(above : This weekend's Live show and webcast is... a lot to fit on one banner! tickets and info at imtfolk.org)
Tuesdays at the SPRING in Olney, MD! Tuesday nights at the SPRING in Olney MD we hold the most COVID-safe open mic in the area! We believe we CAN have nice things! Upcoming featured artists include Jae Jin & Patty Reese... webcast Live on Facebook & YouTube. Details to attend, watch, or participate available at robsopenmics.ilyaimy.com.
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 paypal.me/imtfolk or by visiting us at https://imtfolk.org/support-imt 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.
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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!
COVID restrictions updated as-of 1/13/22 per Olney Theatre :
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED AT INDOOR PERFORMANCES
Masks and proof of COVID vaccination are required to attend for all patrons. Exemptions may be made for those who are not vaccinated, such as children under 5, people with certain medical conditions preventing vaccination, or those with closely held religious beliefs. These patrons must provide proof of a timely negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours or a rapid antigen test taken within six hours of showtime.
Along with a photo ID, please be prepared to show one of the following proofs of vaccination:
You may present either your original vaccine card, a legible digital or hard copy
You may present one of the commonly used vaccine passport apps that verify both your vaccination status and i.d. such as Health Pass, Bindle, VaxYes
Digital vaccination cards through your home Health Department (check with your state/county’s Health Department if not listed here): Maryland, DC, Virginia
IF you’re even feeling a little tickle at the back of your throat, better safe than sorry, please stay home and tune into our Live webcast of the evening. This will be viewable for ALL ticket holders after the event as a thank you for attending the show!
Many thanks to our co-sponsors for this show! In no particular order - the folks at Songwriters Association of Washington (saw.org), World Folk Music Association (WFMA.net), Uptown Concerts (uptownconcerts.com) and Institute of Musical Traditions (imtfolk.org) have provided invaluable support financially, logistically and with their staff. Thank you all!
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.
With Covid-19 comes cancellations and it would be useless to try to guess when a regular events calendar might resume. However, there are still many online events to "attend" and all of our organizations can be supported in different ways. One of our fellow local-music organizations, FocusMusic is maintaining a great list of their alumni performers' upcoming webstreams. We've got a lot of crossover with FocusMusic - take a look at focusmusic.org/Online-Shows
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, www.drumlady.com.
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 : carpediemarts.org
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 paypal.me/imtfolk or visit imtfolk.org for more information (and more ways to give!)