A Festival Of American Primitive Guitar

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose

A Festival of American Primitive Guitar

April 13-15, 2018 • Takoma Park, Maryland

 

The Thousand Incarnations of the Rose, A Festival of American Primitive Guitar. is a 3-day music festival that will take place in Takoma Park and will bring together for the first time more than 25 acoustic fingerstyle guitar and banjo players from every era of the American Primitive/Guitar Soli movement.

Half of the festival performances are open to the public and will be staged at venues in Takoma Park on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, including Republic, Takoma Bev Co, Carroll Cafe, Allyworld, Busboys and Poets, Rhizome DC and the Takoma Park Gazebo. All Access Festival Passes for the other half of the performances, panel discussions, and movie screenings are ticketed events and presented at the Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: www.1000rose.org

What is Primitive Guitar?

When Takoma Park native, John Fahey sat down to record “The Takoma Park Pool Hall Blues” for Fonotone Records in 1958 he could not have imagined that he was starting an artistic movement or that generations of players would follow in his footsteps. The term has come to refer to a certain approach to playing the guitar (or banjo) that favors emotion and mood over virtuosity for its own sake It is only fitting that this festival is being staged in Takoma Park, Fahey’s boyhood home, and that 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of his very first recordings.
Tickets and performers info: www.1000rose.org
Event presented by Rhizome DC, the City of Takoma Park and the Old Takoma Business Association, Your Main Street Takoma

 

Alexander (CT), Alexander Turnquist (NY), Anthony Pasquarosa (MA), Charlie Schmidt (IL), Chuck Johnson (CA), Daniel Bachman (VA), Danny Paul Grody (CA), Don Bikoff (NY), Dylan Aycock (OK), George Stavis (NY), Glenn Jones (MA), Harry Taussig (CA), Is@s@ (SP), Itasca (CA), Joseph Allred (TN), Lloyd Thayer (MA), Marisa Anderson (OR), Mark Fosson (KY), Matt Sowell (MN), Max Ochs (MD), Nathan Bowles (VA), Nick Schillace (MI), Peter Lang (MN), Peter Walker (NY), Rich Osborn (CA), Rob Noyes (MA), Sarah Louise (NC), Will Csorba (TX), and Willie Lane (MA)

Main Performance Space:
The Takoma Park Community Center – 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETING

Festival Pass $135

Save money and support us by pre-purchasing the Poster and T-Shirt Bundle, starting at $25!

Buy Tickets Now

Pass Holders receive a laminated festival pass which gives them access to:

  • Limited Reserved Seating at all Public Performances
  • Two Full Days of Exclusive Programming, Including 14 Performances
  • Panel Discussion
  • Robbie Basho Documentary
  • Exclusive Performance footage

Pass Holders also receive:

  • Festival Program
  • Access to Private Festival Content Portal after the event with Music and Video of the Performances

Buy Tickets Now

Free music venues:

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

 

Love Your Local

February is Love Your Local month in Takoma!

Takoma’s independent businesses make the community a special place to live. While we encourage shopping and dining local every day, we’re spending some extra time celebrating our diverse collection of independent businesses in February. We’ll dedicate the entire month to highlighting our local businesses, offering the many important reasons to shop local and reminding people of the challenges often faced by small businesses.

How to Love Your Local
You can Love Your Local this month by shopping and dining (or exercising, dancing, meeting or …) local. We also encourage you to use this month to tell a friend about a favorite local establishment or write a great Yelp or Facebook review for a local business to help them generate more customers. Also, you can vote for your favorite local businesses in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2018

To start, here are just a few of the many reasons why shopping local is so important:

Strengthen the Local Economy: Each dollar you spend at independent businesses returns 3 times more money to your local economy than one spent at a chain (almost 50 times more than buying from an online mega-retailer).

Environment: Independent, community-serving businesses are people-sized. They typically consume less land, carry more locally-made products, locate closer to residents and create less traffic and air pollution. Buying Green Means Buying Local.

Create Jobs and Opportunities: Not only do independent businesses employ more people directly per dollar of revenue, they also are the customers of local printers, accountants, wholesalers, farms, attorneys, etc., expanding opportunities for local entrepreneurs.

Content Source: American Independent Business Alliance

Love Your Local Takoma!

 Day 1: Love Your Local Spotlight: Facts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 2: Love Your Local Spotlight – TableTop, 6927 Laurel Ave

Shop for spa-alternative, spa-affordable from Olivina Men with their made in Nashville soaps, scrubs, body wash, beard oil (in gift set only), lip balm, cologne, and so much more. For your .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 3: Love Your Local Spotlight – Capital City Cheesecake, 7071 Carroll Ave

After 8 years in the Takoma community, Capital City Cheesecake has closed its doors to re-brand and will reopen in the beginning of March 01, 2018 as Capital City Confections. The new concept will be an interactive bakery.  Customers will be able to bake, create and come celebrate with CCC from cookie decorating parties to event space rentals. CCC will be equipped to meet all of your celebration needs and on a daily basis, continue to offer a quaint space for the community to enjoy coffee and treats.

While there were other factors leading to this decision, CCC’s key reasons for the change are the collective impact of multiple state, county and local regulations impacting their business and all other small businesses in the community. Instead of significantly raising prices to meet these demands, the decision was made to change the business model in order to successfully operate. CCC looks forward to its continued role in the community and creating a new relationship with its customers.

Capital City Confections
7071 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 4: Love Your Local Spotlight – Facts

 

 

 

 

 


Day 5: Love Your Local Spotlight – Yoga Heights, 255 Carroll St, NW

Yoga Heights offers yoga, Pilates, Barre and more for every body, every level and every budget.  New students can try the Intro Offer: $39 for 3 weeks of unlimited classes.  Sign up at www.yogaheightsdc.com or just drop in.  With more than 100 weekly classes offered between our to locations, there is something for everyone at Yoga Heights.  We have a strong family focus with Prenatal Yoga, Baby & Me Yoga, Family Yoga and Child Care classes.  We also have “Back to Basics” classes for beginners, tons of All Levels classes, and Intermediate Flow options.  If you’re looking to slow down and rest, there is Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga to find a deep relaxed stretch.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6: Love Your Local Spotlight – Mark’s Kitchen, 7006 Carroll Ave

Welcome to Mark’s Kitchen, a small neighborhood restaurant with an amazingly big menu full of so many choices that everyone can easily find something that will make them happy. Mark’s Kitchen is a very friendly place—it’s vegetarian-friendly, vegan-friendly, carnivore-friendly, kid-friendly, traditional family-friendly, alternative family-friendly and everyone else-friendly. A full meal or a light meal, a complete breakfast—most of which is available all day long—fresh juices, craft beers, wines, wonderful milkshakes, great ice cream desserts. That’s Mark’s Kitchen, a Takoma Park institution since 1990.

Breakfast at Mark’s, always hits the spot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 8: Love Your Local Spotlight –  Farmers Markets

Support your local economy and support family farms by shopping at our two local farmers markets. Two chances for fresh, locally produced food in Takoma each week:

Takoma Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-2pm, Laurel Ave, Open Year-round

 

 

 

 

 

Crossroads Farmers Market, Wednesdays, 11:00am-3:00pm, Anne Street, April 18-November 28

 

 

 

 

 


Day 8: Love Your Local Spotlight  – The Covered Market

Love Your Local and shop for jewelry for your ❤️ from The Covered Market​ S A L E all month!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 9: Love Your Local Spotlight – Facts

10 WAYS SMALL BUSINESSES BENEFIT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

 

 

 

 

 


Day 10: Love Your Local Spotlight – House of Musical Traditions

House of Musical Traditions is proud to feature instruments made by local builders. All the instruments pictured here were made within 2 to 60 miles of our shop. Wherever possible, they support and stock products by independent artisans/builders in the US and abroad, and most of our used instruments are refurbished by local repairpeople.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Day 11: Love Your Local Spotlight – CYCLED!

Love Your Local and give your favorite business a great review like this one on Google about local spin studio CYCLED!

“CYCLED gives you a great workout!…Probably the most unique thing about this studio is that it has a sense of community to it from the minute you walk in – which I’ve never felt in other studios. People know each other and stay around and chat. The teachers are just the right amount of professional and friendly. I also love that the crowd is more diverse than I’m used to… age, race, gender…”  GOOGLE Review, January 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 12: Love Your Local Spotlight – Knock on Wood Studio

Check out local tap/percussive dance studio, Knock on Wood Studio – one of only three such studios in the country.  A niche non-profit that preserves the iconic American art form of tap dance, with tap classes for ages age to 2 to 80!  Located in the arts building at 6925 Willow St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 13: Love Your Local Spotlight – Fun Fact

 

Day 14: Love Your Local Spotlight – Coffee Shop Etiquette

New York Times, Tuesday, February 13, 2018: What to Do When Laptops and Silence Take Over Your Cafe?

“Three hours for five dollars’ worth of coffee is not a model that works.”


Day 15: Love Your Local Spotlight – Facts

 

 

 


Day 16: Love Your Local Spotlight – Richardson School of Music

The Richardson School of Music: Music for ALL Ages! RSM offers private and group instruction in piano, voice, strings, guitar, drums, woodwinds, brass, and more! Their Summer Music Exploration Program will be offered this summer from June 18th to July 13th, open to 4-12 year olds. Don’t miss it!

 

 

 

 


Day 17: Love Your Local Spotlight – Soupergirl

Show yourself and others you care about them by giving them these fresh, nourishing, healthy soups made from high quality, locally sourced ingredients from Soupergirl.

 

 

 

 

 


Day 18: Love Your Local Spotlight – Local Summer Camp at Roda Movements and The Nature Lab 

Summer camp sign up now with fun from two local businesses! Summer *in* the CARIBBEAN! Explore motion, dance, movement, and music at Roda Movements while investigating nature, art, engineering at the NatureLab. Featuring: Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, & Panama. Info

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 19: Love Your Local Spotlight – Artful Framing and Gallery

Host a local event in Dilip Sheth’s beautiful gallery space at Artful Framing and Gallery.

 


Day 20: Love Your Local Spotlight – Local Beer

Local breweries take over the taps of Takoma businesses starting today at the Takoma Tap Takeover!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day 21: Love Your Local Spotlight – Local Design

Make your own, take a class or purchase a completed design from in-house artists at S&A Beads,  new location at 235 Carroll St, NW.

 

 

 

 

Main Performance Space:
The Takoma Park Community Center – 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETING

Festival Pass $135

Save money and support us by pre-purchasing the Poster and T-Shirt Bundle, starting at $25!

Buy Tickets Now

Pass Holders receive a laminated festival pass which gives them access to:

  • Limited Reserved Seating at all Public Performances
  • Two Full Days of Exclusive Programming, Including 14 Performances
  • Panel Discussion
  • Robbie Basho Documentary
  • Exclusive Performance footage

Pass Holders also receive:

  • Festival Program
  • Access to Private Festival Content Portal after the event with Music and Video of the Performances

Buy Tickets Now

Free music venues:

RhizomeDC – 6950 Maple St NW, Washington, DC 20012
Busboys and Poets – 235 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
AllyWorld – 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20913
Takoma Beverage Company – 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Republic – 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Carroll Café – 272-278 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012
The gazebo in Takoma Urban Park – 7035 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

 

25 Days of Roscoe

On the 1st day of the holidays, Roscoe gave to me:

Shop small and local this holiday season in the locally-owned, independent shops of Takoma! Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

DAY 1: Everyday Kitchen Essentials

Go retro chic with ceramic storage jars, cake tins, stacking mugs, teapots, and tea towels from from Orla Kiely by Wild & Wolf. Your holiday parties will never be the same!

 

Tabletop Takoma, 6927 Laurel Ave
http://tabletopdc.com/


DAY 2: Holiday Wreathes and Garland

Fresh wreaths and garland for holiday decorating.

 

 

Park Florist, 6921 Laurel Ave
https://parkflorist.us/

 

 


DAY 3: Toys and Games

Takoma Park’s independent toy store with games, toys, books and more!

 

Fair Day’s Play, 7050 Carroll Ave
http://www.fairdaysplay.com/

 


DAY 4: Bicycles and Accessories

What kid wouldn’t love a new bike under the tree? $25 off kids bike, $40 off adults bike or 10% off purchase of $50 or more.

Takoma Bicycle, 7030 Carroll Ave
https://takomabicycle.com/

 

 


DAY 5: Holiday Stockings

A holiday stocking and holiday toys for your furry friend. Receive a free bag of Acana freeze-dried treats with purchase of a holiday stocking.

The Big Bad Woof, 6960 Maple St, NW
https://www.thebigbadwoof.com/

 


DAY 6: Essential Oil Diffuser

Give the gift of personal wellness with MONQ. This personal essential oil diffuser allows you to feel the way you want, where you want, whenever you want. Perfect gift for the health & nature lover in your life! Plus a gift card from The Still Point makes everyone happy.

The Still Point, 6 Grant Ave
https://thestillpointspa.com/

 


DAY 7: Spice Blends

Add a little spice to your holiday party or holiday gift giving! Find spices, oils, vinegar and honey and more! Don’t forget a copy of owner Angel Anderson’s, Little Black Cookbook.

 

 

Spice Suite, 6902 4th St, NW
https://www.thespicesuite.com/

 


DAY 8: Books

Relevant topics, current releases and a focus on local authors. Plus don’t miss the Takoma Park Author’s Fair on Saturday, December 9th, 2:00 -5:00 pm. Meet local authors and purchase signed books plus eat, drink, and be merry!

 

 

Busboys and Poets, 232 Carroll St, NW
http://www.busboysandpoets.com/


DAY 9: Yeti Bottles

Valid until 12/11. Plus housewares, plants, and many more gift options!

 

Old Takoma Ace Hardware, 7001 Carroll Ave
http://www.acehardwaredc.com/stores/old-takoma-ace-hardware.html

 


DAY 10:Tote Bags and  Open House

For a $5 cash donation to DC Arts Studios, get a DC Arts Studios totebag and check out DC Arts Studios Open House happening today from 12 noon – 5:00pm where you can purchase original artwork and handmade gifts directly from the artists and artisans themselves in their studios — photography, paintings, mixed media, fiber art, sculpture, weaving, jewelry, and much more.

DC Arts Studios, 6925 Willow St, NW
http://www.dcartsstudios.org/

 


DAY 11: A Little Black Bag

Add a unique accessory or find that one of a kind outfit.

 

Polly Sue’s Vintage Shop and BeSpoke Not Broke, 6929 Laurel A.
www.pollysues.com

 


DAY 12: Custom Framing

20% off custom framing until December 20th. Also, check out the gallery for original art.

 

 

Artful Framing, 6960 Maple St, NW
http://artfulframinggallery.vpweb.com/

 

 


DAY 13: Kilim Hand Bags

Be unique with kilim hand bags, boots, sneakers and more

 

 

 

The Covered Market, 7000 Carroll Ave
http://www.thecoveredmarket.com/

 


DAY 14: Republic Merch

Grab a Republic mug, T-shirt or hoodie to go with a gift card to make a great gift!

 

Republic, 6939 Laurel Ave
http://www.republictakoma.com/

 


DAY 15: Egyptian Blown Glass Ornaments

Beautiful and unique. Plus perfume bottles, pottery, tagines, rugs, jewelry and more. Don’t miss the Back Wall Gallery with local art.

 

 

 

Things from Egypt, 7002 Carroll Ave
http://www.thingsfromegypt.com/


DAY 16: Ready-to-Wear Jewelry

Beautiful pieces for all styles and tastes. Or give beads from around the world.

S & A Beads, 235 Carroll St, NW
https://www.beadstore.com/

 


DAY 17: Boots

Stylish Blundstone boots and other lines, plus women’s clothing, jewelry and more.

 

Amano, 7034 Carroll Ave
http://www.amanotakoma.com/

 


DAY 18: Makala Ukulele

Instruments big and small including tongue drums, egg shakers, kazoos, nose flutes, ukes, banjos, guitars and more. Plus rental options.

 

 

House of Musical Traditions, 7010 Westmoreland Ave
https://hmtrad.com/

 


DAY 19: Handmade Pottery

Handmade pottery, art, jewelry, clothing  – all local.

Artspring, 7002 Carroll Ave
http://www.artspringmd.com/

 


 DAY 20: 3 Day Mini- Soup Cleanse

A little help to bounce back after the holiday season and to start 2018 off feeling your best! With the help of Soupergirl’s Cleanse there is no fear of those pants feeling just a little too snug!

Soupergirl, 314 Carroll St, NW
www.thesoupergirl.com

 

 

 


DAY 21: Growler Fills

Fill up for your holiday parties or buy wine by the bottle.

Takoma Beverage Co
http://takomabevco.com/

 


DAY 22: Colorful Socks

Stocking stuffers or for yourself – make your feet happy!

 

Magic Carpet, 6925 Laurel Ave

 


DAY 23: Co-Working Passes

Give the gift of co-work through day passes to Takoma’s newest coworking space.

 

Takowork, 7000 Carroll Ave
https://www.takowork.com/

 


DAY 24: Froth Bombs by Pacha Soap Co.

A bath fizz and bubble bath, all-in-one. Available in Birch Muscle, Rosewater, Coconut Hibiscus and French Lavender.

 

 

 

TPSS Co-op 201 Ethan Allen Ave
http://tpss.coop/

 


DAY 25: Physical Fitness Gift Card

Give .the gift of good health with a gift card to one of Takoma’s health and fitness studios! Spin, yoga, break dancing, tap dancing, Capoeira, circuit training – there are a lot of ways to stay healthy!

Fitness, Movement and Dance in Takoma

 

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Who is Roscoe? Read here
Be sure to check out the new rooster feet crossing Laurel Avenue while you shop for the holidays in Takoma!