Thurs 5/26 - Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

Nic Gareiss & Allison de Groot

Nic Gareiss & Allison de Groot

Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

Seekers Church | 276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012 | 7.30pm | Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door.  

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

"Acclaimed dancer, ethnochoreologist, and queer theorist Nic Gareiss and old-time banjoist Allison de Groot combine timeless tunes and melodies with the surprisingly lyrical, musical, and jaw-droppingly deft steps of Irish, bluegrass, old-time, and otherwise vernacular rhythmic dance." 

- Justin Hiltner, The Bluegrass Situation 

Allison de Groot bio: 
Allison de Groot combines love for old-time music, technical skill and a creative approach to the banjo forming her own sound – unique and full of personality.  Her collaborations with musicians such as Tatiana Hargreaves, Bruce Molsky and Nic Gareiss provide spaces to explore the role of clawhammer banjo. Allison has toured all over the world, performing at events such as Newport Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Rockygrass, Hardly Strictly, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Tønder Festival. Shaped by the music scene in her hometown of Winnipeg, Canada, Allison also holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Berklee College of Music in Boston where she attended on the Slaight Family Scholarship, and has been awarded the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Eisenson Family Prize for Excellence in American Roots Music. Her album with Tatiana Hargreaves won "Best Bluegrass Album" from the Independent Music Awards and was nominated for 'Liner Notes of the Year' at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards. www.allisondegroot.com 

Nic Gareiss bio: 
Named one of Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch," Nic Gareiss has been hailed by the New York Times for his "dexterous melding of Irish and Appalachian dance" and called "the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene” by the Boston Herald. He reimagines movement as a musical practice, recasting dance as a medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Gareiss engages many percussive dance traditions, weaving together a dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation; clog, flatfoot, and step dance footwork vocabulary; and musical collaboration. In 2020 Nic received the Michigan Heritage Award, the state's highest distinction bestowed on traditional artists. He has performed in sixteen countries at venues including London's Barbican Centre, the Irish National Concert Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the Kennedy Center. www.nicgareiss.com

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. 

Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door.  

Doors open half an hour before showtime. 

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

updated COVID policy for IMT venues (as of 3/7/22):

1) Proof of Vaccination (double or single as required by the brand) AND Booster

2) mask

3) without these items admission to the event will be denied

4) If the show is sold out, there will be no refund for failure to comply with the IMT Covid Policy

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Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (adult admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Tickets are $29 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $34 at the door. ($24 / $29 for children / students w ID)

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (children's admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Tickets are $29 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $34 at the door. ($24 / $29 for children / students w ID)

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

FocusMusic, Uptown Concerts, WFMA, SAW & IMT Present a Tribute to Reba Heyman

Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832

Co-sponsored by Uptown Concerts, WFMA, SAW and Institute of Musical Traditions, the Reba Heyman Tribute Concert will occur on March 19, 2022 at the Olney Theater in Olney, Maryland. Fourteen acts will be there to celebrate Reba: Stephanie Corby, Ronny Cox, Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve, Lara Herscovitch, The Kennedys, Kate McDonnell, Dan Navarro, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jenny Reynolds, SONiA disappear fear, LisaBeth Weber, Annie Wenz and Jack Williams.

Tickets are $25 in advance ($25 at the door to members, $35 at the door to non-members, day-of pricing for the virtual ticket : $35) and include a video of the event which can either be viewed Live if you're not feeling comfortable being at an in-person show, or watched in post to relive the show!

$25+

Mar13

Le Vent du Nord (children and students w ID)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID). Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Mar13

Le Vent du Nord (adult admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID). Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $20 at the door. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Live Webcast : Lilt w Eileen Estes & Dancer Agi Kovacs

This is a LIVESTREAM ONLY ticket. The Livestream will be Live - and then will remain available for at least 48 hours after the performance. Please respect the artists and do not share this link with others. If you have friends who'd like to attend, please encourage them to purchase their own ticket at imtfolk.org!

Lilt w Eileen Estes & Dancer Agi Kovacs

(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05)

Tonal Park, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, , Takoma Park, MD 20912

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. N95 or KN95 ONLY, (no fabric masks admitted). Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door (if available).

Jan23

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (Matinee Concert)

Allyworld, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912

This is a Live, in-person performance at Allyworld (7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912). Showtime 3pm ET (doors half hour in advance). Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and K95 or KN95 masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (cloth masks not admitted). Tickets are $50 in advance (+$2 box office fee). If you would like to add the download of the album (when completed) to your purchase - please add https://imtfolk.org/event/4467555/579947749/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-matinee-show-all-new-album-download-presale to your cart. Though all tickets are general admission and will-call, a physical, autographed ticket keep-sake will be issued at the show. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Jan23

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Matinee - ALL NEW (album download presale)

Please note, this is simply an add-on purchase of the album ALL NEW when completed. If you haven't purchased a TICKET to the show and wish to do so, get a ticket for 1/22 at 7.30pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467536/579947726/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-all-new or 1/23 at 3pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467551/579947745/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-matinee-show-all-new Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Jan22

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (concert)

Allyworld, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and K95 or KN95 masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (cloth masks not admitted). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Doors are half an hour before showtime! Tickets are $50 in advance (+$2 box office fee). If you would like to add the download of the album (when completed) to your purchase - please add https://imtfolk.org/event/4467546/579947759/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-all-new-album-download-presale to your cart. Though all tickets are general admission and will-call, a physical, autographed ticket keep-sake will be issued at the show. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Jan22

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - ALL NEW (album download presale)

Please note, this is simply an add-on purchase of the album ALL NEW when completed. If you haven't purchased a TICKET to the show and wish to do so, get a ticket for 1/22 at 7.30pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467536/579947726/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-all-new or 1/23 at 3pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467551/579947745/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-matinee-show-all-new Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka (adult admission)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (preferably N95 or KN95). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee). Show at 7pm ET, doors half an hour in advance. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point.

the SPRING Open Mic w special guest...

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD

Open mic at the beautiful Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, MD! Come bask in a 360 degree environment of music and art every Tuesday, 7pm – 9.30pm. 2 pieces or 10 minutes whichever’s SHORTER – family friendly environment, webcast LIVE on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. More info at https://www.ilyaimy.com/robsopenmics/

the SPRING Open Mic w special guest...

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD

Open mic at the beautiful Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, MD! Come bask in a 360 degree environment of music and art every Tuesday, 7pm – 9.30pm. 2 pieces or 10 minutes whichever’s SHORTER – family friendly environment, webcast LIVE on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. More info at https://www.ilyaimy.com/robsopenmics/

Dec13

Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

SOLD OUT please see the 9pm seating

the SPRING Open Mic w special guest...

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD

Open mic at the beautiful Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, MD! Come bask in a 360 degree environment of music and art every Tuesday, 7pm – 9.30pm. 2 pieces or 10 minutes whichever’s SHORTER – family friendly environment, webcast LIVE on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. More info at https://www.ilyaimy.com/robsopenmics/

the SPRING Open Mic w special guest Juels Bland

Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD

Open mic at the beautiful Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, MD! Come bask in a 360 degree environment of music and art every Tuesday, 7pm - 9.30pm. 2 pieces or 10 minutes whichever's SHORTER - family friendly environment, webcast LIVE on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch. The evening is FREE but we hope you'll bring a little something to support the night's featured artist, or even donate to the museum or our sponsor, Institute of Musical Traditions... and thanks to a recent VERY GENEROUS donation we even have an 88-key Portable Grand Piano in the house (please note that you'd like to use it in the comments during your registration!)

COVID precautions mean that advance registration at https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/programs-and.../calendar/ is required - on nights we're indoors only the 1st 20 registrants will be admitted (and we're probably indoors till the SPRING) - and proof of COVID vaccination is required (or negative test within the past 48 hours). The performance list is generated night-of. Currently masks are required inside the museum except while eating, drinking or during your performance.

You’re welcome to bring food or drink – there’s plenty of local restaurants that you can order from in advance, pick up and bring with. Tonight our featured artist is Juels Bland - one of the finest vocalists on the east coast with a biting onstage presence and even more biting music.

Registration is FREE but is required for attendance.

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We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by contributions from individual donors and by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council as well as the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by contributions from individual donors and by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council.

We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by contributions from individual donors and by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Institute of Musical Traditions Inc. is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Institute of Musical Traditions Inc. is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.