Homemade instruments have been played in America since the earliest days of our country. But it was the lowly wooden cigar box that became part of a folk music tradition, beginning before the Civil War, continuing through the Depression, and having a revival today. Join historian Carson Hudson as he explains and performs "cigar box music"!
Dates & Times
Outside the Box: 150 Years of Cigar Box Instruments and Music
Summer Breeze Concert Series
Join us each Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg for a variety of bands performing jazz, blues, beach music, and party and dance tunes.
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