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Concerts at The Universalist Church, 433 Fern St., West Hartford, CT*
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Venues and events are listed in alphabetical order. Click on a letter to go to that section of the list.



If you are a folk music presenter in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or New York (Long Island, New York City area, or Hudson River Valley) and would like to have your events listed on this website, please send listings to:



Dates and performances may change on short notice.

It's a good idea to call, email, or check the venue's website

to confirm the concert before you go.


1794 Meetinghouse

26 South Main Street, New Salem, MA



Check website for more information


92nd St Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY



Check website for more information


Academy of Music

274 Main St. Northampton MA

413-584-9032, ext 105 (box office)


Apr 8 – Martin Sexton


Acoustic Celebration

Concerts at St. Stephen’s North Hall, 351 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

203-431-6501 Shows begin 4 p.m.


Concerts resume April 2017


Acousticool House Concerts / Bristol, CT

House concert series located in Bristol, CT. For location and to make reservations, email acousticool@icloud.com


Apr 6 – Kaitlyn Raitz and Ben Plotnick

Apr 15 – Nora Jane Struthers & Joe Overton


Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



Thursdays at 7:30 pm– Folk & Poetry Open Mic

Mar 25 – Fells Water & The Vox Hunters

Mar 31 – Loren & Mark International Guitar Duo

Apr 1 – Porch Party Mamas


American Center for Folk Music

River Center, Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY


Check website for more information


Avon Public Library

261 Country Club Road, Avon, CT



Check website for more information


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Blackstone River Theater

549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI



Mar 25 – Aine Minogue

Apr 1 – Spuyten Duyvil

Apr 8 – Sunny Crownover with The Duke Robillard Band

Apr 9 – Ten Strings and a Goat Skin

Apr 15 – Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block and Keith Murphy

Apr 22 – Grant Maloy Smith

Apr 30 – Tannahill Weavers

May 6 – Atwater-Donnelly Trio

May 13 – Matthew Byrne


Blues Cafe

George Newton VFW Hall

150 Lee Farm Drive, Southbury, CT

(203) 313-6366


Doors open 1 p.m., Open mic and song circle at 1:30, followed by the main performer

Apr 2 – Spuyten Duyvil

June 11 – Jesse Terry

Oct 22 – Brooks Williams, Mark Cosgrove and Jim Henry

Dec 3 – Goodnight Moonshine

Mar 11, 2018 – Joe Crookston

Sept 9, 2018 – Heather Pierson


Boston Bluegrass Union Concert Series

P.O. Box 650061, West Newton, MA



Apr 2 – Clair Lynch Band


Branford Folk Coffeehouse / Branford Folk Music Society

First Congregational Church

1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/ or email branfordfolk@yahoo.com

Apr 8 – Lou & Peter Berryman

May 20 – Tom Lewis


Bread Box Theater

220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT


Concerts Sundays at 4 p.m.

Third Wednesday of the month – Monthly Artist Showcase

Mar 26 – Hugh Blumenfeld & Faithful Sky with Steve Dedman


Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT


Mar 24 – Patty Larkin

Apr 7– Plywood Cowboy


Bull Run Restaurant

215 Great Rd., Rte. 2A, Shirley, MA

978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190


Mar 24– John Sebastian

Mar 25 – Rod Picott

Mar 30 – Anna Madsen / Sarah Barrios

Apr 7– Jonathan Edwards Trio

Apr 28 – Eilen Jewell Band

May 12 – Eric Andersen

May 13 – Karla Bonoff


The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT


Check website for more information


The Buttonwood Tree

605 Main Street, Middletown, CT


http://www.buttonwood.org/  or thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com

Mondays – Anything Goes Open Mic

First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta

Mar 19 – Cricket Tell The Weather

Apr 15 – The Kennedys


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Cafe Nine

250 State St., New Haven, CT

All events 21+


Mar 30 – Lost Bayou Ramblers

Apr 13 – Kinky Friedman

Apr 25 – Eilen Jewell

May 7 – The Stray Birds, Five in the Chamber

May 9 – Slaid Cleaves


Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, MA



Nov 7 – Bruce Cockburn


Caramoor Center for Music & Arts

Katonah, NY


June 24 – American Roots Music Festival with Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz,The Mike+Ruthy Band, River Whyless, Michaela Anne, Kaia Kater, Lonely Heartstring Band

Spuyten Duyvil, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, The Brother Brothers


Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY


June 7 – Lake Street Dive


Celtic Airs

Wilde Auditorium (W) or Millard

Auditorium (M), University of Hartford

200 Bloomfield Ave.,West Hartford, CT.

Sponsored by WWUH. 7:30 p.m. unless noted

Tickets: 800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228


Check website for more information


The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer St., Natick, MA



Folk Open Mic – Every other Tuesday, see website for dates

Apr 4 – Jake Armerding

Apr 14– Patty Larkin

May 11 – Susan Werner


CHIRP – Concert Happenings in Ridgefield's Parks

Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT. 7:00 p.m.

(Rain site: Ridgefield Playhouse or St. Stephen's Church)

ALL SHOWS FREE (Donation requested)

Call 203-431-2760 after 4 p.m. if weather threatens.


May 30 – David Wax Museum

June 13– Birds of Chicago

June 27 – Mike+Ruthy Band

June 29 – Hot Club of Cowtown

July 18 – Cherish The Ladies

July 25 – CJ Chenier

Aug 15 – Dustbowl Revival

Check the listings for the Acoustic Celebration music series in the fall and spring operated by the same people who run CHIRP


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

First Universalist Society in Franklin

262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA



Apr 1 – Brother Sun

Apr 22 – Livingston Taylor

May 5 – Catie Curtis


City Winery

155 Varick St., New York, NY



Klezmer Brunch every Sunday, Doors open 10 a.m.

Mar 22 – Melissa Ferrick

Mar 27– David Broza

Mar 28 – Mary Gauthier

Apr 2– James McMurtry

Apr 23 – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Apr 28-30 – Kris Kristofferson

May 6 – Over The Rhine

June 7 – The Steel Wheels

Nov 11-12 – Bruce Cockburn


College Street Music Hall

238 College St., New Haven, CT

(203) 867-2000


Doors open 7 p.m., shows begin at 8 p.m.  Open to all ages.

Check website for more information


Common Fence Point Music

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI



Apr 1 – Session Americana

Apr 22 – John Gorka

Apr 29 – Lucy Kaplansky

May 13 – Mark Erelli


Common Ground Concerts

Concert series taking place at several venues in Westchester County, NY


At First Unitarian Society of Westchester

25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Mar 25– Mike+Ruthy Band

Apr 22– David Francey

May 20 – Gurf Morlix


At Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
12 Elm St., Dobbs Ferry, NY


At Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main St., Irvington, NY

Apr 6 – John Gorka & Susan Werner


At Andrus-on-Hudson
185 Old Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Check website for details


Concerts in the Garden

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery

1 Spring St., Chester, CT

(860) 526-2077  Starting times vary, check website for details


May 25– Kerri Powers & Eric Michael Lichter


Concerts on the Green / Litchfield, CT

Free concerts Wednesday nights beginning at 7 p.m. in July, 6:30 p.m. in August

West St., Intersection of Route 202 & 63, Litchfield, CT

Only folk and folkish events listed. Click link for complete schedule.


Concerts resume next summer


Connecticut River Museum

87 Main St., Essex, CT

(860) 767-8269  Outdoor concerts on the dock, Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.


Check website for more information


CT Audubon Society Concerts

Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury

361 Main St. (Route 17), Glastonbury, CT

860-633-8402  Concerts begin at 7:30 pm


Check website for more information


CTFOLK Folk Fridays

First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT unless otherwise noted,


Apr 7 – Connecticut Folk Festival Auditions

May 5 – "A Tribute To Our Influences"


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Daryl's House Club

130 Route 22, Pawling, NY



Mar 19 – Bluegrass Brunch: Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard

Mar 26 – John Sebastian

Mar 29 – The Levin Brothers

Apr 1 – Bluegrass Brunch: Grass Routes

Apr 8 – Bluegrass Brunch: RJ Storm & Old School

Apr 9 – Bluegrass Brunch: Twisted Pine

Apr 14 – Chris Smither

Apr 15 – Bluegrass Brunch: Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters

Apr 22 – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Apr 23 – Bluegrass Brunch: Richie & Rosie

Apr 23– Kinky Friedman

Apr 27 – Eilen Jewell Band

Apr 29 – Bluegrass Brunch: Damn Tall Buildings

Apr 30 – Bluegrass Brunch: Blue Plate Special

May 7 – Bluegrass Brunch: Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers

May 14 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Bob Stump Band

June 4 – Bluegrass Brunch: Last Fair Deal


Depot Folk

The Depot Theater, 10 Garrison Lane, Garrison, N

Shows presented in conjunction with the American Center for Folk Music


Mar 25 – Beppe Gambetta

Apr 8 – The Mammals with Mike+Ruthy


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The Eclectic Café

Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk

28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY


Open hoot at 7:30 p.m., show begins 8:30 p.m.


Apr 8 – Suzie Vinnick


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Fairfield Theatre Company / StageOne

70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT (across from the Fairfield Metro North station)



Mar 19 – David Lindley

Mar 22 – Julian Lage & Chris Eldrige, Aoife O'Donovan

Mar 25 – Marc Cohn

Apr 8 – Ari Hest

Apr 13– Aztec Two-Step

Apr 15 – Livingston Taylor

Apr 22 – Porter Nickerson

May 4 – Dustbowl Revival

May 20 – Martin Sexton

June 17 – Arlo Guthrie


Fire In The Kitchen

North Madison Congregational Church

1271 Durham Rd., Madison, CT / 203-421-3241


Apr 8 – Ten Strings and a Goatskin


First Acoustics Coffeehouse

Most events are house concerts in Brooklyn. See website for location
Starred concerts at

First Unitarian Congregational Society

50 Monroe Place at Pierrepont St.,

Brooklyn, NY



Mar 19 – Reggie Harris, Pat Wictor

Apr 29 – Tom Rush, Matt Nakoa*

May 13 – Stanley John Mitchell Ensemble


Folk Music Society of Huntington

Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY.


May 6 – Cassie & Maggie MacDonald


Folk Song Society of Greater Boston

Various locations in Watertown, Brookline, and Newton, MA.

Starred (*) concerts are at First Parish of Watertown

35 Church St., Watertown, MA
Email houseconcerts@fssgb.org for house concert location, reservations, and details


Apr 27 – Jim Kweskin

May 11 – Matthew Byrne

May 20 – Sally Rigers & Claudia Schmidt

June 3 – Tom Lewis

July 21– Brad Hurley and Claire Boucher


Folk Song Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club

Various locations in New York City. Check the website for location information.


Apr 7– Lou & Peter Berryman (at Community Church, 40 E 35th St., Manhattan)


Friday Night Folk at All Souls

All Souls UU Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

Doors open 7 p.m., music begins 7:30 p.m.


Mar 24 – Zoe Lewis

Apr 21 – Richard Shindell

May 12 – The Johnson Girls


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The Gathering Room House Concerts / Glastonbury, CT

Jim and Patti host concerts in a private home in Glastonbury, CT. All performances are open to the public but advance reservations are required.

Info:  (860) 633-5057 or email pattisivocole@gmail.com. Make a reservation for directions.

Suggested donation: $15-25 plus a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank.

Email for more information


The Good Coffeehouse at Old Stone House

336 Third Ave (between 3rd and 4th Aves,)
Brooklyn, NY



Check website for more information


GuitartownCT Productions

Concerts at various locations in the New Haven area



Apr 28 – Slocam Ramblers

June 16 – Mile Twelve


Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church

2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA



Hootenanny – Thursdays, 8 pm, signup, 7 pm

Concerts resume next Spring


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The Half Door Bluegrass Sundays

270 Sisson Ave., Hartford, CT


No cover charge but generous tips are encouraged. Showtime: Sundays, 5-8 p.m.


Mar 26– Rob Flax

Apr 9 – The Dogs

June 11 – Moonshine Holler


House Concerts at Hop Toad Holler / Bloomfield, CT

Email nrbowden@comcast.net or call (860) 212-9596 for reservations and location

Email for more information


House Concerts / Newtown, CT

Contact countrydancecaller@gmail.com for details and location. Reservations are a must. Concerts are usually on Sundays at 4 p.m.

Email for more information


House Concerts / North Stonington, CT

Call 860-434-2047 or 860-535-8485 for reservations and location. Reservations are a must.

Call for more information


House Concerts / West Hartford, CT

Call 860-655-3576 for reservations and location.

Call for more information


Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association


Bluegrass concerts at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie, NY

Apr 8 – The Steel Wheels

May 26 – The Hayrollers


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Infinity Music Hall-Hartford

32 Front St., Hartford, CT



Apr 23 – Kingston Trio (afternoon and evening shows)

May 3– The Wailin' Jennies

May 7 – Lucy Kaplansky & Cheryl Wheeler


Infinity Music Hall-Norfolk

20 Greenwoods Rd West (Rt 44), Norfolk, CT



Mar 24 – Vance Gilbert, Kerri Powers

Mar 30 – James McMurtry

Apr 8– Ryan Montbleau Band

Apr 21 – Jonathan Edwards

Apr23– Ruthie Foster


Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY


Mar 30 – Mairtin O'Connor Trio


Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northamption, MA

All shows 7 pm unless noted


Mar 21– David Lindley

Mar 22 – lan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies, Donovan Woods

Mar 28 – Le Vent du Nord

Apr 5 – James McMurtry

Apr 8 – Jonathan Edwards

Apr 9 – Mairtin O'Connor Trio

Apr 16 – Kinky Friedman
Apr 19 – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Apr 26 – Eilen Jewell Band, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks

Apr 30– Greg Brown

May 1 – Old 97s

May 5 – Peter Yarrow

May 7– Karla Bonoff

May 11 – Tom Paxton & The Don Juans (Don Henry & Jon Vezner)

May 13 – Loudon Wainwright III

May 18 – The Bird Dogs (Everly Brothers tribute show)

May 19 – Vance Gilbert

May 20 – Cash is King/Johnny Cash Tribute Band

May 26– Shawn Colvin

June 14– Susan Cattaneo with Bill Kirchen

June 17– Ellis Paul

Sept 24 – John Gorka

Nov 3 – Garnet Rogers


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Jalopy Theater

325 Columbia St. (between Hamilton & Woodhull), Brooklyn, NY



Open Mic Night every Tuesday

Brooklyn Ukes Uke Night, last Thursday of the month

Apr 9 – John McCutcheon


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

University of Connecticut,

2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

(860) 486-4226


Check website for more information


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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT.

Tickets: 877-503-1286.


Mar 26 – Aztec Two-Step

Apr 7 – Tom Rush

Apr 14 – James Madock

Apr 15 – The Ultimate John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigel

Apr 22 – Matt Nakoa & Seth Glier

May 6 – Tom Chapin

May 11 – Karla Bonoff

June 2 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

June 9 – Stephen Kellogg


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The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave, Albany, NY


Apr 1 – Tift Merritt

Apr 22– The Bumper Jacksopns

Apr 29 – Eilen Jewell

May 6 – Garland Jeffries

May 13 – Slaid Cleaves

May 26 – David Wax Museum


Lyrics Coffeehouse

Redding Community Center.

37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06875


Apr 7 – The Young Novelists


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Marlborough Arts Center / 4th Friday @ The Arts Cafe

231 N. Main St,

Marlborough, CT


Check website for more information


Midtown Coffeehouse

Student Center, Colonial Cafe

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

Thursday nights at 8 p.m.


Check website for more information


Milford Center For The Arts

Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford, CT


Open Mic night, 1st Friday of the month 7-10 p.m.

Apr 1 – Gin Fizz Band

Apr 14 – Emily Baker


Milton Art Center

334 Edge Hill Road

Milton, MA


Check website for more information


Music at Lily Pads

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County, 27 North Rd., Peace Dale, RI


Mar 25 – David Lindley

April 8 – Roosevelt Dime  (at The Pump House, 1464 Kingstown Road, Wakefield, RI)

Apr 30 – Greg Abate Trio


Music at The Mansion

Crawford Park

122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY


Check website for more information


Music in The Gallery

Wamsutta Club

427 County St., New Bedford, MA


Check website for more information


Music on the River Concerts / East Haddam, CT

Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the green at Goodspeed Opera House, Rte. 82, East Haddam, CT


Concerts resume Summer 2017


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Narrows Center for the Arts

16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA



Mar 23– Augie Meyers (of The Texas Tornadoes) with Frank Carillo and the Bandoleros with special guest Cindy Cashdollar

Mar 31- Aztec Two-Step

Apr 6 – James McMurtry

Apr 12 – Kinky Friedman

Apr 20 – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones, Carolyn Wonderland

May 6 – Richard Shindell

Nov 4 – Tom Rush


Nights at the Beekley

Beekley Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT



Concerts resume next fall


Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT


Oct. 29 – Moors and McCumber, 5 p.m.


Northwest Park Concerts / Windsor, CT

145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT


Apr 8 – Porch Party Mamas

May 6 – Gil Gutierrez Strings


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Old Church Concert Series

Rocky Hill United Methodist Church

623 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Info: (860) 888-1376


April 21 – Andrea Paquin, Ebin-Rose Trio, Eric Lichter

May 19 – Ponybird, Them Damn Hamiltons


Old Songs Concerts

37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY

Info: (518) 765-2815


Apr 7 – Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne

Apr 22 – Low Lily

May 13 – Spring Into Uke - Workshop and concert with Jim & Liz Beloff, Paula Bradley & Bill Dillof, Ben Carr, and Ron Gordon


Our Times Coffeehouse

Long Island Ethical Humanist Society

38 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY


Mar 19 – Mike Tedesco & Kirsten Maxwell

May 19 – Spuyten Duyvil

June 16 – Joan & Joni

Nov 17 – Ryanhood


The Outer Space

295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

All shows 21+ unless noted


Free Bluegrass Jam, First Sunday of the month, 2-5 p.m.

Mar 28– Honky Tonk Tuesday with Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters

Apr 4 – Honky Tonk Tuesday with Wry Bred


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Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA



Mar 19 – The Murphy Beds & Jeremiah McLane

Mar 23 – Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Aoife O'Donovan

May 3 – Mary Gauthier

May 20 – John Davidson



47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA

Office Line: 617-492-5300  Tickets: 617-492-7679


Passim presents more than 400 folk performers annually. These are highlights. Check their website for the full schedule.

Open Mic, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Mar 19 – NEFFA Preview Show with The Vox Hunters, Outrageous Feature and Gogofski

Mar 22 – Jennifer Kimball CD Release

Mar 23 – Sarah Potenza

Mar 24 – Rebecca Loebe, The Sea, The Sea

Mar 25 – John Davidson

Mar 26 – Jenna Moynihan & Mairi Chaimbeul, The Sound Accord

Mar 29 – Mile Twelve

Mar 30 – Le Vent du Nord

Mar 31 – Laney Jones and the Spirits

Apr 1 – Jeremy Kittel Quintet

Apr 2 – Tift Merritt

Apr 6-8 – Peter Mulvey CD Release

Apr 9 – Chris & Meredith Thompson, The Kennedys

Apr 11 – Darden Smith & Dan Navarro

Apr 14 – Ari Hest, Emma Jayne

Apr 15-16 – Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival

Apr 21 – Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

Apr 23 – Deborah Silverstein & Robin Greenstein

Apr 28 – Zoe Lewis, Jordan Renzi

Apr 29 – Hanneke Cassel CD Release

Apr 30 – Darol Anger's Republic of Strings

May 1 – Red Tail Ring & Slocan Ramblers

May 6 – Mark Erelli

May 7 – Geoff Muldaur

May 13 – Edie Carey, The Small Glories

May 18 – Gurf Morlix

May 19 – Jake Armerding

May 20 – Mary Fahl

May 23 – The Appleseed Collective

May 24 – Rod MacDonald & Geoff Bartley


Passiflora Tearoom

526 Main Street, New Hartford, CT

Info:  860-379-8327


Live local music, Sundays1:30=3:30 p.m.

Open Mic, Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

Songwriter's Circle, second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Apr 2 – Juan De Guzman

Apr9– Breathless Charm

Apr 23 – Howard Banow


People’s Voice Cafe

Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,

40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park), New York, NY

Info:  212-787-3903


Mar 25 – Human Condition reunion concert

Apr 1 – Lavendar Light, Taina Asili

Apr 8 – Ray Korona Band

Apr 29 – Bing Futch

May 13 – Skinner & Twitch, Vincent Cross

May 20 – Jean Ritchie Reunion Cencert


Performance HUB USA

45 Main St, Torrington, CT


Open Mic every Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m. (

See website for more information


Pioneer Valley Folklore Society

The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA

(413) 687=5002


First Saturday of every month, Song & Story Swap with host Paul Kaplan, 7 p.m.

Apr 1 – Peter Newland

May 6 – Beatles Tribute


A Place For Folk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady

1221 Wendell Avenue, Schnectady, NY


Apr 21– Ryanhood

Aug 14 – Stephen Stills & Judy Collins


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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT



Apr 21 – Del McCoury and David Grisman


River Spirit Music

House concert series in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Music begins at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner before the concert at 4 p.m.

Make a reservation on the website for exact location


Apr 16 – Carrie Elkin

May 7 – Brother Sun


Roaring Brook Concerts

Roaring Brook Nature Center

60 Gracey Road, Canton, CT



Apr 1 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

Apr 8 – Benefit concert for Pete Huttlinger featuring Stephen Bennett, Mark Sganga, Glenn Roth, Stan Sullivan

Apr 21 – John Gorka

Apr 29 – Harvey Reid, Joyce Andersen

May 6– Garnet Rogers


Robbie Collomore Concerts

Chester Meeting House

Goose Hill Road and Liberty Street

Chester, CT

Concerts Sundays at 5 p.m.


Concerts resume next fall


Rose Garden Coffeehouse

The Congregational Church

17 West St., Mansfield, MA



Mar 25 – Annie & The Beekeepers

Apr 15 – Joe Crookston

May 20 – Cliff Eberhardt & The Songwriter Finals


Russell Library Concerts

Russell Library

123 Broad St., Middletown, CT



Check website for more information


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Salmon Brook Music Series

South Congregational Church

242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT


Reserve tickets by calling Arlene at (860) 916-5066


Apr 22 – David Wilcox


Sandywoods Center for the Arts

43 Muse Rd., Tiverton, RI



Apr 14 – The Kennedys

May 6 – Pete Seeger Tribute with John Fuzek and others

May 12 – Bohemian Quartet

June 3– Bob Dylan Tribute with Art Tebbetts and Matt Borello

June 17– Father's Daze with Bill Harley, Bill Lepp, Don White, and David Tamulevich


Seth Thomas Park Summer Concerts / Thomaston, CT

Seth Thomas Park, Thomaston, CT
Free concerts on Monday nights, late June through August. Concerts in June and July start at 7 p.m.; August concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Only folk and folkish concerts listed here, click the link for other events


Concerts resume next June


Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society

P.O. Box 46, Fairfield, CT


Concerts held at various locations in southwestern Connecticut


Mar 25 – Gourley, Anarta & Marshall (House  concert, make a reservation on the website for location)


Songs at Janet's

House concerts in East Lyme, CT. To reserve, email songsatjanets@aol.com

Email for more information


StarLight Concert Series

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

270 Main St., Northport, NY



Apr 21 – James Maddock

May 19 – Brother Sun


Stone Church Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church

300 High St., Bristol, RI



Mar 25 – The Honey Dewdrops

Apr 29 – Pendragpn

May 12 – Kristen Graves, Lara Herscovitch


Stone Soup

Slater Mill Historic Site

67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI

401-248-4692 or stone@soup.org


Apr 22 – Christine Lavin

May 6– Brother Sun

May 20 – David Roth; RISA Songwriting Competition


Sunday Street Concerts at the Long Island Museum

Gillespie Room

Long Island Museum

Route 25A, Stony Brook Village, NY


Apr 2 – Antje Duvekot & Natalia Zukerman

Apr 30 – Brooks Williams

May 7– Mary Gauthier

May 21 – Bob Dylan's 76th Birthday Celebration with The Kennedys, Rod MacDonald, Russ Seeger, Steve Kaplan, Brian Kachajian, and Tom Ryan

June 25– Pesky J. Nixon and Miles to Dayton/WUSB 40th Anniversary party


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Towne Crier Cafe

379 Main St., Beacon, NY



Open Mic every Monday and Wednesday night at 7 p.m.; Irish session in the bar every 2nd and 4th Thursday)

Mar 26 – Guy Davis

Mar 31 – Judy Collins

Apr 9 – On The Road and In The Round with Michael Johnson, Don Henry & Craig Bickhardt

Apr 28 – Tannahill Weavers

May 5 – Cheryl Wheeler, Lucy Kaplansky

May 13 – Tom Paxton & The Don Juans

May 19 – Sloan Wainwright

June 11 – Metropolitan Klezmer

June 24 – James Maddock

July 14 – John Gorka

Aug 11 – Chris Smither

Aug 26 – Brother Sun


Turning Point Cafe

468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY


Mar 19 – Guy Davis

Apr 1– Guitar Wizard's Face-off with Rick Ilowite & Andy Cohen

Apr 7 – Michael Johnson, Don Henry & Craig Bickhardt

Apr 11 – Kinky Friedman

Apr 21 – Aztec Two-Step

May 5 – Dan Bern

May 10 – Slaid Cleaves

May 11– Melanie

June 9– The Kennedys


Twelve Moons Coffeehouse

St. John's Church (use the back door entrance)

12 Main St., Salisbury, CT


Concerts on the first Saturday of every month, 7-10 p.m.  Open Mic before the show.

Apr 1 – Old Man River


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Unity House Concerts

A folk-and-more coffeehouse series at

Unitarian-Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield, MA

Email unityhouse@uuspringfield.org for reservations


Check website for more information


Urban H2O

Concerts held at locations in the Yonkers, NY area. Check website for location information


Check website for more information


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Vanilla Bean Cafe

450 Deerfield Rd., Corner of Routes 44, 169, and 97. Pomfret, CT


8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted


Mar 25 – Ron Anthony & Denny Collin

Mar 31 – Al Copley

Apr 21 – SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap


Voices Cafe

Unitarian Church of Westport

10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT


Apr 8 – In The Round with Michael Johnson, Don Henry, and Craig Bickhart

May 13 – Susan Werner

June 10– Brianne Chasanoff


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Walkabout Coffeehouse

Memorial United Methodist Church

250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, NY


Doors open at 6:30. Walkabout Chorus "Teachabout" at 6:45.
Featured performance begins 7:30 pm

Apr 8 – Phil Ochs Night with Kim & Reggie Harris, Brother Sun, Emma's Revolution, John Flynn, Hudson Valley Sally, and Sonny Ochs

May 13 – Tom Chapin


Woods Hole Folk Music Society

Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m.

Info: 508-540-0320.or whfolk@verizon.net


Mar 26 – Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Apr 9 – The Press Gang

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
Box office phone: (508) 994-2900


Apr 13 – Zoe Lewis

July 8-9 – New Bedford Folk Festival


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