December 21, 2021 -- Holiday Party

On Tuesday, December 21st we’ll have our annual holiday party - round robin format (one song per performer or group) - free dessert - and no $1 donation needed. Gift wrap your gently used CDs (for the raffle), don your holiday attire such as ugly sweaters and stocking caps, and come to the Amphora to join all of your friends for the holiday merriment. FYI, we follow the CDC’s COVID-19 recommendations as to masking, and we ask that only those who are fully vaccinated attend.


June 15, 2021 – 36th Anniversary Celebration

Postponed from May, we’ll have round-robin open mike entertainment (one song per musical act), free dessert, door prizes, and totally free (no dollar donation). Bring wrapped-up CD’s that you think other folkies might enjoy. The Folk Club adds CD’s by our recent monthly concert artists.

June 29, 2021 –  Fifth Tuesday Unplugged Night

When a calendar month has a fifth Tuesday our open mike is all-acoustic with no sound system. This provides a more intimate environment and gives our sound and setup crew a night off. Gather in close to hear every vocal and instrumental nuance.


June 8, 2021 – Folk Club Family Reunion!

Finally, we’ll have our first meeting in our home since March 10, 2020, 15 months ago. The banquet room at The Amphora Restaurant and Diner Deluxe in Herndon, VA opens at 6, and the open mike starts at 7:15 PM EDT and ends around 9:45 PM. It feels like this will be a soft opening for us, it’s been so long since we were there. And there will not be any Zoom or YouTube; ya gotta be there. It will be marvelous to see our fully-vaccinated friends in the flesh, and to hear music conjured right in front of us. To allow more people to play we’re going to try changing the length of the performance slots to 8 minutes, with 7 slots before the break and 7 after. And we ask that performers don’t share slots with others - if all slots are filled musicians can add their names to the wish list and we’ll try to fit them in.


August 15, 2020  Celebration of Life for David Allen Hurd, Sr 

Saturday, August 15th, 11 AM to 4 PM, 110 Devils Backbone Overlook, Stephenson, VA 22656 (where many Folk Club campouts were hosted by Dave and Beth).

 All are invited to celebrate the life of Dave Hurd at a small gathering at Beth’s home. In memory of his military service, a military Honor Guard is planned for 2 PM with a formal presentation of his interment flag.

And for his Folk Club friends, Dave would have loved to hear all of you sing for him one last time. So, if you’d like, please bring your instruments and we'll make the music he loved so well. This is our opportunity to say goodbye to Dave. For 35 years he was the heart and soul of The Folk Club of Reston-Herndon, and his music gatherings were legendary.

Because of the need to social distance, this event will be held outside. Please understand that as much as we'd love to, no hugging this time around.

It's August, please dress comfortably. Shorts are just fine. Each person should bring a mask. Please bring your own chair, your own glass, and whatever you’d like to drink. There will be light food provided.

Please share this with friends that may wish to be here. Many of you may not be able to be here because of distance and/or COVID-19, but you will be here in spirit!

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in Dave’s name to either of the following:

 Blue Ridge Hospice

333 W. Cork St, #405

Winchester, VA 22601 


Reston/Herndon Folk Club 

c/o Allen Hobson

810 Elden St

Herndon VA 20170

July 2, 2020
Dave Hurd, our longtime friend, treasurer, mentor, historian, conscience, mentor, leader, and gentleman left us on July 2nd. We are bereft and will miss him greatly. [link to Dave Hurd Tribute]
He was so instrumental in making sure that things were done right, and that we provided a good environment to hear folk music, had concerts with professional musicians, and supported music in the local community.
It just won't be the same without him. He did so much for us. But if we keep true to his spirit The Folk Club of Reston-Herndon will be around for many years.

April 2020 NOTICE:
Sadly, we are forced to cancel our Tuesday Folk Club open mics until further notice. We must follow the guidance of government authorities and practice physical distancing, until restaurants are able to reopen and groups of people can socialize again. This is a difficult time, but we all must do what is right to minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus on mankind (and it’s sobering to put it that way). 
An essential need for the Folk Club is sharing our love of music, and we feel disoriented that we are not able to do that in the company of our friends at the Amphora every week. Therefore, until the human world is on an even keel again, the Folk Club plans to hold a virtual open mic every Tuesday night from 7:30 to 10:00 PM ET. 
To stream our online open mic on YouTube Live, go to our calendar page, click the Virtual Open Mic entry in the Calendar of Events, and then click on the YouTube link.
We all look forward to the day when we can meet together again at the Amphora Diner Deluxe in Herndon on Tuesday nights. What a celebration that will be!

March 2020 NOTICE: 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board has voted to cancel our Tuesday night open mics for the remaining nights in March.   We will reassess as the time draws near but hope that we can resume meeting again on April 7th.  Until then, stay healthy and keep a song in your heart!

March Concert will be rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic:  Brooks Williams

February 18th Concert: Cold Chocolate

January 21st Concert:  House of Hamil

December 17th: Folk Club Holiday Party
It's time for our annual holiday party.  Round robin format - one song per perfomer or group.  Free dessert and no $1 donation.  Gift wrap your gently used CDs (for the raffle), don your Christmas attire, and come to the Amphora to join all of your friends for holiday merriment.

December 10th Concert:  Gaye Adegbalola

November 19th Concert:  Small Potatoes

October 15th Concert:  Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

September 17th Concert:  Dana & Susan Robinson

Labor Day Weekend Campout
After many years at Dave and Beth’s Double Trouble Estate, this will be the first campout at Cedar Holly Farm, owned by Nancy Truax’s sister, in beautiful Fort Valley, Virginia. Two Airbnb’s are reserved for nominal cost, crash in the farmhouse, pitch a tent, or set up your RV. This gives Folk Club fans a chance for three days of socializing and music. Friday, August 30 to Monday, September 2. For more information, please contact Nancy Truax at or 703-286-9417 and request the flyer (or to let her know you’re attending).

August 20th:  Songs for Our Planet - The Earth

July 16th:  Traditional Music Night

June 11th Concert: 
The Andrew Collins Trio

Memorial Day Weekend Campout and Sing-Along Friday-Monday, May 24-27: 
this is the Sixth Annual hosting of this event by Barb and Craig Keeler. If you are going, please contact them before Friday May 17th with your arrival date and time and how many are attending, so they can plan accordingly (804-435-1927, 703-203-8743, or Also contact them if you need more information – they have a flyer with detailed information.

May 14th:  Folk Club 34th Anniversary Celebration:
Round-robin open mic entertainment (one song per musical act), cake!!, door prizes, and totally free!(no dollar donations). Bring wrapped-up CDs that you think other folkies might enjoy. The Folk Club will add CDs by our recent monthly concert artists.

May 21st Concert:  MSG Acoustic Blues Trio

April 16th Concert:   April Mae & The Junebugs

March 19th Concert:  Ryanhood

February 19th Concert:  Spencer and Rains

January 15th Concert:  Shawna Caspi