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Upcoming events

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom - link will be posted on our website the week before the event

    We've had so much fun at our first 6 Live Zoom Open Mics that we've decided to keep doing them in 2021.

    Our South Shore Folk Music Club at First Parish Duxbury Live Zoom Open Mic Series feature a song circle format for performers on Zoom, with each performer playing one song in turn, using several rounds to complete the evening. All musical styles of performance as well as poetry are welcome! All levels and ages of musical performers are welcome. Applause, appreciation for performers, and good company are part of our Live Zoom Open Mic series! Advance sign up for performance is not required. The Live Zoom Open Mic Series will remain open during the Open Mic for additional performers and guests to join us in our song circle.

    Zoom links for our Live Zoom Open Mics will be posted on our website at www.southshorefolkmusicclub.org. To receive email announcements of the Live Zoom Open Mic links, become a member (Home Page, MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT, Become a Member) or join our mailing list (go to the bottom of the Home Page and click Subscribe).

    Suggested donations by performers and guests of $5 for the South Shore Live Zoom Open Mics can be made on our website: www.southshorefolkmusicclub.org (Home Page, MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT, Donate).

    To join the Zoom event, click the link.  It's located near the bottom of the Home Page, a BIG YELLOW button that says, "Jan 21 Open Mic ZOOM LINK - click here to join."  If you don't have Zoom, it will prompt you to download it.  Join the event, and wait for our host to let you in.

    • 20 Mar 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • ZOOM - link will be posted on website week before event
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    We love the Traditional Ballad so much, we’ll pay young people to learn and perform one at our Contest with CASH PRIZES AND CASH PARTICIPATION AWARDS!

    "Tickets": Contestants No Charge; we will be happy to accept donations from other attendees on our website on the night of the Contest, or by mail: "SSFMC", mail to Karen Haffner, Organizer; 326 Spring St, Rockland, MA 02370 (note: Ballad Contest) 

    SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT COVID - This year's Contest will be held on Zoom.  When you sign up, we will send you the link, and it will be posted on our site the week before the Contest. 

    SPECIAL COVID NOTE FOR GROUPS - Zoom only supports one microphone or webcam at a time for singing.  So all members of your group would have to be together for the Contest.  Please only do this if you can stay Covid Safe!

    HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE INFO SHEET/SIGN UP FORM AND THE POSTER (a summary of the rules is below):


    Rules Summary - see Info Sheet/Sign up Form for full details:

    Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending. 

    Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.  

    Make sure you sign up early so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review and OK your choice of ballad.  

    Here are the categories and CASH PRIZES for 2021:

    Grade 4 Through High School

    Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize

    Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize

    Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
    Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize

    After High School Through Age 25

    Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) - $50 cash prize.  If you have any questions, contact Karen at haffnerk@hotmail.com or 617-875-2047 (leave a voicemail or text) or Lynn Feingold at 781-227-7500.

    CASH Participation Awards!

    All contestants who do not “win” their category will receive a CASH Participation Award in an amount based on the donations we receive in support of the Contest.







Past events

7 Jan 2021 Thursday, January 7, 2021 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
3 Dec 2020 Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
19 Nov 2020 Thursday, November19, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
5 Nov 2020 Thursday, November 5, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
15 Oct 2020 Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
1 Oct 2020 Thursday, October 1, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
17 Sep 2020 Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Live Zoom Open Mic!
2 May 2020 Saturday, May 2, 2020 – CANCELLED - James Montgomery, David Hull, Paul Doolittle Concert
18 Apr 2020 Saturday, April 18, 2020 – CANCELLED - Coffeehouse featuring Rachel Sumner opening with Lady Dust, and Open Mic
21 Mar 2020 Saturday, March 21, 2020 – Coffeehouse CANCELLED featuring Tall Richard with Joe Folan opening, and Open Mic
7 Mar 2020 Saturday, March 7, 2020 – Ari Hest Concert
15 Feb 2020 Saturday, February 15, 2020 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest
1 Feb 2020 Saturday, February 1, 2020 – The Lied To's and Sparrow Blue in Concert
18 Jan 2020 Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Coffeehouse Featuring Chuck Williams, Opening with CiCi Eberle and Open Mic CANCELED DUE TO IMPENDING WEATHER!!!
4 Jan 2020 Saturday, January 4, 2020 – Steve Morgan and The Kingfish Concert
14 Dec 2019 Saturday, December 14, 2019 – All Open Mic and Holiday Cheer Party
16 Nov 2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Ron Williams opening with Andrew Sexton, and Open Mic
9 Nov 2019 Saturday, November 9, 2019 – Barnstar! Concert
19 Oct 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Plymouth Rock Music opening with Steve Lamb, and Open Mic
5 Oct 2019 Saturday, October 5, 2019 – Paul Rishell and Annie Raines Concert
21 Sep 2019 Saturday, September 21, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Kathleen Healy opening with Meaghan Casey, and Open Mic
4 May 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 – 40th Anniversary Concert Celebration with Ellis Paul
4 May 2019 Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Ellis Paul’s Children’s Concert
20 Apr 2019 Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Mark T Small, Opening with Bill Anderson, Open Mic
6 Apr 2019 Saturday, April 6, 2019 – The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Concert
16 Mar 2019 Saturday, March 16, 2019 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest - grade 4 through age 25
2 Mar 2019 WE EXPECT THE SNOW TO WIND DOWN - WE WILL BE OPEN for Saturday, March 2, 2019 – The Cold Chocolate Concert
9 Feb 2019 Saturday, February 9, 2019 – All Open Mic Nite

About us

All volunteer non-profit dedicated to bringing live music to the South Shore. This season we are celebrating our 41st anniversary! That makes us one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country.

South Shore Folk Music Club Inc.
P.O. Box 156
Kingston, MA 02364-9998

Venue Location:
First Parish Duxbury
842 Tremont St (Rte 3A)
Duxbury, MA




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