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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED for August 27, 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!

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

2nd Wednesday of the Month Songwriters in the Round at the Serendipity Café in Maynard, MA with Dan & Faith Senie – 10/14/15 with Hugh O’Doherty and Mike Delaney; 11/11/15 with Sam Bayer and Kirsten Maxwell;

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

3rd Thursday of every month (September through May), Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

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—



8/28 “Without a Net” cancer benefit concert at Fiddler’s Green in Worcester, featuring Rick McCarthy, Lester Rawson Band, Marylou Ferrante, Cara Brindisi, Lydia Fortune, Mike Ladd, Myra MacLeod, Walter Crockett, Jim and John Russo, Joe D’Angelo, Billy McGillivary, Matt Brown, Sten Gustavson, Bill Fisher, Rick Levine, Hannah Bates and others.

8/28 Britt Connors at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA 8 PM

8/28 notloB Music presents the Matt Flinner Trio at the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington, MA 8 PM

8/29 – The Kenny Selcer and Lisa Martin Bands at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA, 8 PM.

8/29 Mark Kilianski at the Americana Hootenanny, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA 5:30 PM

8/29 The Hip Swayers at the Gardner AleHouse in Gardner, MA 9 PM

8/29 Darlene Bailey at Whale’s Tale Restaurant, Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor, ME 6:30-9:30 PM

8/29 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT 8 PM

8/30 An Evening with TOM RUSH at the Amato Center in Milford, NH – a fundraiser to stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline – 7 PM

8/30 Bob Kendall Band, ZanRicky – Nimfest Sunday Concert at King’s Park, Newport, RI 3-6 PM

8/30 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, Lawn Concert Series, Island Terrace, Lakeville, MA 2:30-3:30 PM

9/3 Geoff Bartley with Frank Sugrue at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA 8 PM

9/4-6 17th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, RI, featuring The Mavericks, Los Lobos, Keb 'Mo, Royal Southern Brotherhood (with Cyril Neville & Tyrone Vaughan), Sarah Potenza (from The Voice), Lake Street Dive, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys and more

9/4 Della Mae at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA

9/4 Chelsea Berry with Hayley Sabella and Melissa Ferrick at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA

9/5 Liz, Seth, & Joey Farber (The Edna Project) at the Dream Away Lodge in Becket, MA 8 PM

9/10 David Greeley – a notloB concert at Gregorian Rugs, Newton Lower Falls, MA 8 PM

9/10 Judy Collins at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA

9/11 James Montgomery & Friends (including Chelsea Berry) at the First Baptist Church in Newton Centre, MA 6 PM

9/11 & 9/12 – Judy Collins at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA

9/12 CT Folk Festival & Green Expo at Edferton Park in New Haven, CT, featuring John Gorka, Hayley Reardon, Della Mae, Matt Borello, Paddy Mills, and many more!

9/13 Shawn Colvin at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA

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

9/19 Eliza Gilkyson at Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI 8 PM

9/19 Atwater-Donnelly at the Joe Davies Folk Festival, Middleboro, MA, playing at 2:30 PM

9/19 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Not Just Another Coffeehouse, Sharon, MA 7-9 PM

9/20 Arwater-Donnelly Duo at the Annual Harvest Fair – Coggeshall Farm, Bristol, RI, playing 2-4 PM

9/20 Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, 8 PM

9/23 Dick Hensold – a notloB Concert at the Somerville Armory Café, Somerville, MA

9/24 Sarah McQuaid at Bristol Public Library Coffeehouse Series, Bristol, CT 6:30 PM

9/25 Brother Sun at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA

9/26 Brother Sun at the Sounding Board in West Hartford, CT

9/26-27 The 16th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, featuring Great Bay Sailor, Emery Hutchins, London Julie, Mudhook, Linn Schultz, Two Old Friends, Jeff Warner, and more!

9/26 Geoff Muldaur at Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI 8 PM

9/26 The Sea The Sea – a Unity House Concert -  245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA; email is ; phone is (413) 736-2324;  on Facebook as "Unity House Concerts"..

10/2 Darlene Bailey at the Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA 2-5 PM

10/10 Emma Beaton and Nick Gareiss, a notloB Concert – 8 PM

10/16 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Marine Museum at Fall River, Fall River, MA – 7 PM

10/17 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport, RI, playing 11 AM – 1 PM

10/17 Atwater-Donnelly Trio at One World Coffeehouse, Essex, MA 8 PM

10/17 Mary Gauthier at Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI 8 PM

10/18 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Bread Box Folk Series, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Willimantic, CT 4 PM

10/23 Livingston Taylor with Chelsea Berry at the Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk, CT

10/24 Mary Lou Lord – a Unity House Concert -  245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA; email is ; phone is (413) 736-2324;  on Facebook as "Unity House Concerts"..

10/25 Chelsea Berry in concert, a benefit for the Cape Ann Symphony, at thye Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA 2 PM

10/30 Darlene Bailey at the Java Room in Chelmsford, MA 8 PM

11/20 Judy Collins at Barnstable PAC, Barnstable MA

11/21 Matt Nakoa – a Unity House Concert -  245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA; email is ; phone is (413) 736-2324;  on Facebook as "Unity House Concerts"..

11/21 Judy Collins at Newton Hall, Kents Hill School, Kents Hill, ME

11/27 & 28 Judy Collins at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Connecticut

12/3 Ellis Paul with Chelsea Berry at the Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille, New London, NH

12/4 Mike + Ruthy – a Unity House Concert -  245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA; email is ; phone is (413) 736-2324;  on Facebook as "Unity House Concerts"..

12/5 Judy Collins at Jonathan’s in Ogunquit, ME

12/6 Judy Collins at Bellows Falls Opera House, Bellows Falls, VT

12/8 Judy Collins at the Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH

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