In December of 1983, the World Folk Music Association, in order to provide opportunities for up-and-coming folk artists to perform for folk-friendly audiences, began a series of monthly Music Americana Showcases. As a result, the Washington, DC area has become one of the best areas in the country for folk performers and listeners alike. The next 15 years saw the formation of dozens of new folk music venues, including restaurants, coffee houses, churches, and house concerts. As a result, in 1998, the World Folk Music Association decided to bring this 15 year long concert series to a close and devote its resources to promoting folk music in other ways.
In January of 2013, WFMA once again began hosting monthly showcases in the DC area, at a fine Latin American restaurant in Silver Spring, El Golfo. After 3 very sucessful years at this excellent venue, we have decided to move our showcase series (beginning with our February, 2016 showcase) to a new location. Plan to join us on the second Sunday of each month for our "WFMA Showcase at Positano." is an excellent Italian restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Bethesda, just 3 blocks from the Bethesda Metro. Our goal is to bring you performers who have been favorites at our events over the years and introduce new performers to you as well.
We hope you will be able to join us on the second Sunday of each month for dinner and some great music.