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NEW!!!!  UPDATED!!!!  UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED June 14, 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

Every Thursday and Saturday THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER (starting in June) – P.E. James will be at The Grill on the Hill in Worcester, MA, 5-7:30 PM

 

UPCOMING one-time events—

 


2018


6/15 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Northfield Golf Club Pavillion, Northfield, MA 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Northfield Cultural Council

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

6/16 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, MA 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Montague Cultural Council

6/16 Jon and Patti McAuliffe at The Buttonwood Tree Coffeehouse, Middletown, CT 8-10 PM

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 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation, South Deerfield, MA 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Deerfield Cultural Council

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

6/20 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Skinner State Park, Mt. Holyoke Summit House, Hadley, MA 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Hadley Cultural Council

6/21 Aubrey Atwater solo and Atwater-Donnelly Duo, Endicott Sessions Concert Series, Endicott Branch Library, Dedham, MA 7 PM

6/21 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Forbes Library, Northampton, MA, with Dan Blakeslee, Wolfpen, and others, 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Northampton Cultural Council

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

6/22 P.E. James at Wild Willy’s in Worcester, MA, 6-9 PM

6/22 The Nields – Anniversary Show -  at the Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

6/22 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton, MA 6 PM

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

6/23 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Mt. Tom State Reservation Pavilion, Holyoke, MA 5 PM

6/23 Floyds Row a UK folk collective) at the Old Centre Church (First Congregational Church of Winchendon), Winchendon, MA

6/23 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Christine’s Garden, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT 12 Noon

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

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

6/24 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at the Holyoke Canoe Club, Holyoke, MA  6 PM

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

6/25 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at South Hadley Public Library, South Hadley, MA 6 PM, sponsoired in part by the South Hadley Cultural Council

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

6/26 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at the Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee, MA 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Chicopee Cultural Council

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

6/27 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Hoot & Holler – The 9th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour – in concert at Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA 6 PM, sponsored in part by the Longmeadow Cultural Council

6/28 Porter & Sayles at the River Club Music Hall, Scituate, MA

6/28 Heather Pierson at Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, NH

6/28 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, East Providence Recreation Concerts in the Park, Rose Larisa Memorial Park, Riverside, RI 6 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

6/30 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, Moosup Valley Music Series, Foster, RI 5 PM

7/2 Suzie Brown at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

7/3 The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield, ME

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

7/6 John Gorka at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

7/6 Suzie Brown – a House Concert in Hanover, NH

7/7 Suzie Brown at REMIX Coffee Bar & Social Club in Claremont, NH

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!

7/8 Suzie Brown – House Concert in Lexington, MA

7/10 Heather Pierson – Musical Meditations at Dragonfly Barn, Bridgton, ME

7/11 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Outdoor Summer Concert Series - Chepachet Union Church lawn – Chepachet, RI – 6:30-8 PM

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

7/13-15 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, Chris Smither, Amy Helm, Twisted Pine, Jack Broadbent 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

7/25 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Gazebo Concert – Main Street – Hope, RI 6:30 PM

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!

7/26 & 7/27 Arlo Guthrie at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 8 PM both nights

7/28 The Brothers Four at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 8 PM

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

7/29 Jake Shimabukoro at The Center for the Arts in Natck (TCAN), Natick, MA 7:30 PM

7/31 Atwater-Donnelly Trio – Summer Concert Series – Center Stage – Lakeville, MA 6 PM

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 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Concert at Westminster Unitarian Church
Smith Hall in Parish House – East Greenwich, RI – 7 PM

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

8/5 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Music on the Veranda – New Bedford, MA – 5 PM

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

8/8 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Gazebo Concert – Main Street – Hope, RI 6:30 PM

8/10 The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio and Ordinary Elephant, split bill at Deertrees Theater, Harrison, ME

8/11 Atwater-Donnelly Duo - Workshop and Concert - Merryall Center for the Arts – New Milford, CT

8/14 Heather Pierson – Musical Meditations at Dragonfly Barn, Bridgton, ME

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

8/19 Atwater-Donnelly Trio – Warren Summer Concert Series – Warren Band Shell – Burr’s Hill Park – Warren, RI 5-8 PM

9/1 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT – 8 PM

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

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

9/21 John Gorka at Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA

9/22 John Gorka at First Universalist Society Meeting House, Franklin, MA

9/23 Atwater-Donnelly Duo - Workshops and Concert - Rick’s Music World Rte. 44 - Raynham, MA

9/26 Atwater-Donnelly Duo - Egret’s Landing Cafe Music Series
Peck Center for Adult Enrichment – Barrington, RI – 1 PM

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

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

9/29 Atwater-Donnelly Trio – Music at Lily Pads – Peace Dale, RI – 7 PM

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

10/20 Cheryl Wheeler at the Wachusett Music Series

10/20 Rod MacDonald, Mt Toby Concerts, Leverett, 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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