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Summer Concert Series: The Lomax Folk Project

June 14, 2017, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Enjoy lunchtime tunes all summer long with FREE Summer Concerts. Bring your lunch, meet up with friends or coworkers, and enjoy free music.

Hannah Grantham and Amanda Ekery created the Lomax Folk Project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Lomax in 2017 and celebrate American Folk Music with audiences. The Lomax Folk Project explores the vast repertoire recorded by the Lomaxes for the American Archive of Folk Music, located at the Library of Congress. A five-piece band comprised of guitar, voices, keyboard, drums and bass, recreates these classics and invites audiences to join in. Ekery has arranged each of the songs, some being performed in an authentic way and some being reimagined with new harmony and melodic figures. Grantham, a musicologist, has researched the history of each song and spent years compiling stories about the artists, instrumentation, and time periods. The Lomax Project's mission is to inform audiences of the vibrant music history in their own backyards. The program is structured by pairing music with stories and invites audiences to participate in this interactive, educational and entertaining celebration. 

 

Make plans to attend all of our free concerts this summer. Admission is free and every performance starts at noon. 

Use the menu to the left to discover all of this year's artists.

 

 

 

Location: 
Burlington City Arts
135 Church St
Burlington, VT 05401