Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Whoa! Americana August music festival in the neighborhood starting this weekend

I'm pretty excited about this. Some local folks are organizing what they're calling the Americana August festival starting this weekend, with three concerts, two in Columbia Heights and one in Northeast DC. It sounds really cool, and I hope to write more about it soon. Here's the info and flyer:

“Americana August” is a three day music festival that centers on the ethos of American hospitality and togetherness. We seek to bring together several bands, singer-songwriters, events, and food options where one and all are welcome to partake and participate in making the event their own.

Our first event on the evening of August 3rd features Lulu Mae of Nashville, TN with local artist Wendell Kimbrough. Bring your best homemade pies and enter for a chance to win our pie baking contest for an Americana prize. Location is 3423 Oakwood Terrace NW with doors at 8pm ($10 cover). Find the Event Page Here

Our second event is Picnic and Bluegrass held at the same location at 11:30am the next morning (August 4th) and will feature the Honey Dewdrops from Charlottesville, VA ($10 cover). A DC Food Truck will be making an appearance and will have food available for purchase and iced tea and lemonade will be provided. Bring your blankets and your Americana spirit! Find the Event Page Here

Our final event on August 9th will feature Jill Andrews of Knoxville, TN at 826 7th St. NE with doors at 8pm, show time at 8:30 ($15 cover). A free Americana ice cream treat will be given to each attendee. In the spirit of American hospitality, the first twenty people to buy their bundle package tickets via PayPal ($35 for all three days) will receive Americana August memorabilia, VIP seating, and a beer at each show. We hope to see you there! Find the Event Page Here

Join the Facebook Page to Find links to each show's event page. 

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