Presenting and Supporting Folk & Acoustic Music
in the Washington, DC Area

We're certainly living in uncertain times - but one thing remains true: artists and musicians will FIND A WAY and Focus Music would like to assist that as much as we're able.

Share and Enjoy!

Enjoy and SUPPORT!!!

Below is a selection of upcoming shows from Focus alumni and to the right is a bunch of links to explore on your own. With almost any show there will be the option to support the artist financially, but remember to "Like", "Share" and "Follow" too! Join those mailing lists for when these artists are able to come see us again!

Online Concert Links

Institute of Musical Traditions Concert Vault
Hundreds of great videos from the past two decades of IMT's 40 years of shows - highlighting folk, blues, world music and more from all over the Earth.

MSAC Local Virtual Events & Content List
a list of Maryland-based streaming music and not-music events provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

Philadelphia Folksong Society Digital Concert Venue
Presenting artists local, regional, and international – old favorites and new discoveries – to a digital audience of music lovers from the comfort of their own homes!

Social Distancing Streaming Concerts
a Facebook page "meant to be a clearinghouse for listings of streaming concerts (all genres welcome)"
Upcoming Live Streamed Acoustic Concerts

Virtual Music Events Directory
A massive Living document containing not just a who's who and what's what - but also a HOW! A calendar of events and a list of tools to help you create your own shows!

Upcoming Shows (edited 4/5, 10.57am)

4/5/20202:00:00 PMEDTThe Kennedys’ Live Streaming ConcertThe KennedysUplifting all-request concert. Use the accompanying chat window to send in your requests and we’ll play them as the come in.

4/5/20205:00:00 PMEasternSteve Hung live on the InterWebsSteve HungOne man band fingerstyle guitar

4/5/20203:00:00 PMeasternAcoustic Matinee - AprilKosi ft Ross Martin

4/6/20208:00:00 PMCentral TimeHome Routes Online Folk Festival Presents: Ian Foster and Nancy HynesIan Foster and Nancy HynesIan Foster and Nancy Hynes are a St. John's, Newfoundland-based Acoustic Roots duo who love to blend traditional songwriting and storytelling with newer approaches to the genre.

4/7/20206:30:00 PMCDTNobody's Happy Hour with Jeff PlankenhornBettySooBettySoo's weekly residency with special guests goes online. Pay what you can, but you must reserve a spot to get login information!

4/7/20207:00:00 PMETSeth & Will Kibel, Live from the Basement! (again)Seth & Will KibelWe'll do some jazz, some klezmer, and some other musical treats, as well as engage in some charming and witty father-son banter.

4/9/20208:00:00 PMESTLive from a Social DistanceGreg KlymaLive from a Social Distance - a virtual concert. No cover charge. Tips accepted through PayPal and such.

4/9/20207:30:00 PMESTLive from the Living RoomAndrew McKnightThis show is a ticketed show that we hope will help offset some of the lost March and April tour revenue. Playing some requests and have a great show planned for you!

4/10/20207:30:00 PMESTVirtual CD Release & Farewell ConcertBob Sima and Shannon PlummerJoin Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer for an album preview celebration AND THEIR LAST CONCERT LOCALLY AS MARYLAND RESIDENTS!

4/11/20202:00:00 PMEasternFACEBOOK LIVE || FROM THE BRICK WALLKEVIN SORaw and Unplugged (from Kevin So's home)

4/11/20206:00:00 PMESTFacebook Live StreamEli LevLive Stream: Join Eli as he continues his daily live-streaming schedule every Saturday evening at 6 PM on his Facebook Page More info on Eli Lev: Global citizen and rising singer songwriter Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens hymns for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer wisdom culled from self-discovery. In performance, his infectious musicality, commitment to deep grooves, and playful charisma foster an immersive experience for the audience that moves bodies and opens hearts. “The most meaningful thing for me is being able to express what I always felt about humanity through my music. I want to bring people in, make them feel special, and break down the walls that keep us apart.”

4/14/20206:30:00 PMCDTNobody's Happy Hour with Curtis McMurtryBettySooBettySoo's weekly residency with special guests goes online. Pay what you can, but you must reserve a spot to get login information!

4/21/20206:30:00 PMCDTNobody's Happy Hour with Barbara NesbittBettySooBettySoo's weekly residency with special guests goes online. Pay what you can, but you must reserve a spot to get login information!

4/25/20208:00:00 PMpacific standard timejames lee stanley is alive and well at the ojai underground exchangejames lee stanleyJames will be performing songs from his vast catalog of 34 CD's and his enumerable stories. open to requests

Wednesdays7:30:00 PMESTEvery WednesdayCarla UlbrichI'm performing weekly YouTube livestreams of humorous songs about surviving the current madness, with live chat, song topics requests and viewer mail segments!

Wednesdays7:00:00 PMESTEvery WednedsayJonathan ByrdMEET US HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7-10PM EASTERN TIME

Wednesdays7:00:00 PMESTLive from the Lair (Every Wednesday)rob Hinkal & Kristen Jones of ilyAIMYEvery Wednesday, for our sanity and yours, meet ilyAIMY's rob & Kristen for a dose of music, humour and acoustic grunge.

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