – Swearingen & Kelli sing the music of Simon & Garfunkel

Feb 3 – Songwriters in the Round with Claudia Schmidt, Geoff Bartley, Cosy Sheriden and Jim Infantino

Feb 9 – Pete's Posse, Emerald Rae

Feb 24 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Mar 3 – Newpoli

Mar 10 – Terry Kitchen CD Release Show and Mark Stepakoff

May 17 – Antje Duvekot

Mar 24 – Fellswater and The Vox Hunters

Mar 30 – Crowes Pasture CD Release with The Lied To's & Sparrow Blue

Apr 8 – James Keelaghan

Apr 12 – North Sea Gas

May 4 – The Kennedys


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



Jan 27 – Donal Clancy

Feb 3 – Peter Janson, Hiroya Tsukamoto

Feb 18 – The Seamus Egan Project

Feb 24 – The New York Mandolin Ensemble with Barry Mitterhoff and the L'Esperance Mandolin Ensemble

Mar 3 – Runa

Mar 4 – Robbie O'Connell with Rose Clancy

Mar 10 – Karan Casey Band

Mar 11 – The High Kings

Mar 24 – The April Verch Band

Mar 31 – Low Lily , The Vox Hunters

Apr 7 – The Gothard Sisters

Apr 15 – Matthew Byrne

Apr 21 – Frigg – Music from Finland

Apr 22 – Sultans of Swing


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 26 – Katie Linnane, Isaac alderson and John Morrow

Feb 2 – Dylan Foley & Josh Dukes

Mar 1 – Mick Moloney – "If It Wasn't For The Irish and the Jews"

Mar 23 – Bernadette Nic Gabhann

Apr 6 – Máire Ní Chthasaigh & Chris Newman

May 4 – Alison Perkins and Nicolas Brown


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

Mar 11 – Joe Crookston

May 6 – Boxcar Lillies

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



Feb 16-18 – Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (at Sheraton-Framingham, Framingham, MA)

Mar 18 – The Seldom Scene, Sick, Sad & Lonesome (at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA)


Branford Folk Coffeehouse / Branford Folk Music Society

First Congregational Church

1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


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

Feb 10 – Toby Walker

March 10 – Bob Bovee

Apr 14 – Matthew Byrne

May 1 – Ken & Brad Kolodner


Bread Box Theater

220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT


Concerts Sundays at 4 p.m.

Third Wednesday of the month – Monthly Artist Showcase

Mar 4 – Aztec Two-Step

Mar 25  Porch Party Mamas, Daymark

Apr 8 – Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, The Hot Flashes

Apr 22 – Claudia Schmidt, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

May 6 – Jonathan Edwards


Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT


Apr 7 – The Suitcase Junket with The Harmaleighs

Apr 28 – Eilen Jewell


Bull Run Restaurant

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

978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190


Mar 3 – Christine Lavin & Don White

Mar 16 – The Everly Brothers Experience with the Zmed Brotehrs

Apr 12– Peter Yarrow

Apr 13 – Susan Werner

Apr 14 – Steve Katz

Apr 13 – Susan Werner

Apr 22 – Asleep at the Wheel


The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT


Apr 21 – The Celtic Spirit featuring 'Eileen Ivers


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

Apr 20 – Don White


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Cafe Nine

250 State St., New Haven, CT

All events 21+


Jan 26 – Frank Critelli (5 p.m.)

Jan 26 – The Suitcase Junket

Jan 27– Girls, Guns and Glory, Jeremy & The Harlequins

Mar 4 – Peter Mulvey, Lara Herscovitch

May 24 – The Way Down Wanderers


Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, MA



Feb 17 – Gaelic Storm

Feb 27– Andrew Bird

Mar 31 – Cry Cry Cry (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell & Lucy Kaplansky)


Caramoor Center for Music & Arts

Katonah, NY


Apr 7 – Sierra Hull and Friends


Carnegie Hall

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


Feb 3 – Ruthie Foster, North Mississippi All-Stars


Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY


Concerts resume June 2018


The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer St., Natick, MA



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

Feb 24 – Tom Paxton & The DonJuans

May 4 – Jonathan Edwards

June 23 – Mary Fahl

Oct 5 – Eileen Ivers


Chestnut Tree Concerts

House concert series in Oxford, CT


Mar 3 – The End of America

Apr 7 – The Levins

May 12 – Jay Mankita

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.


June 24 – Dustbowl Revival

July 3 – Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards

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 11 – The Kennedys


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

First Universalist Society in Franklin

262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA



Feb 10 – Chelsea Berry

Mar 17 – The Lonely Heartstrings Band

Apr 7 – Danielle Miraglia

Apr 28 – Pat Donohue


City Winery

155 Varick St., New York, NY



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

Feb 7-8 – Mary Gauthier

Feb 13 – Griffin House

Feb 18 – Aztec Two-Step performs the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

Feb 19 & 26 – Steve Earle and special guests

Feb 20 & 27 – Kat  Edmonson

Mar 5 – Patty Larkin

Mar 12 – John Gorka

Mar 13 – Mary Fahl

Apr 13 – Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea)


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.

Check website for more information


Common Fence Point Music

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI



Check website for more information


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

Feb 24 – Ana Egge Trio, Steve Addabbo

Mar 24 – Peter Mulvey

Apr 21 – Mary Gauthier

May 18 – Gaelynn Lea


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


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


CT Audubon Society Concerts

Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury

361 Main St. (Route 17), Glastonbury, CT

860-633-8402  Concerts begin at 7:30 pm


Check website for more information


CTFOLK Folk Fridays

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


Feb 2 – Connecticut Artists Showcase featuring The Meadows Brothers

Mar 2 – Pesky J. Nixon

Apr 6 – Connecticut Folk Festival Auditions - The Finalists

May 4 – Joan & Joni - Tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell with Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin


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Daryl's House Club

130 Route 22, Pawling, NY



Jan 27 – Bluegrass Brunch: Plywood Cowboy

Jan 28 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Wool Hats String Band

Feb 24 – Cash is King (Johnny /Cash tribute show)

Mar 14 – Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde

Apr 14 – Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea)

Apr 26– Bruce Cockburn


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.


Feb 10  – Pat Wictor & Deborah Lanz


The Eighth Step

Proctors Theater

438 State Street, Schnectady, NY



Feb 23 – Joe Crookston

Mar 3 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Apr 27– Charlie King, Magpie & George Mann

Apr 29 – John Gorka, Amelia K. Spicer

May 3– Tom Russell

May 5 – Jamcrackers


Emelin Theater

Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY


Feb 16 – Red Wine

Mar 24 – Livingston Taylor

Apr 27– Suzanne Vega


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Fairfield Theatre Company / StageOne

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



Apr 7– Lucy Kaplansky


Fire In The Kitchen

North Madison Congregational Church

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


Feb 17 – Seamus Egan Project

Mar 10 – The East Pointers

May 5 – Nordic Fiddler's Bloc


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



Feb 11 – The End of America (House concert – Call for location)

Mar 10 – Joe Crookston (House concert – Call for location)

Apr 14 – Ilyaimy


Folk Music Society of Huntington

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


Mar 15 – Emily Barnes

Apr 7 – Boxcar Lilies & Low Lily


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


Apr 14 – Judy Cook (house concert)

Apr 28 – Sara Grey and Brian Miller (house concert)


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

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


Check website for more information


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.


Feb 23 – Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

Mar 16 – Celticity

Apr 20, 2018 – Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

May 11, 2018 – Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves


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Garden Stage

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau

223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, Long Island, NY


Feb 2 – Heather Pierson Trio

Mar 2 – Cole, Nakoa and Treacher

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



Check website for more information


GuitartownCT Productions

Concerts at various locations in the New Haven area



Feb 8 – Joe Walsh & Celia Woodsmith, feat. Bobby Britt & Zoe Guigueno

Mar 16 – Zoe & Cloyd

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


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 30 – Christine Lavin

July 7 – Vance Gilbert


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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.


Feb 4 – The Feinberg Brothers

Feb 18 – Big Apple'achia

Mar 4 – Zink and Company

Mar 25 – Michelle Canning Band

Apr 8 – Pawtuxent Partners

Apr 15 – Roxeen and Dairymp

Apr 22 – Five in the Chamber

May 5 – Last Fair Deal


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

Jan 26 – Feinberg Brothers

Mar 3 – Redwood Hill


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Infinity Music Hall-Hartford

32 Front St., Hartford, CT



Apr 6 – Acoustic Hot Tuna

May 26– Keb' Mo'


Infinity Music Hall-Norfolk

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



Jan 26 – Vance Gilbert

Jan 28 – The Gibson Brothers

Feb 24 – Ryan Montbleau Band

Mar 23 – Celtica - Pipes Rock

Apr 21 – Alan Doyle of Graeat Big Sea


Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY


Check website for more information


Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northamption, MA

All shows 7 pm unless noted


Feb 3 – The Nields

Feb 18 – Liz Longley, Kerri Powers

Feb 22 – Cherish The Ladies

Feb 24 – Tom Rush

Mar 2 – The Low Anthem

Mar 11– John Gorka

Mar 24 – Aztec Two-Step

Apr 14 – Jonathan Edwards

Apr 15 – Della Mae

Apr 21 – Melissa Ferrick

Apr 24 – Alan Doyle

May 19 – Cash is King: Johnny Cash tribute


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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 more information


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

University of Connecticut,

2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

(860) 486-4226


Apr 24 – Punch Brothers


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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT.

Tickets: 877-503-1286.


Jan 31 – Sierra Hull

Feb 11 – BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Feb 22 – Nellie McKay

Mar 1 – We Banjo Three

Mar 2 – RUNA

Mar 8 & 9 – The High Kings

Mar 10 – Adam Ezra Group

Mar 25 – The Railsplitters

Mar 16 – Ari Hest

Apr 15 – Alan Doyle

Apr 19 – Red Molly


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The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave, Albany, NY


Jan 19 – Nora Jean Struthers

Apr 25 – Mary Gauthier


Lyrics Coffeehouse

Redding Community Center.

37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06875


Feb 2 – Pat Wictor

Mar 2 – The Whispering Tree

Apr 6 – John McAuliffe


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Marlborough Arts Center / 4th Friday @ The Arts Cafe

231 N. Main St,

Marlborough, CT


Jan. 26 – Mass Conn Fusion Duo


Maude's Closet

521 Main St,

Ashfield, MA


Check website fore more information


Me and Thee Coffeehouse

28 Mugford St,

Marblehead, MA


Feb 2 – The Boxcar Lillies, Lisa Bastoni

Feb 9 – Chelsae Barry

Feb 16 – For The Sake of the Song: A Tribute to John Prine

Feb 23 – Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick, Amy Kucharik

Mar 3 – Dom Flemons

Mar 9 – Tracy Grammer

Mar 16 – Hanneke Cassel Band

Mar 23 – Seth Glier, Crys Matthews

Apr 6 – Bill Staines, Jane Fallon

Apr 13 – Garnet Rogers, Quentin Callewaert

Apr 20 – Mary Gauthier, Greg Klyma

Apr 27 – Cheryl Wheeler

May 4 – Lonely Heartstring Band

May 11 – Heather Maloney, Ken Yates

May 19 – All you Need is Love Beatles Show


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 26 – New World Trio

Mar 23 – J.P. Cormier

Mar 30 – Susie Burke & David Surette

Apr 27 – An Evening with Mary Gauthier


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.

Mar 23 – The Meadows Brothers

Apr 13 – The Howlin' Brothers


Mount Toby Concerts

Mount Toby Friends Meeting House

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



Feb 10 – Mt. Toby Fundraiser – Artists to be announced

Mar 17 – Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

Apr 7 – Joe Jencks

May 19 – Tim Grimm

Sept 22 – Magpie

Oct 20 – Rod MacDonald

Nov 17 – Matt Watroba & Robert B. Jones


Music at Lily Pads

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County

27 North Rd., Peace Dale, RI


Jan 28 – “I’ve Got a Song: Stories and Songs from the McCarthy Era”


Music at The Mansion

Crawford Park

122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY


Check website for more information


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



Apr 6 – Chris Smither

Apr 25 – Alan Doyle

Apr 27 – Bruce Cockburn


Nights at the Beekley

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



Feb 10 – Peter Bradley Adams

Mar 3 – Richard Shindell

Mar 24 – Kenny White


Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT


Check website for more information


Northwest Park Concerts / Windsor, CT

145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT


Feb 3 – Don White

Feb 17 – Hot Club of New England with special guest Matt Dechamplain

Mar 3 – Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters

Apr 7 – Porch Party Mamas

May 5 – Gill 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


Feb 16 – Becca Marchesseault, Nathaniel Hintz, Lara Herscovitch

Mar 16 – Parker Hu, Krizta Moon, Alpaca Gnomes

Apr 13– quinn Miller, Jeff Przec, Collinsville String Band (duo)

May 18 – Brian Dolzani, Brian MacDonald


Old Songs Concerts

37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY

Info: (518) 765-2815


Jan 27 – Old Songs Sampler Concert featuring The Landfill Mountain Boys, Alien Folklife, Bob Altschuler & Friends, Chuck Oakes, Ron Gordon's Uke Troop, and more

Feb 9 – Ellis

Mar 2 – Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray

Mar 9 – Pete's Posse

Mar 20 – Songs of the '20s Benefit Dinner & Concert featuring Annie & Jonny Rosen, Steve   Betsy Fry, and Bill Spence

Apr 6 – James Keelaghan

Apr 20 – Matthew Byrne

Apr 22 – Martin Carthy

May 11 – Lil Rev

May 19 – LAtoQC


Our Times Coffeehouse

Long Island Ethical Humanist Society

38 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY


Feb 16 – Little Toby Walker

Mar 16 – The Folk Goddesses: Hillary Foxsong, Martha Trachtenberg & Judith Zweiman


The Outer Space

295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

All shows 21+ unless noted


Free Bluegrass Jam, First Sunday of the month, 2-5 p.m.

Jan 19 – Roosevelt Dime with Goodnight Moonshine


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The Packing House

156 River Road, Suite 1301, Willington, CT 06279



Jan 20 – Claudia Schmidt with Miro Sprague

Jan 27 – Lexi Weege & The Wonder Twins


Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA



Feb 15 – Foghorn Stringband

Mar 2 – Back Porch Festival with Deer Tick & Special Guests (at the Academy of Music, Northampton)

Mar 3 – Back Porch Festival with Anais Mitchell, Birds of Chicago, Jeffrey Foucault (at the Academy of Music, Northampton)

Mar 4 – Back Porch Festival with Del & Dawg, Molly Tuttle, Honeysuckle (at the Academy of Music Northamption)

Mar 17 – I'm With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Sarah Watkins, Aoife O'Donovan) (at the Academy of Music, Northampton)

Mar 24 – Darlingside (at the Academy of Music, Northampton)

Mar 29 – Red Molly



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.

Jan 26 – Rachael & Vilray

Feb 2 – Cliff Eberhardt

Feb 3 – Cheryl Wheeler

Feb 4 – Bernice Lewis & Janet Field

Feb 9 – Masters of Hawaiian Music with George Kahumoku & Led Kaapana

Feb 10 & 11 – Buskin & Batteau, Janie Barnett

Feb 22 & 23 – Kris Delmhorst

Mar 11 – Willie Porter & Carmen Nickerson

Mar 23 – Anais Mitchell

Apr 25 – Caitlin Canty


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.

Feb 18 – Matk Moriarty


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


Feb 3 – Gerry Segal, Lois Morton

Feb 10 – Rod MacDonald

Feb 17 – Jerry Epstein Memorial Concert

Feb 24 – Generations: Mike & Aleksi Glick, Steve Schalchin

Mar 3 – Grassroots Harmony, Chris Seymour

Mar 10 – International Women's Day: Pat Lamnna, Sharleen Leahey, Lydia Adams

Mar 17 – Irish Women's Voices for Peace and Equality: Dian Killian, Alice Farrell, Alison Kelley

Mar 24 – Colleen Kattau & Dos XX, John Ziv & Tom Weir

Apr 7 – Emma's Revolution

Apr 14 – An Evening with Holly Near: A Talk with Song

Apr 21 – Ray Korona Song Night

Apr 28 – David Dodson & Mary Kate Small, Ben Tousley

May 5 – Jean Rohe, Luci Murtphy

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.

Feb 3 – John Porcino

Mar 3 – Letitia VanSant


A Place For Folk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady

1221 Wendell Avenue, Schnectady, NY


Feb 16 – Low Lily

Mar 24 – Marc Bergen


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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.


Sept 23 – Peter Murchison


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


Jan 24 – Daisycutter

Feb 11 – Cole, Nakoa, Treacher

Mar 11 – The Young Novelists

Apr 15 – Itamar Erez


Roaring Brook Concerts

Roaring Brook Nature Center

60 Gracey Road, Canton, CT



Jan 27 – A Night of Rememberance for Gary Trail with Stephen Bennett and Stan Sullivan

Feb 17 – Ron Anthony & Denny Collin,  Bill Morrell opens

Feb 24 – Don Sineti & Friends with Cece Borjeson, Ruth George & Kevin Gallagher

Mar 3 – Ed Gerhard

Mar 10 – Kerri Powers

Mar 24 – Jim Mercik & Alvin Certer, Ebin-Rose Trio

Apr 7 – Brooks Williams

Apr 14 – Garnet Rogers

Apr 28 – Harvey Reid & Joyce Anderson

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



Jan 27 – Abbie Gardner

Feb 10 – Susan Cattaneo, Abbye West Pates

Mar 24 – Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Apr 14 – Jake & Taylor Armerding


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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 27 – Albino Tree

Mar 10 _ Gordon Belsher and Richard Wood

June 9 – Mark Erelli


Sandywoods Center for the Arts

43 Muse Rd., Tiverton, RI



Jan 28 – Fellswater

Feb 3 – Cajun Dance with Magnolia


Schimmer Center at Pace University

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


Mar 11 – Danú and Goitse

Apr 20– Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters with Jon Colbert and Michael Mark

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


Concerts resume next Summer


Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society

P.O. Box 46, Fairfield, CT


Concerts held at various locations in southwestern Connecticut


See 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 19 – Seth Glier


Stone Church Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church

300 High St., Bristol, RI



Jan 27 – Forever Young: Tribute to Neil Young

Feb 24 – Mile Twelve

Mar 24 – The Kennedys

Apr 28 – Chris & Meredith Thompson

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


Feb 25 – The End of America

Mar 24 – The Word from Mose: A celebration of the music of Mose Allison with Pete Kennedy, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra and Pat Wictor


Symphony Space

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


Mar 8 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Peter Sharp Theater)


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Town Hall

123 W. 43rd St, New York, NY



Mar 10– The Chieftains

Mar 15 – I'm With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Sarah Watkins, Aoife O'Donovan)

Mar 29 – Cry, Cry, Cry (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky)

Apr 13, 20 & 27 – A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thiele


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

Jan 21– Leah & Miles, Gilbert

Feb 10 – Mary Fahl

Feb 25 – Tom Paxton & The Donjuans

Mar 10 – Tom Chapin

Mar 17 – The Clancy Tradition

Apr 21 – Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show

Jun 9 – Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour


Turning Point Cafe

468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY


Jan 21 – Roosevelt Dime, Goodnight Moonshine

Feb 9 – Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet

Feb 11 – Rod MacDonald

Feb 18 – Christine Lavin

Feb 23 – The Kennedys

Mar 4 – Dan Bern

Mar 16 – Kerri Powers Duo

Mar 18 – Toby Walker

Apr 20 – Darden Smith

Apr 22 – Garnet Rogers

May 25 – Roy Bookbinder


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.

Mar 3 – Roger and Lenny

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


Jan 27 – Reggie Harris & Greg Greenway


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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 27 – Howie Bursen & Friends Food Bank Benefit

Feb 2 – Open Mic, Shawn Taylor hosts

Feb 3 – Vance Gilbert

Feb 10 – Kerri Powers

Feb 16 – Quiet Corner Song Swap

Feb 17 – The Beekeepers

Feb 24 – Rusty String Band

Mar 2 _ Open Mic featuring Lines West

Mar 3 – Peter Mulvey

Mar 10 – Atwater-Donnelly

Mar 16 – Quiet Corner Song Swap

Mar 17 – Cashel Rock

Mar 24 – Grass Routes

Mar 31 – Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie

Apr 20 – Quiet Corner Song Swap

May 18– Quiet Corner Song Swap


Voices Cafe

Unitarian Church of Westport

10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT


Jan 27 – Lara Herscovitch

Mar 10 – Caravan of Thieves

Apr 21– Joe Crookston

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

Feb 10 – Lindsey Wilson & Kristen Graves

Mar 10 – Guy Davis

Apr 14 – Sonia de los Santos & Rachel Kilgour

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


Jan 28 – Bill Staines

Feb 11 – Cindy Kallett & Grey Larsen

Feb 25 – Windborne

Mar 11 – Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers

Mar 25 – Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters

Apr 8 – Joe Jencks .  .

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

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


Mar 11 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mar 16 – A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn

July 7-8 – New Bedford Folk Festival


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