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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED for November 17, 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;

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—


11/20 Judy Collins at Barnstable PAC, Barnstable MA

11/20 Heather Pierson at the South Shore Folk Music Club in Kingston, MA

11/20 The Hip Swayers at Espress Yrself Coffeehouse in Worcester, MA 7 PM

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

11/21 The Hip Swayers, Mary Lou Ferrante, Cosmic Slim, Lydia Fortune & Phil Nigro and more – An Evening of Music at John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse – 90 Main Street, Worcester, MA 7 PM

11/21 Greg Cornell and the Cornell Brothers – Trew Brew Barista, Concord, NH 9 PM to Midnight

11/25 Grade A Fancy at Beatnik’s in Worcester

11/25 Julian Pinelli, Ethan Setiawan and Noah Harrington 7:30 PM at the Arts at the Armory Café, Somerville, MA – a notloB concert

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

12/3 Flynn Cohen accompanied by Dylan Foley at the Carriage House of Violins, Newton Upper Falls, MA

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"..

12/4 Darol Anger and the Furies – a notloB concert at Unity Somerville 8 PM

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

12/9 Jon McAuliffe at Main Street Market and Café, Concord, MA  7:30-10:30 PM

12/12 Ellis Paul at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA

12/12 Bulldozer Health presents a Take Back Your Health benefit concert at the Spot Underground in Providence, RI, featuring ARIBAND, Blackstone Cuil, Armband, Neighborhood Formula, and Nate Hancock  9 PM to 1 AM

12/16 Griffin House at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA 7 PM

12/19 The DuPue Brothers- “A Magical Grassical Christmas” – at The Cabot, Beverly, MA – 8 PM

12/22 Sons of the Never Wrong with Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA 8 PM

12/25 Julian Pinelli, Ethan Setiawan, Noah Harrington at the Armory Café in Somerville, MA 7:30 PM

12/30 & 31 – Ellis Paul’s 24th Annual New Year’s Eve shows at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA

12/31 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – First Night Chatham 2 PM

12/31 Atwater-Donnelly Duo –  First Night Sandwich 6 & 7 PM


1/9 John Gorka at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA

2/27 Seth Glier at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA

3/12 Susan Werner at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin, MA

3/29 Bonnie Raitt at the Orpheum Theater in Boston

7/8-10 Green River Festival, - Greenfield Community College – Greenfield, MA

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