Online Concert: American Roots Music

Online Concert: American Roots Music
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Big Al & The Heavyweights, blues and roots rock

Come celebrate American roots music—Americana and folk, country, blues, jazz, and even rockabilly—with the return of our popular summer concert series to the Garden – now in an online format!

The band started in 1995 as the Unknown Blues Band with founding members Warren Haynes and Al Lauro. Both met in country outlaw David Allan Coe’s band and formed the UBB as a side project because of their love of Roots Music. Big Al and the Heavyweights got a big break when Dan Aykroyd featured one of the band’s songs, “House Party,” on the House Of Blues Radio Show. The band has appeared on the show four times. Big Al & The Heavyweights music can also be found on Mardi Gras Records, “Ultimate Mardi Gras” CD along with such esteemed artists as the late great Professor Longhair, Rebirth Brass Band, Rockin Dopsie, and The Olympia Brass Band.

DATE: Posted on Tuesday, July 14
TIME: 5:30 p.m. ET
LOCATION: American Roots Music Series page
FREE: No pre-registration required

United States Botanic Garden Conservatory
100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 225-8333