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Chamber Music Series: President Lincoln's Own Band

Sep 06, 2014 | 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM | Glema Mahr Center for the Arts, 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY
Saturday, September 6, 2014 ∙ 7:30 p.m.          

Tickets: $20 (general admission)

Bands usually hit it big with music that is new and different. But Don Johnson’s band is making a national splash by performing pieces that are old and authentic. Johnson, who grew up in Lexington and now lives in Marion County, is the artistic director of President Lincoln’s Own Band, a uniformed military-style ensemble that plays Civil War-era music on original period instruments. Since appearing in Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed 2012 movie, Lincoln, the band has been a sought-after soundtrack for many events marking the Civil War’s sesquicentennial.