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    94th Aero Squadron
    5240 Paint Branch Parkway
    College Park MD
    A 5 minute walk east of the College Park Metro or Beltway Exit 23 (Kennilworth Ave.) travel SOUTH 2.2 mi. RIGHT on Paint Branch Parkway 1/4 mi ON RIGHT.

    Backstreet Cafe
    12352 Wilkins Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20852
    Don't know much about this place other than it's in the suburbs and they present rock bands on Fridays. Call Andre for bookings.

    B&G Tavern
    14602 Livingston Rd.
    Accokeek, MD
    A little off the beaten path. Great big fish sandwiches!

    Baldwin's Station and Pub
    Sykesville MD
    Restaurant phone 410-795-1041
    Bookings are made by Joyce Sica
    Uptown Concerts
    410-922-5210 or

    Baystreet Nightclub
    Best Western Hotel /5910 Princess Garden Pkwy
    Lanham, MD 20706
    Presents a mix of Jazz and Comedy and DJs five nights a week.

    7711 Eastern Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20912
    (301) 588-1688
    For the past year we have been hosting a Monday night Jazz Jam session but over the past summer have added a nice line-up of live performances including a Thursday Vocalist Jazz series and concerts featuring artists such as Joe Coleman, the Paul Reed Smith Band, and The Spinners.

    Beach Cove Restaurant
    8416 Bayside Road
    North Beach, MD
    Home of the every-other-Wednesday blues jam hosted by One Bad Jack & Friends with Wolf & Wave of ACME Blues Co.

    Boatman's Bar & Grille
    13425 Point Lookout Rd. Ridge, MD 20680 301-872-5445

    Braddock Inn
    4830 Schley Ave
    Braddock Heights, MD 21714
    (near Frederick)
    Free Open Mic Blues Jam every Thursday night from at 7pm - 11pm
    Friday nights we have live jazz in our front room

    Cabaret at Germano's
    300 S. High Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    Cerridwen's Coffeehouse
    Unitarian Universalist Church
    New Hampshire Ave at Oak Lawn Drive
    Silver Spring MD
    A smoke-free, alcohol-free musical environment appropriate for the whole family. Doors open at 7 p.m., performances begin at either 7:30 or 8:00 (depending on whether there is an opening act) and run until 11. Admission $10; children 12 and under free. Coffee and tea are available free, snacks and sodas are available for sale, and there is a vendors' bazaar.

    The Chester River Inn
    Kent Island
    Directions: Rt 50 across Bay Bridge to Exit 39B,
    right at the light to end, right on Castle Marina Rd.,
    second right - Tackle Circle, 2 blocks on left.

    Coulson's Coffee House
    239 Kentlands Blvd.
    Gaithersburg, MD 20854
    A Folk club. Singer/songwriter Bill Parsons has played there.

    The Country Store
    41566 Medleys Neck Rd.
    Leonardtown, MD
    Home of the every-other-Thursday open blues jam hosted by The Idle Americans.

    Creative Alliance
    The Patterson
    3134 Eastern Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21224
    Multi-arts center, presenting over 200 events a year in visual and performing arts. Live music shows range from zydeco, gypsy jazz, indie rock, to hip hop, and more. Films, arts workshops, art galleries, our bar/restaurant the Marquee Lounge, and artist studios/apartments engage the public to connect to the arts. Creative Alliance is rooted in the community. Its afterschool programs serve 1,500 Baltimore schoolchildren every year.

    Silver Spring, MD

    Flanagan's Harp & Fiddle
    4844 Cordell Ave.
    Bethesda, MD
    Irish food/pretty restaurant. A mix of Folk/Acoustic and Irish throughout the week.

    The Folkal Point
    Columbia MD 21045

    Thursday nights except in the summer.

    FNDTN Gallery & Liveroom
    3762A Howard Avenue
    Kensington, MD 20895
    Foundation is a boutique art gallery
    and intimate live music venue located in Kensington, MD –
    directly outside of Washington DC. As a space for the arts,
    Foundation focuses on showcasing a wide variety of the area’s
    rich live music and fine arts culture as well as a range of art
    based programming for the greater Washington DC community

    Frisco Grille
    8865 Stanford Blvd.
    Columbia, Md.
    Tricky to find but worth it. 19 beers on tap, southwestern food. Acoustic on Friday nights.

    Fuzion Rock Room
    22576 MacArthur Blvd
    California MD
    We're located off of Rt. 235 in San Souci Plaza inside the Hot Noodle Restaurant

    Grand Marquis
    18101 Town Center Drive
    Olney MD 20832
    301 260-0500
    They book bands local to the Baltimore Washington area.

    J.J. Muldoon's
    16143 Shady Grove Road
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
    A neighborhood bar that has Folk/Rock on weekends.

    Kingfisher's at Calvert Marina
    Solomons Island, Island, MD
    410-326-5053 or 301-862-4708
    Kingfisher Productions produces an eclectic range of shows at this Southern Maryland club at Calvert Marina. Rootsy music roster has included The Grandsons, Maria Muldar, Gumbo Junkyard, and The Hula Monsters. Kingfisher's is smoke-free.

    Layhill Cafe
    14418 Layhill Road
    Wheaton, MD 20906
    Mainly a Folk music spot. Has an open mike night.

    The LA Nightclub
    3612 South Hanover Street
    Brooklyn, MD
    410-354-4700 for events schedule.
    This is a circa 1940 night club with a lot of musical history.
    All zydeco dances hosted by The Bon Temps Relay Social Club.
    Water, sodas, Gatorade and a full bar are available. Smoking allowed by the Bar only. The Bon Temps Relay group supports Southwest Louisiana culture and music. They offer zydeco and cajun dance lessons and sponsor and support music events with both local and nationally known musicians.

    The Legends Nightclub
    3225 Naylor Road
    Temple Hills, MD 20748
    Presents Hip Hop.

    Merriweather Post Pavilion
    10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21044
    Information 410-715-5550

    Middlebrook Restaurant 19201 North Frederick Road
    Germantown, Maryland 20876

    Mom's in the Kitchen
    114 S. Solomons Island Rd.
    Prince Frederick, MD
    Fantastic food & desserts, pretty venue.

    Montpelier Arts Center
    12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd.
    Laurel, MD 20708
    301 953 1993
    410 792 0664
    301 206 9682 FAX
    301 490 2329 TTY

    Mrs. O'Leary's Restaurant
    555 Quince Orchard Road
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Music weekends.

    Murphy's Pub
    6971 Indian Head Hwy
    Bryan's Road, MD
    Owned & operated by a musician. Great sound system.

    New Deal Cafe
    13 Centerway
    Roosevelt Center
    Greenbelt, Md.

    New large backroom added. Located in historic old Greenbelt at the Roosevelt Plaza. Home of the annual Greenbelt Blues Festival every June. Blues festival info: Wave Milor, (443) 838-4432.

    Normandie Farm Inn
    10710 Falls Road
    Potomac, MD 20852
    A restaurant with music on the weekends.

    387 Gude Drive
    Rockville, MD
    Folk/acoustic/bluegrass shows the second and fourth Wednesday of each month and occasional weekends. Contact: or Victor Heyman

    Outta the Way Cafe
    17503 Redland Road
    Rockville, MD 20855
    General Information:
    Live bands from rock, blues classic etc on Fridays and Saturdays. We're told it has really good food too.

    Peaberry's Coffee House
    1115 Nelson Street
    Rockville, MD
    Folkies some weekends.

    Publick Playhouse
    5445 Landover Road
    Cheverly, MD
    Presents: theatre, music, dance, and childrens' performances

    Red Door Coffeehouse
    78 Church Road
    Arnold, Maryland 21012
    Phone: 410-541-0630
    Acoustic music and poetry

    Ri Ra
    4931 Elm Street
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone 301-657-1122
    Fax 301-657-1123
    Irish Session on Wednesday Nights

    8229 Georgia Ave.
    Silver Spring, MD
    Mexican cuisine.

    Shilla Bakery and Cafe
    10800-D Rhode Island Ave
    Beltsville, Md 20705
    (301) 937-6970
    The cafe offers live music, movie screenings and other community events in support of the local arts scene. Weekend concerts are mainly jazz and blues. For bookings, contact Tim Hong at (301) 996-0408.


      The Music Center at Strathmore
      5301 Tuckerman Lane
      North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385

      The Mansion at Strathmore
      10701 Rockville Pike
      North Bethesda, MD 20852-3224

      Ticket Office: (301) 581-5100
      Tea Reservations: (301) 581-5108
      Administration: (301) 581-5200

    2601 Crain Highway
    Waldorf, MD 20748
    Country music. Rita Robb books the place.

    Vicino's Restaurant
    959 Sligo Avenue
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    Description:**Monday LIVE JAZZ with CHAD CARTER and HIS JAZZ EMISSARIES** Chris Grasso: Piano, Wes Biles: Bass, Ron Compton: Drums Join LIVE JAZZ with CHAD CARTER AND HIS JAZZ EMISSARIES for a cool and swingin' evening of good Italian cuisine and swingin jazz!
    Telephone: For tickets call (202)726-6515 or 202-829-0749

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