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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).

Concert October 24th
Michael Kelly

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Mike KellyMichael Kelly is a singer-songwriter based in Maryland. Musically, his songs are an aggregate of influences ranging across folk, rock, blues, country and bluegrass. He has opened shows for a wide range of performers, including NRBQ, John Lee Hooker, Junior Walker and the Allstars, and Laughing Colors. He was the front man for Baltimore based Color Factory in the 90's, contributing lead vocals and rhythm guitar along with songwriting duties. Michael’s music combines acoustic, soulful vocals, and poetic storytelling. Lyrically, his songs emphasize the resilience of the human spirit. Joining Mike will be Lynn Holyfield, a SMTMD favorite.


Doors Open at 7PM
Music starts at 7:30PM
Admission: $10 Members, $15 Non-members


Coming November: Annual Meeting / Celebration



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