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Early American music concert, 7/2, DC

Music to Celebrate the Second of July

Thursday, July 2

6 p.m.

Free admission


Join the American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati to celebrate the Second of July, the day the Continental Congress voted for independence, with music the Founding Fathers knew well. David and Ginger Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute perform 18th-century songs—including ballads, marches, dance tunes, and theater songs—in costume with period instruments.