Tomorrow - the behind the scenes artists in front of the scenes.

(above : Sat 6/11 - tickets at

As always - Thank you in advance for your support:

Please remember, as an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization Institute of Musical Traditions is made possible through ticket sales, grants and YOUR donations. Our Live webcasts don't make up for "real" shows - so IMT wants to weather the storm to be able to present these artists in the future! You can donate by heading over to or by visiting us at
And thanks to our sponsors for their continued support!
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.

Friends and Relations:
Here are a few organizations that share goals and values with IMT.

House of Musical Traditions


Barnaby Productions

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirean, O'Neill- Malcolm Branch

Carpe Diem Arts

DC Bluegrass Union

Focus Music

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

The Greater Washington Ceili Club

Mary Cliff's Traditions

The Songwriters Association of Washington

Tomorrow night...

Keeping organizations like Institute of Musical Traditions spinning through the years takes a LOT of work, and many of the people behind the scenes are artists as well. Tomorrow our friends over at FocusMusic are presenting a number of their presenters! Gabrielle Zwi has done a lot of organization and advocacy work for other organizations and is on the Focus board! Annette Wasilik runs her Local Cream showcases and is ALSO on the Focus board! And of course rob Hinkal of ilyAIMY runs a lot of OUR behind-the-scenes technical stuff, kept IMT going over COVID with Dave Eisner doing our IMT : Live series, hosted our open mic at Sandy Spring, helped keep Takoma Park Folk Festival rolling during some pretty tumultuous times and is Focus' Executive Director. 

It's great to see them ON the stage rather than behind it!

TOMORROW at Oasis Pride in Gaithersburg, MD!

Saturday June 11th
Focus Board Showcase w Annette Wasilik, Gabrielle Zwi & rob Hinkal
Gaithersburg, MD


As above, Institute of Musical Traditions is pleased to assist in sponsoring “ALL WIGGED OUT: THE MUSICAL” starring Marcy Marxer. Mainstays of the roots music scene in the greater Washington area, mentors to generations of musicians, and heroines in family music, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have continuously created music and events that serve the community. This production is a service to anyone going through cancer, their healthcare team, loved ones and community. 
IMT is helping raise $100,000 to help cover the costs of a high end film production of the musical - a pivot from the live performances originally planned before the pandemic closed theaters. All donations are fully tax-deductible either via GoFundMe or via check made directly to IMT with “ALL WIGGED OUT” in the memo section.
More info at

Other Area Events

Friday May 27th
Catonsville, MD

Saturday June 11th
Focus Board Showcase w Annette Wasilik, Gabrielle Zwi & rob Hinkal
Gaithersburg, MD

Regular & repeating events:
For Storytelling and online song circles visit the Folklore Society of Greater Washington's Website!

Sundays at 4pm in Takoma Park - Drumspiration.
A FREE (donations encouraged!) live West African drumming class and jam led by Drumlady K (Kristen Arant) outdoors with live participants at the Takoma Park Gazebo from 4-5pm every Sunday. To join us, bring a drum and a chair. If you need a drum, contact Kristen through her website,

Perhaps you need a Daily Antidote of Song? - Join Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts each day at 12 noon for an inspiring and uplifting Daily Antidote of Song with international recording artists from a broad range of cultures and traditions. Seven days/week. Information on their website :

Donations and Support

Be a patron of the arts if you're able and please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IMT. Even the smallest donation is a big help and you can give easily and securely at or visit for more information (and more ways to give!)

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