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Jam Sessions

Our Jam Sessions of acoustic, old time and traditional music resumes at the Old Mill in Bushwood, MD. 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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SMTMD Annual Meeting & Contra Dance
Saturday, November 8th

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.


Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance [SMTMD] will conduct their (short) Annual Meeting, followed by the regularly scheduled contra dance, featuring caller Elgin Perry, on Saturday 8 November. This is a great way to learn about all that SMTMD is about and what the organization has to offer.

This will be a potluck event beginning at 6:00 pm, followed by the SMTMD Annual Meeting. The contra will begin immediately after the meeting, at 7:00pm and the dancing begins at 7:30.


Admission to the potluck and meeting is FREE. and the price to attend the contra is $10 for non-SMTMD members: $6 for members. No fancy or outlandish clothing is required. You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance.



SMOBLive Music by
Southern Maryland Open Band



Contra dancing is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise)! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel, 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 get some instruction in the various dances (starting at 7 pm).

Our Next Concert:

Annual Christmas Open Mic

December 19th

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Open MicOne of our best events of the year, Our "Christmas Open Mic Night" provides an opportunity for talented local singers, songwriters, and musicians to hone their crafts in front of an enthusiastic, friendly audience. Be ready to sing along to your favorite holiday songs.

You’ll be entertained by a wide variety of folk styles and acoustic instruments. Each Open Mic is unique and this one is one of the best. Everybody always has a great time. For addtional information, or to sign up to perform, please emailJohn Garner at garner@wildblue.net


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

Admission Fee: Musicians, free; $6 members; 
$10 non-members
Light refreshments available.


Coming November: Annual Meeting / Celebration



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