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4/19/14
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4/19/14
Haverhill, MA
New Moon Coffee House
8:00 pm

Modern Man at New Moon Coffee House

David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach

Great Music! Great Desserts! Modern Man Concert April 19th Due to scheduling problems with Buskin & Batteau, the New Moon Coffeehouse is happy to present Modern Man, David Buskin’s other musical collaboration, in their place. Modern Man will perform at the New Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday April 19th at 8:00 pm. Local folk favorite Linda Sharar opens the evening. The coffeehouse is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 16 Ashland St, Haverhill MA. Admission to the show is $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under. David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach are three celebrated singers and songwriters. They are all terrific instrumentalists with gorgeous voices and hilarious wits. Together they are Modern Man, the funniest musical comedy act around. Modern Man had audiences in stitches across the country from 1998 to 2010. Then the trio went their separate ways to pursue other musical interests. Just this year—in 2014 - Modern Man reunited and are touring again. The New Moon is very proud to be one of the first to present the funniest men of music, Modern Man. Tickets for this show are available at the door starting around 6:30; doors open at 7:30. Tickets may be reserved prior to the show by visiting www.newmooncoffeehouse.org, or by calling 978-459-5134. The New Moon Coffeehouse is a nonprofit, an all-volunteer organization dedicated to supporting and enjoying the creative talents of acoustic performers. We strive to bring you the best performers in a relaxing, friendly, smoke and alcohol free environment, where you can enjoy a great show, good coffee, and awesome desserts. The easiest way to get to the coffeehouse is to take 495 to exit 51A (Route 125 South). Stay on Route 125 South for about 1.5 miles. At intersection of Routes 125 & 110, look left for a red brick church. Turn left onto Ashland Street, which is just after Kenoza Ave (aka Rte 110). Parking lots are available behind the church, on both sides of Ashland St. The coffeehouse entrance is also there, at the back of the church.

www.newmooncoffeehouse.org
4/23/14
thru
4/26/14
Kansas City Area & Weston, MO
Brownes Market, Celtic Ranch, Mikes Tavern, Conroys
varies, 3 - 6, & 6-9

Irish Sean Nós old style song, dance, music

various, Michael Collier, Nyssa Patten, Mike O'Laughlin, Megan Illidge, Stevie Wilson Davis, Robert Koke

The Irish Roots Cafe presents old style Irish song, dance and music. Dance will be taught (both sean nós dance and old style set dance) by Michael and Nyssa in from Boston. 1 day at each of 4 locations. (see event page for details.). Song will be old style in Irish and English, Irish singers welcome. Musicians and dancers welcome, per our event posting.

https://www.facebook.com/events/228534267319684/
4/26/14
thru
4/27/14
Dahlonega, GA
Historic Public Square
Sat, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Pre-Festival Activities Fri, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Bear on the Square

BlueBilly Grit
The Freight Hoppers
Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones

The 18th annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival will be held the fourth weekend in April in 2014 instead of its traditional third weekend in April to avoid a conflict with Easter. Held in Dahlonega, a picturesque town in the North Georgia foothills, the festival celebrates the culture of the Southern Appalachians. The highly entertaining and lively weekend of music and art is held in and around the towns Historic Public Square. Pre-festival events will occur on Friday, April 25, with the start of jamming, as well as the Live and Silent Country Auction that night. On Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, there will be free admission to on-stage performances by local, regional, and national musicians throughout the day in the MainStage Tent. The emphasis will be on bluegrass and old-time music from the Southern Appalachian region. A juried Artists Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday features traditional mountain crafts. Other highlights of the event include more jamming on the square, free music workshops/demonstrations, and storytelling on Saturday and Sunday an expanded Acoustic Open Mic event on Saturday afternoon a Saturday evening old-time Mountain Dance Master Music Classes on Sunday and food.

For more details about the festival, including the complete lineup of performers and artists, schedules, and updates between now and the event, visit www.bearonthesquare.org.

http://www.bearonthesquare.org/
4/26/14
thru
4/26/14
Park Ridge, NJ
Acoustic Cafe Music Series
8 PM

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8 PM Where: Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 25 Fremont Ave. Park Ridge, NJ 07656 Tickets: $25 advance online & $28 at the door www.cafeacoustic.org 201-573-0718 Proceeds benefit the OLM St Vincent’s Haiti Scholarship fund. Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) pioneered the alt-folk/americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums. ‘A Box of Everything,’ the band’s new release, is a compilation of the ‘Greatest Hits’ you’ve never heard from this reclusive band. Their melodic avant-folk conjures a quirkier Tom Petty or fuller Buffalo Tom with an exotic instrumental arsenal. If you like Dylan, Bowie, The Decemberists, you’ll find a lot to love about this band which features an otherworldly slide mandolin, accordion, cello and styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. Headlining major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, they built their career from the ground up with a loyal fan base supporting them all the way. www.slambovia.com “Casting a wide net, their music energizes anyone who hears it.” ~ Relix Magazine “Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism…..they took the stage by storm!” ~ New York Times

http://www.cafeacoustic.org
5/1/14
thru
5/1/14
Ridgefield, CT
The Ridgefield Playhouse
7:30pm

Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin & The Jammin' Divas at The Ridgefield Playhouse

Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin & The Jammin' Divas Thu, 05/01/2014 - 7:30pm With Special Guest Jammin' Divas Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer Songwriter Series For the first time on stage together - don't miss the debut performance of this new folk group! Folk was fun! Folk was funny! Folk was fantastic! We think the time is right for a 21st Century sensation and we’ve found just the group to fill that prescription! Livingston Taylor and Tom Chapin have years of experience leading the folk genre. Now joining with the Jammin' Divas ladies they're creating today's birth of a 21st century phenomenal folk group. Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin and The Jammin’ Divas found themselves together in New York City in early 2014 and someone said, “What this world needs now is a new funky folk group.” One thing led to another, and voila! Every idea inspired a better idea and the birth happened! Mix the show biz experience of Liv and Tom with the happening now four ladies in Jammin’ Divas and the result is L.T.D. And what’s really great is, a special group of presenters is going to get to take part in the growth of what is bound to become the next big headline folk sensation. The show features the unbelievably sharp harmonies, fun interacation and new sound of this precotious group weaving the fabric of this welcome super group. Each star will be featured individually as well throughout the show. Ticket Price $45

http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/event/livingston-taylor-tom-chapin-jammin-divas
5/2/14
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5/4/14
Columbus/Galloway 43119, OH
Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park
Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm with a 7:00 pm concert Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Central Ohio Folk Festival

Joe Crookston &

Sponsored by the COLUMBUS FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY, INC., & Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park, Columbus/Galloway, OH 43119, USA. This festival is always held on the first full weekend (Including Friday) of May and is held at the Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park. The Festival usually features 30 or more mini-concerts and teaching workshops, with a main-stage concert Saturday evening. The workshops are for various traditional instruments, music & other folk arts. All activities are free except for classes and the Saturday evening concert. Check web site for specifics. : http://www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org

http://www.columbusfolkmusicsociety.org
5/14/14
thru
5/18/14
Montreat, NC
Montreat Conference Center
No sleep 'til Sunday!

SERFA - South East Regional Folk Alliance

The 7th Annual SERFA Conference will be held May 14 - 18, 2014, in beautiful Montreat, North Carolina (only 20 minutes from Asheville). We will have Official Showcases, private showcases, open mics, workshops and panels. Topics vary year after year, but have included (the usual) music business topics as well as health and wellness groups, activism panels, and videography workshops. Set in a gorgeous retreat atmosphere, this conference is almost misnamed. Is it a conference? Yes. But it feels more like a family reunion - whether it's your first time or your 7th time to attend. For more info, visit www.serfa.org.

www.serfa.org
5/22/14
thru
6/8/14
Kerrville, TX
Quiet Valley Ranch
All Day & All Night!

Kerrville Folk Festival

100+ Performers

Held at Quiet Valley Ranch, nine miles South of the Texas Hill Country resort community of Kerrville, this legendary songwriter’s festival will once again run for 18 straight days, hosting over 100 songwriters. The 2014 festival begins Memorial Day weekend, Thursday, May 22 and runs through Sunday, June 8, 2014. Festival Ticket Packages are on sale now. Held each year since 1972, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running festival of its kind in North America. Over the years it has become known internationally as a Mecca for singer songwriters of varying musical styles… a place where those just beginning to develop their skills have the opportunity to play their music alongside masters of the craft. Emerging songwriters as well as teachers are drawn to the festival’s many learning opportunities, such as the 34th Annual Songwriters School, the Roots / Blues Guitar Workshop, Ukulele Workshop, Harmonica Workshop, Capo Workshops, a Music Law Panel Discussion, and the 13th Annual Professional Development Program for Teachers. There is something for everyone at this festival, from camping, campfire jam sessions, concerts and activities for kids, "Ballad Tree" song sharing sessions, Hill Country bike rides and canoe trips on the Guadalupe to Sunday Folk Song Services, Saturday Shabbat Services and much more. This is one musical celebration that must not be missed!

www.kerrvillefolkfestival.org
6/13/14
thru
6/15/14
St. Paul, MN
Center for Irish Music
all day and evening

Minnesota Irish Music Weekend 2014

Oisín Mac Diarmada - fiddle; Catherine McEvoy - flute, whistle; John McEvoy - fiddle; John Blake - guitar, piano, flute; Rita Gallagher – song

Presented by the Center for Irish Music, the Minnesota Irish Music Weekend is a unique festival that pairs world-class traditional Irish musicians and teachers with learners of all ages and abilities for a weekend of workshops, lectures, sessions, interviews with the artists about the stories behind the music, and a rare and virtuosic Saturday night concert featuring the visiting artists. Individual tickets and package registrations are both available. Reduced hotel rates are provided, and Minneapolis/St. Paul is easily reached by a number of airlines. We hope you can join us!

http://www.centerforirishmusic.org/mim/
7/5/14
thru
7/6/14
New Bedford, MA
New Bedford Historic District
11AM-9PM

New Bedford Folk Festival

See Description

It Just Keeps Getting Better! 19th Annual New Bedford Folk Festival July 5-6, 2014 New Bedford, MA. – The 2014 New Bedford Folk Festival will feature the best in contemporary, traditional and Celtic folk music from Saturday July 5 through Sunday July 6, 2014, between 11:00 AM and 9:00 PM. The festival is located in the Zeiterion Performing Arts Center and the Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The festival has been selected as a "Critic's Pick" by the Boston Globe's Summer Arts Preview and included in the Boston Globe Magazine as one of New England’s greatest celebrations in the Weekend Fun Guide. As an added attraction, the Tall Ship, Charles W. Morgan, will be docked at the State Pier in New Bedford within an easy walk or shuttle bus ride from the festival and will be open to the public. Featured among the nearly fifty musical acts are Chris Smither, Jonathan Edwards, Christine Lavin and Don White, John Gorka, Poor Old Shine, Vance Gilbert, the Celtic group RUNA and Grammy Award winning children’s entertainer Bill Harley. The New Bedford Folk Festival presents the best in folk and acoustic music on seven stages in and around the National Park that range from the 1200 seat Zeiterion Performing Arts Center to the intimacy of the “Meet the Performer” area. Performers are presented in concerts and in the popular festival “workshops” which feature 3 or 4 performers or groups on stage at the same time in one-time, unique musical shows. The festival also features a high quality crafts show with over ninety juried, handmade crafts for sale at affordable prices. Food will also be available including the justifiably world famous New Bedford landed fish and scallops. The lineup of performers is: Barbo, Beaucoup Blue, Craig Bickhardt, Benoit Bourque, Kate Campbell, Ronny Cox, Joe Crookston, Chrissy Crowley, Cliff Eberhardt, Jonathan Edwards, Marina Evans, Gail Finnie, Bob Franke, Vance Gilbert, John Gorka, Grace and the RSO, Bill Harley, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Anne Hills, Pete and Maura Kennedy, Mike Laureanno, Christine Lavin, Zoe Lewis, The Murphy Beds, New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, Chris Pahud, Poor Old Shine, Hayley Reardon, Runa, Chris Smither, Devon Sproule, Spuyten Duyvil, Art Tebbetts, Steve Tilston, Jeff Warner, Don White. All performers are subject to change. Festival hours are Saturday and Sunday, July 5 and 6 from 11AM to 9PM. A weekend admission purchased in advance online is $20 for both days. During the Festival, the prices are $20 each day or $25 for both days. Student admission with ID is $15 for both days. Children under 12 are free. Ticket website is http://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com/2014-tickets/ Information email is info [at] newbedfordfolkfestival [dot] com.

www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com
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TEL: 816-221-FOLK (3655)
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