Old Time Music Picnic
August 26 - 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Come spend the afternoon playing old-time tunes and listening to some great local musicians.
The South County Jammers, the picnic’s “host band,” have been playing old-time fiddle tunes in and around South County for more than15 years. Four other local bands will also perform at the picnic.
Farm Dog will set your toes tapping with their unique brand of “organic” music. They play a wide variety of traditional and original tunes. Farm Dog is well known in South County, having played contradances, festivals, libraries, and farmers’ markets in the area.
The K.C. Moaners Jug Band recreates the good-time sound that was popular in Memphis and Louisville during the 1920’s and 30’s. Featuring mostly prewar blues, ragtime and old pop tunes, they pull their songs from such groups as the Memphis Jug Band and Cannon’s Jug Stompers.
Greg Badigian and Bob Woods, known as Root Cellar, play a mix of fiddle tunes from different genres including bluegrass, Irish, and old-time.
Paula Wheeler and Friends have been playing old-time music in and around Rhode Island for many years. Paula is currently the musical director of the Old Fiddlers Club of Rhode Island, the oldest continuously running fiddle club in America.
Admission to the Music Festival is Free. Donations to the Museum will be gladly accepted.Admission to South County Museum exhibits and buildings is $12 adults, $10 seniors & AAA, $6 children 6-12, and free for children under 6.