Sunday, October 26, 2014

Capital Maritime Music Festival Set for November 1

From our friends at the Capital Maritime Music Fest...

The U.S. Navy MemorialWashington Revels, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington present the second annual Capital Maritime Music Fest, an all-day family-friendly festival featuring soul-stirring songs of the sea, thrilling workshops, a star spangled concert, a special kid's corner, and plenty of sing-a-longs. Activities include a 1:00 PM kick-off concert by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters and cameo performances featuring the music, folklore and history of sea warriors, merchant sailors, African-American sailors and dockworkers, recreational sailors, maritime communities, and canals and inland waterways. In the evening, guests will enjoy special performances by John Roberts Janie Meneely and Calico JennyAlan Redi & Rob van Sante, and The Washington Revels Maritime Voices  in the Burke Theater. Exhibitors will be on hand to educate the public and help lubbers plan their sea adventures.

WHEN: Saturday, November 1, 2014
1-7:00 PM: Kick-off concert, followed by concerts and workshops
7-10:00 PM: Evening concert

WHERE: United States Navy Memorial
Naval Heritage Center
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

COST: Open to the public; donations accepted

About the Unites States Navy Memorial:
The United States Navy Memorial provides a living tribute to Navy people and a place for them to gather and celebrate their service. The outdoor plaza features a "Granite Sea" map of the world, towering masts with signal flags, fountain pools and waterfalls and The Lone Sailor statue. Adjacent to the plaza is the Naval Heritage Center, where visitors can find educational displays about the contributions of the men and women of the Sea Services (Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine). The Navy Log, the online place for Navy people to stay connected with each other, celebrate their service and preserve the memories of their service is also a place where Navy veterans can build a record of their service online. Call (202) 737-2300 or visit for more information.