John Roberts and Jeff Warner: Traditional Ballads and Songs of the Sea, Lumber Camps and Mountains

Virtual/Online

Two of America’s foremost performers and interpreters of traditional music join forces in a free, online concert for FSGW on Sunday, October 24 at 7 pm EDT. Each of these artists will have a chance to play off the ideas and performances of the other. Expect a sing-around afterward, and we've invited our performers to join us. Please register at ... Read More

Free

Dillon Bustin & Bob Lucas: Tradition as a Springboard

Virtual/Online

Enjoy a free, online concert on Sunday, November 7, from 7-10 p.m. that highlights the accomplishments of Dillon Bustin and Bob Lucas, multi-talented artists who use folk traditions as the foundation for their works in songwriting, film, and theatre. You can learn more about Dillon Bustin at https://www.lotusfest.org/artist/dillon-bustin-and-bob-lucas/. You can visit Bob Lucas' website at http://www.boblucasmusic.com/about. Please register at https://www.fsgw.org/event-4472164/. ... Read More

Free

African American Heritage in Song & Story: Rev. Robert B Jones, Sr., and Sparky and Rhonda Rucker

Virtual/Online

Join us on Sunday, December 5, for an evening of song and story, as our featured guests Rev. Robert B. Jones, Sr. and Sparky and Rhonda Rucker give us a wide-angle look at the history, ballads, blues, religious songs, and all kinds of connections to an African American heritage that formed the soundtrack of much of the American experience. Blues ... Read More

Free

Roots and Blues Guitarists Johnny Harper and Elly Wininger

Virtual/Online

Johnny Harper is an electrifying singer, guitarist, songwriter, bandleader, arranger, and producer of recordings and concerts. His music reflects his deep roots in American folk-roots idioms – blues, soul, gospel, New Orleans, rock’n’roll, vintage country, traditional folk music, and more. Elly Wininger was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. She writes great songs, teaches guitar, ... Read More

Free

A Sweet Start to Valentine’s Day: Hubby Jenkins & Andy Cohen Online Concert

Virtual/Online

Former Carolina Chocolate Drop Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who endeavors to share his love and knowledge of old-time American music. You can learn more about him at http://www.hubbyjenkins.com/ and listen to some samples of his music at http://www.hubbyjenkins.com/listen. Andy Cohen is a renaissance man: educator, virtuoso finger-style guitarist, blues musician,archaeologist and America's foremost Dulceola player. More about him ... Read More

Free

Friends & Neighbors: An Online Concert by Claudia Schmidt, Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen

Virtual/Online

If there’s a silver lining to the Pandemic, it’s that it’s taught us the value of friendship and given us an opportunity to reconnect with old friends. Join FSGW for an online celebration of friendship on Sunday, March 13 from 7-10 pm, EST. Our concert features Claudia Schmidt, Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen, old friends from the Midwest, now neighbors ... Read More

Free

“Just Family” – A Free, Online Concert by Sara Grey & Kieron Means

Virtual/Online

World renowned ballad singer, banjo picker and teacher Sara Grey will be joined by her son, singer/guitarist Kieron Means, in a concert featuring traditional songs and recently written songs inspired by the tradition. For more about Sara or Kieron, visit https://www.saragrey.net/.

Free

Hybrid Event: CD Release Party for Rob Van Sante & Janie Meneely

Virtual/Online

FSGW presents its first hybrid event, a CD Release Party for Rob Van Sante & Janie Meneely on Saturday, April 30 from 7:30-10:30 EDT. The event, which celebrates the release of 2 CDs, one by Rob and one by Janie, will be simultaneously held at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, Maryland and online. Rob's CD, For the Love of It ... Read More

$20 – $25

Online Concert: Debra Cowan & Margaret Walters

Virtual/Online

Margaret Walters from Australia shares a session with Debra Cowan from Massachusetts. Based in Sydney, Australia, Margaret Walters has been part of the Australian folk scene for many years, both as a solo singer and as a member of 40 Degrees South (formerly the Roaring Forties), and a decade-long collaboration with songwriter John Warner. To learn more about Margaret, visit ... Read More

$20 – $25

Recurring

The Washington Folk Festival

Glen Echo Park 7300, Glen Echo, MD

The FSGW Washington Folk Festival at historic Glen Echo Park is back for its 40th year. The Festival will run from 12 noon to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. This free, rain-or-shine event is a celebration of the many cultural traditions that are a part of our Greater Washington community. This year’s Festival will again ... Read More

Free