Music of the 1860s: Free Concert on the Lancaster Courthouse Green
Free admission; donations welcome. Held outdoors on the old courthouse green at Mary Ball Washington Museum (8346 Mary Ball Rd). Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Family-friendly. Sorry, no pets. Picnics welcome. Dinner boxes to-go or pre/post-show dining also available at the Lancaster Tavern by reservation (462-0080). Rain location Trinity Church (limited first come seating).
Program by Ampersand, a professional music duo from Valatie, NY, specializing in music of the 19th-century, particularly the Civil War era. Features a performance of various music styles of the period and a discussion of their historical and cultural contexts. Includes traditional parlor music, soldiers' camp tunes, and slave songs. Ampersand's members combine their undergraduate backgrounds in History and American Culture with more than 20 years of musical experience with vocals, guitar, and folk instruments such as dulcimer, banjo, and mandolin. This program is made possible by a grant from Dominion Virginia Power.
For more info, contact Mary Ball Washington Museum, 804-462-7280 ; www.mbwm.org; firstname.lastname@example.org