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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)


Mar 5 – Tommy Emanuel

Mar 11 – Back Porch Bluegrass Night with Sara Jarosz, Tim O'Brien, Tony Trischka Territory, Lula Wiles

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


Jan 27 – Twisted Pine

Feb 12 – Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Mar 18 – Lula Wiles


Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



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

Feb 17 – David Mallett with Tom Smith

Feb 18– Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards with The Lied To


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



Jan 21– Fellswater

Jan 28 – Silk Road Ensemble with special guests Ed Sweeney and Lorraine Lee Hammond

Feb 4 – Rhythm Future Quartet

Feb 11 – Matt Flinner Trio

Feb 12 – Donal Clancy

Feb 18 – The Vox Hunters

Feb 25 – Mist Covered Mountains

Mar 4 – Lunasa with special guest Karan Casey

Mar 5 – Sharon Shannon Band

Mar 11 – Teada

Mar 18 – Pendragon

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

Feb 12 – Tray Grammer and Jim Henry

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



Jan 16 – Laurie Lewis

Feb 12-14 – Joe Val Bluegrass Festival

Mar 12 – Dry Branch Fire Squad

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

Feb 11 – Caracree

Mar 11– Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

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

Check website for more information


Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT


Mar 24 – Patty Larkin


Bull Run Restaurant

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

978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190


Feb 3 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Feb 4 – David Bromberg Quintet

Feb 25 – Claudia Schmidt

Mar 4– Christine Lavin and Don White

Mar 18– David Lindley

Apr 28 – Eilen Jewell Band


The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT


Mar 9 – Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (drama with music)


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

Feb 24 – Dana Merritt & Glen Roth

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+


Jan 21 – NHV Plays Leonard Cohen

Jan 30 – Frank Critelli

Feb 22– Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

Apr 25 – Eilen Jewell


Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, MA



Jan 28 – Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt Acoustic Show

Feb 25 – Gaelic Storm


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


Concerts resume June 2017


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

Feb 17 – Sierra Hull

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.


June 27 – Mike+Ruthy Band

July 18 – Cherish The Ladies

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



Mar 4 – Runa

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.

Jan 24-26 – Shawn Colvin & guests

Jan 27 – Lucy Kaplansky with Duke Levine

Feb 12 – Aztec Two-Step: The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook


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.

Feb 18– Lake Street Dive


Common Fence Point Music

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI



Check website for more information.


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.

Jan 28 – Antje Duvekot, Meg Hutchinson

Feb 25 – Cheryl Wheeler

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

Feb 4 – Joe Crookston. Imagine Nation

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


Check website for more information


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


Feb 4 – The Hot Flashes (Amy Gallatin, Gale Wade, Peggy Harvey)


CTFOLK Folk Fridays

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


Feb 3– Connecticut Artists Showcase featuring Rani Arbo and Greg Ryan

Mar 3 – The Kennedys

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



Feb 17 – Jesse Colin Young

Feb 19 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Bob Stump Band

Feb 25 – Bluegrass Brunch: Mama Tried

Feb 25 – Cash is King (Johnny Cash tribute show)

Feb 26 – Bluegrass Brunch: Moonshine Creek Bluegrass Band

Mar 11 – Bluegrass Brunch: The Feinberg Brothers

Mar 13 – Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea) & the Beautiful Gypsys plus Donovan Woods

Mar 16 – Solas

Mar 19 – Bluegrass Brunch: G Rockwell & The Still River Ramblers

Apr 9 – Bluegrass Brunch: Twisted Pine

Apr 14 – Chris Smither

Apr 22 – Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones

Apr 27 – Eilen Jewell Band


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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.


Check website for more information


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Fairfield Theatre Company / StageOne

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



Feb 25 – River Whyless

Mar 10 – Chris Smither

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

Apr 8 – Ari Hest

Apr 15 – Livingston Taylor

Apr 22 – Porter Nickerson

May 4 – Dustbowl Revival


Fire In The Kitchen

North Madison Congregational Church

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


Feb 11 – James Hill and Anne Janelle

Mar 4 – Mike Marshall and Darol Anger

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



Feb 18 – Jon Shain with Left Foot In

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.


Mar 4 – Joe Crookston

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


Mar 4 – Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves

Mar 11 – Benefit Concert with the Old Howard Troupe

May 20 – Sally Rigers & Claudia Schmidt


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

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


Feb 24 – Happy Traum: Coming of Age in the Greenwich Village Folk Revival and the Woodstock Scene (at St. John's Lutheran Chuirch, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan, NY)


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.


Feb 24 – Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

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



Feb 12 – Tim Grimm Family Band


GuitartownCT Productions

Concerts at various locations in the New Haven area



Mar 31 – Jim Hurst Trio


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.


Feb 15 – Matt Flinner Trio

Mar 5 – Damn Tall Buildings

Mar 12 – Feinberg Brothers

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

Feb 26 – The Korey Brodsky Band


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Infinity Music Hall-Hartford

32 Front St., Hartford, CT



Feb 24– Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Apr 23 – Kingston Trio (afternoon and evening shows)


Infinity Music Hall-Norfolk

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



Feb 19 – Sierra Hull

Apr 21 – Jonathan Edwards


Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY


Feb 3-4 – The Stunning

Feb 17 – Declan O'Rourke & Orchestra

Mar 3 – St. Pat's For All Benefit Concert with Susan McKeown, Brian Fleming, Niall O' Leary School of Dance, Honor Molloy, Kevin Holohan, Erin Layton, Maeve Price, The Shannon Gaels, Malachy McCourt, and Tony Demarco.

Mar 11 – 8th Annual Celtic Appalachian Celebration with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and The Green Fields of America

Mar 30 – Mairtin O'Connor Trio


Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northamption, MA

All shows 7 pm unless noted


Feb 24-25 – Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show

Mar 15 – Solas

Mar 21– David Lindley

Apr 8 – Jonathan Edwards

Apr 26 – Eilen Jewell Band

May 5 – Peter Yarrow

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

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

May 19 – Vance Gilbert

May 20 – Cash is King/Johnny Cash Tribute Band


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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

Feb 14 – Banjew! Henry Sapoznik & Friends

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.


Feb 18 – Jesse Colin Young

Feb 24 – Shotgun Wedding

Mar 9 – Celtic Tenors

Mar 15 – The High Kings

Mar 26 – Aztec Two-Step

Apr 7 – Tom Rush

Apr 15 – The Ultimate John Denver Tribute with Ted Vigel

Apr 22 – Stephen Kellogg


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The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave, Albany, NY


Jan 27– Joan Shelley

Feb 25 – Whiskey Treaty Road Show

Apr 1 – Tift Merritt

Apr 29 – Eilen Jewell


Lyrics Coffeehouse

Redding Community Center.

37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06875


Mar 3 – Kerri Powers

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.

Jan 27 – Mile Twelve

Feb 24 – Laini and the Wildfire

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

Apr 30 – Greg Abate Trio


Music at The Mansion

Crawford Park

122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY


Mar 18 – Vance Gilbert


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 3– Ellis Paul

Mar 4 – Jesse Colin Young


Nights at the Beekley

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



Jan 21 – The Mike+Ruthy Band

Feb 18 – Mary Fahl

Mar 18– Griffin House


Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT


Check website for more information


Northwest Park Concerts / Windsor, CT

145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT


Feb 18 – Donna Martin & The Armentano Duo

Mar 4 – Mustard's Retreat

Mar 18 – Guy Davis with Fabrixio Poggi

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


Feb 17 – The Honeycreepers, Kierstin Pupkowski, Seth Adam

Mar 17 – Julia Russo, Podunk Throwbacks, Lys Guillorn

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


Mar 9 – Téada

Mar 10 – Joe Jencks, Si Kahn, Maria Dunn

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


Feb 17 – Tom Chapin

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.

Check website for more information


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Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA



Feb 18 – Sierra Hull

Feb 19 – The East Pointers

Feb 21 – Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

Feb 25 – Jeffrey Foucault

Feb 26 – Pete's Posse

Mar 4 – River Whyless

Mar 5 – Mike Compton & Joe Newberry

Mar 11 – Back Porch Bluegrass Night with Sarah Jarosz, Tim O'Brien, Tony Trischa Territory, & Lula Wiles (at The Academy of Music)

Mar 12 – Lori McKenna with Chris Smither (at The Academy of Music)

Mar 14 – Kevin Burke

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.

Feb 26 – Matt Andersen


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.

Check website for more information


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


Feb 18 – Steve Suffet 70th birthday celebration with Beth Kotkin, Joel Landry, Sandy Pliskin, Gina Tlamsa

Feb 25 – Linnea Paton, Jonny GravePamela Jean Agaloos

Mar 4 – NYC Labor Chorus

Mar 11 – Camela Widad and Alix Dobkin

Mar 18 – Concetta Abbate, Peter Pasco, Jennifer Richman

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.

Mar 4 – Peter Lehndorff

Apr 1 – Peter Newland

May 6 – Beatles Tribute


A Place For Folk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady

1221 Wendell Avenue, Schnectady, NY


Feb 24 – Chris Wilson

Mar 17 – Kyle Carey

Apr 21– Ryanhood


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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT



Feb 16 – The Steppin Stones

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


Mar 12 – Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys, Sara Milanovich

Apr 16 – Carrie Elkin

May 7 – Brother Sun


Roaring Brook Concerts

Roaring Brook Nature Center

60 Gracey Road, Canton, CT



Feb 25 – Ed Gerhard

Apr 1 – Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

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



Feb 11 – Jennifer Kimball, Seamus Galligan

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


Mar 18 – Cricket Tell The Weather

Apr 22 – David Wilcox


Sandywoods Center for the Arts

43 Muse Rd., Tiverton, RI



Feb 25 – Fellswater

Apr 14 – The Kennedys

May 6 – Pete Seeger Tribute with John Fuzek and others

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 1 – Lunasa (at The Edgerton Center, Sacred Heart University, Bridgeport, CT)


Songs at Janet's

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

Feb 4 – The Vox Hunters


StarLight Concert Series

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

270 Main St., Northport, NY



Jan 20 – Catie Curtis


Stone Church Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church

300 High St., Bristol, RI



Jan 28 – Twisted Pine

Feb 25 – Occidental Gypsy

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


March 18 – The Kennedys with Robinson Reacher

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


Jan 29 – Richard Barrone & Steve Addabbo

Feb 12 – Remembering Jack Hardy with Mark Dann, Abbie Gardner, Jack Licitra, Rod MacDonald and David Massengill

Mar 12 – Garland Jeffreys


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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)

Jan 21 – Livingston Taylor

Feb 10 – Richard Shindell

Feb 11 – Mary Fahl

Mar 11 – Tom Chapin's Annual Birthday Concert

Mar 18 – Clancy Tradition

Apr 28 – Tannahill Weavers

May 13 – Tom Paxton

Aug 11 – Chris Smither


Turning Point Cafe

468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY


Jan 20 – Ellis Paul

Jan 21 – Jamie Black, Caroline Doctorow

Jan 27 – Roosevelt Dime

Jan 28 _ Tribute to Carole King and Karen Carpenter

Feb 19 – Abbie Gardner Trio

Feb 26 – James Maddock


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.

Check website for more information


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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


Jan 20 – SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap

Jan 21 – Grass Routes

Jan 28 – Howie Bursen & Friends/Food Bank Benefit Concert

Feb 3 – Open Mic with Critus Brand

Feb 4 – Atwater-Donnelly

Feb 10 – Hootenanny/Sessions, Lisa Martin, host

Feb 11 – Delta Generators

Feb 17 – SING: Quiet Corner Song Swap

Feb 18 – Maria Sangiolo & Jim Henry

Feb 25 – Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz

Mar 3– Open Mic with Prateek Podder

Mar 4 – Nine6teen

Mar 10 – Hootenanny/Sessions/Lisa Martin host

Mar 11 – New American Mandolin Ensemble

Mar 17 – SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap

Mar 18– Cashel Rock

Mar 25 – Ron Anthony & Denny Collin

Mar 31 – Al Copley


Voices Cafe

Unitarian Church of Westport

10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT


Jan 21 – Tiffany T'Zelle

Mar 11 – Goodnight Moonshine

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

Feb 11– Magpie

Mar 11 – Si Kahn, Joe Jencks & Maria Dunn

Apr 8 – Phil Ochs Night

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


Jan 29 _ Bill Staines

Feb 26 – Hanneke Cassel with Mike Block and Keith Murphy

Mar 12 – Molsky's Mountain Drifters

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


Jan 26 – Carrie Rodriguez

Mar 16– Shawn Mullins

Mar 17 – A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn

May 13 – Zoe Lewis

July 8-9 – New Bedford Folk Festival


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