Ira Gitlin

Schedule

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Saturday, November 3

Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys (Honky-Tonk Country)

1919
1919 East Fleet Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410)276-9484

9:00 PM-12:30 AM

Saturday, November 10

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

“Women Of Country Music” tribute
American Legion Post 217
9218 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 441-2783

8:00-11:00 PM

An annual event, and once again the Backroads Band will be one of the house bands backing up a great bunch of female singers.

Sunday, November 25

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

Azalea City Recordings Holiday Concert
AllyWorld
7014-C Westmoreland Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

5:00 PM

We’ll be doing a short set (along with some of our Azalea City labelmates/friends) to kick off the holiday-song season.

Friday, December 7

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

VFW Post 350 (“Hells Bottom”)
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8:00-11:00 PM

Saturday, December 8

Private event

Why not have bluegrass, country, or swing music for your big event? Contact me here.

Sunday, December 9

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

Downtown Holiday Market
8th and F St. NW (In front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery)
Washington, DC 20004

12:00 noon-2:00 PM

Friday, December 14

Dede Wyland (Bluegrass/Country)

Root Studio
9140 Guilford Rd., Suite D
Columbia, MD 21046
(410)824-8044

7:00 PM

An all-too-rare opportunity to play lead guitar with my favorite bluegrass diva in a duet setting. We’ll be playing a short feature set during this open mic event.

Saturday, January 12

The Blue Moon Cowgirls (Acoustic Country)

Lucketts Community Center
42361 Lucketts Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703)771-5281

7:00 PM

We’ll be opening for the Larry Stephenson Band at this venerable venue’s bluegrass concert series.

Sunday, January 27

Big Howdy (Bluegrass)

Creative Cauldron
410 South Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(571)239-5288

7:00-9:00 PM

Friday, February 1

The Blue Moon Cowgirls (Acoustic Country)

Creative Alliance at the Patterson
3134 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410)276-1651

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 brings the 20th anniversary of the Blue Moon Cowgirls’ first performance. What better way to celebrate than with an appearance at the Creative Alliance. There might be some special guests and surprises….

Friday, February 15-Sunday, February 17

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival Kids’Academy

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival
Sheraton Hotel Framingham
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701

A fun program for budding musicians at one of New England’s biggest bluegrass festivals. I’ll be heading up a great staff of instructors on all the bluegrass instruments. If you know any young pickers who might be interested, please make sure their families know about this! For more information, or to register, click here.

Friday, February 22

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

Barley & Hops
5473 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704
(301)668-5555

7:00-10:00 PM

Saturday, March 9

Big Howdy (Bluegrass)

Lucketts Community Center
42361 Lucketts Road
Leesburg, VA 20176
(703)771-5281

7:00 PM

We’re thrilled to be playing at this legendary venue, and looking forward to sharing the bill with our friends Only Lonesome.

Friday, March 15

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

VFW Post 350 (“Hells Bottom”)
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8:00-11:00 PM

Saturday, March 16

The Blue Moon Cowgirls (Acoustic Country)

Edith May’s Paradise
7711 Apple Ave.
Jessup, MD 20794
(410) 799-3755

8:00 PM

This’ll be our first time at Edith May’s, a venue run by Maryland singer-songwriter Georgie Jessup. Come on out and see the Cowgirls in an intimate setting!

Saturday, March 23

The Oklahoma Twisters (Western Swing)

American Legion Post 217
9218 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 441-2783

8:00-11:00 PM

For more information, click here.

Friday, June 14

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

VFW Post 350 (“Hells Bottom”)
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8:00-11:00 PM

Friday, June 21-Wednesday, June 26

Pete Wernick’s Silver Bay Bluegrass Camp

Silver Bay YMCA
87 Silver Bay Rd.
Silver Bay, NY 12874
(518) 543-8833

A full week of instrumental, vocal, and ensemble classes, concerts, and LOTS of jamming in a beautiful setting on the shores of Lake George. For more information, or to register, click here.

Thursday, July 18-Sunday, July 21

Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy For Kids

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Walsh Farm
1 Poultney Rd.
Oak Hill, NY 12460
(888)946-8495

A fun program for budding musicians at the premier bluegrass festival in the Northeast. I’ll be teaching banjo again (my 20th year!) alongside a great staff of instructors on all the bluegrass instruments. If you know any young pickers who might be interested, please make sure their families know about this! For more information, or to register, click here.

Sunday, July 21-Friday, July 26

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week

Augusta Heritage Center
Davis and Elkins College
100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241
(304)637-1209

Maybe my favorite week of the year! I’m honored to be part of the team that puts together this wonderfulprogram of classes, jamming, concerts, square dances, and more. If your idea of a great vacation involves hanging out in the beautiful hills of West Virginia, immersed in bluegrass music, improving your playing, and making new friends, find out more—or register—by clicking here.

Thursday, August 1

Big Howdy (Bluegrass)

Cherry Hill Park
312 Park Ave.
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703)248-5077

6:00-8:00 PM

Dates TBA

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival Kids’Academy

Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival
Granite Hill Campground
3340 Fairfield Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717)642-8749

Another great bluegrass festival, another great program for kids who are starting to play bluegrass instruments. For details, or to register, go here.

Friday, August 30-Sunday, September 1

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival Kids’Academy

Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
Salem County Fairgrounds
Woodstown, NJ 08079
(302) 321-6466

Another great bluegrass festival, another great program for kids who are starting to play bluegrass instruments. For details, or to register, go here.

Friday, September 20

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

VFW Post 350 (“Hells Bottom”)
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8:00-11:00 PM

Friday, December 6

Karen Collins and the Backroads Band (Honky-Tonk Country)

VFW Post 350 (“Hells Bottom”)
6420 Orchard Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

8:00-11:00 PM

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