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Folk Concerts

UPDATED April 9, 2014

Regular Events

  • Usually first and third Sunday of the month, open mic at Suney’s on Chandler Street in Worcester, with host Don Prange 4-7 PM
  • 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 FOLKn’A (open mic/song circle) at Webster House in Worcester, 7:30 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
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month, Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

  • 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

  • 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


  • 4/11 Spuyten Duyvil at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead, MA 8 PM
  • 4/11 Jerry Douglas with special guests Emy Phelps & Darol Anger, First Parish Church, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

  • 4/12 Roger Salloom – The Nu Café Concert Series – at the Nu Café, Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 7:30 PM
  • 4/12 Vance Gilbert with Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli opening – The Wachusett Music Series – First Church Unitarian, Lancaster, MA 7:30 PM

  • 4/12 The Trude & Tag Duo at the Boulder Coffeehouse, First Parish UU Church in Fitchburg, MA 7:30 PM
  • 4/12 Marjorie Thompson & Chris Monti play acoustic blues and folk at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI  8 PM

  • 4/12  Roosevelt Dime at the Simple Gifts Coffeehouse, Nashua, NH 7:30 PM
  • 4/13 Joe’s Truck Stop – 3 PM – Lord Geoffrey’s Rising Talent Series at Outpost 186, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

  • 4/13 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown RI, 3-4:30 PM
  • 4/19 Atwater-Donnelly Trio at Not Just Another Coffeehouse, The Unitarian Church of Sharon, MA  7-9 PM

  • 4/19 The Molly Tuttle Trio featuring John Mailander and Brittany Karlson, notloB Parlor Concert in Watertown, MA 8 PM –
  • 4/25-27 Boston Bluegrass Union’s Jam’n Weekend at the Colonial Inn in Concord, MA

  • 4/25 Michael Johnson with Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli opening, at the Sandywoods Center for the Arts, Tiverton, RI
  • 4/26 Tom Rush at Common Fence Music at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI 8 PM

  • 4/26 Michael Johnson with Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli opening, at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA
  • 5/9 Darlene Bailey at the Java Room in Chelmsford, MA  8-10:30 PM

  • 5/10 “Singing For The Planet: World Voices Against Climate Change” featuring Deepti Navaratna, Dean Stevens, and Gabrielle Agachiko at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston, MA, 7 PM.
  • 5/18 Vance Gilbert CD Release event at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA Two shows: one at 5 PM and the other at 7:30  PM

  • 5/19 Lady Rogo – 8 PM – Lord Geoffrey’s Rising Talent Series at Outpost 186, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA
  • 5/31 Jenna & Mairi – 8 PM – Lord Geoffrey’s Rising Talent Series at Outpost 186, Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

  • 6/11 Lord Geoffrey presents “No Bones About It” – Alex Rubin and Catherine (BB) Bowness at Outpost 186, Cambridge, MA  8 PM

Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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