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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED May 14, 2015


2nd & 4th Sunday of every month IRISH MUSIC Fiddler’s Green in Worcester, 4-8 PM

Sundays 7-10 PM Emerson Umbrella open mic, Concord, MA w/host Ellen Schmidt

Sundays 9 PM at Nick’s in Worcester—Andy Cummings

Mondays ACOUSTIC JAM at Kirby’s Irish Pub New Bedford, MA 5:30-7 PM

Mondays (usually 2nd Monday of the month) LOMA (Lincoln Open Mic Acoustic) with host Rich Eilbert, at the Lincoln Library on Bedford Road in Lincoln, MA 7-10 PM

Mondays at Ralph’s Diner on Grove Street in Worcester, THE DIRTY  GERUND POETRY SHOW with musical guests and snack time! Begins shortly after 9 PM.

2nd Monday of each month—BCMFest Session - Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton tunes make for an enjoyable evening, and provide the opportunity to explore the ever-evolving Celtic music traditions in an informal, sociable atmosphere. Bring your instruments and your voices. 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA  7-9 PM. The Session is led by a core of talented area musicians that includes Katie McNally, Armand Aromin, Neil Pearlman, Lindsay Straw and Caroline O Shea.

Tuesdays 8 PM Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) open mic with host Mark Stepakoff

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month FOLKn’A (open mic) at the Canal Restaurant & Bar on Water Street in Worcester, 7:30 PM, Mac Cole hosting

3rd Tuesday of every month – Songwriters’ Forum at Nick’s in Worcester 8 PM

Tuesdays 6:30 PM folk open mic at the Acton Jazz Café in Acton, MA with host Ellen Schmidt

Tuesday nights – Open mic at Greendale’s Pub on West Boylston St. in Worcester, with host Bill McCarthy… lots of good Blues!

3rd Wednesday of every month, Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

Wednesday nights open mic at The Raven on Pleasant Street in Worcester with host Gabriel Navarre

1st Wednesday of each month, open mic at Nick’s in Worcester

1st & 4th Wednesday traditional open mic Harvest Café, Hudson, MA w/host PJ Rogue
2nd Wednesday of the Month Songwriters in the Round at the Harvest Café in Hudson, MA with Dan & Faith Senie

3rd Wed. Rivers Edge Arts Alliance “Broadway at the Rivers Edge” open mic Harvest Café, Hudson

Every THURSDAY evening at the GUTHRIE CENTER in Great Barrington, MA – an open mic Hootenanny

Thursday nights open mic at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham with host Dan Cloutier

2nd & 4th Friday of every month  7:30 PM – John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse Open Mic – First Unitarian Church on Main Street in Worcester, hosted by Lydia Fortune & Phil Nigro

Once a month (usually 2nd Saturday) open mic at the Boulder Coffeehouse in Fitchburg, with host Nate Smith

First Saturday evening of every month, John Fitzsimmons, Seth Connolly and friends at the Colonial Inn in Concord, MA

UPCOMING one-time events—


5/15 Beth DeSombre’s RISA Songwriters Showcase featuring Tom Smith at the Paradise Café in Dedham, MA 8 PM

5/15 Guitarvaganza – Brooks Williams and Loren & Mark at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA 8 PM

5/15 Claudia Nygaard at the Lobster Pool in Rockport, MA 8 PM

5/15 Jorma Kaukonen The Bull Run, Shirley, MA 8 PM

5/16 The Lied To’s at the Paradise Café in Dedham, MA

5/16 Atwater-Donnelly Trio at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI 8 PM

5/17 Tom Smith features at the Fireside Coffeehouse open mic, Emmanual Lutheran Church, Norwood MA, 2 PM

5/19 Dar Williams at the First Parish Church in Cambridge, MA 7:30 PM presented by Club Passim

5/22 Bluegrass Gospel Project 8 PM A Symply Fargone Production at Club Symply Fargone, Via Bene, Worcester, MA

5/22 Bob Ardern – House Concert at Abundant Haven in Hopkinton, MA 7 PM contact:

5/26 Bob Ardern open mic feature at TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick), Natick, MA 8 PM

5/28 Jeff Austin at Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

5/29 Bob Ardern – open mic feature at the Acoustic Café, Groton, MA 8 PM

5/29 Newpoli – CD Release concert – at Oberon, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

5/29 Darlene Bailey at the Java Room in Chelmsford, MA 8 PM

5/30 Aztec Two-Step 8 PM A Symply Fargone Production at Club Symply Fargone, Via Bene, Worcester, MA

5/30 Solas at Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockland, MA 2 shows – 4 PM and 8 PM

5/31 Bob Ardern – Sunday brunch at the Java Room in Chelmsford, MA

6/3 Vance Gilbert, Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

6/5 Patty Larkin, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Tumbling Bones – a benefit concert for FOLK NEW ENGLAND at the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA – 8 PM

6/6 “Take Back Your Health” benefit concert at the 1st Unitarian Church, Worcester, featuring Ari Charbonneau and many others!

6/6 Ellis Paul with Chelsea Berry, Club Passim, Cambridge MA, 8 PM

6/10 Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Wednesday Folk Traditions at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, Hadley, MA 6:30 PM

6/11 Roger McGuinn 8 PM A Symply Fargone Production at the Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA

6/20 Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli – CD Release Event – at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA

6/27 The Damnwells – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA

7/10 Livingston Taylor with Chelsea Berry, Old Whaling Church, Edgartown, MA 7:30 PM

7/10 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams with Hot Tuna at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH

7/11 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams with Hot Tuna at the Cabot Theater in Beverly, MA

7/12 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams with Hot Tuna at the Payomet PAC in Truro, MA

7/18 Iris Dement at Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockland, MA 8 PM

7/31 Coco Montoya – Club Symply Fargone – Viva Bene, Worcester, MA 8 PM

9/4-6 17th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI

9/18 Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams with Jackson Browne at the Blue Hills Bank Pavillion, Boston, MA

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