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Hot Jazz Concert at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
August 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
The Hot Jazz Family Band will present a free concert at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site on Saturday, August 29 at 7:00 p.m. as part of the Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program of the Indiana Arts Commission and Department of Natural Resources. The concert is free, family friendly and open to the public. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/hotjazzpreservation
The concert series, funded through a grant through the Indiana Arts Commission’s Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites Program, features Dr. Julie Lyn Barber’s musical family sharing their celebration of music they have sung with their families for generations. The children play a washtub bass, and Hoosier Hot Shot style washboard while the parents play a variety of instruments including guitar, piano, harmonica and ukulele. Set lists are catered to each park to highlight Indiana history through music from the hot jazz and gilded age eras, and some good old-fashioned Americana. The shows are a celebration of early twentieth-century American music: listening to it, performing it, and the nostalgic memories it can carry from one generation to another. The band is a family of musicians who range in age from 13 to 55 years old. Many of the songs they perform, they learned from grandparents at the family piano. Many of those songs were written before they were even born, so they had learned them from their own parents and grandparents. Audiences in the past have been surprised at how many of the songs were familiar to them from their own childhoods and will be encouraged to sing along, share their memories, and make new ones.
The concert will be on the Bandstand behind the Capitol Building and will feature songs that were enjoyed and sung by the people of Corydon in the early 1900’s as they undertook efforts to restore and preserve the historic Capitol building and construct a new County Courthouse.
For more information call 765-212-8127 or email [email protected]