Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the South County Library, Roanoke, VA
Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism presents ‘Civil War Music Brought to Life’. Music and food have long served to bring history to life. Take a commemorative tour of the reminiscent sounds of the period and enjoy the authentic cuisine of the Civil War by attending our event at the South County Library (6303 Merriman Rd, Roanoke, VA) on Sunday, February 24, 2013, from 3PM-8PM.
Music played critical roles throughout the Civil War, providing both marching orders and a relief from the tensions of war life. Come hear the military music, music from the Underground Railroad, parlor music with its Irish, Scottish and German roots, and the classical sounds of the aristocracy and hymns of the Civil War. Workshops will offer the history and the opportunity for everyone to experience these unique types of music and song, as well as the chance to see the role they have played in developing music as we know it today.
In addition to the beautiful melodies you won’t want to miss the “Twelve Oaks Tavern”, which captures culinary history and is hosted by the American Culinary Federation Southwestern Virginia Chapter. Join Chef Zeisler, the Virginia Western Culinary Institute and experience the foods that were an integral part of the front lines as well as celebratory foods enjoyed at special gatherings and holiday occasions. Proceeds will benefit the American Culinary Federation Southwestern Virginia Chapter.
Music-Only Tickets or a combination Music & Food Sample Tickets will be available. Civil War Music Brought to Life is an event of Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism and part of the Southwest Virginia Sesquicentennial. Additional support compliments of the American Culinary Federation Southwestern Virginia Chapter. For more information please call (540) 387.6078 or go to: www.RoanokeCountyParks.com.