Two of the three shows in this series will be held in the heart of Mount Pleasant. And all shows will be house shows; very cool. Love the name, too: Americana August. From the organizers:
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"Americana August First Evening: On August 3 at 8pm at the Scooby Doo Mansion at (3423 Oakwood Terrace NW), we will be featuring Lulu Mae from Nashville, TN with local artist Wendell Kimbrough. Americana Extras: Homemade pie baking contest! Bring your favorite homemade pie to share and enter to win a surprise Americana treasure (and the title and fame to go with it!). Cover charge is $10. Event page.
Americana August Lunch and Bluegrass: On August 4 at 11:30am at the Scooby Doo Mansion (3423 Oakwood Terrace NW), we will be featuring The Honey Dewdrops from Charlottesville, VA and a visit from a surprise DC Food Truck! Event page.
Americana August Culminating Evening: On August 9 at 8pm at Cellar Door (826 7th St. NE) we will be featuring Jill Andrews from Knoxville, TN. Americana Extras: Free ice cream treats for each attendee. Cover charge is $25. Event page.
In the spirit of American hospitality, the first twenty people to buy their bundle package tickets via PayPal ($35 for all three days) will receive Americana August memorabilia, VIP seating, and a beer at each show. (Paypal page here) We hope to see you there!"
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Check out the individual event pages for more information on each performer and other details. In a month which seems to see fewer fun, creative, and locally run activities than others, this is a welcome series. And right in out backyards, too.