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Education :: Lecture also Music :: Acoustic
BrownBag:New Songs for Butte Mining Camp Aaron Jennings
12:00 PM
Butte Silver Bow Public Archives
BrownBag:New Songs for Butte Mining Camp Aaron Jennings Description:
The Clark Chateau is excited to announce the New Songs for Butte Mining Camp Project. Under grants from the Montana Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a total of fourteen musicians will be commissioned to reinvent historic Butte mining and labor songs in their own unique style. As part of the project, they spend time researching Butte history, with assistance from the Butte-Silver Bow Archives. Each musician will present their work at a mid-day Brown Bag talk scheduled on Fridays at the Archives, followed by a Saturday night performance at the Clark Chateau.
The first four concerts occurred between December 2021 to April 2022 and were funded by the Montana Cultural Trust under the Montana Arts Council. The Montana Cultural Trust is funded by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund. This first set of concerts featured musicians Aaron Parrett, Jessica Catron and her band, Missincinatti, Christy Hays, and the band Cash for Junkers.
Ten more musicians will be funded under a new Grant for Arts Projects through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Currently scheduled performances are listed below:
- Sean Eamon, June 11th, 2022
- Clark Grant, July 16th, 2022
- John Dendy, September 10th, 2022
- Aaron Jennings, October 8th, 2022
All concerts begin at 7pm in the Chateau Ballroom, located at 321 W. Broadway in Butte. Tickets are $10/show, or buy a pass to all four shows for $30! The Brown Bag talks at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives are free and open to the public, and occur on Friday, the day before the performances, at noon.
Check the Clark Chateau website calendar at clarkchateau.org for all event dates and ticket details. Attendance is limited to 75 people we recommend you purchase a ticket in advance to reserve your spot. You can also Contact the Clark Chateau at: 406-565-5600. This project brings Butte history alive in music and continues its oral cultural traditions. We hope to see you there!
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Butte Silver Bow Public Archives
Address: 17 West Quartz St BUTTE, MT 59701
Phone: 4067823280

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