Updated: October 1, 2018

Over the last 45 years, in its various incarnations and line-ups, Smithfield Fair and its members have played some wonderful venues - including the Ryman Auditorium (there's a funny story right there!) and the Bluebird Cafe (Oo, there's another story - not so funny) in Nashville, Rockefeller's in Houston and Poor David's Pub in Dallas with the Washington Squares, the World's Fair, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Kerrville Folk Festival. Legendary venues, to be sure. But in this storied musical journey, some wonderful shows for exceptional audiences happened in the most unexpected places. We have been honored to perform in house concerts in Scotland and throughout the United States.

Some of those shows have included: Sundilla Acoustic Concerts in Auburn (AL), Fiddler’s Dream in Phoenix (AZ), Moonlight on the Mountain in Birmingham (AL), Saxon Guild in Alexandria (LA), WUWF RadioLive in Pensacola (FL), the Appin Town Hall in Scotland, Acoustic Sounds Café in Little Rock (AR), Taste of Scotland in Franklin, (NC), Virginia Highlands Festival, Stonehenge Cafe and the Rathskeller in Pensacola , Anderson Fair in Houston (TX), Stone Mountain Highland Games, Chef John Folse’s International Food show and “After the Hunt” series on LPB and the Food Channel, the North Texas Irish Festival, The Manship Theatre, Murray State University Heritage Faire (KY), Camp Street Café, Coughlin-Saunders Center for Performing Arts in Alexandria, Mississippi Celtic Fest, Old Bedford School, Carolina Celtic Festival, Clanjamfry, Memphis Acoustic Music Association and Outlands Cafe in Memphis, Red Dragon Listening Room, LSU School of Music Guest Artist Series, Storyville Jazz Hall in the historic New Orleans French Quarter, Rose Creek Village, The Emerald Mist, Hoghill Farm Ceilidh in Scotland, Panama City Highland Games, Dallas International Festival, The Book Merchant in Natchitoches, Six Strings & Coffee Beans Coffeehaus in Arlington, FestForAll, O’Susanna Concerts at That Bookstore in Blytheville (AR), Hartley-Vey Studio at Shaw Performing Arts Center, Riverfront Concerts in New Haven (MO), Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival in Alexandria (LA), Grapevine Café Songwriter Series in Donaldsonville, The Tea Room in Mobile, White Light Nights at Caffery Gallery in Baton Rouge, Waxahachie’s In The Music Room, Calmes House Concerts, McPherson (KS) Festival of Cultures, Alexandria Museum of Art Acoustic Series, Red River Radio's Caravan with Bill Beckett, Mid City Ballroom, A-Town Evenings and Hootenanny Power radio show.

There are more places - some of them still open and some of them gone, but every show gets our all - big or small.  Smithfield Fair will continue to perform when the right opportunities arise, and shows will be posted here as confirmed. Thanks to those who have supported our live shows.

(Every effort is made to insure accuracy on this calendar.  As additional dates are confirmed, they will be posted here. If you are an event or a venue interested in a particular date, please contact us at  Please, check back often! Again, every effort is being made to keep both this schedule and the web site up-to-date.)


Smithfield Fair Performance Schedule

2019 - Yet to be formalized. Check back often!

2018-and beyond

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Louisiana Tartan Festival, Scotland Farms, Minden, LA (10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Smithfield Fair returns to this favorite annual event - a small outdoor festival for the whole family and center on Scottish heritage and culture. Smithfield Fair will be concentrating on its Scottish repertoire. Get kilted and come on out!



A-Town Evenings, Coughlan-Saunders Performing Arts Center, Alexandria, LA (7 p.m.)

Last year's amazing success has caused a change of location to the lobby performance space of the Coughlan-Saunders Center - brought to you by the Central Louisiana Arts Council.



LIVE! On Red River Radio, Shreveport, LA (8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)



Louisiana Folklife Festival, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA (All-day)



We're taking time off for working on the new album, Gospelesque. In our 46 years we're rarely taken time off to get a new album rehearsed, arranged and recorded, but we've decided to take the rest of 2018 off to do just that. Stay tuned - have a great rest of the year and we'll see you in 2019 - promise!














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