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NEW!!!!  UPDATED!!!!  UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED April 19, 2018


OPEN MICS and OTHER REGULAR FEATURES

Some of these will not happen because of inclement weather—please check before heading out.

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

Sundays – Open Mic Sundays as Plaza Azteca, Worcester, MA w/host Bill McCarthy

Sundays 8:30 PM at Nick’s in Worcester—Andy Cummings

Mondays 2nd Monday of the month (3rd if there’s a holiday Monday in there) ) -  LOMA (Lincoln Open Mic Acoustic) with host Rich Eilbert, at the Lincoln Library on Bedford Road in Lincoln, MA 7-10 PM

2nd and 4th Monday of every month Roslindale Open Mic (ROM), Roslindale Congregational Church, Roslindale, MA 7 PM with host Neal Braverman.

Mondays -  at Ralph’s Diner on Grove Street in Worcester, THE DIRTY  GERUND POETRY SHOW with musical guests and snack time! Begins around 9 PM.

Every other Tuesday night 8 PM - The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) open mic with host Mark Stepakoff

2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month –Westborough Singing Session (mostly Irish and trad) at the Central House in Westborough, MA, starts at 7:30 PM

2nd Tuesday of each month – Heather Pierson - a Musical Meditations live event at the Dragonfly Barn at 95 Sanborns Grove Road in Bridgton, Maine, 6:00 p.m.

3rd Tuesday of every month (September through May), Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

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

Wednesdays – Open Mic Wednesdays at CJ’s Steak Loft in Northborough

2nd Wednesday of the Month Songwriters in the Round at the Serendipity Café in Maynard, MA with Dan & Faith Senie – except for July and August

Thursday nights -  open mic at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham with host Dan Cloutier

Most 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursdays -  Open Mic Most Thursdays at Barbers North (Barbers Crossing) Sterling MA with host Bill McCarthy 6:30 PM

Every 3rd Thursday -  Open Mic Showcase at KBC Brewery in Webster, MA with host Bill McCarthy 6:00 PM

3rd Thursday of every month – For the Love of Words – poetry & music – ECAT Studios, North Easton, MA 7-9 PM - Host: Rich Berg, Co-Hosts: George Comeaux, John Holgerson & Colette O'Connor

Thursdays – Open Mic Night, Belfont Hotel, Millbury, MA with host David Bazin 8:45 PM

The first Friday of the month "Mushroom Musicians presents" at The Hearing Room (119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA). Aaron turnberg hosts, and he is always looking for featured performers.

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

Saturdays – Open Mic w/host TJ Peavey at Union Music in Worcester 1-3 PM

Every Friday evening an open song session at the Continental Restaurant, Portsmouth, NH 4:30-8:30 PM

Every SATURDAY evening at the GUTHRIE CENTER in Great Barrington, MA – an open mic Hootenanny  www.guthriecenter.com

First Saturday evening of every month The Salty Dawgs - John Fitzsimmons, Seth Connolly and friends - at the Colonial Inn in Concord, MA

Third Saturday of every month maritime song session at the Continental Restaurant in Portsmouth NH starting at 3:30. (Hopefully back in the Press Room come fall).

Saturdays 6-9 PM, an open mic at Coffee Coffee, 326 S. Broadway in Salem, NH, hosted by Aaron Tornberg and featuring 30-45 performances with a pass the hat and free coffee for performers policy. A FREE event, with food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Every other Sunday afternoon an open mic – “community sing and jam’ – hosted by Aaron Tornberg at The Hearing Room (119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell, MA). $5 donation.

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

UPCOMING one-time events—


2018


4/20 Red Molly at The Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA  8 PM

4/20 Common Fence Music presents Dean Fields with Kate Mick at Hope & Main, Warren, RI 8 PM

4/21 Wolfpen (Nick Noble) featured at Coffee Coffee, Salem, NH 6-9 PM

4/21 Crowes Pasture, Molly Pinto Madigan, etc. at the Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Arts Folk Fest, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 2 PM4/21 Jon & Patti McAuliffe featured at the Catbird Café, N.E. Wildlife Center, South Weymouth, MA 

4/21 Allied Folk at The Java Room, Chelmsford, MA 7:30 PM

4/21 Los Lobos at The Cabot, Beverly, MA 8 PM

4/21 Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallagher at The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) – Natick, MA 7:30 PM

4/21 The Lonesome Ace Stringband at the Palmer Historical and Cultural Center, Palmer, MA – 7:30 PM

4/21 Carbon Leaf at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

4/22 Canada’s Sultans of String at the Blackstone River Theater, Cumberland, RI 7 PM

4/22 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – a Spring Concert at Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum, Bristol, RI 3 PM

4/25 Crowes Pasture – Walpole Public Library – Walpole, MA – 7:30 PM

4/28 The Nields at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA – Family Show 4 PM – Concert 7 PM

4/28 Pat Donohue at The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin, MA

4/28 Common Fence Music presents an evening with Mary Gauthier at Common Fence Point Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8 PM


4/29 Heather Pierson at the Annual Earth Day Peace Concert in Norway, ME

5/1 Signature Sounds presents The Sirens of South Austin Tour by Nobody’s Girl at The Parlor Room, Northampton, MA 7 PM

5/3 Harpeth Rising at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

5/3 Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Proctor Mansion Inn, Wrentham, MA

5/3 Rice: An American Band at Middle East, Cambridge, MA

5/4 Beth DeSombre, Jennifer Evans, and Joanne Lurgio at Mushroom Musicians Presents– The Hearing Room, Lowell, MA 8-10 PM

5/4 Pat Donohue – Music in the Gallery at the Wamsutta Club, New Bedford, MA

5/5 Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers – John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse – First Unitarian Church, Worcester, MA  7:30 -9:30 PM

5/5 Common Fence Music presents Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst at Common Fence Point Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8 PM

5/5 Atwater-Donnelly Trio at the Blackstone River Theater, Cumberland, RI  8 PM

5/5 The Suitcase Junket and Twisted Pine – Rockport Folk Summit - at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

5/6 The Edna Project at the Mass Poetry Festival – Peabody/Essex Museum, Salem, MA  11:30 AM

5/6 Jacqueline Schwab solo piano concert at Trinitarian Church in Concord, MA (next to the Scout House): Mark Twain’s America—Vintage American “Heart Songs” and Dance Tunes. 4 PM

5/11 Joe Jencks in Concert – Stone Church Arts – Bellows Falls, VT – 7:30 PM

5/12 Joe Jencks in Concert – Linden Tree Coffeehouse – Wakefield, MA – 8 PM

5/12 Fundraiser for Providence Children’s Museum featuring Aubrey Atwater and more at 100 South Street, Providence, RI 7-10 PM

5/14 Joe Jencks in Concert – Singing Oaks House Concert – West Harwich, MA –  8 PM

5/15 The Indigo Girls at the Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA  8 PM

5/16 CALLAGHAN at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

5/17 Jesse Colin Young at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

5/18 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – opening night benefit party – Newport Oyster Festival – Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI 6 PM – 8:30 PM

5/18 Say Darling, featuring Celia Woodsmith (Della Mae) and Chris Hersch (Girls Guns & Glory) at The Burren, Somerville, MA 7 PM

5/18 Common Fence Music presents The Sea The Sea with Steve Delmonico of the  Quahogs at Hope & Main, Warren, RI 8 PM

5/18 Shawn Colvin with Melissa Ferrick opening at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

5/19 Crowes Pasture at the Worcester Public Library 2-3:30 PM

5/19 Common Fence Music presents Heather Malonery CD release Concert at Common Fence Point Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8 PM

5/19 Joey and the Providers at Dreamaway Lodge, Becket, MA 8 PM

5/19 Atwater-Donnelly at RI Wool & Fiber Festival, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI  12 Noon – 4 PM

5/19 Cosy Sheridan at The Colonial Corner, Keene, NH

5/20 The Oak Ridge Boys at the Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA 7 PM

5/20 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Barrington Congregational Church – Barrington, RI – 3 PM

5/21 Justin Townes Earle at The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA

5/24-25 Rice: An American Band at Strangecreek, Greenfield, MA

5/25 Justin Townes Earle at the Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

5/25 Campfire Festival at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA w/Tory Silver, Hailey Magee, Matt Wheeler, Lindsay Foote and many more!

5/26 Justin Townes Earle at the Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT

5/26 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT 8 PM

6/1 John Gorka – Music in the Gallery at the Wamsutta Club, New Bedford, MA

6/1 John MacAuliffe, April Grant, Amanda McCarthy – Songwriters in the Round – The Hearing Room, Lowell, MA 8-10 PM

6/2 The Nields – Anniversary Show at The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

6/2 Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Ripton Community Coffeehouse, Ripton, VT

6/10 Amanda Maffei CD release Party/Concert at The Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA   1 PM – 4 PM

6/15 Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Andover Summer Concert Series, Andover, ME

6/16 Blackstone River Theater Summer Solstice Festival at Diamond Hill Park, Cumberland, RI, featuring  the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, the Mari Black Celtic Band, Daymark, Kevin Doyle & Friends, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, The Gothard Sisters, La Croisée D’Antan (from Quebec), Owen Marshall and Jenna Moynihan, Emerald Rae, and Torrin Ryan, Sheila Falls & Kyle Forsthoff. There will also be a dedicated stage for Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and an Irish session area led by Bob Drouin. 

6/17 Rice: An American Band at Ziontific in Russell, MA

6/19 Penn Johnson w/Christina Holmes and Dan Rodman at Middle East, Cambridge, MA 7 PM

6/21 Robert Earl Keen at Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington, VT

6/23 Cosy Sheridan = S&G Project Gallery – New Bedford, MA – 7:30 PM

6/23 Neko Case at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA

6/23 Robert Earl Keen at Infinity Hall, Norfolk, CT

6/24 Neko Case at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA

6/26 Neko Case at the Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT

6/27 Penn Johnson at the South Royalston Farmers Market, South Royalston VT  3-5:30 PM

6/28 Neko Case at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion, Bangor, ME

6/29 Kim Moberg and Jane Ross Fallon – RISA Songwriters in the Round – The Hearing Room, Lowell, MA 8-10 PM

6/29 Meko Case at MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA

7/6 Ruth Hill, Dan & Faith Senie – Songwriters in the Round – The Hearing Room, Lowell, MA 8-10 PM

7/7-8 NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL featuring Tom Rush, the Kennedys, Cheryl Wheeler, Bob Franke, Beppe Gambetta, Amy Speace, Art Tebbets, Bourque Emissaries, Brooks Williams, Bon Debarras, Dori Freeman, Connla, Cliff Eberhardt, Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan, Emerald Rae, Garnett Rogers, Hubby Jennings, Grace Morrison, J.P. Cormier, Janes Keelaghan, the Jeremy Kittel Trio, John Gorka, Mile Twelve, Keith Murphy, Kristen Andreassen, Matthew Byrne, Laura Love Duo, Mustard’s Retreat Trio, Ronny Cox, Musique a Bouches, Peter Mulvey, Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr, The Mammals, Back Porch, Chuck Williams, Charlie Cover, Dori Rubbico, Fourteen Strings, Gregg Harper, Joanne Doherty, Little Blue Heron, Mike Laureanno, The Mud Daubers, Marybeth Soares & David Periera, Sacred Harp with the Beans, the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, Seamus Galligan, The Harper & the Minstrel, The Jethros, and more!

7/13 & 14 Tom Rush at The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN), Natick, MA 8 PM both nights

7/14 The 2nd Annual DO DO’S GARDEN CALLENDER AVENUE MINI FAUX FOLK FESTIVAL (DDGCAmFFF) – Newport, RI – featuring Wolfpen

7/14 Kirsten Manville featured at Coffee Coffee, Salem, NH 6-9 PM

7/14 Chelsea Berry with Lorna Simes opening – Borrowed House Concerts – Plaistow, NH

7/15 THE GREEN RIVER FESTIVAL, Greenfield, MA  featuring Robert Earl Keen, Josh Ritter, Birds of Chicago, Las Cafeteras, Orquesta el Macabeo, Femi Kuti & the Positive Force, Dr. Dog, Michael Franti, Old Crow Medicine Show, I’m With Her, Deer Tick, Chris Smither, Lucy Dacus, Anna Tijoux, Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, James Hunter Six, Marco Benevento, The Ballroom Thieves, The Mammals, Magna Carda, Milly Tuttle, Yes Darling, The Brother Brothers, Trailer Park, Bella’s Bartok, Big Mean Sound Machine, The Revelers, and more!

7/19 Rice: An American Band at Jerry Jam in Bath, NH

7/19 Little Feat at The Cabot, Beverly, MA 8 PM

7/20 The Kingston Trio at The Cabot, Beverly, MA  8 PM

7/21 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at Shea Theater, Turners Falls, MA

7/22 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at the Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord, NH

7/24 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at the Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

7/25 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at The Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) – Natick, MA

7/27-29 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL featuring AMANDA SHIRES, DARLINGSIDE, FANTASTIC NEGRITO, GLORIETTA, JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT, JD MCPHERSON, LUCIUS, MARGO PRICE, MOSES SUMNEY, RACHAEL & VILRAY, SIDI TOURÉ, STURGILL SIMPSON, THE WOOD BROTHERS, THIS IS THE KITTUCK & PATTI, TYLER CHILDERS, BEDOUINE, BENEATH THE SACRED MOUNTAIN, CAAMP, COLTER WALL, COURTNEY BARNETT, CURTIS HARDING, DANIEL NORGREN, HAMILTON LEITHAUSER + ROSTAM, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, LOW CUT CONNIE,LUKAS NELSON AND PROMISE OF THE REAL, PHOEBE BRIDGERS, TANK AND THE BANGAS,
VALERIE JUNE, A CHANGE IS GONNA COME, BERMUDA TRIANGLE, BRANDI CARLILE, CHARLIE PARR, GARY CLARK JR., JEN CLOHER, KHRUANGBIN,
LANGHORNE SLIM AND THE LOST AT LAST BAND, NICOLE ATKINS, PASSENGER, THE LONE BELLOW, THE SUNDAY GROOVE featuring PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, THE WAR AND TREATY,
THE WEATHER STATION, TWAIN and more!

7/28 Rice: An American Band at Organic Smiles in Voluntown, CT

7/31 & 8/1 The Revivalists at the Chicken Box, Nantucket, MA

8/1 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at Payomet Performing Arts Center, North Truro, MA

8/2 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at Old Whaling Chuech, Edgartown, MA on Martha’s Vineyard

8/3   Woody Carpinella  Songwriters in the Round– The Hearing Room, Lowell, MA 8-10 PM

8/3 The Revivalists at the Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park, Lowell, MA

8/4 The Revivalists at LL Bean Discovery Park, Freeport, ME

8/5 The Revivalists at Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach, NH

8/5 Patty Griffin (w/Rose Cousins supporting) at Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME

8/18 Rice: An American Band at Harry Brown’s Farm in Starks, ME

9/12 Joan Baez at the Shubert Theater, New Haven, CT

9/14 and 9/15 Joan Baez at the Wang Theater, Boston, MA

9/28-30 The 19th Annual PORTSMOUTH MARITIME FOLK FESTIVAL

9/29 Fickle Friends at Sonia’s, Boston, MA

10/5 Chris LaVancher, Kim Moberg and Kirsten Manville featured at Songwriters in the Round  in The Hearing Room, Lowell, MA 8-10 PM

10/13 Sarah McQuaid at the Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

10/21 Sarah McQuaid at the Woods Hole Folk Music Society, Woods Hole, MA

10/26 Crowes Pasture – CD Release Concert – at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA 8 PM featuring Sparrow Blue and the Lied To’s

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