Showcase Series at

Positano Ristorante

4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814

Second Sunday of Each Month
7:00 PM

Upcoming Showcases:


Please include:

Admission (paid at the door, credit cards accepted):


, in the heart of downtown Bethesda, MD, has been owned and operated by the Traettino family since 1977.  Positano is a outstanding, full-service Italian restaurant serving lunch and dinner seven days a week.
  • We hope you will plan on having dinner with us as well as enjoying the music.  Dinner will be served in the show room and you may order from the entire, excellent Positano menu.  There is no need to make a separate dinner reservation with the restaurant.



    A county parking garage is behind Positano, with entrances on Old Georgetown Rd. and Woodmont Ave.  The garage is FREE on Saturdays and Sundays.  (Point your GPS to 7689 Old Georgetown Rd.) rule600.gif

    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 decided to move our showcase series (beginning with our February, 2016 showcase) to a new location.  Plan to join us at Positano on the second Sunday of each month for for dinner and some great music.  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.