Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. Music City, DC Session 1 of 3-Session Evening Series Monday, February 8, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET Code: 1K0066 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add Left to right: The Ellington Apartments on U Street, NW; Howard Theater (Photo: Kevin Rutherford); "The Godfather of Go-Go" Chuck Brown, 2011 (Photo: Mark Taylor); The Stoneman Family band, courtesy of Roni Save when you purchase all 3 sessions of this Music City, DC series! STREAMING PROGRAM INFORMATION This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Platform: Zoom Online registration is required. If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. SERIES DESCRIPTION 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 developed here. 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. Avis is a regular presenter at Strathmore Music Center and the DC Music Salon and performs with the acoustic world-jazz band Veronneau. SESSION INFORMATION Jazzing the Capital The Howard Theater and U Street’s Black Broadway were the jewels in the crown of D.C.'s jazz legacy. Explore what made the city a significant jazz mecca and how the music changed over the 20th century. From James Reece Europe in its early years to the remarkable Shirley Horne to some of today's notable musicians and singers, jazz has flowed through the Capital as reliably as the Potomac. ADDITIONAL SESSIONS If you are interested in additional Music City, DC programs, view the upcoming schedule: Feb. 22 The Country Music Capital March 8 Rocking the Capital UPDATED PATRON INFORMATION Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of each session. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of each session, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.