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Other Area Events
Here are a few of the other concerts and music festivals coming up in the area.
For more local shows, plus workshops, camps, classes, dances, jams & sessions, visit IMT's Other Events page.
Uncle Earl With Anna & Elizabeth
Thu. Sep. 1, 7:30 pm
Uncle Earl returns to the Birchmere in a reunion tour with their 2003-2010 lineup of KC Groves, Kristin Andreassen, Abigail Washburn and Rayna Gellert. Anna & Elizabeth open the show. Tickets: $27.50. The Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Fri. Sep. 2 - Sun. Sep. 4
The 45th annual Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival includes performances by Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky Skaggs, the Seldom Scene, Claire Lynch, Audie blaylock, Uncle Earl, Danny Paisley. See the event website for the full schedule. See website for ticket prices. Salem County Fairgrounds, 725 Route 40, Pilesgrove, NJ 08098. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Sun. Sep. 18, 7:30 pm
Diana Jones is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in New York and Nashville. She grew up in the Northeast with no art or music in her home, the adopted daughter of a chemical engineer. During her childhood and adolescence, she felt an almost mystical, seemingly inexplicable attraction to rural Southern music, but it wasn’t until her late 20s, when she located her birth family in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee, that her deep affinity for traditional folk and Appalachian music began to make sense. Tickets: $15 advance. $20 gate. Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Rd, Bethesda, MD 20851. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Watermelon Park Fest
Thu. Sep. 22 - Sun. Sep. 25
The Watermelon Park Fest returns for 2016 from September 22 through September 25. Held each year on the banks of the Shenandoah River, the festival includes performances, dances, workshops, band and pickin' contests, food, crafts and lots and lots of jamming all weekend long, plus fun on and around the river. Headliners include the David Grisman Sextet and the Sam Bush Band. More bands to be announced. Daily and weekend tickets available. Camping included. Phone: 540 955-1621. Watermelon Park, 3322 Lockes Mill Road, Berryville, VA 22611. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
CCE Irish Folk Festival
Sat. Sep. 24, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm.
The 21st annual CCE Irish Folk Festival has four performance stages, crafts, food, music sessions, Gaelic games and language workshops. Free. Donations appreciated. Sherwood Center at Van Dyck Park, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax City, VA 22030. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Sun. Sep. 25, 7:00 pm
John Flynn's performances draw widely from a significant body of work, ranging from his early country offerings to story songs, love songs, songs for kids, funny songs, songs of social justice, and meditations on loss, tolerance, mercy and hope. Tickets: $15 advance. $18 door. George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22301. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Takoma Park Street Festival
Sun. Oct. 2, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
The Takoma Park Street Festival takes place on a mile stretch of Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland, with over 200 artisans, community groups, children’s activities, food vendors and a variety of green companies. The festival has three stages that play host to 18 popular local bands performing music from indie folk, rock, blues, country, reggae and everything in between. Free admission. Takoma Park's Carroll Avenue, 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Thu. Oct. 6 - Sun. Oct. 9
The Festy Experience, now in its seventh year, is moving to a new, larger venue and adding new features to the weekend. Phone: 434-220-4000. Nelson County Preserve, 1510 Diggs Mountain Rd, Arrington, VA 22922. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Fri. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 9
The Tour Houses are being selected, entertainment lined up, food purveyors chosen, and artisans selected. Get ready for the 72st Waterford Homes Tours & Crafts Exhibit, the oldest–and best!–juried crafts fair in Virginia. The historic village of Waterford welcomes fairgoers from around the world each October for three days of living history, food, heritage crafts, and just plain fun. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Advance: $16 one-day pass, $35 Weekend Pass. On-Site Admission: $20 One-Day Pass. Waterford, Main St, Waterford, VA 20197. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
Richmond Folk Festival
Fri. Oct. 7 - Sun. Oct. 9
The Richmond Folk Festival is a free event that takes place in downtown Richmond on the banks of the James River. Along with musical performances and workshops, there's also a craft area with demonstrations of moonshine stills, oyster shucking, salt making, and more. Free admission. Phone: 804 788-6466. Event WebsiteAdd to Google Calendar
David & Sophie Buskin Plus Laura Zucker
Sun. Oct. 23, 7:00 pm
David Buskin is well known for his hilarious contributions to the late lamented Modern Man, and for his vocal skills, and instrumental chops as half of Buskin & Batteau. David is also a very talented songwriter, with songs recorded by many artists, including Mary Travers, of Peter, Paul & Mary. In this new incarnation, he joins forces with his daughter, Sophie, whose vocal, guitar, and songwriting talents reveal that the apple fell quite close indeed to the tree. George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22301. Event WebsiteBand WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
John Wort Hannam
Sat. Nov. 5, 7:00 pm
John Wort Hannam is one of the new torch-bearers of a vast songwriting tradition in the styles of John Prine, Louden Wainwright III, and Steve Earle but proudly Canadian. In 14 years of being a working musician, John has released 6 albums, capturing a Juno Award nomination for Best Traditional/ Roots album and a Canadian Folk Music Award for Album of the Year. Church of St. Clement, 1701 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302. Event WebsiteMapAdd to Google Calendar
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