Folk Music in the Southern Regions
Southern Folk Music Venues/Concerts
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First Sundays, Oct.-April, 5:30 p.m.: shape-note singing. Liberty Church, Henagar; (256) 657-4681, email@example.com.
Second Sundays, 6 p.m.: shape-note singing. Mt. Lebanon Church, Fayette; (205) 932-3858.
First Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Sacred Harp singing. Southside Baptist Church, Birmingham; (205) 592-0787, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.: shape-note singing. Norwood Hodges Community Center, Anniston; (256) 237-7637 or (256) 831-2227.
Last Tuesdays, March-Oct., 6:30 p.m.: shape-note singing. Family Worship Center, Ft. Payne; (865) 522-5851.
First Sundays, 2:30-5 p.m.: shape-note singing. Big Fork; (501) 394-6135 or (601) 394-5730.
Second & Fourth Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.: shape-note singing. Mena; (501) 394-5730.
District of Columbia
Fourth Sundays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.: Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers (sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington) with potluck meal. Greater DC area; (202) 546-2228.
Fifth Sundays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: shape-note singing with dinner on the grounds. Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, Old Chicora; (813) 986-4727 or (813) 689-2122.
First Thursdays, Feb.-Nov., 7:30 p.m.: shape-note singing. Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur; (404) 378-5424, email@example.com.
Second Sundays, Sept.-May, 3-5 p.m.: Appalachian Association of Sacred Harp Singers. Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church (usually), Lexington; (859) 272-3895 or (859) 268-0998, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.: bluegrass jam. The Bulldog Cafe, Fairdale; (502) 380-0600.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m.-midnight: bluegrass jam. Day's Inn, Bardstown; (502) 348-9153.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.-midnight: bluegrass jam. The Lighthouse, Louisville; (502) 583-0390.
Wednesdays, 7:30: bluegrass jam. Bluegrass Brewing Company, Louisville; (502) 899-7070.
Fridays, 5 p.m.: bluegrass jam. International Bluegrass Music Museum, Owensboro; (270) 926-7891.
Fridays, 7-11 p.m.: bluegrass jam. The Courthouse, Leitchfield, (270) 230-2342.
Second Sundays, Sept.-June, 4-8 p.m.: Baltimore Sacred Harp Singers with potluck meal. Baltimore; (410) 235-6627, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays, June-Sept., 7:30 p.m.: old-time jam sessions, Fiddler's Grove Campground, Union Grove; (704) 539-4417, email@example.com.
Third Sunday in August (since 1898), all day: Hollow Springs Baptist Church Shape-Note Sing with dinner on the grounds. Hudson; contact Elder Gene Watson, POB 5272, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Sundays, 7 p.m.: Celtic/traditional folk jam. Publick House, Columbia; (803) 256-2207.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7 p.m.: open bluegrass jams. The Pickin' Parlor, Hwy. 29 near Anderson.
Thursdays-Fridays, 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.: Irish & acoustic pop acts. Delaney's, Spartanburg; (864) 583-3100.
Fridays, 7 p.m.: bluegrass jam; Saturdays, 7 p.m.: alternate bluegrass jam/concert. Bill's Music Shop & Pickin' Parlor, West Columbia; (803) 796-6477.
Fridays before third Sundays, 7-9 p.m.: shape-note singing. Northside UMC, Greenville; (864) 862-4373, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequent acoustic performances are staged at Café Strudel, State Street, West Columbia; (803) 794-6634.
Monthly: Old Harp singing. Laurel Theater, Knoxville; (865) 470-9181.
Frequent concerts of all folk genres, sponsored by Jubilee Community Arts. Laurel Theater, Knoxville; (865) 522-5851, www.jubileearts.org.
House concert series: Texas Firelight Theater, Clear Lake (Houston); www.texasfirelighttheater.com.
Regular acoustic acts: Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse, Dallas; (214) 363-0044, www.unclecalvins.org.
Regular acoustic acts: Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe, Galveston; (409) 762-9199, www.galvestontexas.com/oldquarter.
First Saturdays, 4-8 p.m.: Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers. Berryville; (540) 955-2660.
Regular folk concerts are sponsored by the Tidewater Friends of Folk Music, Norfolk.
Frequent acoustic concerts are staged at The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna.
Regular workshops and events are held at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins; www.augustaheritage.com.
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