In addition to supporting the local folk music performing community, Focus presents concerts at two area locations that feature top-quality local and nationally touring performers of acoustic American, International, traditional and contemporary folk music.
World Folk Music Association
Since 1983 the World Folk Music Association (WFMA) has been dedicated to promoting contemporary and traditional folk music, and spreading the word to fans and folk artists — keeping everyone in the folk community involved and informed. The idea for WFMA began as a simple conversation between Dick Cerri,host of the popular and long running radio show, Music Americana, and singer/songwriter, Tom Paxton. Both Paxton and Cerri agreed that there was a strong need to keep the people who loved folk music “in tune” with the folk scene. That was in 1982. Today the Washington, DC based WFMA is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with a mission to help folk artists and their fans keep the light of folk music burning brightly. WFMA pulls together local and national artists for concerts and other special events that would not otherwise be availabe to folk fans — in a way that supports the intimate nature of the folk tradition.
Panzer House Concerts – Columbia, Maryland
Moore Music In The House – Rockville, Maryland
Folk ‘n’ Great Music – Rockville, Maryland
2nd Saturday Cafe – Columbia, Maryland
Cellar Music House Concerts – Laurel, Maryland
Concerts in an Intimate Wine Cellar Atmosphere
Uptown Concerts including
Cellar Stage – Baltimore, Maryland
Baldwin Station – Sykesville, Maryland