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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED for June 25, 2015

OPEN MICS and OTHER REGULAR FEATURES

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  www.guthriecenter.com

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 — 2015

6/16-6/30 Mark Mandeville * Raianne Richards * Amy Alvey * Mark Kilianski THE 6th ANNUAL MASSACHUSETTS WALKING TOUR – the traveling musical concert tour supporting local arts & culture – for info go to www.masswalkingtour.org – 6/26 at West Bridgewater Public Library; 6/27 at Sachem Rock Farm in East Bridgewater; 6/28 at First Congregational Church in Hanson—featuring The Lied To’s (Doug Kwartler & Susan Levine), Michael Guttierez-May, and Nick Noble & Wolfpen; and more!…. ALL SHOWS 6-8 PM – Since 2010 the Massachusetts Walking Tour strives to connect and celebrate local artists and musicians in every community visited. The Tour’s decision to complete this mission on foot reflects a strong level of commitment to raising awareness of and appreciation for local arts, utilizing trail networks to encourage stewardship and appreciation for trailways and greenspaces in each community.

6/26 Blackstone Cuil CD Release event at Fiddler’s Green in Worcester – 8 PM

6/27 P.E. James at Grill on the Hill in Worcester

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

6/28 Mark Brine and his folkabilly pickers at Sally O’Brien’s, Union Square in Somerville, MA  4-7 PM

6/28 Madeleine Peroux at Berklee Performance Center, Boston, MA 7 PM

7/4-5 The 20th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival, featuring Tom Rush, Patty Larkin, Matt Borrello, Grace Morrison, Benoit Bourque, Boxcar Lillies, Calan, Gerry Colvin Trio, Catie Curtis, Jeff Davis, Tim Eriksen & Zoe Darrow, Vance Gilbert, Beppe Gambetta, Sthy Glier, Raymond Gonzalez, Martin Grosswendt, John Hammond, Kim & Reggie Harris, James Keelaghan, The Kennedys, Jeremy Kittel, Yves Lambert Trio, Jack Landron, Jez Lowe, Danielle Miraglia, Peter Mulvey, Troy MacGillivray & Kimberley Fraser, The Nields, Chris Pahud, John Roberts, Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr, Claudia Russell, David Jacobs-Strain, Art Tebbetts, Hiroya Tsukamoto, Susan Werner, Sacred Harp with the Beans, the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, Mike Higgins, the Jethros, Barbara Phaneuf, Joanne Doherty, Truck Croteau & MaryBeth Soares, Moldy Suitcases, Dori Rubbicco, Pumpkin Head Ted, N0IR, Mark Roberts & Andrea Cooper, and 14 Strings…

7/5 Pokey LaFarge at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA – 8 PM

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

7/17 Cliff Eberhardt (with Liz, Seth & Joey- The Edna Project- opening) at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA 8 PM

7/17 Melanie at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA – 8 PM

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

7/19 Liz, Seth, & Joey Farber (The Edna Project) at Mocha Maya’s in Shelburne Falls, MA 2:30 PM

7/21 Alistair McCulloch with Eamon Sefton, a notloB concert, Carriage House of Violins, Newton Upper Falls, MA, 8 PM

7/22 Alistair McCulloch with Eamon Sefton, a notloB concert at Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington, MA 8 PM

7/24-26 The Newport Folk Festival, featuring ANDY SHAUF, ANGEL OLSEN, BAHAMAS, BELA FLECK & ABIGAIL WASHBURN, BLAKE MILLS, BRANDI CARLILE, CALEXICO, CHRISTOPHER PAUL STELLING, COURTNEY BARNETT, ELEPHANT REVIVAL, FIELD REPORT, FIRST AID KIT,HAUNT THE HOUSE, HEARTLESS BASTARDS, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, IRON & WINE AND BEN BRIDWELL, J MASCIS, JASON ISBELL, JOE PUG, JOSE GONZALEZ,
LANGHORNE SLIM & THE LAW, LAURA MARLING, LEON BRIDGES,
LORD HURON, MADISON WARD & THE MAMA BEAR, NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS, NIKKI LANE, RODRIGO AMARANTE, SHAKEY GRAVES, SPIRIT FAMILY REUNION, STRAND OF OAKS, STURGILL SIMPSON, SUFJAN STEVENS, TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, THE BARR BROTHERS, THE DECEMBERISTS, THE FELICE BROTHERS, THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS, THE LONE BELLOW, THE SUFFERS, TOMMY STINSON, TRAVELLER, WATKINS FAMILY HOUR, and WILDWOOD.

7/25 Seth Farber solo performance at the White Church in Blandford, MA 8 PM

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

7/31 notloB Music presents Dave Rowe at Outpost 186, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

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

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!

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