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  • Backstage Adams Morgan: Live Music Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

    When: Sunday, September 13, 2 p.m. ET
    Where: Streaming online
    Category: Narrative Session
    Real-time captioning available

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    The Adams Morgan neighborhood has long been an important anchor for Washington, D.C.’s eclectic music scene. For this year’s Adams Morgan Day celebration, in addition to seeing live performances, you can also join a virtual community conversation on the topic of local music vitality. 

    Curator and ethnomusicologist Mark Puryear moderates a conversation with venue owners, documentarians, and producers about the history and contemporary challenges of sustaining the neighborhood as a prime site of music making.


    This program is produced in collaboration with the 2020 Adams Morgan Day festival. Check out the schedule for live and virtual programs on

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