Friday, May 15, 2009

Some Upcoming Festivals to Check Out This Season

While Liberated Muse Productions proudly presents the Capital Hip Hop Soul Fest is summer, check out some other festivals taking place in the DC area...we will update you with more each month. Here are some coming up:
The 29th Annual Washington Folk Festival

Saturday, May 30th, 12 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 31st, 12 to 7 Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD

Free Event for all ages • Rain or Shine

For more information: or

Held at the historic Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, MD, the free Washington Folk Festival features music, dance, storytelling, and crafts from artists throughout the Washington, DC area, including Northern Virginia and Maryland. The rich assortment of cultures represented is a wellspring of music, song and dance from around the world as well as many traditional American music styles. The Washington Folk Festival showcases continuous performances, a family stage, and workshops for every interest and every age, on seven stages over two days of programming.

43rd Annual ARSC Conference

May 27-30, 2009Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

The full conference program is at

For more information contact David Giovannoni, Program Chair, at, 301.987.2512.

One hundred and thirty years of recorded sound history-from the earliest extant recordings to today's "born digital" formats-will be explored when collectors, archivists, and recording historians convene for the 43 Annual Conference of the Association for Recorded rd Sound Collections (ARSC) in Washington, D.C., May 27-30. Sessions will focus on a full range of musical genres, artists and performances, as well as the timely issues of recorded sound preservation and restoration, public access, and copyright reform. ARSC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and study of sound recordings, in all genres of music and speech, from all periods. The meeting brings together a unique mix of over 200 recorded sound professionals and private collectors - all sharing a passion for our audio heritage.

The 10th Anniversary Washington Jewish Music Festival

June 4th - 11th

Tickets range from free to $35

For tickets: wjmf.orgFor information: 202-777-3251 or

The Festival kicks off with a Pre-Fest Event with Israel's Ivri Lider on June 2, followed by the official Opening Night on June 4 with the award-winning Andy Statman Trio. The Festival closes with a bang with Grammy Award winner Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip Hop Violinist. Other performers include: Pitom, The Sway Machinery, Feinsmith Quartet, Electro Morocco, ShirLaLa and The Kinsey Sicks. There's something for everyone during this festival of live performances, hands-on workshops and cross-cultural dialogs.

No comments: