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Hill Center Family Day & High Plains Jamboree on October 2


Oct 2, 2016

Theo tin Hill Center

When: Sun, 10/02/2016 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: Free
Category: Children, Teen, and Family
Location: Garden
Join us as we celebrate the 5th anniversary of Hill Center and the 150th anniversary of the Old Naval Hospital!

There will be fun for the entire family, including:
Horse & Carriage Rides
Model Ship Building
Knot Tying
US Navy Hats
Demonstrations by the Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac
Face painting
Balloon animals
Demonstrations with Super Soccer Stars
Building tours and much more fun!

Then, join us at 4 p.m for a free outdoor concert with High Plains Jamboree!
RSVP appreciated, but not required.

Register Here

When: Sun, 10/02/2016 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Cost: Free
Category: Arts and Performances
Partner: American Roots Music Series

Join us for our second annual Family Day, celebrating the Old Naval Hospital’s 150th anniversary and Hill Center’s 5th anniversary! The afternoon will feature an outdoor concert with High Plains Jamboree – part of our American Roots Concert Series. Enjoy seating in the plaza or bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit in the garden.

It’s been said that High Plains Jamboree is a bluegrass band west of the Mississippi and a country band east of the Mississippi.

The songs of mandolin player Brennen Leigh have been recorded by country stars Sunny Sweeney and Grammy winner Lee Ann Womack. Leigh has a cult following in Scandinavia, and has performed and recorded with the likes of Charlie Louvin, Robbie Fulks and Jim Lauderdale.

Fiddler Beth Chrisman brings her award winning songwriting (Independent Music Awards “Country Song of the Year”) to the band. While a member of the Carper Family, Chrisman performed on Mountain Stage and A Prairie Home Companion. In the past, she has worked with Alice Gerrard, John C Reilly, James Hand and The Heartless Bastards.

Guitarist Noel McKay was discovered by Guy Clark in 1993 while performing at the Jimmie Rodgers Festival in Kerrville, Texas. Clark and McKay’s co-write “El Coyote” went on to win a Grammy for “Best Folk Album.”

Bassist and old time banjo player Simon Flory performed throughout the mid south with his mentor, bluegrass legend Donny Catron (Tennessee Gentlemen, Jesse McReynolds, Doyle Lawson). He also studied and taught at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music.

While each musician’s resume is impressive in its own right, this new collaboration between long time friends has already gained national and international attention.

“High Plains Jamboree brings to the stage everything that we love about folk and roots music: a beautiful tapestry of homespun lyrics, instrumentation, and high lonesome harmonies.” –Jenni Finlay, Jenni Finlay Promotions, Eight 30 Records

Presented by Quicksilver Productions
Sponsored by David and Martha Dantzic


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