This program is over. Hope you didn't miss it! Browse other programs we offer Music City, DC Session 2 of 3-Session Evening Series on Zoom Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET Code: 1K0067 Location: This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series. Select your Tickets $25 Member $30 Non-Member Save when you purchase this program as a part of one of these series! 3 Program Series: Music City, DC Find series tickets Resize text 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! 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 The Country Music Capital Before the Nashville Sound emerged in the 1960s, the Washington area was a major focus of what was termed "hillbilly" music. In fact, the term "country music" is said to have emerged here, and some of the biggest stars of the genre made greater D.C. their home. Why did it happen in this particular place and time—and what happened next? Explore the under-sung and almost-forgotten history of Washington as the country music capital. Additional Sessions If you are interested in additional Music City, DC programs, view the upcoming schedule: Feb. 8 Jazzing the Capital March 8 Rocking the Capital Patron Information 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. 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.