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Music City DC! - The History of Popular Music in the Nation's Capital with Ken Avis

Event Description

Thursday, May 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.      

Photo of Ken Avis
Ken Avis
Topic: Jazzing the Capital - The Golden Age of Jazz: U Street as the Black Broadway

Washington, D.C., has given much to the musical world beyond its best-known exports: Duke Ellington and the punk and go-go scenes. Join musician, broadcaster, and historian Ken Avis as he explores the area’s lesser-known, remarkable, and fascinating musical avenues and why they could only have happened here in the DMV area. Film and recordings bring legendary musicians to life as Avis examines how social change, technological development, and business innovation shaped the sounds that emerged from D.C.- a political town with a serious music habit. Discover music, stories and facts...and a lot of surprises as you hear the stories of Music City DC!

Music City DC! will take place every Monday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., starting May 17 through June 28. Please note: no workshop on May 31.

Please Note: Due to health and safety concerns and to avoid unnecessary disruptions, classes will close 10 minutes after their start time and new participants will not be admitted. 

This series was made possible by the Virtual Center for Active Adults and ArtsFairfax.

This class is for residents of Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church only. 

This program is being hosted on the Social SPACE (Socialize, Play, Achieve, Create, Edu-tain) Zoom Platform.

Follow the instructions below to join our zoom classes on the computer, smartphone, tablet, or telephone.

Use your computer, smartphone, or tablet:  

  • Log onto Zoom using internet or app  
  • Go to:  
  • Select Join Meeting from the top right 
  • Meeting ID: 901 875 2818  
  • Password: 8727

Direct link to meeting:

Use your phone:

  • Dial in by phone: 1-929-205-6099 
  • You will be asked for:  
  • Meeting ID: 901 875 2818# 
  • Press “#” to continue 
  • Meeting password: 8727# 

Brought to you in partnership with Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, ServiceSource Inc., Fairfax County Department of Family Services, Fairfax County Area Agency on Aging, Fairfax County Health Department, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Fairfax County Public Library, Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development.

Fairfax Virtual Assistant