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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED April 23, 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—


4/24 Eric Taylor at the Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, CT 8 PM

4/24-26 71st Annual New England Folk Festival – Mansfield, MA – featuring Robert Tincher, Matthew Byrne, Tom Smith (doing a Pete Seeger tribute with Peter Fischman and Deb O’Hanlon), Lori Fassman, Lynn Feingold, the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, April Grant, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Higher Ground, Charlie Ipcar, Bob Isaacs, Poor Howard Stith, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Sarah Jane Nelson, Outrageous Fortune, and SO MANY OTHERS!

4/25 Heather Pierson, Simple Gifts Coffeehouse, Nashua, NH

4/25 Deborah Henson-Conant at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

4/25 Darol Anger and the Furies – a notloB Spring Concert at Park Ave. Congregational Church hall, Arlington, MA 8-10 PM

4/25 The Hip Swayers at Plaza Azteca in Worcester, MA 6-9 PM

4/25 The Kennedys, with Quentin Callewaert at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA 8 PM

4/25 Burning Bridget Cleary at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI 8 PM

4/25 19th Annual Greater Waltham Healing Garden Music Fest featuring Kelly Trottier, the Lucky Sisters, and more – French American Victory Club Hall, Waltham, MA

4/26 Rani Arbo and Daisy Mathem – CD Release Concert at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA 7 PM

4/26 Matthew McKnight – Music at Mendon Folk Concert – Unitarian Church of  Mendon and Uxbridge, Mendon, MA 7 PM

4/26 Matthew Byrne, House Concert in Epsom, NH

4/26 Eric Taylor at the CT Audubon Society in Pomfret, CT 7 PM

4/27 Matthew Byrne, House Concert in Shelburne, VT

4/29 Wrong Is Right –   a notloB Spring Concert at Outpost 186 in Cambridge, MA 8-10 PM

4/29 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Granite Theatre, Westerly, RI, 7:30 PM, produced by the Renaissance City Theatre Inc.

5/2 May is Mental Health Awareness Month - 5K Run/Walk to support Advocates Inc. and their efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues. Starts 11 AM at Hopkinton State Park, Hopkinton, MA. Registration 9 AM. Register at 

5/2 Gypsy Star at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI 8 PM

5/3 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Newport Public Library, Newport, RI 3 PM

5/5 Dan Navarro at Atwoods Tavern, Cambridge, MA 9:30 PM

5/6 “Take Back Your Health” benefit concert at the 1st Unitarian Church, Worcester, featuring Ari Charbonneau and many others!

5/7 Rebecca Loebe and Jesse Terry at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

5/8 Fred Small – Annual Benefit Concert for Beloved Community Fund – First Church, Cambridge, MA – 7:30 PM

5/8 Suzie Brown at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead, MA 7:30 PM

5/9 Tom Smith and Chris Pahud with Seth Connelly and a special guest at the Homegrown Coffeehouse in Needham, MA 8 PM

5/9 Rebecca Loebe and Jesse Terry at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

5/9 John Flynn at the Church Street Coffeehouse, Warren, RI 8 PM

5/9 Atwater-Donnelly Trio at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT 8 PM

5/13 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, Framingham Public Library, Framingham, MA 7 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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