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First Annual Great Northeast "Jug Band Festival"

Presented by Arlington Center for the Arts at Arlington Masonic Temple, Arlington MA

May 04 2019
First Annual Great Northeast "Jug Band Festival"

The 1st annual Great Northeast Jug Band Festival, bringing hair-raising good-time music to Arlington!

New England’s first-ever annual jug band festival will highlight traditions from the 1920’s and 30’s, and the modern evolution of this good-time music.

What’s Jug Band Music?

It’s bluesy, jazzy, and fun! With roots from Appalachia, New Orleans, and Africa, jug band music started in the south (notably Louisville Kentucky and Memphis Tennessee) in the 1920’s and 30’s.  Highly popular "back in the day", jug bands such as Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band

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ADMISSION INFO

Tickets:

$20 in advance, $ 25 at the door

Contact: 781-648-6220

Email: info@acarts.org

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Additional time info:

6:00-7:00 - FREE WORKSHOPS

Our festival will begin with several free, hands-on workshops:

  • Explore funky & homemade jug band instruments

  • Learn to blow a bass line on a jug or keep time on spoons or washboard

  • Jam along!

     

7:00-10:30 - CONCERT

The festival will conclude with a rollicking concert featuring five of the
area’s best jug bands.

LOCATION

Arlington Masonic Temple

19 Academy St, Arlington, MA 02476

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