Co-sponsored by the Office of Historic Alexandria and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, join us for monthly Friday-night concerts on the second Friday of the month. The June 8 concert features The Cigar Box String Band from Williamsburg, Virginia. In years past, Americans enjoyed music in ways that are forgotten today. Even without radio, television, boom boxes or iPods, music was everywhere. Wherever people gathered, they would play and sing the popular songs of the day, a practice that seems to have disappeared except at Christmas when we sing carols together.
The Cigar Box String Band has made it a mission to bring music alive again at public gatherings, playing Old-Time music on combinations of banjo, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, bass, washboard and bones for any happy occasion! Great music with a $15 suggested donation for the musicians. No ticket required—show up and enjoy the music! Beer and wine for sale; light refreshments available as well.