Carroll Café hosts fabulous local, national, and international performers, mostly in the roots and folk traditions, on the second Friday of each month, October through June. It all happens at Seekers Church in Takoma DC. Details about the next show are below. Check out Upcoming Shows for the full schedule.


We want to thank everyone who came out for our fabulous concerts in the October 2016–June 2017 seventh season! Carroll Café has offered and will continue to offer an unparalleled experience of community and gifted musicians to make Carroll Café something so much larger than we could have ever imagined. We continue to marvel at the the unique feeling of joy and deep camaraderie which permeated the air whenever we came together to celebrate live performance.

Many thanks to the volunteers whose unstinted devotion makes Carroll Café a welcoming and lyrical venue, and our guests for coming out and supporting live music!

Our area is a rich music environment. Please support live roots music and the musicians who make it. Common Ground on the Hill in Westminster, MD, has offered us all 23 years of music through the annual Roots Music & Arts Festival and Traditions Weeks workshops June 25–30 and July 2–7, 2017. Also check out Institute of Musical Traditions and Folklore Society of Greater Washington concerts (many of which happen at Seekers Church) and Focus Music.

Get ready for what’s to come:

October 13, 2017
Reggie Harris and Ken Whiteley
return to our stage

November 10, 2017
Skylark Celtic Band

December 8, 2017
Trifilio Tango Trio
returns to our stage

January 12, 2018
Danny Whitecotton
from Wilmington, DE for a 1st appearance

February 9, 2018
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
make a long awaited return appearance

March 9, 2018
Guy Davis

April 13, 2018
David Sacks & DC Choro,
another first for our stage

May 18, 2018
Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers
make a long overdue return appearance

June 8, 2018
Phil Wiggins with guests
return to blow off the roof and close the season

See you in the fall,

Glen Yakushiji. Sandra Miller. Denise Leclair. Marcia Sprague. Margreta Silverstone. Doug Dodge

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