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Folk Concerts

 NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED for July 30, 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—



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

8/1 Vance Gilbert at the 1794 Meetinghouse,  New Salem, MA,  7:30 PM

8/4 P.E. James will sing “God Bless America” at Holy Cross’ Fitton Field during the 7th inning of the Worcester Bravehearts game  - 5 PM first pitch

8/4-6 The 18th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival, Ninigret Park, 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, Eilen Jewell, the Bombadils, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys and more. Four stages, Cajun & Creole cuisine, two huge wooden dance floors, dance instruction, Workshops, Kids Mardi Gras Parade,  Cajun Kids Academy with instrument instruction, Showcases, etc.

8/5 Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Outdoor Summer Concert, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI 6:30 PM

8/5 Revels’ “floating pub sings” return! Enjoy a two-hour sunset cruise around
beautiful Boston Harbor while singing traditional sea songs and sipping
your favorite spirits (available for purchase on board). Escape the heat
and enjoy cool summer breezes, beautiful vistas, and a great night of
singing with Revels music director George Emlen and musician and song
leader David Coffin leading the fun. Don’t know the words? No problem! A
copy of *The Revels Book of Chanteys and Sea Songs* will be yours for the
evening, guaranteeing you’ll be able to sing along! Boarding from 60 Rowes Wharf (Mass Bay Lines) begins at 6:30pm. Cruise & Sing from 7-9 PM

8/6 P.E. James at the Grill on the Hill, Worcester, MA, 6 PM

8/7 The Kingston Trio at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 8 PM

8/8 Posette-Dart Band at Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 8 PM

8/8 Legendary Irish musicians Matt Molloy, John Carty, and Arty McGlynn at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI – 8 PM

8/13 P.E. James at the Grill on the Hill, Worcester, MA, 6 PM

8/14 Hayley Reardon at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA 8 PM; Taylor Carson opening

8/22 Jesse Hanson & the Foundation – CD release show – at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA – 8 PM.

8/22 Darlene Bailey at Whale’s Tale Restaurant, Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor, ME 6:30-9:30 PM

8/26 Lenny Solomon at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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