Dances start promptly at 8:30pm and end at 11:30pm. Admission is $8. A contra dance lesson for beginners is given every Friday starting at 7:30pm and is included in the price of admission.
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September 2 - (Dance held in the Bumper Car Pavillion) Dave Colestock calls to Mortal Wombat (Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), Ralph Barthine (mandolin, guitar), Michael Friedman (piano)), Baltimore’s first family of contra will with Ralph’s help get your Labor Day weekend off to the right start with their animated music.
September 9 - (Dance held in the Bumper Car Pavillion) Ridge Kennedy calls to the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band.
September 16 - Donna Hunt calls to West Coast dance camp favorites Hillbillies from Mars (Daniel Steinberg, Kevin Carr, Paul Kotapish, Ray Bierl (instantharmony.com/HfM)) making a RARE DC appearance, playing avant-traditional dance music from the hippest corners of the galaxy. “This band could probably get dead people to dance”—Danny Carnahan.
September 23 - Katy Heine calls to the Great Bear Trio, an exciting and energetic family band from Fulton, NY, with brothers Andrew and Noah Van Nordstrom, who play 14 instruments between them (including percussion and didgeridoo!) and mother Kim on piano (vfiddle.com).
September 30 - Barb Kirchner calls to the Avant Gardeners (Laura Light (fiddle), George Paul (piano, accordian), Scottie Williams (percussion) -- a band that can’t be categorized in any other way but very, very fun. They have wowed dancers at the Glen Echo Gala and countless dances across the country.