Date & Time

April 13, 14, 15, 2018

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

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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

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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