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Jam Sessions

Our Jam Sessions of acoustic, old time and traditional music resumes at the Old Mill in Bushwood, MD.

[Special Notice: Mar. 29th Jam is cancelled. Next Jam is April 10th.] Musicians and friends are invited to gather around 7 p.m. on the 2nd Friday and at 4 on the last Sunday of each month for music, conversation and lots of fun.


"The Bushwood Mill Jam Sessions" has it's own Facebook following.


We are a society of local residents dedicated to the preservation and promotion of regional traditional and contemporary folk music and dance. We schedule monthly events and support similar events in our area. Please review our newsletter and website, attend our events and consider becoming a member. We appreciate your participation and support.


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Contra Dance
April 11, 2015

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Delaura Padovan, will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the dancing begins at 7:30.

SMOBCaller:Delaura Padovan

Live Music by
Southern Maryland Open Band


Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise) for the whole family! If you've ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven't, it's about time you tried it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7:00 to get some instruction in the various dances.


Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). No special clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance. For more information and directions click here.


For a complete listing of scheduled Contra dances in the Washington DC area go to: Contradancers.com

Open Mic Night,
April 24, 2015

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Open Mic

The Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance HomeSpun CoffeeHouse will sponsor an Open Mic at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD


This is a great event with many varieties of music and lots of friendship, so if you haven't been to an SMTMD event before, this is a great time to start! The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30. Light refreshments will be provided (donations are suggested).


For additional information, or to sign up to perform, please contact John Garner at garner@wildblue.net or call John at 301-904-4987. Click Here for directions.


Doors Open at 7PM
Music starts at 7:30PM

Admission: $7; Musicians, free;
Light refreshments available.


Special Concert in May: Al Pettaway & Amy White
See our Concert Page


For information regarding this year's annual meeting, agenda's, reports, and minutes, go to: About Us