The 2018 Maryland Folk Festival Comes to the Weinberg Center

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with The Don Juans to host the 2018 Maryland Folk Festival

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Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with the Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo The Don Juans to host the 2018 Maryland Folk Festival at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on November 16, 2018.

Tickets start at $30 and may be purchased online at, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick Street. For those interested in a more up-close and personal experience, there will be a meet and greet opportunity with Tom Paxton available to only 50 attendees for an additional $50. Just call the box office for details.

After 56 years of performing around the world and writing and recording innumerable songs and recordings, Tom Paxton has found yet another outlet for his creativity; he has joined his friends and song-writing colleagues Jon Vezner and Don Henry, known as The Don Juans, in a writing and performing experience calculated to keep them too busy to get into trouble.
Collectively, their songs have been covered by: Harry Belafonte, John Mellencamp, Miranda Lambert, Neil Diamond, Ray Charles, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Kathy Matteo, John Denver, Faith Hill, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Peter, Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan ... just to name a few! Within days of writing and playing together, they knew they were onto something. Now they're taking it on the road!

Tom has done over 50 concert tours of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland and has recorded over 50 albums of his own songs. "Thirty years ago Tom Paxton taught a generation of traditional folksingers that it was noble to write your own songs, and, like a good guitar, he just gets better with age.” -Guy Clark

This event is sponsored by Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise (FAME). A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2018-2019 season can be found at

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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