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.

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Enjoy and SUPPORT!!!

Below is a selection of upcoming shows from Focus alumni as well as a bunch of other online concert listings for your to explore. 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!

Upcoming Shows











Joan and Joni A Tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell

Kipyn Martin and Allison Shapira




Jud Caswell and Dave Rowe




The Kennedys' "Life Is Large" 25th Anniversary Special!

The Kennedys

Time flies! And we have lots of stories to tell about the making of this album! We'll play every song, in sequence, live, for the first time ever, this Sunday, February 21, 2pm EST. Join us! Please share...this will be epic!




Live from Allyworld


Institute of Musical Traditions presents rob Hinkal, Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Rowan Corbett and Kristen Jones of ilyAIMY from the Grammy-award winning Tonal Park Studios’ stage! $10, ticket required




A Showcase for Folk Alliance

Claudia Nygaard

"A Showcase For Folk Alliance" Every year the Folk Alliance Organization holds a conference for artists, venues, radio, and FANS! This year because of Covid it is online and open to the public! There is no charge for this show. (But donations will be gratefully accepted.)




"Somewhere Else To Go"

Claudia Nygaard

This show will feature the songs from Claudia's album "Somewhere Else To Go". It was released on Round Tower Records in the UK and became one of the top ten albums on "Country Music Roundup" Magazine's Best Albums of the year list.  It also rose to #4 on the European Country Americana Chart.





Claudia Nygaard

In honor of International Women's day which is March 8th, (the day after this show), Claudia will perform songs that celebrate, honor, and tell the story of our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, friends and heroes.


7:00:00 PM


Johnsmith and Dan Sebarek


7:00:00 PM


"Looking Back... The L.A. Years"

Claudia Nygaard

Claudia got really serious about songwriting after moving to Los Angeles in her twenties. There, she won several songwriting and performance competitions, and graduated from playing bars and restaurants to doing concerts with her own songs at Fairs and listening rooms. These are the songs that launched her career as a performing songwriter.

Repeating Shows

Every Sunday:

2pm EDT The Kennedys' Weekly, Uplifting, All-Request Livestream

4pm ET Learn an Emma's Revolution Song!

7pm CT Claudia Nygaard
#1 Album on Cashbox Roots/Country Chart. Includes two winning songs from Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.

Every Monday:

10am ET Morning Cordial w Jud Caswell

7pm EDT rob's VOM (Virtual Open Mic)
rob & Rowan of ilyAIMY continuing to give the performing community an OUTLET when we need it most! Tune in Live on Facebook, YouTube or Twitch

7.30pm EST Vance Gilbert's MondayNightAcousticPajamaParty Kinda Of Forgiveness and Hope

8PM ET Dan Navarro Live on Facebook

Every Tuesday:

10am ET Morning Cordial w Jud Caswell

2pm ET Terrific Tuesdays w SONiA

Every Wednesday:

(this is the big one, no - we don't know why either!)

10am ET Morning Cordial w Jud Caswell

12.10pm ET Lunch Hour Live w Karyn Oliver
New songs and requests.

6pm ET JAMMIN' IN MY JAMMIESLucie Blue Tremblay

7pm ET Suzie Vinnick
Roots and Blues music - originals and covers and your requests!

7PM ET Jonathan Byrd

7PM ET ilyAIMY Live from the Lair!
On FB, YT & Twitch: award-winning percussive acoustic rock-folk from Baltimore, MD. Acoustic guitar, electric cello, eclectic percussion.

7:30PM ET  Carla Ulbrich
YouTube livestreams of humorous songs about surviving the current madness, with live chat, song topics requests and viewer mail segments!

8PM ET Dan Navarro
Live on YouTube  

Every Thursday:

10am ET Morning Cordial w Jud Caswell

Every Friday:

10am ET Morning Cordial w Jud Caswell

7pm ET Busk at Dusk w John Flynn

Every Saturday:

2PM ET Dan Navarro
Live on Twitch  

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)"
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!

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