The museum’s lectures and concerts are free to museum members, $5 for non-members. Admission is at the door only. There are no advanced ticket sales. Reservations are not required. Seating is first-come, first served. Not yet a member? Join today and save!
Brackish Water Jamboree - Wednesday, September 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Known for an eclectic mix of foot-stomping bluegrass, old-time folk and classic Americana featuring Dobro, fiddle, clawhammer banjo and upright bass. Brackish Water Jamboree performs all original music (and a few staple standards) that echo classic country, upbeat Appalachian fiddle tunes, ragtime blues, the Bakersfield sound, and more.
Brackish Water Jamboree is Paul Edward, vocals, banjo, guitar; Joseph Custer, vocals, mandolin, guitar, banjo; Taylor Vertrees, bass; and Amanda Beason, fiddle.
Next in the series:
MSG Acoustic Blues Trio - Wednesday, October 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
An M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio concert is not just a performance; it is a complete emotional journey from joy to tears. It's an event where everyone can participate and share in the celebration of life.
M.S.G. is a roots-infused, Piedmont-steeped, yet thoroughly up-to-date group of widely and deeply talented musicians: Jackie Merritt, harmonica, guitar and bones; Miles Spicer, guitar; and Resa Gibbs, lead vocalist and percussionist. Their repertoire includes originals, traditional blues, gospel and ragtime tunes, as well as a number of surprising covers.
Jacob Vanko - Wednesday, November 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Singer/songwriter Jacob Vanko will released his first full-length album, “Ten Years,” with his band at the Hampton History Museum in September 2019. In describing his writing, Vanko says, “The songs are all derived from personal life stories, people who have been a big part of my life and people I briefly crossed paths with. These songs are like chapters of one book out of a 10 book series. Some are just written from the perspective of a third party fly on the wall watching a small slice of middle class life unfold. Some are built from feelings of redemption and ambition. Others poured out in the middle of a quiet, lonely night.”
Tornado Bait Christmas Spectacular - Wednesday, December 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Back for their fourth year presenting their seasonal offering of mirth and merriment, the irrepressible Msesippi and her merry band of alt country “grunge-grass” elves of are cooking up a musical treat featuring guest artists and other entertainment sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Hampton History Museum
Held in the museum’s Great Hall on the third Wednesday of each month, the “Front Porch” Music Series presents different genres of music that have shaped the American soundscape and influenced talent in Hampton Roads’ vibrant music scene. Admission is free to museum members, $5 for non-members. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Seating and capacity are limited. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Hampton History Museum
The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Lane in Downtown Hampton. There is plenty of free parking in the garage across the street from the museum. For more information, call 757-727-1102 or visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org