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Michael Reno Harrell! Opener Silvia & Pete Popravak Featured

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South... the Southern Appalachian Mountains to hone it a bit finer. One could compare Michael's performances to his granddaddy's pocket knife: well warn and familiar feeling, but razor sharp and with a point. His brand of entertainment appeals to a very diverse audience. A typical day for Michael might include a program for 4th graders in the afternoon and a…


Ray Cerbone CD Release Party Featured

July 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ray Cerbone CD release party with special appearance by "The Trio" featuring Gil Jusino and Maria Valsi. One of the founding members of the Fort Myer’s ACMA (Americana Community Music Association), Ray began playing guitar during late 60’s folk scene. With the support and inspiration of fellow local and touring musicians, he began writing and playing in earnest in 2010. Traveling a long road in a short time, his music encompasses many genres, including Americana, Folk, Blues, Ballads, and a…


Alan Rhody In Concert, Drew Dintzer Opens Featured

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alan Rhody is an American songwriter, singer, guitarist, harmonica player and record producer, with ten solo albums to his credit and over 100 covers of his original material. Rhody tours year-round and what he loves best is “connecting with an audience and having a great time.” His latest release, his tenth indie album, “Farther On” has earned critical acclaim from folks like, music journalist and author, Robert K. Oermann - “Music City troubadour Alan Rhody has a new CD titled…


Brian Smalley in concert! Houseboat Jim Visone opens Featured

August 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

Brian Smalley returns to the ACMA. With his lightening fast fingers and innovative lyrics a Brian Smalley show is always amazing!. We can't wait to have him back in our neck of the woods! Brian Smalley lives in Florida. Where is Brian from? That’s a trickier question to answer. By the time he turned 18 his family had moved all across the country more than twenty times. So, it’s no surprise that wander-lust found its way into Brian’s soul, as…


The 502s in concert. Carlene Thissen opens Featured

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Once again the high energy indie folk group will crowd onto the ACMA stage to bring a little of everything to our stage! They were a hit last year, bringing new faces and songs into our venue. We are looking forward to having them back again! "The 502s are a charismatic indie folk band from Maitland, Florida and they've got enough energy to take on the world." - No Depression Listening to their lighthearted gang vocals and buoyant trumpet lines,…


Grant Peeples in concert. David Hintz opens. Featured

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Grant Peeples is no stranger to the ACMA stage. He loves our concept of a Listening Room....and he has a lot to say. His shows are a roiling mix of funny stuff and not-funny stuff. He doesn’t do a lot of lo-ooove songs. When appropriate...he’s been known to play a few ‘off-color’ tunes. 😊 He has made ten studio records, three live recordings and two poetry books. He tours coast-to-coast, primarily as a solo artist, but often with a side…


Cliff Eberhardt in concert, Louise Mosrie opens. Featured

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cliff had such a good time last year at the ACMA he wants to do it again. And he's bringing Louise with him! The review by J Allen pretty much sums it up! Cliff Eberhardt may have come up on the same '80s East Coast singer/songwriter scene as Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, et al., but even from the beginning he had rock & roll -- and even pop -- aspirations. His early albums found him leaning toward Springsteen-esque…


Friction Farm in concert. Paul Philips opens Featured

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

No strangers to the ACMA stage, Friction Farm brings new songs and new stories from their many miles on the road! "Modern-folk duo Friction Farm is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope. Friction Farm's lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs have earned them spots as Kerrville…


Mike Laureanno in concert. Mindy Simmons opens Featured

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Mike Laureanno hails from Fall River, MA an old mill-town infamous for its axe wielding resident Lizzie Borden and famous for its chow mein sandwiches and pork pies. ​ A passionate performer, Mike's songs are visceral and evocative. Dave Palmater, Folk-DJ of WUMB Boston Public Radio, calls Mike Fall River's poet laureate. Mike is proud of his roots and many of his songs deal with his gritty blue collar hometown and the lives of his family and friends. ​He is…


Violet Bell/ Omar Ruiz-Lopez. Mary Dahl and Carolyn Stanley open Featured

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Violet Bell’s original Americana is woven from threads of folk, soul, bluegrass, psychedelic, and classical music. On stage and in the studio, the energy between Lizzy Ross and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is fiery, intimate and intuitive. Based out of Durham, the pair have played shows from Montreal to Miami since forming in 2016, resulting in a strong onstage chemistry that’s evident in person and in videos of these live performances.   The two share a mutual love of rock, hip-hop and…


Patchouli return to the ACMA. Andy Getch opens Featured

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The ACMA is so pleased to have some of our founding member musicians return to our stage! Internationally Touring World Radio Chart Topping Guitar Duo Master guitarist Bruce Hecksel and singer-songwriter Julie Patchouli blend music from their two musical projects Patchouli and Terra Guitarra. Terra Guitarra is reviewed as “one of the top nuevo-flamenco groups in the world” - Zone Music Reporter. They have three top 5 internationally charting albums including Of Sea & Stars just won ZMR Award “Best…


Bill Mize in concert. Danny Anderson Opens Featured

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

“It was the mid-1950s when I first saw Elvis on TV. Although I was only three or four years old, I realized I had just witnessed something incredibly powerful, and for me music was what it was going to be all about.” *************************** Grammy-winning guitarist Bill Mize is a son of Tennessee, and a fitting representative of his state’s rich musical heritage. His critically lauded fingerstyle compositions are fluid and intricate, and their delivery masterful. One suspects an influential teacher,…


Joe Jencks in concert. Dan Philgreen opens Featured

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The ACMA welcomes Joe Jencks back to our stage. We first got acquainted with Joe as part of the powerhouse trio Brother Sun. He came back to us as a solo artist who quickly captivated the ACMA audience. This is his third time on our stage and we are excited to host him again. Opening for Joe is one of our own highly regarded songsters: Dan Philgreen. Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known…


Kraig Kenning in concert. Ross Jordan opens Featured

December 7 @ 7:00 pm

Call him Contemporary folk, Acoustic blues, Roots rock, or American fingerstyle. The fact is, Kraig has managed to merge a bit of all the above, while maintaining a close and personal connection with his audience. Kraig has played up to 200 dates a year touring the US for the last 3 decades, showcasing songs from his eight cds containing almost exclusively original material. Kenning has shaped himself into one of the most capable performers on the planet. "There is an…

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