Summer Concert Series


2015 Summer Concert Series


Applause Unlimited

Applause Unlimited presents “Aesop’s Fables,” amusing and instructive stories brought to life by solo puppeteer/storyteller Christopher Hudert.  “The Ant and the Grasshopper,” “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” – their moral lessons as relevant today as when they were written – are each highlighted by a different style of puppetry.  July 12, 26, and August 23 at 11 a.m. 

Blue Sky Puppet Theater

Blue Sky Puppet Theater presents an updated, modern version of the classic children's story where the pigs play with remote control cars and rock & roll guitars and the wolf is a vegetarian!  Three (Not So) Little Pigs, offering a lesson in sibling rivalry that ends in peace, harmony, and cooperation.  August 2, 16, and September 13 at 11 a.m.

Bob Brown Puppets

Bob Brown Puppets presents Pandemonium, interactive tales featuring performing pandas, a Chinese dragon, acrobats, jugglers, and a Chinese puzzle box.  These puppets have been featured at the White House, Wolf Trap Park, the National Theater, and on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.  July 5, 19, and August 30 at 11 a.m.

Caravan of Thieves

Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired. August 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 9 p.m.

Eddie from Ohio

Too energetic to be labeled just "folk", and not angry enough to be pegged "alternative", Eddie from Ohio continues to defy description with their unique blend of vocals and acoustic instrumentation. A bedrock foundation of hand and stick percussion and a textural flavoring of guitar/bass/harmonica support the four-part harmonies and lyrically-driven original music.  While this combination has drawn comparisons like the Grateful Dead meets Peter, Paul & Mary, or like Jewel fronts the Bare Naked Ladies, EFO fuses a multitude of musical influences to create their own trademark sound.  July 25, 26, August 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 9 p.m.

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers

With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer and Amish excommunicate Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery headdresses and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and"at last"into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.  July 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 9 p.m. 

Pirate Jack

Audiences set sail with a true son of the sea, stories for children, mastery of traditional instruments. August 9, September 6, and 20 at 11 a.m.

 Wayne Henderson with Jeff Little and Helen White

Wayne Henderson is a National Heritage Award recipient honored for his craftsmanship as a luthier and his renowned finger-style Appalachian guitar playing. Wayne and Helen have been playing as a duo and as part of stringbands for about 13 years. Jeff Little is a remarkable musician, steeped in the tradition of his native Blue Ridge, yet also a virtuosic and eclectic innovator. Together they make traditional music with a modern flair. September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 9 p.m.

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