Making American Music at National Museum of Play

National Museum of Play News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

October 21, 2010

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Susan Trien, 585-410-6359,

 Making American Music Concerts at National Museum of Play

The National Museum of Play at the Strong™ announces the upcoming schedule for its Making American Music adult concert series. The popular series offers a variety of musical styles—from big band and rag time to folk and jazz. All performances take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s theater.

“Musical Adventures in Paradise” with WAITKI, November 10, 2010, 7:30 p.m.

WAITIKI, an eclectic group that blends the musical cultures of Hawaiians, Chinese, and Puerto Ricans with cool jazz and hot Latin beats, presents “Musical Adventures in Paradise” on Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Be whisked away to tropical shores with an evening of exotic post-World War II songs made famous by Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and other Hawaiian musicians.

“American Folk Roots” with The Burning Boots, January 12, 2011, 7:30 p.m.

This bluegrass and country duo, The Burning Boots, presents “American Folk Roots” on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Discover the roots of American folk music with traditional mountain songs and bluegrass tunes that bring the unique experiences of America’s early working class to life. Move your boots to songs such as “John Henry,” “Rain and Snow,” and “John Brown’s Dream.”

 Other upcoming concerts include:

February 9, 2011—“It’s Jazz, by George!” with the Rod Blumenau Quartet.

March 16, 2011—“Songs of Freedom” with AKOMA.         

April 13, 2011—“A Salute to the USO Big Band” with Gateswingers Big Band.

May 11, 2011—“A Century of Song” with Cindy Miller.

Tickets are also available for the season’s remaining concerts by calling 585-263-2700: 

Mini-series tickets: (for four to seven concerts): nonmember $15 per concert; member $12 per concert; senior (62 and older) or student $13 per concert.

Individual Tickets: nonmembers $18; members $15; senior (62 and older) or student $16. For tickets, call 585-263-2700.

Bill Gray’s at the Skyliner Diner is open from 5 to 7 p.m. on concert evenings. Light refreshments are available for purchase during intermission. The museum’s facilities are wheelchair accessible.

The Making American Music concert series is sponsored by MVP Health Care.