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

Folk Alliance International Livestream Calendar
A huge sortable calendar updated and maintained by the staff of Folk Alliance International.

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)"

Undiscoveredmusic.net
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 6/1, 11.25am)

6/6

Saturday

Every Sat

12PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/6

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Iberi Choir

Iberi Choir (Georgian polyphonic singing, Tbilisi, Georgia) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/7

Sunday

6/7

1:30 PM

EDT

Joe Jencks: a concert by a Unitarian Universalist Voice for Spirit and Peace

Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks will perform and teach about how his Unitarian Universalist faith has inspired him as a songwriter and as a (baritone) voice for peace. Please RSVP in advance to herb.jids@gmail.com.

http://www.jids.org/

2pm

EDT

The Kennedys Uplifting, All-Request Livestreaming Concert

The Kennedys

Social solidarity, physical distance, music, stories, togetherness... and joy! A virtual tip jar, even. All the comforts on The Kennedys' YouTube channel. And...it's all request!

https://youtu.be/MrpxX3qWETk

6/8

Monday

Every Mon

7pm

EDT

rob's VOM (Virtual Open Mic)

rob Hinkal (host) and whoever signs up...

Continuing to give the performing community an OUTLET when we need it most! Tune in at fb.com/robsopenmics or youtube.com/robsopenmics. Week 1 gave us We're About 9 back-to-back with hip hop... where else can that happen outside of an open mic?! Signup at rob@ilyaimy.com

http://www.facebook.com/robsopenmics

Every Mon

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/9

Tuesday

6/9/2020

2 PM

EDT

SONiA

Terrific Tuesdays

https://www.facebook.com/events/552836402041535/

Every Tues

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/10

Wednesday

Every Wed

12.10pm

EDT

Lunch Hour Live w Karyn Oliver

Karyn Oliver

New songs and requests

https://www.facebook.com/KOsings/live/

Every Wed

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

Every Wed

7:30PM

EDT

Every Wednesday

Carla Ulbrich

I'm performing weekly YouTube livestreams of humorous songs about surviving the current madness, with live chat, song topics requests and viewer mail segments!

www.youtube.com/carlaulbrich

Every Wed

7pm

EDT

Wednesday night online!

Suzie Vinnick

Roots and Blues music - originals and covers and your requests!

http://www.streetjelly.com/SuzieVinnick

Every Wed

7PM

EDT

Every Wednesday

Jonathan Byrd

MEET US HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7-10PM EASTERN TIME

http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/livestream

Every Wed

7PM

EDT

Live from the Lair From the Deck

ilyAIMY

rob, Heather and Kristen of ilyAIMY – acoustic guitar, electric cello, eclectic percussion, award-winning songwriting, joy and darkness.

http://www.facebook.com/ilyaimy

6/11

Thursday

Every Thurs

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

7pm

ET

Don White

Don White is an award-winning singer/songwriter, a comedian, an author, and a storyteller. He's been bringing audiences to laughter and tears for thirty years, released ten CDs, three live DVDs, and a book, Memoirs of a C Student.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87819464480?pwd=L1UvbTdRWVlMQmhTR0xLcTNqRitZZz09

6/12

Friday

Every Fri

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/13

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Bombino

(Tuareg guitar, Agadez, Niger) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/16

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/302151474130265/

6/20

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas

(traditional music from Epirus, Boston, MA, And Epirus, Greece) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/23

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1003893350013220/

6/27

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Riley Baugus

(Appalachian songs and ballads, Walkertown, NC) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/30

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1019356591794723/

7/4

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Huun Huur Tu

(Tuvan throat-singing, Republic of Tuva (Russian Federation))

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/7

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/173451610776141/

7/11

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Plunky & the Oneness of Juju

(Afro-funk and go-go orchestra, Richmond, VA)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/14

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1053980898319836/

7/18

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

(Cajun, Lafayette, Louisiana)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/21

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1612962098864388/

7/25

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Mangum & Company

(gospel brass “shout band”, New York, NY)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/28

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/289366882091099/

8/1

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Lonesome River Band

(bluegrass, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/4

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/870285773454579/

8/8

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Conjunto Guantanamo

(Afro-Cuban, New York, NY)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/15

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Balla Kouyaté & Famoro Dioubaté

(balafon masters, Boston, MA and New York, NY)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/22

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Dale Watson

(honky-tonk and country, Austin, TX)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/29

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

(Delta blues, Clarksdale, MS)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/1

Monday

Every Mon

7pm

EDT

rob's VOM (Virtual Open Mic)

rob Hinkal (host) and whoever signs up...

Continuing to give the performing community an OUTLET when we need it most! Tune in at fb.com/robsopenmics or youtube.com/robsopenmics. Week 1 gave us We're About 9 back-to-back with hip hop... where else can that happen outside of an open mic?! Signup at rob@ilyaimy.com

http://www.facebook.com/robsopenmics

Every Mon

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/2

Tuesday

Every Tues

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/2

3 PM

CT

Jack Williams Plexiglass House Concert

Jack Williams

Join us for a live-stream concert at the pavilion in Jack's backyard in the Arkansas Ozark. Jack will sing behind plexiglass for the protection of his audience.

https://www.facebook.com/judy.smith.10485



6/3

Wednesday

Every Wed

12.10pm

EDT

Lunch Hour Live w Karyn Oliver

Karyn Oliver

New songs and requests

https://www.facebook.com/KOsings/live/

Every Wed

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

Every Wed

7:30PM

EDT

Every Wednesday

Carla Ulbrich

I'm performing weekly YouTube livestreams of humorous songs about surviving the current madness, with live chat, song topics requests and viewer mail segments!

www.youtube.com/carlaulbrich

Every Wed

7pm

EDT

Wednesday night online!

Suzie Vinnick

Roots and Blues music - originals and covers and your requests!

http://www.streetjelly.com/SuzieVinnick

Every Wed

7PM

EDT

Every Wednesday

Jonathan Byrd

MEET US HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT 7-10PM EASTERN TIME

http://www.jonathanbyrd.com/livestream

Every Wed

7PM

EDT

Live from the Lair From the Deck

ilyAIMY

rob, Heather and Kristen of ilyAIMY – acoustic guitar, electric cello, eclectic percussion, award-winning songwriting, joy and darkness.

http://www.facebook.com/ilyaimy

6/4

Thursday

Every Thurs

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/5

Friday

Every Fri

5PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/6

Saturday

Every Sat

12PM

PT

Dan Navarro

For more than 20 years, Dan Navarro has written, recorded and toured to a fiercely loyal, energetic national audience... and now he's stuck at home. Still gonna play though.

http://www.facebook.com/dannavarromusic

6/6

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Iberi Choir

Iberi Choir (Georgian polyphonic singing, Tbilisi, Georgia) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/7

Sunday

6/7

1:30 PM

EDT

Joe Jencks: a concert by a Unitarian Universalist Voice for Spirit and Peace

Joe Jencks

Joe Jencks will perform and teach about how his Unitarian Universalist faith has inspired him as a songwriter and as a (baritone) voice for peace. Please RSVP in advance to herb.jids@gmail.com.

http://www.jids.org/

2pm

EDT

The Kennedys Uplifting, All-Request Livestreaming Concert

The Kennedys

Social solidarity, physical distance, music, stories, togetherness... and joy! A virtual tip jar, even. All the comforts on The Kennedys' YouTube channel. And...it's all request!

https://youtu.be/MrpxX3qWETk

6/9/2020

2 PM

EDT

SONiA

Terrific Tuesdays

https://www.facebook.com/events/552836402041535/

6/13

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Bombino

(Tuareg guitar, Agadez, Niger) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/16/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/302151474130265/

6/20

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Petroloukas Halkias & Vasilis Kostas

(traditional music from Epirus, Boston, MA, And Epirus, Greece) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/23/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1003893350013220/

6/27

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Riley Baugus

(Appalachian songs and ballads, Walkertown, NC) We may not be able to come together right now, but we’re so happy to partner with long-time RFF sponsor VPM to bring you a whole summer of great musical memories. Each Saturday at noon, VPM will rebroadcast some of the best performances from the Altria Stage during the 2019 festival. Tune in online or over the air at 93.1 FM and 107.3 FM.

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

6/30/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1019356591794723/

7/4

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Huun Huur Tu

(Tuvan throat-singing, Republic of Tuva (Russian Federation))

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/7/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/173451610776141/

7/11

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Plunky & the Oneness of Juju

(Afro-funk and go-go orchestra, Richmond, VA)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/14/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1053980898319836/

7/18

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

(Cajun, Lafayette, Louisiana)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/21/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/1612962098864388/

7/25

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Mangum & Company

(gospel brass “shout band”, New York, NY)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

7/28/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/289366882091099/

8/1

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Lonesome River Band

(bluegrass, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/4/2020

2 PM

EDT

Terrific Tuesdays

SONiA

https://www.facebook.com/events/870285773454579/

8/8

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Conjunto Guantanamo

(Afro-Cuban, New York, NY)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/15

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Balla Kouyaté & Famoro Dioubaté

(balafon masters, Boston, MA and New York, NY)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/22

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Dale Watson

(honky-tonk and country, Austin, TX)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival

8/29

12pm

ET

Encore: The Richmond Folk Festival by VPM

Super Chikan & the Fighting Cocks

(Delta blues, Clarksdale, MS)

https://vpm.org/listen/articles/13764/encore-the-richmond-folk-festival


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