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New Germany State Park Celebrates Old-Time Appalachian Music

Upcoming Jam-Sessions August 3, 17, 31

Grantsville, Md. (July 25, 2012) ─ Guitars, banjos, keyboards and violins were just some of the instruments featured at New Germany State Park’s Old-Time Jam last week. These informal gatherings provided an opportunity for musicians and spectators of all ages to share and enjoy traditional folk, bluegrass, and other old-time Appalachian music. For those who missed out, there is no need to worry ─ the park also has jam-sessions set for August 3, 17 and 31.

“Over the last several years, the Old-Time Jam has grown to be a unique tradition at New Germany,” said Ranger Erin Thomas. “The tunes are a great way to unwind and feel connected to our local Appalachian heritage.”

The Old-Time Jams will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the park’s Lake House. Guests are invited to play an instrument, sing, dance or just sit back and enjoy the music. The events are free, with food and gift items available for purchase. More information is available by calling the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453 or emailing park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us.


   July 25, 2012

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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