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April 13 - 15 - Ola Belle Reed Songwriter’s Retreat with instructors Cathy Fink, Claire Lynch and Sam Gleaves. Held at the Ashe Civic Center, 962 Mount Jefferson Road, West Jefferson, North Carolina. Cost $200 for adults, $150 for students. Tuition assistance and limited partial scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. Call 336-846-2787 for more information or to pre-register.

April 19, 6:00 PM, free and open to the public -Listening Party for ROOTED WORDS: KENTUCKY WRITERS ON THE LAND, an art exhibit by Arwen Donahue. A presentation by Arwen will also include readings by Bobbie Ann Mason, Erik Reece, Gray Zeitz, Jonathan Greene, Leatha Kendrick, Mark Schimmoeller, Maurice Manning, Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, and Richard Taylor at the Lexington Public Library Farish Theater, 140 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507. A reception will follow the event just across the street at the Downtown Arts Center's Community Gallery. The reception will feature food by chef Ouita Michel and music by Sam Gleaves.

April 21 - Fink, Marxer, Gleaves Stonefield Cellars Winery, 8220 NC Highway 68 North, Stokesdale, NC, 27357.  Marcy Marxer will teach a ukulele workshop, Cathy Fink and Sam Gleaves will teach harmony singing. These workshops will be taught separately but at the same time, 4 to 6 PM. For workshop descriptions and to register ($30 per person), see this link. Concert at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00). To purchase advance tickets ($15) call 336-644-9908 or purchase online via this link.  Tickets will be available at the door for $18. Workshop participants receive a $5 discount for their concert ticket.

April 22 - Sheila Kay Adams, Fink, Marxer & Gleaves live at Isis Music Hall, 743 Haywood Road,Asheville, NC 28806. Limited tables available with a dinner reservation. All other seating is first come first serve. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show. Call 828.575.2737 for dinner reservations. Tickets available via this link:

April 27 & 28 - Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer join the great list of artists at Merlefest! Sam will appear as a guest in one of their sets. Ticket info. and complete lineup at

May 19 - Deborah Payne and Sam Gleaves live at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum, 2590 Richmond St, Mt Vernon, KY 40456. Showtime 3 to 5 P.M. Tickets ($10) available via this link

May 25 - 27 - Folk College, a weekend of workshops, concerts, coaching sessions, jamming, singing and dancing at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania!

June 2 - Seedtime on the Cumberland festival at Appalshop, Whitesburg, Kentucky. A truly fun and meaningful weekend celebrating Appalachian arts!  Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves play at 3 PM on Saturday June 2. More info. on the festival coming soon!

June 9-15 Miles of Music Island Camp! A week-long retreat exploring traditional folk music, modern songwriting. and how they work together.  Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire.  More info. on registration and scholarships available via this link.

June 16 - Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes live at the High Knob Music Festival, High Knob Recreation Area, Norton, Virginia. Free and open to the public! Donations of canned goods for the local food bank will be accepted.Music from noon to 8 PM.

June 17 - 12th Annual Mike Seeger Commemorative Old Time Banjo Festival featuring Dom Flemons, Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddie, Cathy Fink, Marcy Marxer & Sam Gleaves. The Birchmere Music Hall, 3701 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22305. Showtime 7:30 PM. For tickets, call 703-549-7500 or visit

June 22, 6 PM - The Southern Foodways Alliance Summer Symposium presents IN THESE FIELDS: a folk opera by Silas House and Sam Gleaves at the Lexington Public Library Farish Theater, 140 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507. Starring Adanma Onyedike Barton, Sam Gleaves, Carla Gover, Silas House, Jason Howard, Deborah Payne, and Brett Ratliff. For more info. on the weekend of events and tickets, see this link.

July 13 & 14 - Fink, Marxer, Gleaves @ Heart of the Arts Folk Festival, Titusville, Pennsylvania.

August 1, 2 & 3 - Singing Bird Music School - an Appalachian community music and dance gathering! The three-day school will offer workshops in fiddle, banjo, guitar, flatfoot dancing and singing in Berea, Kentucky, the folk arts and crafts capitol of the state! Registration info. coming soon. Instructors include Pam Gadd, Sam Gleaves, Carla Gover, John Harrod, Michael Parks, Lucian Parker and Deborah Payne and Master Artist Lewis Lamb. Learn more at, "like" the Singing Bird Music School Facebook page, or contact for more information. 

August 25 - 31 - TradMaD Traditional Music and Dance Camp at Pinewoods Camp, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Register and find more information at

September 9 - Fall Arts Festival, Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort, Kentucky. Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes play at noon. Festival info. available here

November 2 - The Winston-Salem Fiddle and Bow Society presents Hasee Ciaccio, Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes live at Muddy Creek Music Hall, Bethania, NC. Showtime 8:00 PM. Tickets $18 advance, $16 for Fiddle and Bow Society members. Advance tickets available via this link.