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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED Dec. 8, 2016


2nd & 4th Sunday of every month IRISH MUSIC Fiddler’s Green in Worcester, 4-8 PM

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

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

EVERY SUNDAY Great Bay Sailor – at the Seacoast Barley House, North Hampton, NH 5-8 PM

UPCOMING one-time events—


12/9 Amy Black at The Center for the Arts in Natick 8 PM

12/9 Kat Kennedy at Tango Restaurant of Arlington, Arlington, MA 7-8 PM and 8:45-9:45 PM

12/9 “Christmas in New England” tour concert, featuring Rick Lang & friends, the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, Amy Gallatin and Roger Williams – Christmas on Minnechaug Mountain,  Buckingham Congregational Church, Glastonbury, CT 7:30 PM

12/10 Nancy Beaudette and Susan Cattaneo at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA 8 PM

12/10 and 12/11 Annual Holiday Show at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI, featuring Pendragon, the Atwater-Donnelly Duo, and much more!

12/10 Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen 9th Annual Hometown Holiday Concert – First Parish Church – York, ME – 7 PM

12/10 Session Americana at the River Club Music Hall, Scituate, MA

12/10 “Christmas in New England” tour concert, featuring Rick Lang & friends, the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, Amy Gallatin and Roger Williams – Christmas in New Hampshire, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Brentwood, NH  7:30 PM

12/11 Vance Gilbert – House Concert in Newburyport, MA 978-465-7300

12/11 Heather Pierson at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia, NH

12/12 Great Bay Sailor at the Portsmouth Athaneum, Portsmouth, MA 7-9 PM

12/13 The Hip Swayers at Vincent’s in Worcester, MA 8 PM

12/14 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Hall Library, Cranston, RI, Winter Holiday Program 7-8 PM

12/15 Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen 22nd Annual Holiday Concert – Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grill – New London, NH – 8 PM

12/15 Heather Pierson at Noble House Inn in Bridgton, ME

12/15 The Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular at Oberon, Cambridge, MA  8 PM


12/16 Great Bay Sailor at the Museums of Old York, York, ME 7-9 PM

12/17 The Hip Swayers with Cosmic Slim & Plowboys at Beatnik’s in Worcester, MA

12/17 Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen Holiday Concert – Unitarian Church – Waltham, MA – 7 PM

12/17 “Christmas in New England” tour concert, featuring Rick Lang & friends, the Blackstone Valley Bluegrass Band, Amy Gallatin and Roger Williams – Christmas in Historic Newburyport, Belleville Congregartional Church, Newburyport, MA 7:30 PM

12/17 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT 8 PM

12/18 Great Bay Sailor – Strawberry Banke Candlelight Stroll in the Shed, 4-8 PM

12/23 Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen 18th Annual Holiday Concert moved from Dover, NH) – Community Church of Durham – Durham, NH – 7:30 PM

12/23 August First at the Medusa Brewery in Hudson, MA (an all-day music event with several artists)

12/31 Atwater Donnelly Duo – First Night Sandwich, MA


At the Epworth Methodist Church
o Sanctuary—6-6:45 PM Knock on Wood, 7-745 PM Robin O’Herin, 9-9:45 PM Thea Hopkins
o Chapel—6-6:45 PM Joanne Lurgio, 7-7:45 Jan Luby, 8-8:45 Steve Pelland, 9-9:45 PM Diane Battistello

             At the First Baptist Church
o 7-7:45 PM The Rafters, 8-8:45 PM Sweet Wednesday, 10-10:45 PM Grace Morrison

At the Wesleyan United Methodist Church
o 10-10:45 PM Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli

At Ralph’s Rock Diner
o 7-7:45 PM Cara Brindisi



1/1 Vance Gilbert – a Patti’s Place House Concert in Seekonk, MA 774-219-4548

1/7 Michael Laurreano, Joanne Lurgio at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

1/7 Vance Gilbert and Brooks Williams, two separate concerts at the Bull Run in Shirley, MA

1/27 Tom Rush at the Iron Horse - Northampton, MA – 7 PM

1/28 Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at the Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA 8 PM

2/4 The O’Connor Band at University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME

Lake Street Dive on Tour
2/16  Boston, MA - New England Conservatory - 150th Anniversary
2/17  Portland ME - State Theatre
2/18  New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall

2/25 Leo Kottke & Keller Williams – “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” – at the Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA  8 PM

3/2 Sharon Shannon at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

3/4  Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmitt at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

3/18 The Kennedys, with Robinson Treacher) at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

4/1 The Nields (with Lisa Bastoni) at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

4/22 An Evening with Christine Lavin at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

4/30 Greg Brown at the Iron Horse Musicc Hall, Northampton, MA

5/11 Storm Large at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

5/16 Brother Sun at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

5/20 David Roth – RISA Songwriting Competition at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

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