Updated: October 14th, 2016

Over the last 43 years, in its various incarnations and line-ups, Smithfield Fair has played some wonderful venues - including the Ryman Auditorium (there's a funny story right there!) and the Bluebird Cafe (Oo, there's another story) 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 have happened in the most unexpected places. We have been honored to perform in house concerts in Scotland and throughout the United States. A lot of acts say their audiences are the best.  That’s nice, but ours really are. 

Some of those shows have included the 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) Scottish Festival, Alexandria Museum of Art Acoustic Series, Red River Radio's Caravan with Bill Beckett, 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 continues to perform when the right opportunities arise. We sincerely hope to play for you soon.

(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.)


2016 – Schedule

More Dates Coming As They Are Confirmed.


For date inquiries, e-mail 

Smithfield Fair continues a selective schedule of performances, but the band is pleased to offer the following performance dates and venues.



Projects and private performances



Projects and private performances



Panama City Highland Games, Frank Brown Park, Panama City Beach, FL (Tea Tent Stage at 10:15, 1 and 3)


First Annual Celtic Bayou Festival, Warehouse 535/Freetown, Lafayette, LA (12 on Bailey's Pub; 6:15 on Cultural Stage)



Louisiana Tartan Festival, Scotland Farms, Minden, LA


50th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival, First United Methodist Church, Alexandria, LA; 6-8 p.m., Courtyard



Bee Nice House Concerts on the Garden Stage at Penni's Park (4205 Capitol Heights), Baton Rouge, LA, 7-9 p.m.



Recording Projects...shhhh! It's a secret.



Busy being boys and girl of summer...


--- down here...what to do? What to do?



Calmes House Concert, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.


McPherson Festival of Cultures, McPherson, Kansas



Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival, Kiroli Park, West Monroe, Louisiana



Grace House Concerts, Baton Rouge, Louisiana CANCELED


Private Performance, Monroe, Louisiana



We always take December off unless it’s something really special. This time, we're working on a recording project that's...well, VERY interesting and hopefully fun. Watch for more and enjoy your family & friends in the meantime.


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