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Folk Music in the Southern Regions

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Alabama

First Sundays, Oct.-April, 5:30 p.m.: shape-note singing. Liberty Church, Henagar; (256) 657-4681, ivey@asc.edu.

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, maxb@bham.rr.com.

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.

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Arkansas

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.

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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.

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Florida

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.

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Georgia

First Thursdays, Feb.-Nov., 7:30 p.m.: shape-note singing. Oakhurst Baptist Church, Decatur; (404) 378-5424, atlantashapenote@yahoo.com.

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Kentucky

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, mlbrin00@pop.uky.edu or phy156@ukcc.uky.edu.

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.

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Maryland

Second Sundays, Sept.-June, 4-8 p.m.: Baltimore Sacred Harp Singers with potluck meal. Baltimore; (410) 235-6627, lizcusick@aol.com.

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North Carolina

Saturdays, June-Sept., 7:30 p.m.: old-time jam sessions, Fiddler's Grove Campground, Union Grove; (704) 539-4417, info@fiddlersgrove.com.

Memorial Day weekend (since 1925): Fiddler's Grove Ole Time Fiddler's & Bluegrass Festival. Fiddler's Grove Campground, Union Grove; (828) 478-3735, info@fiddlersgrove.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.

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South Carolina

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, carnelllh@juno.com.

Frequent acoustic performances are staged at Café Strudel, State Street, West Columbia; (803) 794-6634. 

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Tennessee

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.

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Texas

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.

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Virginia

First Saturdays, 4-8 p.m.: Northern Shenandoah Valley Sacred Harp and Shape Note Singers. Berryville; (540) 955-2660.

Third Saturdays (except November), 2-5 p.m.: Richmond Sacred Harp Singers. Second Baptist Church (usually), Richmond; (804) 273-9585 or (804) 288-8206, Gail.Doss@vhda.com or Blake.Morris2@gte.net.

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.

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West Virginia

Regular workshops and events are held at the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, Elkins; www.augustaheritage.com.

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