+ Jams & dances near Frederick MD USA

+ Videos & recordings for 100s of tunes

+ The Old Time Weekend is happening in 2021!

Get your vaccine and jam!

January 2021

Jan 14 Flatfooting workshop at Handmade Music School online. Carla Gover.

Jan 29-31 Winter online old time banjo festival (tickets required). Features Fink, Kolodner, Gellert, Sheppard, more

Jan 30 Jake Blount. Sat 3:50-5pm closing performance of week-long Montgomery County History Conference (tickets required)

February 2021

Feb 11 Hargreaves & de Groot fiddle+banjo online at Handmade Music, Thur 3pm

Feb 23 Emily Schaad fiddle lesson online at Handmade Music, Tue 3pm

March 2021

Mar 4 Riley Baugus banjo lesson online at Handmade Music, Thur 3pm

Mar 11 Rachel Eddy guitar lesson online at Handmade Music, Thur 3pm

Mar 21 Old-Time Music in the Park with Mark Lynch. Ballenger Creek Park, Sun 1-5pm

April 2021

Apr 8 Allison de Groot banjo tunes online at Handmade Music, Thur 3pm

Apr 15 Amy Alvey fiddle lesson online at Handmade Music, Thur 3pm

Apr 18 Old-Time Music in the Park with Mark Lynch. Ballenger Creek Park, shelter #1, Sun noon-8pm

Apr 29 Rachel Eddy fiddle lesson online at Handmade Music, Thur 3pm

May 2021

May 9 Gravy Soppers in Berryville VA, Sun 1:30-3:30.

June 2021

Brandywine festival in West Chester PA

Common Ground Traditions Week 1, starts June 28. Westminster MD

Starting in June: Jams every Sunday 1pm-6pm at Beans in the Belfry organized by Chuck Gambler and Mark Levin. Old Time on 1st & 3rd Sunday. Bluegrass on 2nd & 4th. Check the event calendar for specifics.

Starting in June: Acoustic Jam every 1s and 3rd Thursday 5pm-8pm at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville VA.

Jun 12-13 Elicker's Grove, PA.

Jun 15 Kolodner jam (live) at their house in Baltimore, Tue 6:30-8:30

July 2021

Jams at Beans in the Belfry organized by Chuck Gambler and Mark Levin. Check the event calendar for specifics. Sundays 1pm-6pm

Acoustic Jam every 1s and 3rd Thursday 5pm-8pm at Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville VA.

Common Ground Traditions Week 2 starts Jul 6 and Week 3 starts Jul 12. Westminster MD

July 13 Kolodner jam in Baltimore

Jul 31 - Aug 3 Clifftop pre-festival camping in Clifftop WV, Sat-Tue

Jul 30 Anti-Clifftop weekend at The Cabin, WV

August 2021

Aug 4-8 Clifftop old time festival in Clifftop WV, Wed-Sun

Tuesday night jams at Five & Dime, Baltimore MD? Not yet.

What's up with Beans Jam? Folks who showed up Aug 15 were wondering where the jam went.

Aug 21 Heritage Stringband (Kirk Evans, Jim Jones, Glenn Carson, Patty Carson) at New Market Plains Vineyard, New Market, MD 3-6

Aug 26-29 Crooktop old time festival in western PA

Aug 27 Dargan Benders (Kirk Evans, Paul Hammerton, Amanda Thorstad, Matt Metz, Matt Kline) at Square Corner Park Brunswick MD 7-8:30

Aug 28 Song Circle, Hyattstown Mill, Saturday night.

Aug 29 Sanders Jam near Glen Echo

September 2021

Sep 4 Storytelling with Adam Booth. River House, Capon Bridge WV. Adam Booth is often an MC of the contests at Clifftop.

Tuesday night jams at Five & Dime, Baltimore MD? Still on Covid break.

Sep 10-11 Rockbridge festival, Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA, Fri-Sun. This is my favorite festival for old time music. The camp sites are on flat land and spread apart. This year, the dance in the big tent features Hard Drive. (I can't make it this year. See next listing.)

Sep 11 The annual BarnStormers day. Buy a ticket to tour the beautiful barns around Burkittsville MD. Then join me and the Gravy Soppers for the dinner bash and art auction Saturday 3:30-5:30.

Sep 11 Frederick In the Streets Festival, downtown all day. This is not an old time music event.

Sep 11 Rock Candy Cloggers dance to Barnstormers & Critton Hollow! National Folk Festival, Salisbury MD, Sat 1:15pm

Sep 12 Rock Candy Cloggers dance to Barnstormers & Critton Hollow! National Folk Festival, Salisbury MD, Sun noon.

Sep 16-18 Watermelon Pickers Fest in Berryville VA. This big festival on the river's edge features the host band, Furnace Mountain.

Sep 16-18 Appalachian Festival at Frostburg State University (FSU). Sat 10am is the time to see Slim, the Barnstormers, and Rock Candy Cloggers.

Sep 18 Gravy Soppers show at Community Pavilion, Point of Rocks MD, Sat 6-8pm. Bring your own food, water, and folding chairs.

Sep 18 Hoppin' Molly (KirkEvans, Paul Hammerton, Gina Faber, Ralph Gordon) with caller Janine Smith at the Bluemont Fair Dance, Bluemont VA 2-3

Sep 19 Dargan Benders (Kirk Evans, Paul Hammerton, Amanda Thorstad, Matt Metz, Matt Kline) at Goose Creek Family 50th Anniversary Festival, Aldie's Mill VA 1-3

Sep 23-26 THE OLD TIME WEEKEND hosted by yours truly at B Chord Brewing, Round Hill VA. This very relaxed festival is hosted by yours truly, Old Time Frederick. No stage. No contest. No dance. Just campsite jams.

Sep 23-26 DelFest in Cumberland, MD. This is the big bluegrass festival.

October 2021

Oct 2 Hoppin' Molly (KirkEvans, Paul Hammerton, Gina Faber, Ralph Gordon) at New Market Plains Vineyard, New Market, MD 3-6

Tuesday night jams at Five & Dime, Baltimore MD? Maybe.

Oct 8-10 Columbus Day Cabin Jam, WV.

Oct 8-10 Dare to be Square - square dance weekend (tentative)

November 2021

Nov 12-13 Baltimore Old Time Music Festival at Creative Alliance. Brad Leftwich & The Humdingers, Bill and The Belles, and Jake Blount, Tatiana Hargreaves, George Jackson, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Hosted by Ken & Brad Kolodner.