Built on the music created by Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys, bluegrass emerged as a separate genre during the late 1940s, though it was generally called hillbilly music until the mid 1950s. Old-time music generally pre-dates bluegrass and covers a wide range of genres found mostly in rural areas. However, after World War II and new generation of city-bred old time and bluegrass fans emerged here in DC. On July 5th, we will explore the similarities and difference between old-time music and bluegrass as well as examine the heritage and impact of the genres within our nation’s Capitol.
What is a Humanitini?
A public program of HumanitiesDC, the National Endowment for the Humanities nonprofit state affiliate for the District of Columbia, Humanitini is an exciting happy hour event where Washington’s movers, shakers, and creators come together to think and drink. It is a place for you to engage with your peers, meet your neighbors, and speak with experts about what makes our city a unique place to live and play.