Except where noted, all performances are in the museum’s Harms Gallery starting at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. with beer and wine for sale. Tickets are $20 online until 12:00 p.m. the day of the performance, and $25 at the door. Note: Your name will be on a guest list at the door the night of the event. You will not receive a paper or electronic ticket. To purchase tickets for the series or individual performances, please click here.
Fall 2019 Performances
November 15 KNUCKLE DUSTERS The Knuckle Dusters have performed traditional old-time fiddle, swing, ragtime, country, blues, and hillbilly-jazz music for diverse audiences across the Mid-Atlantic States. While some bands are "jam" bands, the Knuckle Dusters just might be America's best "museum band" having performed for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Textile Museum in DC, the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester VA, and for the Central Park Zoo in New York City. The Knuckle Dusters are colorful characters with a deep repertoire matched only by their miles of musical experience.
November 29 TIMOTHY SEAMAN A special Thanksgiving weekend treat for the family. Timothy Seaman is a master of the hammered dulcimer, creating cascades of beautiful sound. Every selection is introduced in a manner that creates a meaningful context, enriching the experience of listening. His musical genre is a vibrant self-styled blend of Appalachian, classical, Celtic, and contemporary approaches. He also plays the flute, whistle, mountain dulcimer, vocals, and psaltery. In anticipation of the Christmas season, listen for a few favorites carols rendered in new and stirring way to usher in the holidays.