Previous events

Date Event Location
As the Lily : Songs of Springtime w Ars Gratia Populi Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
School of Musical Traditions Presents - Old Time Banjo Concert Seekers Church, Washington, DC 20012 Seekers Church, Washington, DC 20012
A Benefit for Jim & Marianne Robeson Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Fusing the Music From China To Appalachia and Beyond WORKSHOP Takoma Spark at School of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD Takoma Spark at School of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD
From China To Appalachia - Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Chao Tian and special guest Becky Hill Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
"Music of Midwinter" with Windborne Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker (adult admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Nordensong (children's admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Nordensong (adult admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
David Roth Takoma Spark at School of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD Takoma Spark at School of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park, MD
Patsy Cline Tribute Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
ilyAYREheart Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Tannahill Weavers Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - adult admission Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Nicol-Brown Invitational Solo Bagpipe Contest Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Nicol-Brown Judge's Recital : Solo Bagpipe Performance Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Wed 6/28 - Brendan Mulvihill Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Thurs 5/18 - Dirk & Amelia Powell Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Thurs 4/27 - All Wigged Out : The Musical Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD
Mon 4/10 - Spælimenninir Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD

Tuesday Night Open Spark

Every Tuesday 
Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Tuesday Open Spark - a listening-room style open mic with weekly featured artists. 
School of Musical Traditions | 7112 Willow Ave., Takoma Park, MD  20912 | signup at 6.30pm, music at 7pm | The evening is free but we DO solicit donations for our featured artists every week! 

Upcoming featured artists include: 6/18 w Alex Lacquement, 6/25 w Carmelle and Jer, 7/2 w Lea Holz, 7/9 w Zack Byrd, 7/16 w Matt Pless, 7/23 w Acacia Sears, 8/6 w Adin Boyer, 8/27 w Average Joey, 9/3 w Owen Walsh, 9/24 w Boy Meets Pearl, 10/1 w Jeff Miller, 10/8 w Dirk Hamilton, 10/22 w anna p.s.

This is NOT a restaurant so bring your own food or drink if you want to eat or drink! (no alcohol please, and of course please clean up after yourself). House keyboard in the house.  We’re not big enough for amps or drumkits, so don’t bring’em. 2 songs, 10 minutes, 1 pun – whichever’s shorter. The evening is sponsored by Institute of Musical Traditions, AT School of Musical Traditions, hosted by rob's Open Mics. 

Webcasting Live on Facebook.com/robsopenmics, YouTube.com/robsopenmics and Twitch.tv/robilyaimy. 

Please note that this isn't an IMT venue per se so that the below COVID policy is NOT in effect. Please do NOT come if you're feeling ill. Just tune into the webcast and join us when you're feeling better!

updated COVID policy for IMT venues (as of 4/1/23):

IMT recommends that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and recommends all patrons be vaccinated. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org. 

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We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by contributions from individual donors and by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Institute of Musical Traditions Inc. is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.